I chilled out a lot on the reading this month, compared to last month. I read 24 books in August, and that was way too much for me. I also wrote reviews for 12 of those books, which burned me out more than a little.
I didn’t have a TBR planned other than what I’d committed to for book tours and reviews, so this month I decided that I was just going to read what I felt like and what I found at the library, and that worked out really well for me.
Omari and the People – Stephen Whitfield (audiobook)
I read this as part of The Audiobookworm’s blog tour, and you’ll be seeing my review and an excerpt on Thursday! I really enjoyed it!
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
The Spice Box Letters – Eve Makis
I already posted my review of this book here, but in case you missed it, I liked this book. Armenian culture is something I know nothing about, and it was interesting to learn about it in such a historical and meaningful way.
Uprooted – Naomi Novik (audiobook)
I fell in love with this audiobook, y’all. This story is beautiful, the narrator was perfect, and I can’t wait to own a physical copy of this book. I’ll be reviewing this eventually because it was amazing.
Bloodlines – Richelle Mead
I’ve put together a #tbt post for this in December – after my Vampire Academy Series Saturday in November. You’ll be seeing more about this series afterwards.
North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell (audiobook) – DNF
I didn’t finish this one because this book was nothing but preaching and it made me want to bang my head against the wall.
This is Where It Ends – Marieke Nijkamp (audiobook)
This book stunned me in a good way, and made me feel the things it wanted me to. Read my full review here.
Fablehaven – Brandon Mull
Dance of the Jakaranda – Peter Kimini (DNF)
This was another book that I didn’t finish because reading it made me stop every few pages and do something else for a few hours.
Graceling – Kristin Cashore (audiobook)
Keep an eye out on Thursday, Oct. 20 for the #TBT for this book (even though I just read it for the first time this month!)
Magic Binds – Ilona Andrews
No Matter The Wreckage – Sarah Kay
Boy bought me this book for my birthday, and as usual with Sarah Kay, I adored it. Her poetry always makes me think “Yes! That’s the perfect way to say what I wanted to!” and it’s so nice to have a physical copy of it.
H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald (audiobook)
H is for Hawk is an unexpected delight – I know nothing about goshawks or T.H. White and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening to the self-narrated audiobook through Hoopla!
White Nights, Black Paradise – Sikivu Hutchinson
As soon as I finish this, I’ll be writing a review, which will be up as part of Rich In Variety’s blog tour on Wednesday! So far I’m enjoying the book, though!
Have you read any of these? What did you think?
Come talk to me about what you read & what you loved this month!
4 thoughts on “September Wrap Up”
OMGGG. It took me half a year to read 25 books that’s so super impressive!! I kind of want to bow down… but I can majorly see how that could get overwhelming. I’ve heard a lot of great things about This Is Where It Ends. I’m not a big contemporary fan so I’m not sure if I’ll get to it, but hopefully!
Dude, it was so many books. It still boggles my mind and I’m STILL tired from reading all of them. I’m a fast reader, but having 12 that I *had* to read was too much structure for my mood reading self. As for TIWIE, I’m not always a contemporary fan either, but it was a truly beautiful story. It will break your heart though.
Ah I do understand what you mean about North and South- it’s a bit of a poor man’s Pride and Prejudice :/ and I still need to read Uprooted
It was just not my thing – I enjoyed the BBC’s miniseries with it, but I was 5 hours into the audiobook and they’d barely gotten into the town they lived in. I couldn’t handle anymore.