{Month in Review/Monthly Preview} It's September! Which Means Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Hot Fall Reads, The Return of TV, and SO MUCH MORE!



A Last Gasp of Summer 

Yesterday, I noticed that there were LEAVES ON THE GROUND! Noooo!!! As much as I'm not summer's biggest fan, I like winter even LESS. Buuuuut spring and autumn are my favorites because the weather is usually just right! But leaves mean winter is coming.... Although there ARE some amazing winter reads I'm dying to get my hands on, so it can't be all bad!!!

It's Almost Autumn!!!

As much as I hate that this season is a promise of the cold to come, there's so much I love about it. Pumpkin EVERYTHING, for example! I had my first pumpkin latte of the season last week and today we're picking up the first batch of pumpkin bagels for the season. (If you have a Manhattan Bagel near you, RUN, don't WALK. Mmmm!!!) Now I'm just waiting for Rita's to get Pumpkin on the menu!!!

There are so many hot new fall books coming out soon, too! Books I've been waiting and waiting for!!! *cough* Okay, and books I've had ARCs of and no time for, so I'll probably be reading my finished copy before I get a chance....HOW IS IT SEPTEMBER ALREADY!? ^^;;;


MUSIC ūüé∂

I picked up Melanie Martinez's debut album Crybaby and finally got to hear the "Mad Hatter" song I've heard so much about. It was too hard to hear the live version well, so now I get to hear it uncluttered, as well as several other new songs by her. I also discovered Halsey this month thanks to someone tweeting about her song "Colors," so I just bought her debut album yesterday. I'll have to tell you more about that next month, since it hasn't arrived yet! So far from the songs I've heard, she actually reminds me a bit of Melanie Martinez, so it's fitting to have listened to them both a lot in August!

I also saw a local theatre production of Shrek the Musical earlier this month. I knew four people in the show, which was really cool! I'd seen the musical previously on Broadway, but it was fun to watch again. The next day, I turned on my brand-new trial of Netflix and watched the Broadway production again to see all the changes. And THEN the music was stuck in my head for at least a week.... 

MOVIES!!! 

We got a free trial of Netflix for the first time, mostly to watch some TV seasons...and I spent a lot of the time re-watching favorites like Mulan and  Hercules instead after Shrek the Musical put me on a binge. Oops? But I also saw a few new things. It's hard to find movies I like and the recommendations are still too generic because it keeps asking me to rate stuff I haven't seen, so... *shrug* 

....Recommend some stuff? ^.~  
 
That was my August. 

How was yours???

Here's a look at everything that happened in August!
 

ONGOING GIVEAWAYS:

*A WHOLE NEW WORLD by Liz Braswell (9/7)
*NEVER BEEN TEXTED by Linda Joy Singleton (9/9)
*QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas (9/10)
*CAGE OF DECEIT by Jennifer Anne Davis (9/16)
*$25 Amazon GC from LEMORIAN CREST Author Hannah L. Clark (9/23)
*THE VIPER AND THE URCHIN by Celine Jeanjean (9/23)
*$25 GC from DESTROYING ANGEL Author Missy Wilkinson (9/26)

Check out the September Blog Tour Schedule for more upcoming giveaways!
SEPTEMBER BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
(Most blog tour stops feature giveaways as well!)


*QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas {9/1 Blitz/Favorite Quotes}
*NEVER BEEN TEXTED by Linda Joy Singleton {9/3 Excerpt}
*A WHOLE NEW WORLD by Liz Braswell {9/4 Review}
*AMONG THE SHADOWS...Hosting Author Lenore Appelhans! {9/7 Excerpt}
*SERPENTINE by Cindy Pon {9/8 Blitz}
*BOY MOST LIKELY TO by Huntley Fitzpatrick {9/10 Guest Post}
*A RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by J.C. Morrows {9/11 Review}
*DAUGHTER OF DUSK by Livia Blackburne {9/12 Blitz}
*THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu {9/16 Feature Post + Review}
*WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson {9/22 Blitz}
*MINOTAUR by Phillip W. Simpson {9/23 Review}
*MY SECRET TO TELL by Natalie D. Richards {9/30 Spotlight}
 
