Another month down, and another month of Mandy being confused on what she actually read. Well, I guess this is still a thing?
🧚 fairy blessing: Our readathon is next month, and I’m ready for all of the spooky reads!!
🧚 fairy blessing: This girl had a much needed vacation, and got some good reading time in.
🧙 stepmother’s curse: Summer is officially ending, and I didn’t read, like, any contemporary books??? Also, like, this month was dismal, for real.
🌈 = LGBTQ+ rep
🌱 = Mental Health rep
🌻 = POC rep
✨ = Disability, LD, Chronic Condition rep
Visit our Royal Library to find a complete listing of reviews on BPR, divided by genre with a key for notable representation.
✔️ Lore Olympus webcomic |
✔️ Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall | 🌈🌻
✔️ Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young |
✔️ The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young |
✔️ We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund | 🌻🌱🌈
✔️ Lumberjanes Vol. 2 – 5| 🌻🌈
✔️ The Black Bull of Norroway by Cat & Kit Seaton | 🌻
✔️ Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R Anderson |
Best book of the month: Sky in the Deep. Worst book of the month: Lumberjanes Vol. 5.
The one bright light in this dismal end of summer month was Sky in the Deep. Yes, it was a re-read, but it was somehow even better than I remembered??? It full on moved up to the favorites shelf, and ugh, it was amazing being back in this world and writing. SO MUCH LOVE. Rules for Vanishing, The Girl the Sea Gave Back, and We Speak Storms were decent reads – good but not great.
This month was just a bunch of meh? Like there was nothing that wasn’t fully horrible, but everything was just okay??? Just super super super okay??? Ugh. I mean, great there was no sad ratings, but I want more.
👸 Next month, Sha and I are officially hosting Nightmare Before Book Princess Reviews aka Spooky September, our Disney’s Nightmare Before Christmas themed readathon. We have 15 different prompts for you to read more spooky books before the official Halloween season begins. I’m so so so ridiculously excited, because I live for a good spooky book – give me some ghosts, haunted places, etc. and this girl is a happy camper (but based on all my spooky reads, I’mma be murdered out there.)
👸 I’m officially back in the blogging momentum! As you might have noticed, I had a few very bumpy months where I was up and down with my feelings on blogging. I’ve discovered that, like, IDK I CAN USE MY PHONE TO COMMENT AND BLOG HOP in a timely manner. Like, this is common sense, but it took this girl forever to get it together, lol. I’ll be popping up in your feed more often, which is probably more of a nuisance for you, lol.
👸 This girl did take a quick little much needed vacay this month, and I jammed in as much reading as I could. Is it just me or is the hardest part of packing figuring out what books you need?? I legit brought an armload of graphic novels and 3 other books that I tried to vary in case the mood strikes. I’m pretty sure it was heavier than my suitcase. I read 6 books and made an indent in a seventh, so that made up for some lapses in my other reading schedule.
👸 BPR was nominated for a blogger award!! Idk how, why, who, what, ANYTHING – but we were nominated, and I’m still screaming. So many thank yous for just the chance to be nominated, and your girls’ heads are still swimming in feels.
👸 I haven’t watched anything new after the stunning and crazy conclusion of my love, Dark. I’ve been watching Rick Steve’s Europe shows on Hulu to see all the places to add to my impossible travel bucket list and the rest of the random things my parents watch. I’ll be binging the Great British Baking Show since it’s dropping soon, and I’m thinking about starting Veronica Mars next. Has anyone watched and loved?
👸 And, um, this might be a thing?
A BPR princess might, indeed, be going to London, so any recommendations would be great!!
Sha and I will be participating in The Nightmare Before Princess Reviews Readathon (aka Spooky September) which is a Nightmare Before Christmas themed readathon. I’m so so so pumped, because it is official time for me to binge all the spooky books I’ve been counting down for. You can find the official TBR here for me, and our official announcement here.
What do you think? What books did you read last month? Did we share any of the same?