Sum it up Sunday: September ’18


Sum it up Sunday is a feature post we are going to trial for the closing Sundays of each month. In these posts we’ll detail various things that have excited or upset us over that month.
If you’d like to join us in our summing up, please feel free! Just please, provide a link back to our blog. Thank you.

Stats for the month:


Books Read: 3! (technically 4, but the re-listen of P&P doesn’t count)
Avg Rating: 3.7
Pages Read: 1202
Books Bought / Received: 22!!!!!!


Books Read: Listened to 1
Avg Rating :  5
Pages Read: (Harper Teen copy says 419 pages)
Books Bought / Received : 1

What are you reading right now?

Listening to:
Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
going through Netgally at the mo, Next is probably Mirage by Somaiya Daud

escaping from houdini mirage

Listening to:
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
Still trying to Read:
Legendary by Stephanie Garber and may have started The Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

saving fran Legendary Sea Witch

What was your favourite book this month?

Deadly sweet by Lola Dodge. And to think I waited 9 months to read it! Bonus – the second one is out in a minute!

deadly sweet

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta


What was your least favourite book this month?

The mystery of three quarters by Sophie Hannah just by default

the mystery of three quarters

Don’t have one

What do you want to read next?

Something suitable for OCTOBER! Maybe A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
(Actually Sugar Spells by Lola Dodge…)

a curse so dark and lonely sugar spells

City of Ghosts by V E Schwab

City of Ghosts

What books did you collect this month?

Te Bheag A’Ghruffalo Julia Donaldson
Am I small? A bheil mi beag? by Philipp Winterberg
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane (Scots Language Edition) by J.K. Rowling, translated by Matthew Fitt
Eva the Adventurer. Eubha an Dána-thurasaiche by Elly Gedye
Sgeulachd Simeig Tunnag Loin and Peadar a Bruidhinn Gaidhlig: Peadar Rabaid is a Charaidean(Audio CD) by Beatrix Potter

The Plastic Magician (A Paper Magician Novel) by Charlie N. Holmberg
Enchantress (The Evermen Saga Book 1) by James Maxwell

Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
Emma by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Priestess of the White by Trudi Canavan
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The other side of Lost by Jessi Kirby
Damsel by Elana K Arnold (ARC)
Mirage by Somaiya Daud

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) by L. C. Rosen
The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge
Bloody Brilliant Women by Cathy Newman
The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana

Vengeful by V E Schwab – Illumicrate Special Box


What books are you hoping to collect next month?

Uh…oh….on no! I have no idea what’s out! I’ve cast myself adrift with no raft!
Haha, I’m still subscribed to Illumicrate, I think that’s coming out next month, so whatever book is in that and then whatever other Scottish Gaelic ones I can find….

Nothing. I have nothing on order… what has happened to me???

How are your challenges going?

Netgalley Challenge: TWO!! WOO HOO!
Finishing the Series Challenge: Uh….
Book Box Challenge: Hmmm
Reviews: I’ve written them! In my notebook…..I will get them up this week!

Netgalley Challenge : 0
Finishing the Series Challenge : 0
Book Box Challenge: 0
The Unread Shelf Project 2018 : 0
Reviews: 0
I Bought It So I Must Read It: 0

Any rants or raves?
Anything to boast or even just chat about?

I’ve cancelled my Fairyloot and Book Box Club subscriptions. They were still exciting, but they rarely lived up to expectations. Plus there was a lot of useless stuff in them – I’m particular about my stuff – plus many items came wrapped in plastic and I’m cutting that out. They’re also not cheap and I can buy the books for a lot less.
But just you watch, the next boxes will be full of all my favourite things from my favourite fandoms! Oh well.

I’ve also begun watching A Discovery of Witches! It’s actually pretty well done! I’d like to save up all the episodes and watch them in one go, but I’m too impatient in this matter…
And Matthew is a fantastic Matthew! hehe

Why have I never read Melina Marchetta before? Why? WHY?

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