September Wrap Up 2017

Autumn has well and truly arrived. I love this time of year. Everything about it screams all things warm and fuzzy. Having said that, September has been a bit of a slow month for me in terms of reading. Life has been chaotic and because of that, I’ve not really been in the mood to read a heavy fantasy book. My remedy for this, sports contemporary novels. Everyone should know by now that I love sports contemporary novels. They are the perfect books to turn to if you’re in the mood for a fun and light read that has plenty of heart. The Off-Campus series is an obvious choice for such occasions and I’m so happy to say that I have officially finished the series, despite the fact that I’m desperate for more haha.

The Score (Off-Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy: 4 Stars

The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy: 4 Stars

Reviews
7th September: All Lined Up (Rusk University #1) by Cora Carmack
21st September: All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack
30th September: All Played Out (Rusk University #3)
by Cora Carmack

Discussion
I didn’t write as many discussion posts as I wanted to but this one was definitely the most fun to write. You all know how addicted I am to sports contemporary novels so I’ve taken the liberty of providing a list of reasons to read sports contemporary novels.

Top Ten Tuesday
5th September: Books I Grew to Love
12th September: Books Published 5+ Years Ago
19th September: Books on my Autumn To Read Pile
26th September: Books that Feature Athletes

Waiting on Wednesday
6th September: Turtles all the Way Down
13th September: A Conspiracy of Stars
20th September: Children of Blood and Bone
27th September: Bountiful

Miscellaneous
1st September: Guest Post – Our Story Begins by Elissa Brent Weissman 
8th September:
Guest Post – The Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull

Favourite Posts in September

Flo @ Flowless Books talks about the changes of main characters in a series.

Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner provides some tips on finding ways to be excited about reading again. She also treats us to three reasons why she blogs.

The Orangutang Librarian asks, how realistic should a book be?

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books asks if bloggers still love reading?

Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books tells us why she loves book blogging.

Briana @ Pages Unbound discusses the possibility of having college-age kids in Young Adult novels.

Krysta @ Pages Unbound talks about the pressure to keep up with social media and blogging.

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction asks, what constitutes a blogging slump.

Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader asks us how we deal with blogging burn out?

October Goals

Be more productive. This seems to be my mantra of the year. The first half of October is promising to be a bit less strenuous so I plan to be a lot more productive on the blog and in life in general. I finished September on a sports contemporary kick and that promises to carry on into October.

Speaking of sports, Ice hockey season is back! I never thought I’d be the person that gets excited about sports, but Ice Hockey is a game that grabs you. I’ve also watched a bit of American Football, and now that I understand the basic rules I enjoy it more. I still think American Football is like Rugby on pause, but it’s enjoyable.

What was your highlight of the month?
What are your goals for October?

 

20 thoughts on “September Wrap Up 2017

  1. Hello Lois!!

    I was always a summer fan, but now I am starting to fall in love with autumn as well (sweaters! Leggings! Cute jackets!)
    I think you’ve convinced me to try out some sports contemporary fiction! I will be giving the Off Campus series a try when I am looking for a light-hearted read 🙂
    Thank you so much for linking my blog!! So glad that you liked those two posts- I am very proud of them 🙂

    Have a lovely October ❤

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    1. I always say this but I like my seasons in order so I can experience all 4 throughout the year, but I love the style for autumn. It just screams all things warm and fuzzy.
      I’m so excited for you to read the Off-Campus series. I hope you love it. I’ll also recommend Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen. I’ve just finished the book and it was so good.
      Hope October is being kind to you so far. ❤

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  2. Oh thank you so much for sharing my post, Lois ❤ I'm sorry you had a bit of a slow month, I hope that October will be a bit better – well, as long as it's filled with fun – and sports – books, it'll be great, I'm sure of it 🙂
    Hope you'll have a great October! xx

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    1. So far I’m loving October, mainly because Hockey season is back and even though most of the games start at Midnight in the UK, I still get so excited to watch them. It also helps to have the books on hand. It’s just so much fun.

      Hope October is being kind to you so far. ❤

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  3. September has been a bit average reading month for me too but I’m hoping to read lots of books in October. I haven’t started the Off Campus series yet but I’m planning to read it before the end of this year. If you like sports themed books you should also check out Ginger Scott’s books. They’re pretty good! Anyways, I hope you have a great October! 🙂

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    1. I’ve decided not to stress about the number of books I read per month. I don’t want to put that pressure to read on myself so I’ll just read when I want. I’m happy to report I’m off to a good start though and have ticked off the first book of the month haha.
      I really hope you enjoy the Off-Campus series. They’re just so much fun. I’ve read The Hard Count by Ginger Scott and keep meaning to pick up more of her work.

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  4. I really loved the Deal but wasn’t that much a fan of the rest of the books in the series, I seem to be in the majority though. I was super unproductive in September, I plan on making up for that this month. Happy October 🙂

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    1. The Deal is still the favourite book in the series, I don’t think anyone can top my love for Garrett, but I did enjoy the rest of the series. I hope October has been a productive month for you so far. 😀

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    1. I’ve not followed Australian Football but your tweets have me intrigued by it. I LOVE Ice Hockey. Personally, I think it’s the easiest sport to understand, and this is coming from someone that does not have an athletic bone in her body. It took a while to get used to the hustle and bustle of the game but once you get into it, it’s easier to follow. Question is, have you picked a team?

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  5. Hi Lois!

    It’s really been a while since I’ve been on My Midnight Musing and like WOW look at you go with all those published posts in September. :’)

    And I am quite surprised to hear you say that you’ve been watching some American football! (Confession: I’ve never been to a game in my life. Not in high school and not in college, which is really crazy because my town is full of fanatics of the sport.)

    Anyhow, I hope you have a productive month in October! I’m also shooting for the same. I’m going to try to lay off the dramas and read more. My life has been feeling so off with me reading and blogging so little. XD

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    1. I’m quite shocked by how much I actually did post in September. I felt like such an unproductive month at the time haha.

      I’m still getting used to the sport, especially the terminology, but it helps that my brother is on hand to fill in the blanks. I find it hard not to compare it to rugby cause it’s basically the same concept but American Football is a lot more stop and start compared to Rugby.

      These sports contemporary books are so addictive and I don’t have to think too hard when I read them haha.

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