Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2021

Posted September 30, 2021 by Stephanie in monthly wrap up / 15 Comments

Hello everyone and happy end of September! I’m not sure what happened this month but I’ve never ever read as many books as I have this past month. I read a few audiobooks and a lot of shorter books too so I’m sure that has something to do with it but still 17 books is insane for me!


?: physical book
?: e-book
?: audiobook

? Medieval Myths & Mysteries by Dorsey Armstrong — 4/5★
? The Duke and I by Julia Quinn — 3/5★

? Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer — 5/5★
? Fantasten & flierefluiters: Het verhaal van 10 grandioze losbollen en leugenaars by Guy Didelez — 4/5★

? Bombshell by Sarah MacLean — 3.5/5★
? Lovely War by Julie Berry — 5/5★ (my review)

? Wicked All Night by Jeaniene Frost — 3/5★
? The First Wife: John Meehan’s Reign of Terror by Audible Original — 4/5★

? Chill Out and Cheer Up: A Ten-Step Guide by Grace Grossmann — 4/5★ (my review)
? Jason and Medea by Apollonius of Rhodes — 3/5★

? The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey — 2/5★
? Coffin Commerce: How a Funerary Materiality Formed Ancient Egypt by Kathlyn M. Cooney — 4/5★

? Molokai: de Tocht van Beeldschoon en Lieveling by Guy Didelez — 2/5★
? Bull by David Elliott — 4/5★

? Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer — 5/5★
? Where Hope Comes From: Poems of Resilience, Healing and Light by Nikita Gill — 3/5★

? Pagan Portals – Isis: Great of Magic, She of 10,000 Names by Olivia Church — 4/5★




A fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.

The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.

King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents’ shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King’s Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion–it’s the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited.

Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough.

As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer was absolutely amazing. I’m posting my review of it next week somewhere but you can already sneak a peek of it here on bookstagram!



What was your favorite read of September?



15 responses to “Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2021

  1. I am glad that Defy the Night is living up to the hype! Though I think I’m probably going to pick up Chill Out and Cheer Up first — I am a hard-core self-help book hoarder. Can never get enough tips!

  2. What a nice list of books! You’ve reminded me that I want to read all the Bridgerton books again. My favorite book I read in September was The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

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