Hey folks! September was a bit of a weird one for me. I had a pretty big reading slump, but I rediscovered bullet journaling and I redesigned my blog, which I’m pretty happy with!
Top 5 Recommendations:
- 100 books – I have reached my target! As of writing I’ve read 130 books this year. I’ve decided not to go for a stretch goal because I don’t want to stress myself out.
- Continue to read diversely – Yup, this was pretty good. I’ve read a couple of books for the Latinx Book Bingo, and I read How To Be Autistic by Charlotte Amelia Poe. (My review for this book is actually going to be published in Diva magazine!!) I also read a couple of queer novels as well.
- Read more independently published/self-published authors – Yes, I believe that The Plus One by Natasha West is self-published.
- Try to read more genres – I did well on this one! I read nonfiction, a thriller, fantasy, romance, poetry, and a graphic novel.
- Try to read one graphic novel a month – yes, I read Lumberjanes: Friendship to the Max! I was planning on reading more graphic novels but I didn’t really have the time unfortunately.
- Try to post three times a week – I’ve done really well with this goal!! I’m excited about the fact that I’m really on a roll with my blogging atm.
- Increase Netgalley score – LMAO NO.
Every month I’m also going to update you with what books I’ve read for YARC (Year of the Asian Challenge!). This month I did so badly, because I didn’t read any books for YARC. I started The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh, but I DNFed it. This maintains my total of 22. But this does still mean that I have officially exceeded my target, and won the Philippine tarsier badge, the Indian cobra badge, and the Malayan tapir badge!
I only managed to read The Plus One by Natasha West because of unforeseen social plans, but I super enjoyed sitting down to specifically read a f/f novel. I’ll hopefully be participating in future rounds of Sapphic Saturday!
- Continued with therapy – Yup, I had a couple of therapy sessions this month. I’m glad that I’m getting back into the swing of therapy, it really does help me to have a session once every couple of weeks.
- Planned at least one exciting thing a month – In September I went to a comedy gig in Soho! Sofie Hagen is one of my favourite comedians, and she had a new show called The Bumswing. It was absolutely fantastic! I’d recommend listening to her podcasts if you want to get a taste of her style of comedy. For October, my fiancee and I have planned to go on a ghost tour on Halloween!!! Halloween is one of my very favourite holidays, and I’m always kinda sad that we don’t really celebrate it here in the UK. So we found the spookiest thing that we could!