The Month in Books: September 2020

Another day, another destiny! 

Wait, that’s not it. What I meant to say was — 

Another month, another wrap-up! Can you believe that we’re already in the last quarter of the year? But honestly, September was one of the few months of 2020 that seemed to last forever. It was an eventful month for me in a lot of ways. For one, I started online school, and my stress levels haven’t just hit the ceiling, they’ve rocketed to the moon and back 😱😭😂 And I’m still getting the hang of fitting in blogging into the mix, so bear with me if you don’t see as much content from me in October!

But I’ll save any further ramblings for the actual post. So without further ado, let’s get into September’s monthly wrap-up!

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The Finally Fall Book Tag!

Hello everyone, and welcome back! Fall is in the air! The weather is turning crisp and cool (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere) and I got the chance to see some beautiful beginnings of autumn foliage when I went apple picking with my family over the weekend. So I’ve come equipped today with just the right type of blog post — the Finally Fall Book Tag! Thank you so much to Alexis @ The Reading Addict for tagging me, and let’s get right into it!

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The Currently Reading Book Tag

Hello everyone, and welcome back! We are now officially in the season of fall! (she said, pretending to not have forgotten to mention this fact in her post from a few days ago) *ahem* To kick off the new season, today I’ll be completing the Currently Reading Book Tag, which Emily @ Frappes and Fiction tagged me for! I love sharing my reading habits with you guys, so this sounds really fun 😆 Thank you so much for tagging me, Emily, and let’s get right into it!

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Review: The Silence of Bones by June Hur

I didn’t know it was possible for anyone to feel this seen by a historical fiction novel.

About a murder mystery. 

Set in the 18th century. 

Centered around Catholic persecution.

I didn’t know it was possible, but it apparently is.

I don’t make the rules. 🤷‍♀️

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Let’s Talk Bookish: The Pros & Cons of Book Blogging

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme that is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today’s topic is the pros and cons of book blogging, suggested by Rukky!

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The Black Cat Blue Sea Award!!

Hello everyone, and welcome back! I’ve been nominated for the Black Cat Blue Sea Award! Elizabeth @ Miss Elizabeth named me for this award in her post, and I am so honored and grateful to her and everyone else who continues to support Beyond the Read. Thank you so much, Elizabeth, and let’s get right into the tag!

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Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

I’ve missed writing full-length reviews. I cannot believe that the last one I wrote was nearly a month ago. I blame mini-reviews and how addicting they are. 

But fortunately, I’m back with my review of Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim, which I enjoyed immensely, much more than I was expecting to. Come for the Chinese culture and Maia’s Mulan-esque character arc, stay for the sizzling romance and the quest.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: How to Encourage Others to Read

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme that is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today, we’re discussing how to encourage others to read, a topic suggested by Rian @ Dogs and Books.

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Musical Shuffle Book Tag!

Hello everyone, and welcome back! Today, I’m bringing you the Musical Shuffle Book Tag! I discovered this tag on Sara’s blog, and it sounded so fun that I reverted to my tag thieving ways for a chance to complete it. I mean, books + musical theatre is the best combination ever, and I know all of you are in agreement. Speaking of which, there is going to be a lot of musical theatre in this post, so if that is somehow offensive to you (um… how?), you can skip over today’s post, I guess 😂

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Mini-Reviews: Royal Holiday, The Handmaid’s Tale

Hello everyone, and welcome back! I am once again behind with reviewing the books I’ve finished recently (what’s new?), so I’m back with another collection of mini-reviews for two of those books: Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Let’s get right into it!

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