August + September 2020 in Review

Posted September 30, 2020 by Kate

hello, lovelies!

I didn’t do a Month in Review last month, so this will have a mix of August and September reads! I took a bit of a hiatus, so you’ll notice fewer reviews already published than normal, but they will be coming… just, soon :) 

I’m SO REALLY for sweater weather! I went outside today and it was freezing, so October has, once again, reminded me what the word “cold” means, but I’m here for it! I’m rereading my favorite books, rewatching my favorite shows and I’m sprinkling cinnamon in everything! 🙌🏼

Read these Months

    Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels

my books

  • Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen (My Review) 
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  • Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters – reread!
  • Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews – reread!
  • White Hot by Ilona Andrews – reread!
  • Wildfire by Ilona Andrews – reread!
  • Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews – reread!
  • Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews – reread!
  • Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews – reread!
  • Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews – reread! (My Review)
  • Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews – reread! *
  • Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews – reread! *
  • Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews – reread! *
  • Dark Lover by JR Ward – reread! * 
  • Lover Eternal by JR Ward – reread! * 
  • Lover Awakened by JR Ward – reread! * 

* means review to come (next month!)  

kindle unlimited reads

  • #Nerd by Cambria Hebert
  • The Best Thing by Mariana Zapata * 
  • Hands Down by Mariana Zapata
  • Corrupt by Penelope Douglas * 
  • Bitter Heat by Mia Knight??? 
  • Sparrow by LJ Shen
  • Sweet Obsession by Callie Rose
  • Sweet Retribution by Callie Rose
  • Sweet Salvation by Callie Rose

* means review to come (next month!)  


  • A Beast’s Belle by J. Gambardella (My Review
  • Marriage Contract by Katee Roberts (My Review

* means review to come (next month!)  


reading challenges

modern mrs. darcy reading challenge

To see my full progress, you can see my tracker here

  • nothing this month!

romance roundabout reading challenge

To see my full progress, you can see my tracker here

  • LGBTQ+ Romance (5/5) 
    • The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  • Urban Fantasy (4/5) 
    • Magic Shifts
    • Magic Binds
  • Mystery (4/5)
    • Emerald Blaze
    • Sweet Obsession


To see my full progress, you can see my tracker here!

  • MAGIC SHIFTS (read an urban fantasy with an MC who is a PI/detective)
    • Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
  • WINTER (white/blue/silver cover)
    • Bitter Heat by Mia Knight
  • FLIRTS CORNER ( contemporary romance with a nerdy hero/heroine) 
    • #Nerd by 
  • BFF’S HOUSE (friends-to-lovers romance)
    • Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen
  • BURGER JOINT (book on the book boyfriend list) 
    • Lover Awakened by JR Ward
  • FANG ALLEY (PNR with magic-user or non-vampire/shifter) 
    • Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
  • FATED FOLLY (PNR part of a pack/coven/band/PNR group) 
    • Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
  • SUMMER (bright, summery cover) 
    • The Best Thing by Mariana Zapata
  • ACTION AVENUE (urban fantasy with dark cover)
    • Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews
  • AUTUMN (spooky/Halloween read) 
    • Corrupt by Penelope Douglas
  • THE OFFICE (non-contemporary workplace romance)
    • Sparrow by LJ Shen
  • COFFEE SHOP (recommended read) 
    • Hands Down by Mariana Zapata 

currently reading

   Cover to Cover Book Blog Kat snark reviews discussions book blogger book dragon reading reader recommendations five star reads Mid-Year Book Freakout Book Tag Work in Progress by Staci Hart, Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh, Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic, Raven King by Nora Sakavic, All the King's Men by Nora Sakavic, The Boy Who Steals Houses by Cait @ PaperFury and CG Drews, Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, Rumor Has it by Jessica Lemmon, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Ocean Light by Nalini Singh, Lonely Hearts by Heidi Cullinan, Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan, Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews, the Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

I’m currently reading Lacybourne Manor by Kristen Ashley, then moving on to reread Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews, in my continued efforts to rerad all Ilona Andrews books in September and October!

blog happenings

Click to see all the blog posts released in August and all the blog posts released in September


I’ve been having so much fun on this platform!! Now I’m just excited for all the fall leaf action 😁🍂

Other fun posts to check out! 

Kate a Dreamer Book Blog Kat Snark Book Blogger Book blog reader reading bookending autumn cozy reads sweater weather shifter romances      Related posts Book Blog Kate, a Dreamer Book Blogger Book blog reader reading Fall Bucketlist Book Tag

How was your reading month? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!

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