Monthly Wrap Up

September 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

How is the end of September already here?! How is this year simultaneously going excruciatingly slow and ridiculously fast.

I have had a busy month where I recently announced that I am co-hosting a readalong for The Empire of Gold. There will also be a giveaway, photo challenge and IG live with Shannon at the end of the readalong.

I also announced my next bookish box which is now available to buy on my etsy shop. My next box is inspired by books by Muslim authors. There will be 9 items in the box and will ship at the beginning of November. There is limited boxes available so order soon if you want to order!

Here is the books I read this month:

The Upside of Falling by Alex Light – I did not enjoy this book at all. It was a bland story and I didn’t feel at all invested in the characters.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar – I really enjoyed this book which is inspired by Hindu mythology and I really loved the lyrical writing

Rating: 4 out of 5.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – I loved this book so much! One of my favourite reads of the year! I cannot wait for the sequel!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Dr Yusef Salaam – This is a book everyone needs to read. Such a poignant story that is the reality of so many, including the author. It’s also written in verse which I really loved

Rating: 5 out of 5.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – A reread of one of my absolute favourite books and it was just as brutal as the previous reread. You can read my full review here

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – One of my all time favourite books and I have lost count how many times I have reread it but I love it all the same. My review is here

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Raybearer by Jordan Ijeuko – Wow this book is incredible and I really loved the mythology woven into the story and the wonderful characters!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas – So who would have thought that I might actually enjoy this book, well the second half more so than the first half. I am actually intrigued enough to read the second book too. I think listening to the audiobook helped my enjoyment. Who even am I?

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

So this is everything I read this month!

Here are the reviews I shared this month:

Agent Zaiba Investigates by Annabelle Sami

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne Brown

The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kung

I also shared these posts I think you should check out:

My latest post in the Inspiring Muslim Women Throughout History series. This month I wrote about Sumayyah (ra) who was one of the very first people to declare she was Muslim publicly.

I wrote a fun post about the characters from The Daevabad Trilogy as Cats!

I wrote about some of my favourite friendships in books.

I shared some of my favourite quotes from some of my favourite books in this post

I matched sherwanis to book covers in this books as outfits post.

So that’s everything for this month!

4 thoughts on “September 2020 Monthly Wrap Up”

  1. ahh so happy you liked TVD!! the preorder campagin is stunning and i love it and i am so excited to see finished copies of tvd. i hope it’s in some book boxes because that would be really cool. it’s tied w five other books for my #1 book of the year.

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  2. I got my copy of Star Daughter in a couple of weeks ago and I’m super excited to read it. It looks and sounds so fantastic.


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