Monthly Wrap-Up: September ’21

Happy October! September saw me returning to blogging after a long break and I forgot what it’s like to actually enjoy blogging. That sounds terrible, but I have been struggling all year trying to find the motivation to keep going. This break was a godsend. I’m blogging more, I’m reading more, and more importantly, I’m not feeling overly stressed doing so. So if you are looking for someone to tell you taking that break from blogging you’ve been putting off is the right thing to do, consider this your final nudge. I read ten books this month which is about double my average. Yay me! Mid-September marked the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month and I’ve been sharing Talk Chisme to Me posts highlighting Latinx authors. Be sure to check them out below. Also, if you haven’t entered my Twitter giveaway, click here for all the info. It’s also finally October and I have a few Halloween-themed posts for you this month. I am going to wait about a week to start posting those because I don’t want to distract too much from my Latinx Heritage Month posts.

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

Favorite Book This Month:

My favorite read in September was Crystal Vega’s Fat Chance, Charlie Vega. Charlie is one of those characters that you cannot help but love. This one was truly one of the most delightful reads for me this year. Review coming soon.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book received lower than three stars from me.

Reviews Posted:

(Covers linked to reviews)

Notable Blog Posts:

Talk Chisme to Me: Latinx Heritage Month 2021 TBR – Take a look at the Latinx reads I am reading this month.

Talk Chisme to Me: New Favorites From the Past Year – I read so many amazing books by Latinx authors over the past year. Here’s a look at my top ten.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Most Anticipated Fall 2021 Releases – Take a look at which fall releases are on my radar.

What I Watched/Am Watching:

Hotel Del Luna – I have been wanting to watch this K-Drama for a while and then it dropped on Netflix like a gift. I am only a few episodes in, but am loving it in all its paranormal charm.

Hometown Cha Cha Cha – I also just started this cute K-Drama. I am only two episodes in, but no one does sweet, wholesome romance like K-Dramas and so I am really looking forward to where this one goes.

October Releases I’m Excited For:

What’s your favorite September read? Are you planning to read anything spooky in October? Let’s discuss in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit!

32 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: September ’21

  1. So glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your break! Sometimes we all need time away from blogging. 🙂

    I can’t wait for Vespertine – love me some spooky nuns – and you’ve reminded me that I need to cross Velvet was the Night off my TBR this year. I hope you have a lovely October!

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  2. Welcome back! And congrats on a great reading month. Charlie Vega is on my tbr, so I’m happy to hear how much you enjoyed it. I also have Within These Wicked Walls to read this month. Hopefully we both enjoy it! Happy reading!

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  3. I’m so glad September was such a hit month for you— I felt the exact same way. Returning to blogging had me reading a lot more too, and enjoying what I was reading. Go us!!!

    Hometown Cha Cha sounds soooo cute. I’m very new to k-dramas but I’m currently watching What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim and it’s adorable. Also super excited for Vespertine!

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  4. Happy October! 🙂 I’ve been struggling a lot this year with keeping my blog going too, so I feel you. It’s been a weird year. I’m really glad that the break helped you though! I am so happy that your favorite book of the month was Fat Chance, Charlie Vega. I seriously need to read it already. I think I will in November after my Halloween TBR this month. ❤

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  5. Breaks are good 👍🏽. I loved Charlie Vega’s voice and how complicated her relationships were to her mother and cousins, but also how she dealt with the obstacles.
    Hometown Cha Cha Cha is cute. I just finished Second 20’s and loved it. KDramas are my escape!

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  6. I hadn’t heard of Fat Chance, Charlie Vega but it sounds really sweet. And I’ve heard many things about Hometown Cha Cha Cha, I must get around to it! I think my favourite September read was The Appeal, modern day Agatha Christie and so fun too.

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  7. I wanted to read Fat Chance, Charlie Vega this year for a Readathon, but it sadly didn’t happen. I’ll definitely get around to reading it though 😊 I’m also eagerly anticipating Vespertine as I love Margaret Rogerson so much 🥰 I hope you have a good month!

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