Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up September 2016

Stacking the Shelves 2016 Book Haul Monthly Wrap Up

I had really great blogging months in July and August, but September is our year-end in work and there was SO much going on that blogging really took a back seat. I was hoping to get back in to the swing of things in October, but so far I haven’t had much luck. Scheduling really is the way to go for me, but I haven’t had time to do much of that either! I’m hoping for the next few weeks I’ll get much more content up, fingers crossed!

The Books:


For review this month, I received Pre-suasion by Robert B. Cialdini, Nina Is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi, Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein, and Eating the Elephant by Alice Wells. I also received copies of two illustrated picture books for children. I don’t tend to read or review these often, but in light of my Best Friend (yes, I give that title capitals!) having an adorable baby girl, I’ve taken a bit of an interest in picture books for mini people. I received The Christmas Eve Tree and A First Book of Animals.


Purchases this month… You’d think after my little indulgence last month I would have declined… Instead I restrained. This month I purchased Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk, DK’s The History Book (which is part of their Big Ideas Simply Explained series. I own about 5 of them now), Queen Bees  by Sian Evans, as well as two sets – Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and The Selection series (PJ is on offer for £6.99 for 5 books, and The Selection is on offer for £7.99 for 5 books, I CANNOT say no to those prices, AND I had a discount code too). I’m intending the Percy Jackson series to be a gift, that I might sneakily try to read first…

In BIG (and obvious) news, I also picked up a signed copy of Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas, which I’ve already read. Review to follow once I can form coherent thoughts.

Movies and TV Shows:

September was very quiet on the TV and movie front. I caught up with a lot of my favourite YouTubers when I got the chance, as opposed to watching TV. Apart from the odd episode of Judge Judy, Pawn Stars, and The X Factor, I didn’t see much exciting this month at all. I have been watching a lot of Gary Vaynerchuk on YouTube too – check him out if you’re into business, marketing, media, or motivational speakers!

Wrappin’ It Up!

In Case You Missed It:

the-opposite-of-loneliness-book-coverThis month I reviewed one book – The Opposite of Loneliness (4/5). I had a really great blogging month for the past two months, but lately it’s been a bit more of a struggle to find the time and motivation. It doesn’t help that I have LOADS of reviews to do and now I’m going back to write them, I sometimes can’t remember much about the book! I really should start using the Goodreads app to track my thoughts more often.

Other posts I managed to write this month were: a book release post for A Boy Made of Blocks, I have a review copy of this one, so a review will go up (at some point). I also wrote a post about my second #OTSPSecretSister Experience. I’ve taken a break for this round, but I am missing it. Hopefully if things quiet down for me at some point I can take part again.

My most popular post in September was What is the Point of Pre-ordering?!?, and my most popular review was for All The Light We Cannot See.

What did you get up to in the month of September? Share with me in the comments!

About Rachel

Avid reader & #bookblogger. Lover of all things business. A fan of drinks & dancing. Ever optimistic. Feminist.

3 Responses

  1. I love these posts that you do. They always lead me reading loads more blog posts. I haven’t done much blogging lately but hoping to do a bit more, especially in the run up to Christmas.


      1. It always seems the way with us bookbloggers doesn’t it. Lots to read, lots to write, not enough time. I ‘d love to see the other posts you’ve favourited and of course your own reviews, whenever they get posted. A. x


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