Monthly Roundup

Monthly Roundup: September 2014


Every first Wednesday of the month, I’ll be posting a roundup of the month just gone, and writing about what’s to come in the next few weeks.

September 2014

Last month I read a total of five books: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King, Archaeological Theory by Matthew Johnson (ugh yes I read the whole thing voluntarily), Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas and The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen.

It was certainly a slow month for reading. I haven’t been making the time to read as much since I started uni – I’ve been spending my spare time socialising (*gasp*), reading for lectures or starting to think about my thesis. I kind of feel like I have to fill up my spare time with uni-orientated stuff, which is frustrating, and is exactly how I felt during the three years of my undergrad. However, I found that once I picked up an actual physical book rather than using my Kindle, I was more interested in reading again! Doctor Sleep definitely lived up to its reputation and was well worth the wait – if you enjoyed The Shining, I urge you to pick up the sequel! And Heir of Fire… well, my review will be up soon, but let’s just say AMAZING AND UGH WHY.


Challenge progress:

  • I read three books towards the Avengers vs. X-Men Challenge. October’s villain is the Green Goblin, which is pretty perfect for Halloween!
  • I have currently read one hundred and nine books towards my Goodreads goal of one hundred and twenty. This is the fourth time I’ve raised it this year, so I’m not too bothered if I don’t hit the final goal but hopefully I will!


Currently reading:

The Martian by Andy Weir

How was September for you?

6 thoughts on “Monthly Roundup: September 2014”

  1. I’m currently reading The Shining, so if I enjoy it then I’ll definitely pick up Doctor Sleep! I went back to uni at the end of September, but I barely did any reading because I’ve been planning and writing posts for this month, so at least I’ve been productive!

    1. I hope you love them both 🙂 In the way that you can love a horror novel…

      Yes, it’s difficult to get the balance right but I’m definitely improving. Sometimes I have the time but I don’t feel like it, other times I feel like it but work needs to come first. So if I’m in the mood, I make blogging/reading a ‘treat’ for reading a paper or something 😉

  2. Hey Rinn! What a lovely round up. Love the selection of books you read, I’m currently reading Heir of Fire myself and argh its so great. I loved The Shining and hopefully will pick up Doctor Sleep sometime in the future…

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