September TBR and Other Life Goals

September TBR and Other Life Goals

It blew my mind at how quickly August went by. It wasn’t an easy month by any means, but I’m cautiously optimistic that September will be better.

I have to rewrite some plans that I discussed in August TBR and Other Thoughts, so we’ll see how that goes. Lately, I’ve been celebrating my graduate school graduation by pretty much doing things that I’ve put off because of school. The actual graduation didn’t go as planned, so I’ve decided to put aside some money and start saying “yes” to myself a little more. Thus far, this has included getting my nails done (a huge treat to me) and getting an ear piercing that I’ve been wanting for a while (I have 3 piercings in my ear lobes, so I got my left conch done. The pain was real but it’s really adorable and totally worth it). The most fun part about it was that I wasn’t planning on getting it done so soon. I saw there was a piercing shop nearby and ran in before my yoga class. 10/10 would recommend spontaneous piercings.


In other news, I read one graphic novel (Ms. Marvel), one vampire novel (Hearts at Stake), and one book from my August TBR (The Name of the Wind). Unfortunately, I haven’t finished A Conjuring of Light. It’s really an amazing novel! I just haven’t had the mental energy to finish. I almost put The Name of the Wind down because my brain was too tired.

I haven’t decided if I’m going to write a review for The Name of the Wind or not. For now I’ll say that I enjoyed the book. It made me think quite a bit about the person who recommended it to me, and I’m glad that I read it. It’s just not a book I’m ready to review at the moment.

On to this month’s TBR list….

  1. A Conjuring of Light (V.E. Schwab)
    • Yup. I’m 323 pages into this 624 page novel. I’ve laughed and cried more than I ever have and I’m barely half-way done.
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        • “A fresh start. A good end”.
  2. An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason (Virginia Boecker)
    • I picked this arc up at ALA in July. This historical fiction reminds me of the movie She’s the Man. If the movie had taken place during Queen Elizabeth I’s rule, had assassinations, and plays written by the eccentric Shakespeare.
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    • Katherine’s father is killed for being a practicing Catholic, so she heads to London to gain her revenge by killing Queen Elizabeth. She finds herself working with other Catholics to carry out this plot, and to do so, she must secure a role in William Shakespeare’s new play for the Queen. The problem? As a woman, she is not able to do. So, she disguises herself as Christopher “Kit” and is cast as the play’s lead with a young man named Toby. Little does Katherine/Kit know, Toby is a spy for the Queen, and has cast people he suspects as possible assassins so that he can kill them. Mistaken identity, lies, and unexpected feelings make up this novel.
  3. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet (Bernie Su)
    • I read Pride and Prejudice earlier this year after falling in love with the YouTube adaptation, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. The story has been on my mind a lot recently, so I’m going to (hopefully) pick up the novel before watching the show again.


Other September Plans:

  1. More yoga. I need to get back into the practice. Going earlier this week felt good, and I want to make it a regular habit by going once or twice a week.
  2. Plan out another piercing. Just plan for now. My right ear needs a little love.
  3. Keep house hunting. I found the place I want, but the price isn’t working out. I’m hoping for the best.
  4. Actually finish a show. I started Young and Hungry and pretty much binged the first season. I’m hoping to keep going.
  5. Write. Once again I need to finish something. I have half-written stories that need attention.

What are your September reading goals and other plans?

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