How is it October already? Not that I’m complaining. October is my favourite month. I adore the autumn colours, the crisp mornings, and the fact that my hubs and I always book a weekend away in the mountains to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This year, we’re heading to some adorable log cabins complete with wood burning fireplaces and no wi-fi! I promise to post some photos once we’re home. While we’re there though, we will detox from the internet and our constant urges to check Twitter (me) and Reddit (him).

But until then, let me give you a little update on what I did last month!

What was in my September 2017 book haul?

What did I read in September?

At the end of August, I’ve read 66 books this year. That puts me 88% of the way to my goal of 75 books in 2017. I didn’t read a lot this month, but I’m totally okay with that. It was a busy month – I work at a university and as you probably can guess, back to school season is always a little crazy. So, I spent a fair bit of time watching TV with the hubs, scrolling through Twitter, and catching up on a summer of podcast episodes (I’ve only got 5 more eps to catch up on in @OldMaidsCast!)


In case you missed it

I didn’t read a lot in September, nor did I blog a lot. Thank you so much for coming by, even though there wasn’t nearly as much content as usual.

woman enters left book review

I joined a Blog Tour with Historical Fiction Book Tours and read the absolutely lovely novel Woman Enters Left that tells two road trip stories – that of Louise in the 1950s and that of her mother, Ethel, in the 1920s. It’s a beautiful novel of self-discovery and finding a deeper understanding of the people you love. You can still enter a giveaway (US only) to win a copy of the book (until Oct. 6).

In an effort to help those impacted by the recent hurricanes, I teamed up with Cratejoy to share a list of subscription boxes who are donating part of their revenue to relief efforts.

September 24 to September 30 was Banned Books Week. I discussed its importance, and the need to read and discuss books that might make us a bit uncomfortable.


banned books week


In an attempt to read more of the books on my shelf, I wrote a Fall TBR post for a recent Top Ten Tuesday. I’m partway through one of the books on that list. Here’s hoping I’ll actually somewhat stick to it. Although we all know (based on my past experiences with TBRs) that I likely won’t.

The blogging community is really friendly. And, I learned again just how friendly, by having the pleasure to be profiled on The Reader’s Corner. Beth is a sweet blogger from the UK and is doing a series of Blogger Spotlight posts to introduce book bloggers to each other.

Toot by Leslie Patricelli

And last, but not least, this month’s addition to Beautiful Books was one of my favourite board books, Toot by Leslie Patricelli.


What did you read in September?

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