September is here and fall is technically upon us, even though it’s still triple-digit weather here in Los Angeles (: But I wanted to show you all what I’m excited for pop-culture and media-wise this month. I hope you enjoy my master list of Books, Movies, Music and Shows I’m going to be consuming (or try to consume) in the month of September.
September 3rd, 2019
Permanent Record by Mary H. K. Choi
When a super famous girl meets an average Joe, things change for the romantic. Even though I haven’t read the genre in a while, I used to be a huge sucker for Young Adult Contemporary (especially romance) and I’m hoping this book sucks me in like the genre used to. The cover is absolutely stunning and I’m sorry, but I still judge books by their covers.
September 10th, 2019
The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
“Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Tell me that doesn’t sound like the funnest, fall book. I love witchy women and the mesh of creepy and funny so I’m beyond excited to get my hands on this one.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The sequel to critically acclaimed, The Handmaid’s Tale. Ok, I may not have read The Handmaid’s Tale yet but I just bought it and I’m going to need to get this one. I’ve heard such amazing things about the novel and Hulu series.
The Institute by Stephen King
“A dramatic story of good vs evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.” Can you be a horror lover without being excited for Stephen King’s new book? I don’t think so. It seems like this book isn’t going to be outright horror but more of a dramatic-thriller and I’m absolutely for that.
The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan
“A dark and unpredictable tale of family secrets that explores the lengths people will go to hurt one another.” I’ve been on a real suspense/thriller kick this month and I’m heading into fall with the same vibe.
September 6th, 2019
It: Chapter 2
“Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.” OMG AM I EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE AHHHH. Ok, sorry. I need to compose myself. It: Chapter 1 was such a surprise hit. It was absolutely one of the best horror movies of that year and I’m tremendously excited to see how Muschietti (director) and Skarsgård (Pennywise) partner to scare us this time.
September 13th, 2019
“A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” I just really have a feeling this movie is going to make me cry and sometimes I need that. Also, Sarah Paulson is such an incredibly talented actress and I know she’s going to bring the heat in this one.
“On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an ‘extreme’ haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.” I’m always up for horror movies, especially heading into October and fall and this movie seems like bloody-good fun!
September 20th, 2019
“Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.“ This movie really seems like its going to have everything: a great cast, drama, mystery and as far as I’ve seen so far, gorgeous imagery and cinematography. I’m definitely excited to see this on the big screen.
Rambo: Last Blood
“Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission.” If you’re not excited for a new Rambo movie, we can’t be friends. Stallone is an absolute powerhouse, putting out recent greats like Creed, I can’t wait to see what he does with a new installment into the Rambo franchise.
September 6th, 2019
Melanie Martinez – K-12
Martinez has created a sense of whimsy through her music and I’ve really enjoyed what she’s put out so far. Her voice goes against the grain and I’m here for it.
Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding
I’m not a huge modern rap fan, sue me. But something about Post Malone’s persona, verses and just overall voice and vibe really draws me to his music. Not to mention the long list of talented features he’s got slated for this drop.
I was also recommended BrockHampton’s Ginger and Taylor Swift’s Lover from August and I’m excited to give them a shot. I’ve heard good things about BrockHampton and even though I used to be less than lukewarm on Taylor Swift, the older I get, the more I realize “Why?” haha like just give things a chance. It isn’t that hard.
September 1st, 2019
Scream: Season 3 (Netflix)
After rebooting from the original MTV series, I’m beyond excited to binge this season. Seasons 1 & 2 followed the same characters and continued their own storyline but this is a complete reboot. Not sure why they did it but if it has the same feel as the first two seasons, I know I’m going to love it.
September 10th, 2019
Shameless: Season 9 (Netflix)
I fell in love with this show during spring and watched 8 full seasons over like a month. I may or may not have worn myself out on it but I still really need to see where these characters go from the last point I saw them.
September 23rd, 2019
Bluff City Law (NBC)
Call me old if you want but law/crime-based dramas are where it’s at.
September 24th, 2019
American Horror Story: Apocalypse (Netflix)
I have this issue with AHS where I forget about it a lot. Like I love that there is a mainstream horror anthology series out there that has a ton of fans but like idk. Sometimes I feel like I forget to watch it? SO with that said, I need to catch up and rewatch some seasons especially Apocalypse haha
Another spin-off of Black-ish that I’m excited to see. I’ve heard some ~things so far but I’m all for media that 1. has a message and 2. shows the masses what it’s like to be a part of a marginalized community. I’m also in love with Mark-Paul Gosselaar so /shrug.
September 26th, 2019
American Horror Story: 1984 (FX)
I mean, look, I know I just said that I forget about AHS a lot but omg am I excited for this season. I haven’t felt this way about a season of the show since Horror House and Coven. Nostalgia and the 80’s and 90’s are so in right now and I respect the creators for cashing in, I just hope it lives up to the hype.
The original Creepshow series is one of my absolute favorites and I CANNOT WAIT to see how they reboot it. However, I probably won’t because I don’t have Shudder. So if you or someone you know has it, please help me.
September 27th, 2019
The Politician (Netflix)
From the creator of AHS and Glee, Ryan Murphy, comes a political comedy. I was weary about the idea at first but it seems like its going to have some Election vibes that I really appreciate. I also really love Ben Platt.
What are you excited for this month? And would you like me to start including video games too? Let me know in the comments below 😀