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September Wrap Up

After the madness that was August for me, I was clearly a little burned out.
I had a moment of complete surprise as I realized halfway through the month that I hadn’t finished a single book so far?

My family was shocked too ^^

So I, quite obviously, needed a break. I did manage to read 5 books by the end though. So I’m pleased. And since I already am 142% finished with my Goodreads goal I don’t really am in any stress anyway.

So without further ado, let’s talk some books!


Ich bin Circe
Ich bin Circe (Circe) by Madeline Miller

I was so excited to read this and when I saw that the lovely Noly started #Hype-a-thon with a friend and Septembers topic was #StandaloneSeptember it was the perfect opportunity to finally read the review copy I got for the German translation.

I still need to write my review and I’m taking so long because I, unfortunately, have to say that I wasn’t that much a fan of it. Maybe I had too high expectations? But I was bored throughout the book. Even though I love (and live) Greek Mythology. I grew up with these stories!

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*I linked both the English and the German Goodreads sites in the title
BD: German
BD: English

SpellslingerSpellslinger by Sebastian de Castell

I originally planned to read this in August as this was our group book for the NEWTs but I didn’t manage to. So I read it in September and flew through it! It was exactly what I needed. Easy and quick, with funny and sarcastic characters.

I love Kellen und Reichis will forever have a place in my heart!
Ah, and Ferius. And I’m sorry I’m gushing but I really really adored this book! If you haven’t picked it up yet … DO IT NOW!

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ShadowblackShadowblack by Sebastian de Castell

Told you I loved the first! Our group of Magical Weirdos decided to group read the whole series now and I can tell you, I’ve never had so much fun reading a book. It’s torture having to stop each day (Danie is a specialist at finding the evilest places to stop) but it’s also the greatest feeling to finally be able to read all the spoiler tags after I read the chapters for the day.
And I think I loved the second book even more than the first one. Kellen made great character growth and all the relationships grow deeper and just … awww!

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Childish Spirits
Childish Spirits
 by Rob Keeley

I got offered to review the audiobook for this middle-grade ghost story and I jumped at the opportunity because I don’t have enough ghosts in my life.
And I’m so glad I did! It’s a lovely story and I already have a review up for it, so you can check out my more in-depth thoughts here.

Ellie and Edward are great characters and I’ll hope to continue with the series. Maybe even now in October? I mean what better time to read about ghosts and haunted places!

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FyreFyre by Angie Sage

I’ve talked about this series couple times on my blog now, but to refresh your minds: This is a middle-grade series about Septimus Heap and his sister Jenna.

I’ve started this series when I was a kid and loved it so much but never got around to finish it, so I made it my goal for this year. I’m glad I’ve read all the books now and I still really like the series. But I have to say I liked the first 4 a lot more than the later books. Maybe because Jenna is my fav character and she appears less and less in the later books … it was still fun though!

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All in all, I’m very glad with how September went. I discovered a new favourite series and finished one that I’ve been reading for yeeeeeaaaars!
How did your month go? Any new fav books?
Link me your Wrap Ups if you want. I’d love to check them out

27 thoughts on “September Wrap Up

  1. Awwwwww!!! After a couple of busy days I come back to my blog and see that you have mentioned me. Thank you so so much, my love. You’re so sweet! So glad that you were following #StandaloneSeptember!! xxxxx

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  2. Completely understand that reading 5 when you usually read double as much can be a bit disappointing or surprising! Although it looks like you really enjoyed the once that I actually read! Which is the most important! 😀

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  3. I have a September wrap up too but I hardly did any reading lol. Mostly because I had my sister’s wedding and other personal stuff going through. But I read some stuff in between. Great post!! I’ve heard of Circe but I’ve never read it.

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  4. My month went okay. I’m finally getting out of my reading slump and I read 5 books. None of them were new favorites but that’s okay. I’m really excited to read Spellslinger as well. It sounds so good!

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    1. Oh, the dreaded reading slump! I’m glad you’re out of it now though!!
      And Spellslinger is actually a great book for a slumpish reading mood. It’s so fun and easy, while still having great and distinct characters. It’s such a quick and engaging read!

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  5. Oh no, I am sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy Circe as much as you had hoped! That is a big reason why I still haven’t picked it up… I am pretty sure my expectations are way too high. I love the format of your wrap-up, and I hope you have a great October!

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    1. Childish Spirits was really fun. And it’s been quite some time since I read a ghost story .. I think I’ll read the sequel this month ^^

      And you have to read Spellslinger! It’s soooo much fun! (Am I hyping it up too much?^^)
      Thanks! The seond half of the moth went really well reading wise ☺️

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    1. I managed to read 3-4 books and I liked them. I was just glad I was able to read something. Circe is a book I have had on my TBR since long but for some reason I am a little worried to pick it because of all the hype! Lovely post 😊💛

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      1. Honestly, same. After reading a lot the last two month I quite obviously needed a little break. But as long as we enjoyed what we read that’s the main thing, right? ☺️
        Yes, hype can be a little intimidating. It either makes me like a book even more because I can scream with everyone else about it or it makes me more critical and ultimately disappointed. Hope you’ll like it when you do pick it up though 💛

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  6. I thought about reading Spellslinger for my N.E.W.T.s as well, but decided that I wanted to mainly read books that I already owned or borrow them at the library (my library doesn’t have it). Circle is also on my TBR, but not had the chance to read yet.

    To me it sounds like like you had a great reading month since you read 5 (my average is 4!), although I don’t know how many you usually read! =)

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    1. I usually read around 10 books (audiobooks help me so much!), so five is lower than normal for me. But I’m totally fine with it anyway. Was just a little surprised ^^

      Oh, I hope you’ll love Spellslinger! I’m in love with the series! So much fun to read, easy and engaging and the witty and sarcastic writing style is perfect for me!

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      1. Completely understand that reading 5 when you usually read double as much can be a bit disappointing or surprising! Although it looks like you really enjoyed the once that I actually read! Which is the most important! 😀

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