The Monthly Recap: September 2018

Posted October 16, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments

September came and went a lot faster than I was anticipating. Lots of stuff happened but the most important thing that happened was our celebrating baby Jax’s first birthday. Jax is my older brother’s first grandchild and he is the apple of his papa’s eye. My brother is such a great grandfather and Jax loves him so. Jax is such a little cutie and an adorably good little boy and our family adore him. His first birthday was a lot of fun.

Brenna and Makenna’s pre-season for basketball has also started in September and they played in their first basketball tournament of the season, it was about an hour away and I didn’t make it out to the tournament but my brother Pete went and said that though the team isn’t as good as they were last year, Brenna and Makenna didn’t play nearly as well as they should have so it was hard to get a good feel on how they’ll do this year. I guess we’ll just wait and see.

Dodgers are playing in the National League Championship Series and I’m rooting them on from wherever I am when the games start. At home or at work.

My best friend had surgery to remove her thyroid and I was able to hang out with her and her Mom to make sure that all was well and to drive them around wherever they needed since Therese was in a lot of pain and her Mom was scared to drive around town. I was happy to be there for them both because Therese’s Mom is one of my favorite people in the world.

September was a good month for me personally but it was also good for me in books. Let’s move on to the books…

What I Read

1. For the Dukes Eyes Only (School for Dukes #2) by Lenora Bell (eARC) | 4.25 out of 5
2. Untamed (MacKinnon’s Rangers #2) by Pamela Clare (eBook) | 4 out of 5
3. Beyond the Night (The Heros of New Vegas #1) by Colleen Gleason (eBook) | 4 out of 5
4. Say You’ll Stay by Corinne Michaels (Audiobook) | 1 out of 5
5. The Lion’s Lady (Crown’s Spies #1) by Julie Garwood (re-read) (eBook) | 4.25 out of 5
6. Guardian Angel (Crown’s Spies #2) by Julie Garwood (re-read) (eBook) | 4.25 out of 5
7. Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan (Audiobook) | 2.75 out of 5
8. Long Shot (Hoops #1) by Kennedy Ryan (eBook) | 4.75 out of 5
9. Block Shot (Hoops #2) by Kennedy Ryan (eBook) | 4 out of 5
10. Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy #2) by Maya Banks (Audiobook) | 4.75 out of 5
11. The Duke Buys a Bride (The Rogue Files #3) by Sophie Jordan (eBook) | 3 out of 5
12. The Gift (Crown’s Spies #4) by Julie Garwood (eBook) | 4 out of 5
13. Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs (eBook) | 5 out of 5
14. Hot Dad by Whitley Cox (eBook) | 1 out of 5
15. Finding Dandelion (Dearest #2) by Lex Martin (Audiobook) | 3.75 out of 5
16. Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega #5) by Patricia Briggs | 4 out of 5
17. America’s Sweetheart (Real Love #5) by Jessica Lemmon (eARC) | 4 out of 5
18. Never Love a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #3) by Maya Banks (Audiobook) | 4.75 out of 5
19. Kissing Madeleine (Dearest #3) by Lex Martin (Audiobook) | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the month goes to Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs but also Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks. Both books were so good. I cried buckets when listening to Seduction of a Highland Lass. I couldn’t get over how freaking good it was. Alaric and Keeley’s story hit me hard in every feel in my body. With Dead Heat, it was so good to be in Charles and Anna’s world again. I freaking love them both and I loved seeing them work together to figure out who was trying to harm their own. So, so freaking good.

I have two least favorite reads of the month as well. Those books are Hot Dad by Whitley Cox and Say You’ll Stay by Corinne Michaels. Both books pissed me off so I was glad to be done with them once I finished them.

Book Boyfriends

Josh Im from Josh & Hazel Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
August West from Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
Morgan MacKinnon from Untamed by Pamela Clare
Alaric McCabe from Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks

What I Reviewed

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen | 4 out of 5
Kulti by Mariana Zapata | 4.25 out of 5
The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood | 4.25 out of 5
Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018) | 1 out of 5
Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood | 4.25 out of 5
The Duke Buys Bride by Sophie Jordan | 2.5 out of 5
The Gift by Julie Garwood | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: My Favorite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren
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Can’t Wait Wednesday: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

What I Bought

Archangel’s Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh
Archangel’s Blade (Guild Hunter #4) by Nalini Singh
Archangel’s Storm (Guild Hunter #5) by Nalini Singh
Archangel’s Legion (Guild Hunter #6) by Nalini Singh
Archangel’s Shadows (Guild Hunter #7) by Nalini Singh
Play On (Play On #1) by Samantha Young
Butterface (The Hartigans #1) by Avery Flynn
Rebel Hard (Hard Play #2) by Nalini Singh
As Dust Dances (Play On #2) by Samantha Young
Dirty Headlines by LJ Shen
P.S. I Miss You (P.S. #2) by Winter Renshaw
I Dare You (The Hook Up #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills
#Moonstruck (#Lovestruck #2) by Sariah Wilson
Dearest Clementine (Dearest #1) by Lex Martin
Finding Dandelion (Dearest #2) by Lex Martin
Kissing Madeline (Dearest #3) by Lex Martin
Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy #2) by Maya Banks

What I Got for Review

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #3) by Julia Quinn
The Scoundrel in Her Bed (Sins for All Seasons #3) by Lorraine Heath
Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove #3) by Laura Lee Guhrke

I did watch any movies or have much to say on the TV Shows that I watched so this is more of a books monthly recap. It was a good month in books for me, that’s for sure.

There you go folks, the month of September in my life. How did your September treat you? Read anything good? Do anything fun? Share in the comments!


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6 responses to “The Monthly Recap: September 2018

  1. What a great month it looks like you have had!! I love 1st birthdays, they are so fun. And so many good books you have read. I love Maya Banks’ historicals. I hope she gets back to writing them eventually. I love the McCabe Trilogy, those books are fantastic.

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