September Wrap-Up and October TBR

It’s time for my September wrap-up and October TBR!

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September Wrap-Up

In September I read a little bit less than I usually do. The books I read were books that I did not particularly enjoy reading. It took me three weeks to read The Handmaid’s Tale because I never actually felt like picking it up, and I had to read it for uni. I still really liked it though. I did want to read more, but this month I preferred watching Netflix before bed rather than reading. I’m going to try and break that habit in October.

The Dry by Jane Harper 

Rating: 3 stars

I’m not a fan of crime (I thought this was a thriller/mystery) and I struggled to get through it.

Because You Love to Hate Me by various authors 

Rating: 3 stars

I enjoyed reading this anthology, but too many of the stories were average!

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 

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This novel has many complex, thought-provoking themes, and I thought it was extraordinary for the time in which it was written (1985).

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Currently Reading

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This book is really long and it’s taking me a while to get through! It’s a very strange book.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Oh my gosh I’m reading TWO books right now! I’m listening to the audiobook version of The Couple Next Door because I wanted something to do while going to the gym.

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October TBR

The past few months I have been really bad at sticking to my TBR. This month I’m only going to add three books because last month I added five and it’s not often that I can read that many books.

Monkey Grip by Helen Garner

Another book I have to read for uni 😞

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

I think I’ll try to read this one for a readathon!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I won this in a giveaway by Painfully Fictional and I’m really excited to read it!

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Readathon

There is a readathon I will be doing that is hosted by readbyzoe. On Saturday the 14th everyone will try to read for 24 hours from midnight to midnight. This is a Halloween themed readathon, so I’m going to read something creepy (Dark Places by Gillian Flynn).

Film

There were not many movies and television shows that I watched in August. I thought I would just add what I’ve viewed to this post instead of making another post.

Little Evil (2017)

Rating: 1.5 stars

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This movie was a spoof of the evil kid trope in horror films. This trope does freak me out, because when I watched Orphan I was terrified. Adam Scott was the lead, which made this movie very entertaining and funny. This is a good movie to watch if you are doing something else and want to watch Netflix at the same time.

Victoria and Abdul (2017)

Rating: 4.5 stars

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This film is about Queen Victoria meeting an Indian servant and building a friendship with him. I know absolutely nothing about Queen Victoria, so watching this film taught me a lot of things about her. I thought it was an enjoyable movie to watch, and even more so because I watched it in gold class hehe.

Captain Underpants (2017)

Rating: 4.5 stars

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Yes, I actually watched this movie. I read the book because my brother had it when we were younger, and thought it was ridiculous back then. I still think it is ridiculous today.

TV

Bojack Horseman (2014-present)

Rating: stars

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Bojack Horseman has returned! This show is hilarious, strange, depressing and sweet all in one! The latest season was brilliant. The writers are so creative. They make everything come together in such a unique and smart way. Usually I guess plot twists really easily, but the one in the end of this season was something I could not have guessed. The season is about Bojack finding out that he has a daughter, and for a lot of the episodes they try to find out who the mother is.

Personal

October is my last month of university and I’m so sad about it. I’ll be applying to a few graduate courses, but it’s not guaranteed that I’ll get in. So I don’t really know what to do with my life.

Right now I’m missing a week of school because I’m on holiday to a place called Mulwala in New South Wales. I’ve been coming here since I was really young, as my family bought a timeshare here. However, this is my last time coming here because my mum finally sold it! Timeshares are a scam lol. I probably won’t do a travel diary about it because it’s pretty boring.


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6 thoughts on “September Wrap-Up and October TBR

  1. I loved Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. How do you like The Couple Next Door so far? I recently bought A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena and her books sound so good!

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    1. That’s good, I’ve wanted to read Dark Places for so long! I’m really liking The Couple Next Door so far, but I’m only a few chapters in. Lapena’s books do have interesting premises 🙂

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