September Reading Wrap Up & October Plans

I read 15 books in September. 7 were books I had planned to read – you can see that list in this post – and 14 were titles already on my TBR (that list is huge, btw… maybe I’ll share it here someday). The book that wasn’t already on my list was The Ivies by Alexa Donne. Great book. I went ahead and preordered her new one, Pretty Dead Queens, and plan to read it in October.

I enjoyed all 15 books this month, but was pleasantly surprised by We Are the Brennans. I went into it thinking it would probably be a DNF for me – boy, was I wrong about that. I stayed up ’til 2 AM one night so I could finish it in one sitting. Such a great story! I want a sequel.

I’m doing a re-read of the Mercy Thompson series and I swear, it’s better the second time around. I’m technically not reading them, but rather listening to them while I knit. Lorelei King does an amazing job reading the books. Highly recommend!

As for October… My October TBR is 6 books because my priority needs to be writing. I did not make as much progress on my novel as I had hoped in September and October is Preptober (planning for NaNoWriMo) so I plan to spend more time writing and less time reading.

I’ll be reading less fiction in October. I’m including three books on the craft of writing in preparation for NaNoWriMo. I’ve read On Writing and Save the Cat before, but they’re two of my favorites. Story Genius is supposed to be excellent and it’s been on my list for ages.

October seems like the perfect month to tackle Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff. This book is huge, y’all. I cannot wait to sink into it. Wrapping up my fiction reads for October are Pretty Dead Queens and one more Mercy Thompson book.

So what’s on your October TBR? Join the conversation on Instagram or let me know in the comments.

2 thoughts on “September Reading Wrap Up & October Plans

  1. That’s a great list to get through, especially in the run up to Nanowrimo. Plenty of inspiration to get you in the mood for writing!
    I’ll just be happy to read anything this month as I’ve been slacking lately, but do plan to refresh my skills and boost my motivation with K.M Weiland’s Novel/Character structure books. And I might grab Stephen King’s On Writing off the shelf too.
    Good luck for Preptober!!


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