September 2018: Monthly Wrap-Up

I am so excited for October: the leaves will have finally changed colour, it will definitely be ankle bootie weather and, of course, it’s Halloween month.

After the difficult month that I had in August, I’m happy to say that September was a bit more gentle to me! I started a new job in Downtown Toronto, and the 2+ hour train ride each way means that I have lots of time to actually read.

Perks of being in the “big city” include far too many concert trips, visiting all the art galleries, and finally going to the Harry Potter themed bar! Their “Betterbeer” (gotta get around copyright infringement somehow, right?) was quite good and I absolutely loved the level of detail that was put into decorating.

 

Reviews

Thanks to my ridiculously long train commute, I’ve had a lot of time to read – this month, I finished 8 books! Here are some of my favourites:

  • To Kill a Kingdom | 4 stars | A wonderfully executed, dark and addictive retelling of The Little Mermaid
  • Truly Devious | 4 stars | I love boarding school books and true crime stories (even if they do creep me out), so this was the perfect Erin read

Other Reviews

  • The Wicked Deep | 3.5 stars | An eerie and atmospheric read that’s perfect for Halloween, even if I didn’t quite like the romance
  • Nightingale | 2 stars | The premise was promising, but the execution felt unfocused and led to a confusing and underwhelming read

Book Purchases

I finally broke my book buying ban for Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (because, really, how could I not?) and then somehow my hand slipped and pre-ordered the Shades of Magic paperback boxed set. Strange how that happens.

I also was lucky enough to have my #bookishwish granted for copies of Vicious, The Poppy War, and What If It’s Us — thank you so much, Nikki! <3

From Publishers

I was approved for an e-ARC of Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto and I am so excited to start reading it – thanks so much, Simon & Schuster Canada!

Other Posts

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Winding Down…

What were some of your favourite books/moments/posts from August? And what do you have planned for September? Let me know in the comments below.

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