September Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

September 30, 2017 Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap 30

 

My Goings On in September:

  • I went to the 6th Annual Novel Cuisine Luncheon. I never did end up writing a recap for the event, but it was lots of fun and there were plenty of fantastic books AND lots of fantastic food!
  • Our homeschool co-op is in full swing, so I’m now teaching four classes. Yikes! (I should point out that three of these classes only meet once a week, so it’s not as crazy as it sounds).

Most Popular Posts:

Other Features & Discussions:

September Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
What Constitutes a Blogging Slump? Let Discuss.
I Wrote in a Book and I Liked It. Gasp! Let’s Discuss.
Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR
September Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

My 2017 Reading Progress:

I’m down to being one book ahead of my Goodreads goal, but that’s okay.

September 2017 Reviews

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams | Review | Rating: 5/5
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review | Rating: 5/5
  • A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
  • The Blood Will Dry by Kate L. Mary | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • Hunted by Meagan Spooner | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
  • Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
  • Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
  • One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake | Review | Rating: 5/5
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi | Review | Rating: 4/5

September Best of the Bunch:

(Best of the Bunch is hosted over at Cocoon of Books. We link up our favorite reads of the month!)

I read SO many great books this month, but I had to go with the one I’ve been anticipating all year…


2017 Reading Challenges Progress:

Status: 22/41 Discussions Posted

I posted two discussions in September. Yep, I’m not catching up on this one.

What Constitutes a Blogging Slump?
I Wrote in a Book and I Liked It. Gasp!
Book Title Tag
Do You Follow Authors You Haven’t Read?
The YA “Perfection” Trope & Today’s Pressures on Teens
This or That Bookish Edition
The Disorganized Blogger’s Guide to Book Conferences (AKA an Example You Should NOT Follow)
What You Need to Know Before You Open a NetGalley Account
Do You Ever Add to Your Posts After You’ve Published Them?
Meet a #BroodyBFF! My Foray Into Street Teams
Why Rating Middle Grade (and Sometimes YA) Is So Darn Hard for Me!
Why Everything I’ve Ever Told You About Book Blogging Is Wrong (and Also Right)
Graphs Make Me Happy!
Two (Free) Tools that Have Transformed My Replying and Commenting Back
Is There Such a Thing as a “Quick Post”?
My Haphazard Reading Habits.
Watching Bloggers Come and Go.
A Book Blogger’s Guide to Acronyms, Terms and Slang
Am I the Only One Without an OTP? 
Why Does Technology Scare Me So?

Special Niche Genres
Seeing the Book Blogging World Through Rose-Colored Glasses

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Feed Your Fiction Addiction & It Starts at Midnight


Status: 51/50 Books Read
CHALLENGE GOAL ACHIEVED!

I reviewed nine fantasies this month (again, a few are more paranormal or sci-fi dystopian, but I’m counting them since it looks like the people who run the challenge count these types of books).

Still haven’t read any more of Alexa and Rachel’s favorites: The Winner’s Curse! I’m keeping the others here to remind me: Throne of Glass, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Six of Crows, Graceling.

 

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Hello, Chelly & Alexa Loves Books


ShelfLove-Challenge-2016

Status: 19/21-30 Books
Two books from off my shelf this month:

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Chapter Break & Second Run Reviews


Status: 11/5-10 Series
CHALLENGE GOAL ACHIEVED!

A Crown of Wishes is the final book in the Star-Touched Queen Duology (plus I read the novella too!)

Here are some of the other series I’m hoping to finish this year (as a reminder to myself):

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Somewhere Only We Know & Words Fueled by Love


Status: 83/61-100 books read
CHALLENGE GOAL ACHIEVED!

Here are the ones I read this month:

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – (un)Conventional Book Views &  Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! 


Status: 21/15-20 Books Listened To
CHALLENGE GOAL ACHIEVED!

I reviewed four audiobooks this month:

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Hot Listens & Caffeinated Book Reviewer


Status: 59/76 Possible Gameboard Spaces

If you’re interested in which books I read for each category or in seeing a bigger version of the updated gameboard, then go to my 2017 Bookopoly Progress page. The image above has been updated to reflect my newest reads. (I used 4 of the books I read in September for the challenge.)

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Broc’s Bookcase


Wrap-Up Round-Up!

Don’t forget to link your September wrap-up posts up to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up! And check out the giveaway, which will be posted here on Feed Your Fiction Addiction right around the 7th!

 

30 Responses to “September Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch”

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      It’s mostly because I sign up for challenges that I can manage to succeed in without really doing anything special. Ironically, the one challenge I’m failing at is the Discussion Challenge. I just haven’t managed to pst as many discussions this year!

  1. Jen

    Your love for challenges has me thinking that I may join a few next year. I have never done one before, not even the Goodreads challenge. But you make it seem not as scary lol, and I’m already making a list of a few that I know I should be able to complete. 😁

  2. Sam@WLABB

    One Dark Throne was so good. Blake is make some great decisions in those storylines and I am super excited for the next book. Good luck with the teaching. I taught Chemistry for 12 years (don’t miss it), it’s a tough job.

  3. Greg

    Three Dark Crowns/ One Dark Throne are so rife for discussion, I’m not surprised those were your top posts! In fact I better revisit your ODT spoiler post to see all the latest theories. 🙂 And great job on the Flights of Fantasy challenge- I thought about doing that one this year.

    That Bookopoly board looks awesome! Have a great week!

  4. Evelina

    Happy October 🙂 I’ve also signed up for the discussion challenge in today’s post 😀 I just have a question. Where do I look up my October discussions, when I post them? 😀

  5. Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium

    Wow you’ve achieved so many goals already! YAY! good for you Nicole! omg food and books! that’s sounds like heaven! Glad you had a good time. I wish I could home-school my kids! I’d love it! Your kids are lucky !

  6. Tina

    You are doing so good in your challenges! I’ve only managed to complete two of my challenges so far. I’m trying to catch up on the others. You posted so many reviews in September, it seriously inspires me to get my butt in gear to work on those reviews I’ve been putting off.

    I hope you have a wonderful October!

  7. danielle hammelef

    I also enjoy how well you are doing on your challenges and value your reviews to help me decide what to read/buy next. I recently finished my first Paula Stokes book (that took me way too long to start reading her work). Paula sent me a kindle copy of The Key to Everything for a review which I hope to post today. I’m not as involved in reading challenges, but I am enjoying all the debuts out this year for my Debut Author challenge.

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