September 2017 Wrap-Up

September, oh, September, you glorious month! I took a break from reading mostly galleys this month and indulged in some books off my TBR. (Also, I low-key started a Scribd subscription and I am a bit too excited about the number of audiobooks that I have access to)

The month started with me racing to finishing as many as possible for the last 10 days of The Reading Quest. Then a break of a week where I don’t remember reading much, followed by Cosmo readathon (only one prompt out of five completed *sob*) and Banned Books Week (3 banned books read, yo!). October is going to full of readathons – it is Halloween after all! – and I am looking forward to it. But first, lets look back on September:

Firstly, my Goodreads challenge:

2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Krutula has
read 160 books toward
her goal of
260 books.
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18 full-length books (7 of which were read in audio), 1 graphic novel, and 1 short story, and 1 reread bringing up my tally to 21 books this month. Woohoo! It’s been a while since I’ve crossed the 20 mark. Still quite behind on my reading challenge, though. *sigh* I may have to decrease the goals to a more attainable number by the end of this month.

Here’s what I sort them as:

Read it ASAP

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Warcross by Marie Lu Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Pretty good

   Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret  Rogerson The Giver by Lois Lowry Sweet Blue Flowers, Vol. 1 by Takako Shimura Beauty Queens by Libba Bray A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle Waiting on a Bright Moon by J.Y.  Yang Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Try it out maybe?

  Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel The Princess Bride by William Goldman Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng Thunderstruck by Brenda Drake Tokens and Omens by Jeri Baird

Nope!

Curses and Warfare by Jeri Baird 1984 by George Orwell

Reread

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab


Onto the year-long reading challenges:

Rock My TBR Challenge

#RockMyTBR 2017 Reading ChallengeGoals: 41/12 books from TBR
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood The Giver The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Tokens and Omens Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy Beauty Queens Sharp Objects 1984 A Wrinkle in Time Speak
Okay maybe I should just chill and read some frontlist galleys now, but I can’t stop!

Flights of Fantasy Challenge

Flights of Fantasy Reading ChallengeGoals: 69/100 fantasy books
Mixed bag of high fantasy
Beasts Made of Night An Enchantment of Ravens The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Blood of Wonderland (Queen of Hearts Saga, #2) Tokens and Omens Curses and Warfare Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy
and low fantasy (urban/paranormal)
Black Bird of the Gallows Under the Pendulum Sun Thunderstruck A Wrinkle in Time
 Still a little behind…

Blogger Shame Review Challenge

Blogger Shame 2016Goals: 7/52 past due galleys
Blood of Wonderland (Queen of Hearts Saga, #2)
Maybe I should spend a month just reading old galleys…

Diverse Reads Challenge

2017 Diverse Reading ChallengeGoals: 40/52 diverse books

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Beasts Made of Night Warcross (Warcross, #1) Under the Pendulum Sun Tokens and Omens Curses and Warfare Sweet Blue Flowers, Vol. 1 Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy Beauty Queens Waiting on a Bright Moon: A Tor.com Original

Born a Crime, Beats Made of Night, Warcross, Sweet Blue Flowers and Waiting on a Bright Moon are all books written as OwnVoices. Under the Pendulum Sun is written by a WOC. Tokens & Omens series features POC main and secondary characters. Because You Love to Hate Me anthology includes stories from authors of different marginalizations. Beauty Queens has lesbian, disabled, pansexual, and transgender rep.

Debut Author Challenge

That Artsy Reader GirlGoals: 22/12 books by 2017 debut authors
Beasts Made of Night An Enchantment of Ravens Under the Pendulum Sun

Dystopia Reading Challenge

Dystopia Reading ChallengeGoals: 10/26 dystopian books
The Giver 1984 Waiting on a Bright Moon: A Tor.com Original

Audiobook Challenge

2017 Audiobook ChallengeGoals: 15/10 audiobooks
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood The Giver Beauty Queens Sharp Objects 1984 A Wrinkle in Time Speak

Beat the Backlist

2017 Beat the Backlist ChallengeGoals: 47/52 backlisted books
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood The Giver The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Blood of Wonderland (Queen of Hearts Saga, #2) Tokens and Omens Beauty Queens Sharp Objects 1984 A Wrinkle in Time Speak

*so close*

Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

2017 Beat the Backlist ChallengeGoals: 91/100 galleys
Black Bird of the Gallows Beasts Made of Night An Enchantment of Ravens Warcross (Warcross, #1) Under the Pendulum Sun Blood of Wonderland (Queen of Hearts Saga, #2) Thunderstruck Curses and WarfareSweet Blue Flowers, Vol. 1
Close close close….

Series Enders Challenge

Goals: 4/26 series enders

No series enders this month either!

Historical Romance Challenge

Historical Romance Reading ChallengeGoals: 2/26 historical romances
Okay, there was one, but I did not want to count it because the romance was incestual and yuck…

Discussion Challenge

Historical Romance Reading ChallengeGoals: 0/12 posts
Here be no discussion posts.

Contemporary Romance Challenge

Contemporary Romance Reading ChallengeGoals: 28/26

Thunderstruck Sweet Blue Flowers, Vol. 1

 

 

Keyword Reading Challenge

My Soul Called LifeNo books match

Witches & Witchcraft Challenge

2017 Witches & Witchcraft Reading ChallengeGoals: 3/16 Witchy books

none this month

 

 


How was your September? What do you plan for the coming days in October?

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