September 2017 Wrap-Up and October 2017 Reading Plan

Posted September 30, 2017 by Minx

Hello my lovelies! My oh my, September was a busy month for me in my personal life. Two birthday’s, lots of time spent at my eldest’s school, some seriously kick butt Beta reading, and now with my PTA commitments met for the month, I am finally back to my normal schedule, yay!


Here is a quick re-cap of books I have reviewed on the blog in the month of September:

  1. [1 Sep] The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson
  2. [1 Sep] ReWired by S.R. Johannes
  3. [2 Sep] Denai Storm by Tiffany Shand
  4. [4 Sep] A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas
  5. [4 Sep] Sunsets at Seaside by Addison Cole
  6. [5 Sep] Sweet Reality by Laura Heffernan
  7. [6 Sep] Sweet Sacrifice by L.D. Rose
  8. [8 Sep] Hot Pursuit by Julie Ann Walker
  9. [8 Sep] Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
  10. [11 Sep] The Longing and the Lack by C.M. Spivey
  11. [12 Sep] Sweet Nightmares by Zizi Cole
  12. [12 Sep] Where Dreams Merge by Maureen Driscoll
  13. [13 Sep] Selenium Night by Kharma Kelley
  14. [14 Sep] Veiled Planet by Teagan Kearney
  15. [15 Sep] The Spirit Mage by Layton Green
  16. [16 Sep] The Devil's Advocate by Michaela Haze
  17. [16 Sep] Paint by Murder by Amanda Siegrist
  18. [18 Sep] The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
  19. [19 Sep] Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather
  20. [20 Sep] The Siren Chronicles by Douglas J. Sloan
  21. [21 Sep] Mackenzie's Trust by Jane Blythe
  22. [21 Sep] The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle
  23. [22 Sep] The Ninth Circle: Fire by C.A. Harland
  24. [25 Sep] Gatekeepers by Sam Ferguson
  25. [26 Sep] Drop Dead Gorgeous by Juliet Lyons
  26. [26 Sep] Blackwing by Ed McDonald
  27. [27 Sep] Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
  28. [27 Sep] Perfect Love by Amanda Cowen
  29. [28 Sep] Beautiful Surrender by Ember Raine Winters
  30. [28 Sep] Thrax by Christina Bauer
  31. [29 Sep] Old Scores by Will Thomas

 

Here is some of the blog tours etc. that I have done on the blog this month:

  1. [2 Sep] Vigor by JC Valentine, Excerpt & Giveaway
  2. [3 Sep] In the Moment by Jennifer Wilck, Excerpt & Giveaway
  3. [5 Sep] Release Day Blitz: Deathtrap by Dannika Dark with Excerpt
  4. [6 Sep] Wings Unseen by Rebecca Gomez Farrell with Excerpt
  5. [7 Sep] The Dark Mermaid by Christina L. Barr, Excerpt & Giveaway
  6. [7 Sep] Just Three Dates by David Burnett: Excerpt, Guest Post, & Giveaway
  7. [11 Sep] Blitz: Times Square by Jana Aston, with Teasers & Giveaway
  8. [13 Sep] Blitz: After The Fall by Katy Ames, Excerpt & Giveaway
  9. [14 Sep] Three Heart Echo by Keary Taylor, Excerpt & Giveaway
  10. [15 Sep] Blitz: The Downfall of Catie Bloom by Brooke Stanton
  11. [18 Sep] Blitz: Wrong by Jana Aston, Excerpt & Giveaway
  12. [19 Sep] Spring by Lele Iturrioz with Excerpt & Giveaway
  13. [20 Sep] Blitz: Born, Darkly by Trisha Wolfe, Teasers & Giveaway
  14. [22 Sep] Top Ten List With K. Ferrin Author of Across the Darkling Sea
  15. [23 Sep] Blitz Interview: Running With Wolves by Summer Lane
  16. [23 Sep] Blitz: I Stole His Car by Jessica Frances, Excerpt & Giveaway
  17. [24 Sep] Blitz: Beyond The Mist by Casi McLean, Excerpt & Giveaway
  18. [25 Sep] By Blood Sworn by Janice Jones – Excerpt & Giveaway
  19. [29 Sep] Blitz: The Chosen Knights by Mary Ting, Excerpt & Giveaway
  20. [30 Sep] Flights of Fantasy Update September 2017
  21. [30 Sep] September 2017 Wrap-Up and October 2017 Reading Plan
  22. [30 Sep] One Shade Of Gray by Monica Corwin, Excerpt, Giveaway, & Top Ten List

This month I was barely able to read any books beyond what was already scheduled. I had such a busy month planned in my personal life that I wanted to have a “light” reviewing month (lol, like 15 reviews) but I managed to scheduled myself pretty heavy compared to what I wanted, due to a scheduling error. Let’s just say when you transfer items from one planner to another MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE THE JOB!! Ha ha ha, yeah, I had 5 ARC’s scheduled that I forgot to move to my new planner and then there was the allure of some really cool books that I wanted to read. Which basically meant “sleep, what sleep?” I will admit, I was a wee bit nervous that I was going to be able to pull off a miracle between personal commitments and reading commitments, but I did. I also know that if I was to go back to work full-time I would not be able to continue the reviewing schedule that I set for myself, lol. No freaking way!

So how much did I manage to read in the month of September? That would be 38 books. Here is a screenshot of all the books I read:

Books Read September 2017

The reviews for all of those books are either on this blog, will be on this blog, or are mini-reviewed on Goodreads. If you have interest in reading my other reviews you can go to my Goodreads account and check them out.


September Book Haul

September 2017 TBR. The Genre Minx Book Reviews.

Look at those lovely books!! So many new books!! This month’s haul includes several books that I have not read…yet! I have seriously looking forward to Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff, and Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. I received Magician’s Impossible by Brad Abraham via my first ever Page Habit box, which I thought I would give it a try. I like the idea of being surprised with a new book each month and that they make a donation to support children’s literacy. This month the donation went to “The Buea Book Project and the Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB), a new university in Buea, Cameroon, to build their first library.” I am pretty jazzed about that!

Now the Patricia Briggs books and The Dollmaker of Krakow are just to add to my collection. The Clive Cussler book is of course a must read but also an addition to my collection. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas is to add to my collection because of my great love for her series BUT honestly I just don’t know how I am feeling about this story. I know everyone and their mother is giving this book 5 stars but there is also a lot of hero worship going on with anything Sarah J. Maas (trust me, I too think she is an AMAZING author) but I am probably going to leave this book alone for awhile before I get to it. Ms. Maas basically torn Chaol’s character apart and made me seriously go from loving him to barely tolerating him, and now he has his own book? Hmmm, just not sure about that.


September TBR Shelf

September Book Haul 2017. The Genre Minx Book Reviews.

Sooooo, with all that said, here is my TBR shelf from my library. Just lovely, isn’t it? I think so. So many stories waiting to be read. I love it!


What am I planning to read for the month of October?

I am going to go rogue and make no plans! Ha ha, I have planned to read 27 books for review and many of them I am super excited to read! So I am going to see what time I have and read what I can off my TBR shelf.


Well that is it for my September wrap-up. Are there any books you are looking forward to reading?

Love Always,

Minx


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