September 2015 Wrap-Up

Posted October 1, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 12 Comments


I think the two themes of September were SCHOOL and FALL. I don’t know why, but I’ve been one of those people who gets really into fall. . . which might not be that remarkable, but you have to understand up until this year that fall was my LEAST favorite season. I think one thing that’s helped a lot is that since I’m living at home, I’m in a slightly different climate. Even though I’m still in Texas, for the past seven years I was living smack-dab in central Texas, and now that I’m living with family I’m sort of in the more coastal plain regions. Some people might not notice a difference, but for me that means I have NOT been suffering from the fall allergies that plagued me for the last seven years, ever since I went to college. Without that, I’m actually enjoying the season, and definitely the (slightly) cooler weather(I mean, it’s still in the 80s here, so not THAT cool, but it’s better than August).

And then, of course, there’s been schoolwork. I feel like I’ve really started to find my rhythm again as far as being a student is concerned, and I’m really enjoying one of my classes. The other isn’t as enjoyable, but it’s not bad, so on the whole school is going pretty well.


I was going to start my annual Gilmore Girls re-watch, but my season 1, disc 1 DVD isn’t working. Sadness. And apparently ABC family isn’t showing reruns anymore, which started this week. Watching Gilmore Girls was my mid-day break! I’ve actually been watching way too many hours of the Investigation Discovery channel, which shows re-runs of things like 20/20 and all those crime investigation shows, because my family’s started watching that channel a lot. Fun fact: growing up, my mom watched true crime shows a lot & I would watch with her when I was VERY little. The first time I watched a few my parents thought I would have nightmares, but I was fine, and I was obsessed with the forensic investigations that they bought me science kits and thought I would grow up and want to be a forensic scientist. If it wasn’t for my struggles in the math portions of science, there’s a good possibility I *would* have decided to major in some sort of science field in college.


My September playlist:

Favorite tracks:

Mother & Father by Broods

Let Me Love by ARCHIS

Wild by Royal Teeth

Fool’s Gold by Fitz and the Tantrums

Bad Blood by Ryan Adams


5 star Reads:

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

4 star Reads:

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas(re-read)
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas(re-read)
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
Wildlife by Fiona Woods

3 Star Reads:

Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

2 star Reads:


1 star & DNF Reads:



My favorite reviews/books of this month: Dumplin‘, The Scorpion Rules, and The Rest of Us Just Live Here(September was an awesome book month!)

Some discussions: YA lit and the circumstances of sexual assault, TBR Management + A New Way of Thinking About my TBR, & the Pressure of “The One” in Romance Books.



Gotten to the point where they tolerate each other, so. . . progress?

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He thinks he’s being so sneaky. ??? #catsofinstagram

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My Choices are Not a Commentary on Yours & Moral Ambiguity in YA Fiction.

Favorites favbook

Queen of Shadows, with Wildlife being a close second.

Queen of Shadowswildlife


They joined hands.
So the world ended.
And the next one began.
-from Queen of Shadows(this quote is currently desktop background, actually. I love it a lot).



I think I talked about it in one of my weekly wrap-ups, but on my way to my in-person school days, I got to visit one of my friends, which was lovely. We also made plans for November, so I’m definitely looking forward to that in a few months!



12 responses to “September 2015 Wrap-Up

    • Stormy

      I JUST did! Like, last Wednesday. As luck would have it, apparently Gilmore Girls re-runs are going off ABC family(boo), but now they’re on UP, & I caught the first 4 episodes when they started the re-runs from the beginning. It was only disc 1 that wasn’t working, so now I am happily powering through commercial-free and without having to fight the slow internet. I can’t power through it as quick as I usually do because school & family stuff(my grandmother is visiting right now), but so far I’ve been watching an episode a night.

  1. I love Fall so luckily you get to enjoy it now too! I am in So Cal so I feel you with the warm weather. It doesn’t get much colder until December though.

    Can you believe that I only just finished watching Gilmore Girls for the FIRST time this year! I mean, I started watching it when it first aired but after I missed a few episodes I never finished it. Do you have Netflix? All the seasons are on there!

    Listening to your playlist now, and I’m enjoying it. It’s fun! I hope October is a good month for you 😀

    • Stormy

      It makes me happy to see how many people have discovered Gilmore Girls via Netflix! I don’t have Netflix, but I have family/friends who sometimes let me use their accounts. I just have a sentimental attachments to the DVDs for a lot of reasons.

      • I was buying the DVD’s, slowly getting through the seasons that way, but when I realized they were on Netflix I stopped purchasing them. You should try Bookoff (if there is one in your area.) They usually have series used in good condition and for pretty cheap, to replace your non-working one!

        • Stormy

          Ooh I’ll have to look that up! I have a Hastings in a reasonable distance(like a 30 min drive), and they sell DVD sets, but they also sometimes sell DVDs by the disc, so I’m hoping I can go there & replace the discs that went out.

  2. I LOVE Gilmore Girls!! Do you have Netflix?? That is how I watch it. And I hope you love Sharp Objects. I freaking loved that book. I loved all of Gillian Flynn’s books, but I think Dark Places was my favorite. Sharp Objects would be my second favorite. Happy reading!

    • Stormy

      I don’t personally have Netflix, but a few family members & close friends do who sometimes let me use their accounts. I *have* watched shows that way, but for Gilmore Girls I just have a strong sentimental attachments to my DVDs so I haven’t manage to watch via Netflix yet.

  3. Cee

    You’ve seen the light of the beauty of Fall! ;D

    Fall is one of my favorite seasons because it gets cold here and the leaves start to change color. (Though, with global warming, it’s getting more warmer, which is truly unacceptable.)

    I didn’t know that the Roomies HC(?) was that wide!

    • Stormy

      I HAVE. It helps that I’m not battling allergies right now!
      It probably won’t get cold here until later in the fall, but I’m okay with it being not meltingly hot.
      Haha, it does look really wide in the photo. It’s not wider than normal–the paperback of Sharp Objects is kinda narrow. It’s not a mass market paperback, but it’s still not as wide as most paperbacks. It’s almost the size of the few UK paperbacks I have? Kinda strange.

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