Kickin' It: September 2017

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Kickin’ It is a feature at The Bucket List where I round-up the whole month in one post, bringing you reviews you may have missed, other awesome bookish things, and even what I’m currently obsessed with in other media besides books. September was a whirlwind of happenings. First, I am mildly surprised at myself for partially stepping outside of my reading slump and actually reading a few books this month. I still only read 5 books but that's a bit better than August's three books. Second, it was my birthday this month! I went to Disney World to celebrate and it was so much fun! Here's September's wrap-up:

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: I received this book in the Wanderlust box from OwlCrate and I am so glad I did. This book was absolutely everything I expected it to be and more. There's daring adventure, pirates, romance and more. The characters are so true-to-life and the protagonist is fantastically sarcastic. I love it all. I cannot wait for the sequel!

Ten by Gretchen McNeil (3 stars): I tried something a little different with this review. Instead of a normal review, it's an analysis of how similar And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie is to Ten. I highly recommend skipping this one and reading Agatha Christie's classic.

Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman (3 stars): Blackhearts was a promising start to what definitely could be an awesome series of how Blackbeard becomes the pirate we know today.

Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman (3 stars): Nicole Castroman is a great storyteller and definitely raised the bar with this sequel. Blacksouls is sure to keep you on your toes with nonstop action and fantastic characters.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (10/10/17): It's a new John Green book. Need I say more?

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand (10/24/17): I will probably wait to read this one closer to Christmas. However, when I heard Cytnhia Hand was releasing a new book, I couldn't have been more excited! The premise sounds awesome. It's a sort of what-if scenario inspired by a timeless Christmas classic.

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me by Carrie Ann DiRisio (10/17/17): I recently discovered Brooding YA Hero on Twitter and I cannot believe how behind I am in this feed. It is absolutely fantastic. I am not sure how this character will translate to a YA book but I will be reading to certainly find out.

September was such a busy month that I really didn't watch that many movies. However, I did rewatch Avatar in anticipation of visiting Disney World's Animal Kingdom. The movie isn't my favorite but it is entertaining and fun. Also, I was able to see Kingsman: The Golden Circle which was as epic as I knew it was going to be. Here's the trailer:


How was your September? Read any awesome books this month? What movies did you watch?

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  1. September sounds like it was an awesome month for you!! I really liked A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, too! And that photo you took of it is gorgeous!! I didn't realize the Brooding YA Hero was being turned into a novel but WHOA, I'm excited. I've just added it to my Goodreads TBR :)

    Awesome post, Jeanna!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!