September Wrap Up: Reading, Listening, Watching and Life


Falling For Your Fake Fiancé by Emma St. Clair

This is the book that has started my Emma St. Clair binge this month. I’d only read one of her novellas and I liked it well enough, but when I saw this book for free, I snapped it up because who doesn’t love a fake fiancé trope? It’s safe to say I’m now an Emma St. Clair addict and I’m making my way through her sweet rom coms.

I fell in love with this group of friends, so I bought the next two books in the Love Clichés series. I didn’t feel like I needed to have read the first two to understand what had happened and I wasn’t as interested in the main characters for the first two books.

Fake engagement tropes are rarely believable, but this one was sweet and funny with the added bonus of a loveable Great Dane.

Falling For Your Best Friend by Emma St. Clair

Harper and Chase have been best friends for years, mutually pining after each other. It takes a little bit of a push from one of Harper’s friends to help put the wheels in motion to finally get them together and have Harper face sensory issues that have been limiting her confidence.

Again, we get the addition of a cute animal to help the plot in the form of a rescue goat.

Falling For Your Enemy by Emma St. Clair

This is my favourite of the three love clichés books I’ve read from Emma St. Clair. The outrageous events of their non-book book tour were hilarious and brought the two characters together. I’m a big fan of Sam’s positive attitude and Rhys’s broodiness and together, as they became a team, it was such a sweet read.

Royally Rearranged by Emma St. Clair

I love when authors give you a first chapter of their next book at the end of another. The first chapter of Royally Rearranged was included at the end of Falling For Your Enemy and with that snippet, I was hooked! I’m now seriously obsessed with Emma St. Clair and she’s made it very easily to my favourite author list.

Royally Rearranged is a dual point of view, royal rom com with the story of Serafina and Rafe. Rafe, previously known as the Royal Rogue, has made it to my favourite book boyfriend list. His charming and smug exterior was only a fraction of his real self which he revealed to Serafina. I loved the way their relationship made them both stronger as individuals and brought out the best traits in each other.

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (reread)

I read this book back in 2020 when I borrowed it from the library. I loved it so much that I bought it and I reread it this month when I saw it pop up on my Instagram. It’s such a well-crafted story with loveable characters who are experiencing serious issues like criminal injustice and gaslighting. This is one of my all-time favourites. I’m going to make a point to try and reread some of my favourite books, especially as I’m currently editing my own novel.


I’m going to admit that audiobooks have totally dropped off my radar. I usually only listen to audiobooks when I go for a walk, but since La Niña is back again, I haven’t been getting out much. I’ve been doing all my chores while the babies are awake and spending their nap times editing my heart out, so there hasn’t been much of a chance to listen to anything.


World’s Toughest Prisons (Season 6)

Documentaries are my jam. This really doesn’t seem like something that meshes with my brand, but this series is soo good. It’s so interesting to see how different prisons are run and the effect it has on the prisoners.

Alexa and Katie

And on a totally different note, Alexa and Katie is my latest binge. I’ve gone back to teenage drama and I’m not sorry about it.


September has absolutely flown by. I didn’t even realise it was the end of the month until sunlight was shining through my window before five in the morning and I was wondering when daylight savings was coming up. IT’S TODAY!!

I spent my birthday sick with COVID and isolated from my family, and the rest of the month dealing with sick children and a recurring flu. It hasn’t been pretty and we should probably buy shares in Kleenex at this point.

On the plus side, I’ve recommitted myself to editing my novel and making sure that I follow through and actually do it! I’ve reviewed up to Chapter 19 and made notes along the way where I need to add or change a few things, but I’m just so excited that I’ve made it this far. Hopefully, by the end of the year, I’ll be able to announce that it’s ready for Beta Readers. Fingers crossed!


One response to “September Wrap Up: Reading, Listening, Watching and Life”

  1. Far out! I’ve been watching the prison series as well. The Madagascar episode was particularly gnarly. I couldn’t survive in any of those even for a day. Anyway, thanks for this post!


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