My Monthly Anticipations – September 2020

Hi guys,

I am in a great mood today because I actually woke up at a decent time for once and I have already powered through most of my to-do-list so I am feeling really productive and kind of like I can take on the world! Bring on September!! I am resisting the urge to whoop right now! Whoop! You didn’t read anything 😉
I feel like I have been saying this in every Anticipations post recently, but I’ve just not been seeing much that is jumping out at me to be excited about this month – so this could be kind of short. Either way, I hope you enjoy ❤

Book Releases:

Well Played (Well Met #2) by Jen DeLuca
Release Date: 22nd September
The first book in this series has been on my TBR for a while now and when I saw that the second one is coming out this month I knew I had to add it to the ever-growing list that is my TBR because it sounds just as great as the first one. I’m not going to put the blurb in because I think it gives away a bit of a spoiler about the first book and it’s better safe than sorry – you can enjoy the stunning cover instead.

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
Release Date: 22nd September
I’ve never read anything by Jodi Picoult before but I know she is a super well regarded romance author – and judging by the blurb I can totally see why! This sounds amazing!
Blurb: Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband, but a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong. Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, her beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, where she helps ease the transition between life and death for patients in hospice. But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a job she once studied for, but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made. After the crash landing, the airline ensures the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers transportation wherever they want to go. The obvious option for Dawn is to continue down the path she is on and go home to her family. The other is to return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways–the first known map of the afterlife. As the story unfolds, Dawn’s two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried beside them. Dawn must confront the questions she’s never truly asked: What does a life well-lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices…or do our choices make us? And who would you be, if you hadn’t turned out to be the person you are right now?

Stand-In Saturday (Love for Days #2) by Kirsty Moseley
Release Date: 28th September
Anyone who knows me knows that I adore Kirsty Moseley and I adored Man Crush Monday. I have been very very impatiently awaiting this release. Hopefully I am going to be part of the promo tour (cover reveal etc) but who knows – a girl can dream! Obviously, there is no cover yet so you’ll have to make do with this mouth-watering blurb instead!
Blurb: Two broken hearts. One fake dating agreement. What could go wrong?
Lucie thought she had it all—a loving fiancé, a nice apartment, and a job she was great at. But that all changed the day she walked in on her perfect fiancé screwing his personal trainer on her newly purchased dream sofa. Three months later, she’s bunking with her best friend and scrambling to make sense of her life sans cheating ex. Theo is about to jet off for a long weekend in picturesque Scotland to be the best man at his brother’s wedding. With stunning views and nothing but free food and drinking ahead, he should be more excited than he is. If only he didn’t have feelings for the damn bride. When fate throws Lucie and Theo together under unlikely circumstances, they bond over doughnuts and their mutually disastrous love lives … and it seems like they might be able to help each other out. As long as they both stick to the rules, there’s nothing that can go wrong.
Contract in place? Check.
Hot, fake dates? Check.
Sexual chemistry steamy enough to scorch sheets? Double che—
Wait, what?
That wasn’t in the agreement …

Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Release Date: 29th September
Last year I read Uprooted by Naomi Novik and whilst it wasn’t my favourite there was definitely some great elements of it and when I read this blurb I just knew it had to go on this list.
Blurb:
Lesson One of the Scholomance. Learning has never been this deadly.
A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships, save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate… or die! The rules are deceptively simple: Don’t walk the halls alone. And beware of the monsters who lurk everywhere. El is uniquely prepared for the school’s dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out millions. It would be easy enough for El to defeat the monsters that prowl the school. The problem? Her powerful dark magic might also kill all the other students.

Personal Life:

After getting the keys to my new flat last month, I am actually going to move in this month once Uni starts back up at the end of the month, so I’m excited to have a place to myself although I’m not excited about leaving home because I know it’s going to be extra hard to leave my family this time after having been with them so long this time because of COVID.
I am literally 2 chapters away from finishing my first draft of one of my WIP’s so I am so excited because getting the first draft done is always the hardest bit and then after that I can go back and tweek and alter and fiddle and all that good stuff. I posted a bit of the first chapter a while back HERE so you can read it if you’re interested. I love getting feedback so please tell me if it sucks!
I’m still working on my new knitting project – 5/30 blanket squares done so far and I hope to get at least another 5 done this month too.

That’s all I’m really excited for this month. I’m super disappointed that I don’t see any new shows or films jumping out at me but I have lots of old faithful shows I can go back and rewatch. I hope you all have a great day and see you tomorrow with my bullet journal flip-through of August!

What are you most excited about this coming month?
Is there any big releases that I’ve missed?
Do you get a burst of productiveness at the start of every month like me?

6 thoughts on “My Monthly Anticipations – September 2020

  1. Moving into a new place sounds fun, I hope the transition goes well for you 🙂
    The first draft is definitely the hardest part! Writing it can feel like pulling teeth at times but the satisfaction of a finished manuscript is honestly unmatched

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