Monthly Review

Monthly Review – September 2018

I’ve still been really struggling with starting books and having to put them down again, whether due to lack of energy, interest, or because I apparently have picked up a lot of books that have been excessively violent even for me. The slump has been real! It’s gotten a little better though, as I started reading a manga series with my significant other and he convinced me to start reading his favorite book as a teen, As Simple As Snow. I’m hoping to have that finished next month along with the new Stephen King novel I just started and have been thrilled to read, it’s the first book that has really drawn my attention in a while!

As for personal news quite a lot has happened to me this month! I was accepted into grad school and will be starting my master’s program at the end of next month. My car also broke down and I bought a new car which I am beyond excited about. Last but certainly not least… I got engaged this morning! I can’t believe it myself and I’m unbelievably happy. It’ll be quite some time until we actually tie the knot, as we both have a lot going on with school and work and are saving toward buying a home together. I can’t believe where life has taken me but I am so excited for what the future will bring.

Since I have been so busy with my personal life though I’ve had considerably less time to read and write reviews. I’m starting to read more books and manga again, but I might cut down on my posting schedule this month while I rest and take time to start writing more posts. It really depends on how much reading and writing I manage to do.

This Month’s Posts

Book Reviews

Other Posts

What I’ve Read


volumes 1-5


Book Haul

Book Box


Kindle First

Kindle For Samsung


Tor Book Club

Around The Web


Data Reveals That Game Of Thrones And Alexander Hamilton Are The Books We Most Often Try To Read But Secretly Give Up On (Gizmodo)
Out of my mind: Sarah Perry on writing under the influence of drugs (The Guardian)
The 2018 National Book Awards Longlist: Fiction (The New Yorker)
The FBI’s Spying on Writers Was Literary Criticism at Its Worst (The Daily Beast)
Who Are the Forgotten Greats of Science Fiction? (Tor)


Discussion: How to Rate Books?! (The Bookaholic Dreamer)
Mini reviews #2! I’m Back And Ready To Read Again (Avalinah’s Books)
The Netgalley Tag (Engrossed in a Good Book)
Top Ten Unreliable Narrators That We Love (Elgee Writes)


20 Books I’ve Loved at 22 (Girl Reading)
Manga, Graphic Novels, & Comic Book Recommendations (Brandon the Book Addict)
So Many Books, So Little Time | Book Haul (A Clockwork Reader)
Top 10 Autumn & Halloween Book Recommendations (Book Roast)

Reading Next Month


  1. Oh my god congratulations on your engagement!!!! You got engaged THIS MORNING?! That is so cool, haha now I desperately want to hear the entire story! Also congratulations on getting into masters and congrats on your new car! You have a lot to celebrate
    And thank you so much for mentioning my post, I really appreciate it!

    1. Of course – it’s a really great post! Also yes this month has been crazy with so much happening! I feel like I have whiplash haha.

      As for the engagement story, it was a bit spur of the moment! We had been talking for a few weeks about moving in together and raising a family. We were having a small house party with friends and he was kneeling in front of me while I was preparing stuff in the kitchen, and he made a joke that he’d be kneeling in front of me like that soon but was waiting until he could get a ring. I told him I didn’t mind that he didn’t have one, and he lit up, got serious, and asked.

      I’m actually kind of glad that he didn’t try to get a ring first, since I have really bad allergies to a lot of metals and I have to be really careful about what I can wear. ^^;; So we’ve been looking at wedding rings for both of us the last two days, it’s nice choosing things together. 🙂

      1. Oh that sounds so so cute!! I love to you get to pick your own ring, that’s what I wanted too I love that you got engaged in the middle of a house party, so cute!

        1. Aw thank you! Also yes I think I much prefer getting to choose my ring, not just for allergies but because I know I’m kinda picky haha. I think it’s better that way!

  2. Yey Congrats! That is so exciting! I saw on facebook but I probably just thumbs uped the post lol.

    I finished Hell Screens, and I am hoping to finish the Goodreads review today. I miss writing book reviews like a did on my blog, I might try and pick it up again? Maybe?

    1. Oooh I look forward to reading it! I really enjoy your book review posts, they’re fun to read. 🙂

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