It’s Spooptember already?! Man, does time fly! What an exciting year. So many things. This blog is going into its 7th month of existence, still a baby. Still trying to get myself back into things. Finally settling into my new home & job. FINALLY THE SEASON FOR SPOOPY THINGS!! We have to get ready for Halloween after all, the best holiday EVER!
Let’s start with a little bit of what happened in my personal life this past month:
August was kind of a really REALLY big month for me. My husband & I moved cross-country from Southeast Michigan all the way down to Austin, Texas. Over 2,000 Miles! And, man, talk about a change. The weather, the stores, the roads. It’s so surreal to think that we live here now. For at least the next year, this is our home. I started at my new job (same job as before, just new location), set up the new apartment, got Texas licence plates for our vehicles, ate Whataburger for the first time, rode bikes downtown, saw the capital building…..SO MANY THINGS!!!
I am really excited to be here. I had a bad time initially, my anxiety really got to me, but I’m finally feeling comfortable. Didn’t get too much reading done due to all the changes, but I did get some!! So let’s jump in to the books I read in August in between all the things:
Harry Potter & The Cursed Child: 2/5 Stars
You by Caroline Kepnes: 4/5 Stars
Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan: 3/5 Stars
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: 4/5 Stars
4 books ain’t bad, y’all!! Not bad at all!
Especially considering how swamped I’ve been with life.
Don’t mind me, just patting myself on the back. You go, Kai.
Now for what I’ll be reading in September! Which I call Spooptember, in case you missed that at the beginning. Cause everything starts to get SO SPOOPY!! This whole month is a ramp up to October which is the month of monsters & frights. Halloween is my favourite holiday, & I like to start preparing in September. So, in honour of all things spoopy & dark, I will be reading mostly thrillers this month.
Here are the books I chose for the next 4 weeks!
If You Wrong Us by Dawn Klehr
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Awake by Natasha Preston
Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
The book club I’m a part of with 2 of my friends wanted to read Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider this month too, but we’re prolly gonna put that on hold ’til November, when things are less spoopy for us!!
I’m also throwing House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski tentatively onto this list for both September & October. I probably won’t actually be able to get to it as it is a MASSIVE tomb, but this is the perfect time of year for such a strange novel. And I have been wanting to read this for ages. I have the full-colour edition too so it’ll be even more of an experience.
If I can, I’d love for this book to lead me right into Halloween. We’ll see what happens!!
What about you guys?
Anybody else planning to ring in the season with spoopy books?
Are we waiting til October to get our spoop on?
Let’s talk about how awesome this time of year is!!!