Monthly Wrap-Up: September ’20

I am pretty sure September didn’t happen. Yesterday was August, I am almost sure of it. This month I had to take care of a couple more ARCs as well as finish all my posts for Latinx Heritage Month and I am exhausted. I was just talking to friends about how we are all tired when it comes to ARC reading (why were there so many September releases?!). I am currently reading an ARC and have one more I need to take care of, but after that I am taking an ARC break. I won’t be picking up another until 2021. I thought I would get more reading done for Latinx-a-thon and Latinx Book Bingo, but like I said, September didn’t actually happen. I did read seven books by some miracle, so yay me? I still have tons of books on my TBR, but I am trying not to stress too much over it. There is still plenty of time to read these titles by the end of the year. Also, reminder that I am giving away a book by any Latinx author on Twitter, see tweet here.

Please consider donating to the following organizations:

Haitian Bridge Alliance

Black Latina Girls and Women Fund

Undocumented Indigenous Fund

(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.) 

Favorite Book This Month:

Please listen to me. You need Candice Montgomery’s By Any Means Necessary in your life. You know those books that are so good they seem to move the earth beneath your feet? This is what this book did to me. Torrey is one of the most relatable protagonists I’ve ever come across, his voice is so distinct, I cried half a dozen times while reading, I am literally tearing up right now typing about it. My review for this one will be up soon. Cover linked to Goodreads.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book received lower than three stars from me.

Reviews Posted This Month:

(Covers linked to reviews)


1. If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
2. Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
3. Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar
4. Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro
5. Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez
6. Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore

Read, Review Coming Soon (maybe):

(covers linked to Goodreads)

1. We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
2. Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Latinx Heritage Month Posts:

(September 15-October 15)

Talk Chisme to Me: 2020 Latinx Heritage Month TBR – Lots of fun readathons and even a book fest happening this month. Be sure to check out all the books on my TBR for the month.

Talk Chisme to Me: New & Upcoming Releases by Latinx Authors (Sept.’20-2021) – This post literally takes me the entire year to compile, but at the end it is so rewarding to see all these titles together. If you are wondering how you can support Latinx authors all year long, you need to check out this list.

Talk Chisme to Me: New Favorite Books by Latinx Authors – Sharing my favorite reads by Latinx authors I’ve read since last LHM. I highly recommend every single one of these!

Notable Blog Posts This Month + Looking Ahead:

Top Ten Tuesday: 2020 Fall Releases I’m Excited For – Find out what fall releases have caught my eye this year!

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Anna-Marie McLemore Quotes – This was such a delightful post to put together featuring quotes from one of my all-time favorite authors.

What I Watched/Am Watching:

Sister, Sister – I basically binged the entire series of Sister, Sister this month. I have a lot of fond memories of this one. Some of the jokes definitely aged better than others but overall, I really loved revisiting this one.

Julie and the Phantoms – Julie and the Phantoms!!!! Julie and the Phantoms!!!! I found a new happy place and it is this musical series about a girl who accidentally summons a ghost band and then they help each other realize their musical dreams. I’m crying, I love it so much. I am already on my second watching of it. Netflix better give us a second season.

October Releases I’m Excited For:

What October releases are you excited for? Let me hear from you in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit!

10 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: September ’20

  1. Seems like you had an amazing month, despite thinking it didn’t happen! (I can totally relate to that, September FLEW by). I’ll make sure to check your review of Miss Meteor because I really want to read that one! I’m also very excited about Blazewrath Games, that plot is so unique.

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  2. By Any Means Necessary sounds delightful and I’ve added it to my TBR! I had Julie and the Phantoms on my list but it sounds like something I need to watch right now. I know what you mean about September. The summer went by incredibly slowly and then I blinked and September was gone.

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  3. Aw, I loved Sister, Sister. Julie and the Phantoms is on my list to watch.
    And yeah, September just kind of disappeared. I didn’t get a lot of reading done, but hopefully October will be better. I need all the mysteries and thrillers.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  4. I am pretty sure September didn’t happen either. I honestly have no idea where the month went or what I even did. Nice job reading seven books though! I was SOOO happy when I seen Sister, Sister was on Netflix. I loved this show so much as a kid and I’ve been watching it on Netflix again. I’m about halfway through season two now. I can’t wait to watch more, because I don’t even remember how it ended it’s been that long since I’ve watched it! haha. I hope you have a great October. ❤

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