Wrapping Up {September 2019}

August and September are like the Thursday of the year. The energy from beginning something new has worn off, we’ve passed the halfway point, and the weekend is just barely in sight, but not here yet! This month was busy for me, but not with anything really special. Everyday work filled my days, plus a few side projects and plenty of reading. Here’s the bookish breakdown:

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Total Books Read: 12(!!)    Average Rating: 3.27⭐s

Silver Chair by CS Lewis cover1 – The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Middle Grade Fantasy, published 1953)

Challenges Fulfilled: Finish an Abandoned Series

2 – Wedding Score by Amanda Tero ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Contemporary Short Story, expected publication 2019)

Challenges Fulfilled: #LetsReadIndie

Library Wars v 23 – Library Wars vol. 1 by Kiiro Yumi ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Dystopian Manga, published 2008)

Challenges Fulfilled: Read 2 graphic novels/manga

4 – Library Wars vol. 2 by Kiiro Yumi ⭐⭐⭐ (Dystopian Manga, published 2008)

Challenges Fulfilled: Read 2 graphic novels/manga

5 – Between the Lines by Annette Lyon ⭐⭐⭐ (Historical Fiction novella, published 2016)

Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence coverChallenges Fulfilled: #LetsReadIndie

6 – Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence ⭐⭐ (Nonfiction: Memoir, Literature, published 2017) My Review

Challenges Fulfilled: Read 10 Nonfiction Books

7 – The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Middle Grade Fantasy, published 1956)

Challenges Fulfilled: Finish an Abandoned Series

8 – Enjoy the Poodle Skirt by Kate Willis ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Contemporary Young Adult/Light Mystery, published 2017)

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman coverChallenge Fulfilled: #LetsReadIndie

9 – Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman ⭐⭐ (Urban Fantasy, published 2015)

Challenges Fulfilled: None

10 – Hearing God’s Voice by Henry and Richard Blackaby ⭐⭐⭐ (Nonfiction: Christianity – Prayer, published 1989)

Challenges Fulfilled: Read 10 Nonfiction Books

11 – Quest for the Beast by Sarah Holman ⭐⭐⭐ (Contemporary Young Adult novella, published 2015)

Where Treetops Glisten coverChallenges Fulfilled: #LetsReadIndie

12 – Where Treetops Glisten by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Historical Fiction Christmas Novella Collection, published 2014)

Challenges Fulfilled: Read 1 Christmas Book Every Quarter

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Other Happenings In September

I’m so happy it is finally Fall!!! The cooler months are easily my favorite, and we’re almost into the part of the year with the most celebrations! My favorite coffee shop is debuting its fall specialty drinks tomorrow, October 1, and I can hardly wait to try them. I’ve already had a few pumpkin drinks, including 1 PSL. It’s nice to see more places than I expected carrying a sugar free pumpkin option.

I made a big, life-direction decision, and while I’m not quite ready to share all the details here, I am relieved to have come to a decision. I’m working towards a new(ish) goal now, and I’ll have some more solid updates on this at a later date.

This months most popular post: Yarn Along {September 2019} Maybe I should do more yarn/craft type posts? I actually made progress on my current project this month, which I will share about on Wednesday in October’s Yarn Along post.

I have a new go-to playlist for reading and working:

 

It’s the soundtrack from a series I watched a while ago, and the perfect balance of calming/easy to focus and energetic.

As of the writing of this post, I am 5 views away from breaking this blog’s monthly views record! And I have no doubt that I will get more than 5 views the day this posts. Not that numbers matter, but it’s encouraging to see more people here!

In September I posted fewer reviews, but participated in more memes/linkups. What do you think of this balance between types of posts? Meme posts are a lot easier to write, but reviews are more meaningful to me. I’ll aim to get in more reviews next month, but I would love to hear your thoughts as a reader and/or fellow blogger!

How many books am I currently reading? 7

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So, that was my September! How was yours? What’s your favorite autumnal drink or treat?

 

Until the next chapter,

Jana

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