Wrap Ups and Hauls

September Wrap Up

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having an amazing day and are staying safe. So for anyone who noticed I kind of disappeared for a bit the end of last month and most of this month, I hadn’t planned for this though in retrospect I probably should have. If you have read any of my previous wrap ups you will be aware that I was in the process of becoming an Au Pair in America and at the end of August that dream finally became my reality. I have been in America for a month now and have spent the last few weeks just trying to get use to a new place, new people and new routine which is why I haven’t been active. However I am slowly starting to get use to things and have plans to be a lot more active both here and on Instagram. Overall, I’m really enjoying myself so far, I am working for a lovely family and I can’t wait to see where the rest of this year takes me.


Anyway onto the books, which is the part you are actually interested in. I have managed to read a bit more than I was expecting to over the past month and one of those being a new all time favorite.

First I read Defy the Night the first book in a new series by Brigid Kremmer. This is set in a kingdom that is currently overrun with a fever where only the rich can afford the cure. This was a little slow to get into at first however once it started picking up I found myself immersed in the story and actually think I prefer it to her Cursebreakers series. I gave this 4 out of 5 stars and I have a full review here.

Next I read Under the Whispering Door by T. J. Klune, this is my first of his books and I’m so glad I picked it up. This book follows Wallace who finds himself attending his own funeral where he meets his Grim Reaper and is taken to a way station between life and death. This book is so beautifully done and is one that will stay with me for a long time to come. It’s very character driven and has one of the best found families I have read. I gave this 5 out of 5 stars and it will definitely be joining my favorites shelf. You can read my full review here.

The last novel I read this month was The Witchling’s Girl by Helena Coggan. This was another very character focused book that follows the life of Haley, who when she is 7 is found to possess death magic and is given to the town witchling to be trained in how to heal the residents and send them off to the underworld. Another really enjoyable read and I have a review coming soon.

Next I read some poetry collections that were recommended to me by my host mum. The first is Words Under The Words by Naomi Shihab Nye. And the second was A People’s History of Chicago by Kevin Coval.


I recently started watching Dead Still with my host Mum and am loving it, it is everything you could want in a period drama, interesting plot and characters, funny and very morbid.

This month I’m not setting a TBR and just letting myself read what I want when I feel like it and see how I get on without the pressure of trying to read certain books.

Spreading the Love

How has your month been?? What was your favorite book been?? Have you read any of the above?? If so, what did you think of them??

16 thoughts on “September Wrap Up

  1. Congratulations on this new adventure in your life! I hope the experience turns out to be everything you hoped! I’ve also been hearing wonderful things about Under the Whispering Door, so I need to get around to it. So many books – not enough time, right?

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