#spookyseptember wrap-up

Today marks the official end to BPR’s Spooky September readathon! However, the readathon is still going on, and Nightmare Before Book Princess Reviews is still ready to bring you all the spooky reads leading up to the big holiday at the end of the month: Halloween! If you want to know more, check out my original post here!

This was my first ever readathon – period. I wasn’t entirely sure how I would handle it. I mean, this is the girl that never really sticks to a structured TBR, and I mean, we all know I can’t handle a blogging series. But I somehow completed it all??? I certainly didn’t stick to the TBR I created here, but I actually did pretty decent??? Let’s check out the books I read below for the TBR and for each prompt:


This is Halloween: Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales by Kiersten White – 2Β πŸ‘‘

What’s This: Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower by Christian McKay Heidicker – Ehhhh still have yet to figure outΒ πŸ‘‘

Jack’s Lament: Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer – 3Β πŸ‘‘

Sally’s Song: Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco – 2Β πŸ‘‘

Kidnap the Sandy Claws: The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider –Β  5Β πŸ‘‘

Jack the Pumpkin King: The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe manga – 3Β πŸ‘‘

Sally: A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson – 2πŸ‘‘

Santa Claus: The Disney Princess Comic Strips (Issues 1 – 16) – 3Β πŸ‘‘

Oogie Boogie: The Diviners by Libba Bray – 5Β πŸ‘‘

Lock, Shock, and Barrel: Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz – 2Β πŸ‘‘

Dr. Finklestein: Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney- 5Β πŸ‘‘

Mayor of Halloween Town:Β πŸ‘‘

Zero: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – 3Β πŸ‘‘

Halloween Town: The Truth Lies Here by Lindsay Klingele – 4Β πŸ‘‘

The Citizens: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – 3Β πŸ‘‘

Other Books I Read This Month:

Watch You Burn – DNF/0Β πŸ‘‘

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray –Β 3Β πŸ‘‘

The Storm Runner by J. C. Cervantes –Β 3Β πŸ‘‘

The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta –Β 5Β πŸ‘‘


Okay, it was a super weird reading months. It seemed like I hit some major highs, but mostly I fell into mehhhhhhhhhhh books. I don’t know why it seemed like the spooky books were bringing the 3 crowns. However, I did have some 5 crowns reads in between, and that was pretty brilliant since I really really enjoyed those. Overall, I read 20 books this month, which is pretty killer. The readathon really did so good, though, with getting me in the mood for the fall and Halloween since I was dreading the end of summer, and I’m finding it hard to not continue to pick up spooky books.

The Highs

I actually found a new favorite this month! I’m pretty sure it’s the second one of the year, which has to be the saddest thing ever since we’re going into the tenth month of the year out of twelve. The Diviners was the lucky book and it brought big mood goals. Clara Voyant and The Mortification of Fovea Munson were both so brilliant as well. The Brilliant Death was a great read as well although not spooky and finally brought me some romance feels???? The Truth About Lies also was a highly anticipated book that didn’t disappoint me so major props for that.

The Lows

Escaping from Houdini was my lowest book of the month – although not in rating. However, it absolutely crushed me with the plot it decided to take on, and trust me, be prepared for a huge rant on Wednesday coming your way for all the ways it gave me fire in my soul. Project 17 crushed me as well since it was one of my favorite books ever, and it came back as such a lame, unimpressive book. Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower was a highly anticipated read book, and I literally can’t form a coherent thought about it since it was one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read??? There were a lot of other so-so books I read this month as well.

Other BPR Activities

I’ll be going to Yallfest this year, and I’m literally counting down the days. If you’ll be going too, just look for the girl losing her mind in the Robin Lafevers signing line and you’ll find Mandy. It won’t even be hard like finding Waldo! Do you have any tips for me??? Please, I need them all!

Next month, BPR will be bring the spooky posts as well. We have a lot of themed Halloween things, and we’re really going for all the Spooktober themes. We are bringing some Disney Halloween, a visit from The Villains Read, and…a new tag???? And yes, it’s Disney. Cheers??

Nothing really else to report.

October TBR

Most of my TBR has been reserved for Yallfest reads, since I need to make sure I don’t miss out on any great authors while I’m there. The rest of the time will most likely be trying out a few more spooky reads. I still have Hocus Pocus which I think I might try to tackle as close to Halloween as I can get, and I need to read Wildcard ASAP, of course!

What do you think? What books did you read this month? Did we share any of the same? What do you plan on next month? Will you be joining the readathon? Let’s discuss in the comments below!


16 thoughts on “#spookyseptember wrap-up

  1. Congrats on your success during your read-a-thon. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to join next month and I’m crossing my fingers I’m just as successful πŸ˜›

    I can’t wait to see what you guys post in October especially all the spooky content!!! ❀ ❀

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      1. Lol yeah I read it. I enjoyed the first two books but this one made me see Audrey Rose a little differently. She did Thomas dirty!! And for Mephistopheles? Nope.

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  2. Great wrap-up, Mandy!! It may have been the month of 3 stars and the spookies may not have been the best, but I still think you did and read amazing things!!!!! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for Spooktober!!!

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