READING NOW:
{All links to Goodreads!}

*MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick {Re-Read}
*SILVERN by Christina Farley


PLANNING TO READ IN SEPTEMBER:

*THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO by Huntley Fitzpatrick
*THE ACCIDENT SEASON by Mo√Įra Fowley-Doyle
*SERPENTINE by Cindy Pon 
*A RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by J.C. Morrows
*MINOTAUR by Phillip W. Simpson
*THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu
*THE SHRUNKEN HEAD by Lauren Oliver
*COURT OF FIVES by Kate Elliott
*RED GIRL BLUE BOY by Lauren Baratz-Logstead
*ASH & BRAMBLE by Sarah Prineas
*SPINNING STARLIGHT by R.C. Lewis
*THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM by Sarah Beth Durst
*BRAZEN by Christina Farley
*LEGACY OF KINGS by Eleanor Herman
*PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken
 
[link to my GoodReads account so you can see my blurb feed as I read]
READ IN AUGUST:
{All links to Goodreads!}

TOTAL: 12 Books

*DUMPLIN' by Julie Murphy {YA}
*THE AVERY SHAW EXPERIMENT by Kelly Oram
*LUCK ON THE LINE by Zoraida C√≥rdova
*GILDED by Christina Farley {YA}
*SAINT ANYTHING by Sarah Dessen {YA}
*QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas {Upper YA}
*MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell {YA}
*THREATS OF SKY AND SEA by Jennifer Ellision {YA} [Redux]
*RIOT OF STORM AND SMOKE by Jennifer Ellision {YA}
*CAGE OF DECEIT by Jennifer Anne Davis {YA}
*THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu {Upper YA}
*VICIOUS by Victoria Schwab {Adult}

REVIEWED IN AUGUST:
{All links to my review!}


*NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES by Adi Alsaid {Upper YA} 
*THE LAST EVER AFTER by Soman Chainani {MG} [Spotlight]
*ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz  / Descendants Movie {MG} [Book/Movie]
*SAINT ANYTHING by Sarah Dessen {YA}
*THE AVERY SHAW EXPERIMENT by Kelly Oram {YA}
*MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell {YA}
*THREATS OF SKY AND SEA by Jennifer Ellision {YA} [Redux]
*CAGE OF DECEIT by Jennifer Anne Davis {YA}
*RIOT OF STORM AND SMOKE by Jennifer Ellision {YA}

FEATURES IN AUGUST:

*{Excerpt} NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES by Adi Alsaid
*{Month in Review/Monthly Preview} July was for birthdays and family time, and August is plotting to be way too hot!
*(Cover Reveal} NEVER BEEN TEXTED by Linda Joy Singleton
*Eleven "Obscure" Fairy Tale Novels
*Celebrating #FourDay with a Fun INSURGENT Campaign!
*{Spotlight} THE GLASS MERMAID by Poppy Lawless
*Let's Talk About One of My New All-Time Favorite Series!
*Get a FREE Library Mouse Book *or* Request a FREE Board Book Right Now at Chick-Fil-A!
*Let's Talk About...ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz and Disney's Brand-New Descendants Movie
*Pre-Order A MAD ZOMBIE PARTY by Gena Showalter and get THE MOST AWESOME SWAG!!!
*50 E-Book Deals From 99¢ to $5.00!
*Bookworm Problems: When Books Lie So Perfectly Flat That...They Trick You!?
*Celebrate the Launch of THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME With These Fun Crayon-Inspired Activities!
*{Author Interview/Excerpt} RIOT OF STORM AND SMOKE by Jennifer Ellision
*{Spotlight} THE LEMORIAN CREST by Hannah L. Clark
*{Excerpt} Happy Book Day to CAGE OF DECEIT by Jennifer Anne Davis!
*{Author Interview} DEAD UPON A TIME by Elizabeth Paulson
*Excerpt from SHATTERED FROST by Liz DeJesus
*{Excerpt} THE VIPER AND THE URCHIN by Celine Jeanjean

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