September 2018 Book Haul (my birthday month)


I got a total of 40 books for September.  Quite a few of the purchases were made with my birthday money.  I still have a few that I pre-ordered with that money, too.


Physical Books:


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Wrap Up for September’s TBR and Beyond Challenge


I did pretty well with our challenge for September in TBR and Beyond.  I knew I had to read certain arcs and I was able to make them fit in the categories.



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September 2018 Blog Stats


September was a really rough month for my blog.  Luckily it seams that it’s just a slow month for bloggers in general and wasn’t just me.  My numbers all went down except for followers which went up a little bit.  I hope that October will be better for everyone.


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September 2018 Wrap Up


September wasn’t my best reading month, but I did read a lot of books that I ended up loving.  I was sick for awhile and for some reason, I don’t want to read much.  I think I just get too tired.


Here is what I ended up reading/listening to:



Ms Marvel Volume 5   144 pages   5 stars

Scream All Night   audibook (reread)  5 stars

What If It’s Us (arc)   448 pages  5 stars

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Review of Pride by Ibi Zoboi (digital arc)




Pride by Ibi Zoboi


Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.

When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.

But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.

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Most Anticipated September 2018 YA Releases


It’s getting close to September, so it’s time to share some of the new releases coming out.  This isn’t all of them, but I’m going to share 25 with you.  There are a lot of books coming out next month!

*  ordered

^ read

&  have arc




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Review of Dare You To Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch (physical arc)




Dare You To Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch


When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her.

All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her.

Determined to expose the town’s hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.

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Review of Seventh Born by Monica Sanz (digital arc)




Seventh Born by Monica Sanz

Expected publication September 4, 2018 by Entangled Teen

400 pages




Abomination. Curse. Murderer. All names hurled at eighteen-year-old Seraphina Dovetail. As the seventh-born daughter to a witch, she’s the cause of her mother losing her powers and, in turn, her life.

Abandoned as a child, Sera dreams of becoming an inspector and finding her family. To do that, she must be referred into the Advanced Studies Program at the Aetherium’s Witchling Academy. Her birth order, quick temper, and tendency to set things on fire, however, have left her an outcast with failing marks…and just what Professor Nikolai Barrington is looking for.

The tall, brooding, yet exceedingly handsome young professor makes her a proposition: become his assistant and he’ll give her the referral she needs. Sera is quickly thrust into a world where witches are being kidnapped, bodies are raised from the dead, and someone is burning seventhborns alive. As Sera and Barrington grow ever closer, she’ll discover that some secrets are best left buried…and fire isn’t the only thing that makes a witch burn.

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