September Recap: Art goals from now until December! (What I’ll be drawing)

Hello friends! I’m sorry for my very brief disappearance from regular posting lately. Things have been SO busy in my non-reading world, and I expect now until the end of October is going to be the busiest month of my year!

Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time today, so this post will be more brief than my usual recaps. So, let’s dive right into it – today, I’ll talk about the books I’ve read this month, my thoughts, and some of my art goals for the next few months. Nothing too fancy today, but I hope you enjoy this post.


Books I read this month (and my thoughts in a few words)

1. Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee – a fantastic story; I loved Bells so much

2. It’s Not Like It’s A Secret by Misa Sugiura – an unexpected favourite; a messy book with messy characters

3. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn – a fun and hilarious book with Asian superheroes!

4. A Step From Heaven by An Na – an important story about immigrating and family violence

5. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – took awhile to grow on me, but grow on me it did

6. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde – a delightful book filled with love, fandom, and geekery

7. The Garden of Words by Midori Motohashi – ahhh… I liked the movie way better

8. They Both Died In The End by Adam Silvera – objectively: fantastic; subjectively: it was okay

9. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller – a disappointing beginning with a fantastic ending


Reviews and posts this month

REVIEW: I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo – A fun story perfect for fans of K-Pop, wild adventures, and ridiculous shenanigans.

WHAT I’M READING: The good kind of messy, and rare glimpses of destiny – I shared what I’m reading; the title says it all!

DEAR COLLEGE-BOUND KIDS: On Studying and Assignments – I share with you all the knowledge and wisdom (or, hopefully wisdom!) on tackling those pesky assignments and developing good studying habits.

REVIEW: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – A finale that fans of the Lara Jean series deserved; I absolutely loved this one.

REVIEW: Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom – A book I read and reviewed last year; from what I remember, a great book with a brilliant unlikeable protagonist.

REVIEW: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – This is probably one of my favourite books of all time; I absolutely adored this book.

BOOK RECS: Books For Your Discoursing Heart – Do you love books about tackle social issues and political problems? This book recommendations list is just for you!

REVIEW: The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu – If you love Asian SFF and mythology, The Paper Menagerie is a must-read. I adored this short story collection.

REVIEW: Golden Son by Pierce Brown – Red Rising was good, but Golden Son was even better. This was an amazing sequel and will not disappoint!


Goals from now until the end of the year:

ART GOALS:

Finally finally open my Society6 shop!

  • I’ll be redoing the corgis (since I think I’ve improved a bit since then!)
  • Will be drawing some motivational pugs as well!
  • (I won’t be selling my fanart on Society6 and I’ve written why here.)

Finish the following projects that I started but never finished:

  • Zhou from Want
  • My body-positivity drawing
  • Re-do my Under A Painted Sky drawing!

Art project ideas:

  • Taylor from Queens of Geek
  • Genie Lo and Quentin from The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (maybe)
  • Sierra from Shadowshaper
  • Six of Crows cast – but as high school cliches
  • Natasha and Daniel from The Sun Is Also A Star
  • The Song Sisters from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Cute animal comic strips!!

Redo my psot banner (yes! I know it’s only 4 months old but I hate it already and I know I can do a better one)

Open commissions sometime around mid-November! (Pricing and availability TBC.)


What you can expect on the blog next month:

  • I’ll be depending a lot on my queue this month because my research is due in mid-October as well as two big research proposals!
  • My review of Not Your Villain
  • An interview with the wonderful and brilliant C.B. Lee, author of Not Your Sidekick and Not Your Villain
  • My first ‘Yay! New Book Releases’ post
  • My Books Recs theme for October will be ‘Books To Read After Latinx Heritage Month’.

I’m sorry for the very short post today, friends. I can’t wait for my research to be over so I can get back and invested into my blog again, and also draw more art! I hope you all had a lovely September, and will have a wonderful October.

So friends, tell me…

  • So, how was your September? Did you read any good books? Tell me all about them!
  • What was a book that you really enjoyed and read in September?
  • What’s going on in your life? Anything exciting? Anything not so exciting? I’d love to hear anything you’re willing to share.
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10 thoughts on “September Recap: Art goals from now until December! (What I’ll be drawing)

  1. I feel like you had a great reading month, despite being so busy, that’s so great! <3 I'm so eager to see you back to blogging more, obviously, but I feel like you're already doing so great while being so busy, I admire you ahah. <3 I can't wait to see all of your art projects, I am so excited to see the Song Sisters! <3
    Hope you'll have a fabulous October xx

  2. I feel you with being ridiculously busy – it’s been hectic for me as well! Looks like you read some excellent books, though. I ADORED Queens of Geek, it’s so cute. And the Lara Jean finale was of course amazing. Hope you have a wonderful October, CW!

  3. I hope you will get through this busy month okay! Obviously real life comes first and we will still be here.

    Bells is such a cutie!
    I would love to see Genie and Quentin by your hand. :D

  4. I’ve had a hugely busy month too so I know how it feels 😅 I’m coming to the end of my Masters degree so I’ve been working my fingers to the bone on my final assignment, which I still haven’t finished yet 🙃I hope you have a great October! :)

  5. Can’t wait to see Society6 shop! Good luck with research! What is your topic? I did my senior research in undergrad on Isabell Allende’s The House of The Spirits and the Chilean Military Takeover.

  6. OH MY GOODNESS CW YOU’RE GOING TO DRAW MOTIVATIONAL PUGS TOO?! 😍 *insert shut up and take my money meme* I can’t wait to see all the art projects you’re working on and planning. They all sound amazing. Also glad to hear you enjoyed most books you read 😊

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