August was a suprisingly good month for me reading-wise and I read a few new favourites so I’m hoping to continue that trend this month! I have a few buddy reads and a few 2020 releases on my tbr + I’ll be house sitting for some friends again this month so I’ve got my fingers and my toes crossed that I’ll be able to get a decent amount of reading done while I’m there!

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September Wrap Up | 2017

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with my September reading wrap up!

This month I didn’t really read much because I was on holiday, but I am still pretty impressed with the books that I did read. I managed to read 3 e-arcs which will have reviews coming out soon, and I also read a bunch of other books which I absolutely adored!


The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla OlsonΒ A Storm of Swords by George R.R. MartinΒ Born a Crime by Trevor NoahΒ If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. ArmentroutΒ Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1)Β Editing Emma by Chloe Seager

The Sandcastle Empire

Read 01/09/2017Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† 3.5/5

It feels like I haven’t read a Dystopia in a while, and a good one at that, so this was a nice change. That being said, I felt the romance was sort of unnecessary and the plot twists were kind of obvious.


A Storm of Swords (part 2)

Read 03/09/2017Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

This is definitely my favourite book of the series so far, I only have the next book on my shelves, but if the rest of the books are on this level I think I will continue with the series.

Born A Crime:Β Stories From a South African Childhood

Read 18/09/2017Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

I loved this. This was definitely a shock to the system, it certainly puts my privilege in perspective, I may have a shitty situation in general, but it is nowhere what he had to deal with.

If There’s No Tomorrow

Read 19/09/2017Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

I thought grief was handled really well in this book, and I enjoyed that the douchebag wasn’t a controlling douchebag, but apart from that, this doesn’t have much else going for it.

You can read my review here.

Stalking Jack The Ripper

Read 23/09/2017Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

I LOVED THIS. I really didn’t know what I was diving into with this but I am so happy I read it. I will definitely be reading book two soon or for the Spookathon.


Editing Emma

Read 24/09/2017 β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

WOW, I really thought I was going to love this book but boy was I wrong. From page one I knew that this book and I were not going to get along. I completely abhorred basically everything about this and I am so mad about it.


What did you read this month? Have you read any of these books?


Monthly Recommendations: September

Monthly Rec Goodreds Group

The recommendation category for September is Science Fiction. I’m really diggin this group, I love being able to share book recommendations so this is a really easy way for me to do so!

The Starbound TrilogyΒ 

These Broken Stars Goodreads Link

Series Complete: 3 books

These Broken Stars is Titanic meets The Blue Lagoon. Lilac and Tarver get stuck on a planet together. They have no way to send for help, they don’t like each other and there’s something wrong with the planet. Will they survive?

This is a companion trilogy (similar to The Lunar Chronicles) we meet new characters in each book and then they all come together to save the world in the last book.

The Lunar Chronicles

Cinder Goodreads link

Series complete: 4 Books, 1 novella and a novella bindup

If you don’t know the order you should read the books heres a link.

This is a fantastic series. It is a companion series so you meet Cinder and her friend Iko in the first book and then throughout the next books you will meet other characters. If you meet a main character in a previous book then they will be in the next book so its not like you will meet Cinder in book 1 and then not see her until book 4.

Cinder – Cinderella
Scarlet – Red Riding Hood
Cress – Rapunzel
Winter – Snow White


Obsidian Goodreads Link

Series complete: 5 books

I’ve only read the first two books in this series but I really enjoy it. From what I’ve read the writing is easy to read and before IΒ know it I’m already half way through the book. This series does have cheesy romance so be prepared for that, though.

The Rig


The Rig Goodreads Link

Series incomlete: 2 books out, 1 to go (publication date unknown)

I have never heard anyone talk about this series and I really wish more people would read it! I really love this series, I believe it will be a trilogy so I can’t wait to read the third book when it comes out.

The Giver Quartet

The Giver Goodreads Link

Series complete: 4 books

The Giver is one of my favourite books of all time, I have read it soo many times and loved it each time. I have only read the first two books in the quartet and so ar I have enjoyed the second book as well. (This is also a companion series)