September 2018 | Month in Review

September is always one of my favorite months and this September was fantastic! The blog is continuing to gain followers along with the Instagram account. I also read more books this month than any previous month this year! My Goodreads goal for the year is 75 and I’m on track to make it.


Hosted an Instagram birthday giveaway- congrats to @buckeyekel!

Reached 1,000 followers on Instagram!

Reached 500 “Likes” on the blog!

Attended three author events: Kevin Kwan, Sally Field and Nicole Meier

Read 13 Books (see below) and watched 4 Movies.

Participated in #readwhatyouown for the month with moderate success (ThriftBooks = 4) 🤦🏻‍♀️

FAVORITE BOOK: September 2018

Beartown by Fredrik Backman


Books Read/Reviewed This Month:

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Tear Me Apart by JT Ellison

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Annie Barrows

Okay Fine Whatever by Courtenay Hameister

In Her Bones by Katie Moretti

Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox (review will post on 10/2/18)

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart

(review will post on 10/16/18)

*Additional Reviews on GoodReads*

🌎 Around the Web 🌎: interesting and important links that might make you smarter!

Six Elements of a Good Book Review, from the Steve Laube agency.

Post Publication Blues, by Zoje Stage author of Baby Teeth

Mary Poppins ReturnsMary Poppins is back, and you can see her and her magical carpet bag in the new trailer here. The film premieres December 19.

Super Secret JT Ellison Project. Click link for her new anthology – out November 5, 2018

Ho! Ho! Ho! Readathon from – November 8-19.

Jalapeño M&Ms? One of three international flavors coming soon.

25 Words Added To Merriam Webster Dictionary in 2018.

Netflix Binge Guide – Everything to Stream on Netflix in October

October 2019 – Looking Ahead

NetGalley: Incoming ARCs (rubs hands together gleefully):

JT Ellison, Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen, Fiona Barton, Yara Zgheib, Jessica Strawser, Lisa Jewell, Alyson Richman….where do I begin?

October TBR

Here are a few titles I’m working on for this month! See anything on your Fall TBR?

Karin Slaughter, Lisa Patton, TM Logan, Annie Ward, Kate Quinn, Virginia Bailey, Anissa Gray, Charles Martin, Jamie Beck, Balli Jaswal

October Blogger Challenge


Blogoween is a month-long event co-organized by Clo @ Book Dragons and Fictionally Sam, and hosted by several book bloggers; with posts and prompts that are related to either Halloween or Autumn or you can choose your own to fit!

Click here for details and weekly prompts. Or Here for even more.

Interested? Sign up HERE.

Looking for a local book club? Have you heard of The Girly Book Club? Check the website to see if there is already one in your area!

So how was your September? What’s happening in the next month? What new release are you most excited about? Tell me in the comments below.


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