Hello Gemmies! My computer decided to stop working and I had to get a new one! So I'm a little behind with posting, but here is my wrap up of all of my reads for the month of September. I'm a little late but......here we go! September was a really great reading month for me. I had four specific goals.
1. Find out what kind of reader I am
2. Start a journal to track my growing manga collection
3. Read The Bones of Ruin
4. Start the Ice Planet Barbarians Series
I did pretty well sticking to my goals. And I discovered some new things about myself. First I am most definitely a mood reader. If I'm in the mood for a specific genre I will binge the shit out of it. This month it was a smut fest...specifically alien romance smut! I have BookTube and Ice Planet Barbarians to thank for that! I also really enjoy journaling my books/manga. It is fun but I will not pressure myself to do it for every single thing I read.
I caved into the peer pressure and decided to see what all the hype was about with The Ice Planet Barbarians series. I actually ended up really enjoying this series way more than I thought I would. I read the first four books and a few novellas. There are a ton of books in the original series...22 I think, plus a spin off series. I will eventually read them all, but I needed to step away from it for now so the stories don't seem repetitive. If you are just looking for a smutty good time with light sci-fi and a happily ever after ending, I recommend you give them a try.
Setting reading goals ahead of time helped me to stay focused throughout the month, and I have found myself reading more. I'll split my reads up by Books and Manga.
1. Zom 100: Bucket List Of The Dead Volumes 1- 3 by Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata
2. Kaiju Girl Caramelise Volumes 1- 4 by Spica Aoki
3. Yakuza Lover Volume 2 by Nozomi Mino
4. My Dress Up Darling Volumes 1- 4 by Shinichi Fukuda
5. The Witch and The Beast Volumes 1-3 by Kousuke Satake
6. Sweat and Soap Volume 9 by Kintetsu Yamada
7. Apothecary Diaries Volume 3 by Natsu Hyuuga
8. Shiori's Diary Volume 1 by Tsuya Tsuya
1. Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
2. Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon
3. Ice Planet Honeymoon Vektal and Georgie by Ruby Dixon
4. Ice Planet Honeymoon Roahash and Liz by Ruby Dixon
5. Barbarian Lover by Ruby Dixon
6. Ice Planet Honeymoon Aehako and Kira by Ruby Dixon
7. Barbarian Mine by Ruby Dixon
8. Alien Fae Mate by Milana Jacks
9. The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley
10. Shift Out of Luck by Ruby Dixon
11. Get Your Shift Together by Ruby Dixon
12. Shift Just Got Real by Ruby Dixon
13. Does A Bear Shift In The Woods by Ruby Dixon
14. You Gotta Be Shifting Me by Ruby Dixon
15. Virgin Beast Mate by Milana Jacks
16. Blind Beast Mate by Milana Jacks
17. Wild Beast Mate by Milana Jacks
18. Goddess Beast Mate by Milana Jacks
19. Sent Beast Mate by Milana Jacks
20. Their Beast Mate by Milana Jacks
21. Caught Beast Mate by Milana Jacks
22. His Beast Mate by Milana Jacks
23. Free Beast Mate by Milana Jacks
24. Thief by Milana Jacks
25. Alpha Breeds by Milana Jacks
26. Alpha Bonds by Milana Jacks
Here are some basic stats for my reading month. I'm not going to get super complicated here, but it is nice to take a look back and see what I was able to accomplish in 30 days! I loved most of the reads last month. If I have to pick some favorites then they would be Apothecary Diaries and Sweat and Soap on the manga side. The only dud was Shiori's Diary. On the book side, I seriously loved everything and as you can see I fell down an alien smut rabbit hole. The only books that were just okay and not great were the Bear Bites novellas by Ruby Dixon.
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So that's my reading wrap up for the month of September 2021. I really enjoyed just about every single one of these titles. What Books have you read recently? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Have a great day and happy reading!