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!
Post Publication Blues, by Zoje Stage author of Baby Teeth
Mary Poppins Returns – Mary 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 caffeinatedreviewer.com – 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?
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! 🎃🎃
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.