September Rewind

Well, another month has gone by, fellow readers. September wasn’t as busy for me as August was, unfortunately. So here’s a fast recap.

I read books.
I reviewed said books.
I gave away books.

Yep. That pretty much sums it up. Here’s a detailed recap.

READ & REVIEWED BOOKS IN SEPTEMBER
Sept 3 – Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Sept 4 – Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood
Sept 4 – Loving Lies by Lora Leigh
Sept 7 – Paradise by Jill S. Alexander
Sept 9 – Days Like This by Alison Stewart
Sept 11 – Fateful by Claudia Gray
Sept 11 – All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Sept 16 – Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Sept 17 – Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton
Sept 18 – The “What If” Guy by Brooke Moss
Sept 20 – The Forest of Adventures by Katie M. John
Sept 20 – Nocturne by Syrie James
Sept 23 – This is Shyness by Leanne Hall
Sept 25 – Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Sept 27 – Crave by Melissa Darnell
Sept 27 – As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
Sept 28 – Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Average rating for the month of September: 3.64 stars

CONTESTS WINNERS
Zoe won herself a copy of Lola and the Boy Next Door for correctly guessing the book I would read first amongst the pile of my September Shopping List.
JustJahnvi won copies of Anna Dressed in Blood and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer this month.
Huh. This is kind of sad. I promise to do a better job in October. I can’t believe I only held two contests in September. 
SPECIAL MENTION
Alison Stewart, author of Days Like This posted a link of my review on her blog and personally thanked me via email for reading and reviewing her book. I don’t know about you, but I admire authors who actually takes the time to express their gratitude for reading their work.  

As well, this month, I’ve participated in an auction benefitting the victims of hurricane Irene. I won myself signed copies of Ashfall by Mike Mullin, Matched by Ally Condie and an ARC of Crossed. Mr. Mullin, whose  generosity knows no bounds, decided that it would be cool to name a bit part character in my namesake on his upcoming book, ASHEN WINTER. How awesome is this?!
LOOKING FORWARD
I have a feeling October will be a busy month…or I’ll make sure it will be anyway. I have my very first author interview lined up, which I’m very excited about! There will also be a giveaway as offered by Entangled Publishing with this post, so stay tuned!
I finally grew a pair and sent some not-so-embarrassing letters to publishers for ARCs. I’m happy to say that I got my first nod. YAY ME!
I’m also excited about the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour that’s happening – well, tomorrow, actually. Kelley Armstrong, Beth Revis, Melissa Marr, Margaret Stohl, Jennifer Lynn Barnes & Sara Zarr will be in attendance. I can’t wait!

Also, please check out We Fancy Book’s Follower Appreciation Giveaway! They have some awesome prices in store for the winners!

So that’s it for the month of September. October is upon us and there’s a whole slew of awesome releases for the month!
What was your September like?