September Wrap-up and October TBR

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                    September Wrap-Up


Hey, lovelies! September is over, which means two things for me :

1) my second year of university is starting and I’m already stressed about it;

2) october is coming, my birthday is coming, maaaany bookish gifts might come my way, yay!

I know I should’ve added Halloween, but it’s not really a big deal in Romania, which is really sad and depressing, I know… This being told, let’s get into the wrap-up for this month! I’ve read 8 books this month from very various genres, sizes, subjects and so on. There are two books that I finished recently and that I’m going to review in the following days and I’m going to add the links to those as soon as I posted them. Pinky promise.



1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (★★★★★)

2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (★★★★★) – review here

3. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (★★★★☆)

4. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (★★☆☆☆) – review here

5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (★★★★★) – review here

6. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (★★★★★ 4.5 stars)

7. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid (★★★☆☆) – review to come

8. The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera (★★☆☆☆) – review to come

Favourite book : The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, for sure!

Least favourite book : The Sun is Also a Star



               Tentative TBR for October


What books have you read in September and which one was your favourite? And what are you planning on reading next month? Let’s discuss it all in the comments!


26 thoughts on “September Wrap-up and October TBR

  1. Camilla @ Reader in the Attic says:

    I read The Tiger’s Daughter too! I gave it three stars but I had few problems with it. Too much slow, maybe even too much heavy… I don’t know.
    Halloween isn’t a big deal neither in Italy 😦 It’s so sad and Italian are really able too be: it’s not a festivity of ours – Yes, because our are all saints and prayers -.- Not my style at all. And some people even try to put you down if you want to party at Halloween.

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    • thecursedbooks says:

      Yes, The Tiger’s Daughter had several issues and I took a lot of time to read it. I’m sorry it didn’t work for you either! Hahaha, I can totally relate to that! I remember trying to celebrate Halloween back in 7th grade by dressing up without going trick or treat or anything like that since I knew everybody would stare weirdly. And even dressing up made some people roll their eyes. I feel like it’s very atmospherical celebration, I would have really loved it to be bigger here! 🙂

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  2. thebookbloglife says:

    Anna Karenina is one of my favourite books of all time, I don’t even have words for my love for the characters! Wasn’t too keen on Illuminae, but it could be your new fave! Great post! You should check out my September Wrap Up and October TBR on 🙂

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    • thecursedbooks says:

      Can’t wait for Anna Karenina, I didn’t even watch the movie yet because I wanted to read the book beforehand. I’m so, so curious about it!! I’m fairly new to russian literature, having read only Lolita before. Will do! 🙂

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      • thebookbloglife says:

        I love Russian history but haven’t really delved into the literature. I really need to. I think I’m going to put Lolita on my to-buy list!

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      • thecursedbooks says:

        I didn’t enjoy Lolita as much as I would have liked to, but it was probably because of the subject. And it was also kind of slow to me, but I really hope you enjoy it more than I did! ❤


  3. Marie says:

    YAY, birthday month! October is my birthday month as well, that’s so great. When is yours exacty? 🙂
    I’m so glad to see Illuminae on your TBR, I’m very curious to hear your thoughts on this book once you’re done with it. It was…well, it was good and very surprising ahah 🙂
    Hope you’ll have a great month! xx

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  4. thewhimsicalwordsofanagreeablebookworm says:

    My fave book of the month for me was Pride and Predijuce. It was just too good! I plan on reading A Court of Thorns and Roses this month, I’m finally trying to read it, because so many people have said it’s really good and I’m going to try and hopefully read something a little scary since it’s October. 🙂 And my birthday is this month too! Yay. 😀

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