Hello Readers! Fall is officially here for us and thanks to the cooler weather, I’ve been spending more time outside reading. I’m pretty happy with my reading for last month. I’m caught up on my ARCs and I’ve finished up my Popsugar Summer Reading Challenge. They just released a Fall Challenge (thankfully with only 10 prompts) and I’ll be attempting it, but my regular Popsugar Challenge comes first. I have about 7 books left to read on it, as well.
Looking back at My September TBR, I was happy to see I’d read all but one of the books on my TBR, plus some extras! I ended up reading a total of 12 books for a total of 3,508 pages!
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(Link to synopsis on Goodreads through the book title.)
I started the month off wrapping up summer with a reread of one of my favorite series, the Just One series from Gayle Forman. This book contains the two books, plus the novella from the series. It was great to return to a book I love so much.
Rating (5 / 5)
I started reading The Lost Love Song, an ARC I had for October, and then I couldn’t put it down. It was a lovely surprise, and I’ll have a full review coming soon!
Rating (4.5 / 5)
I’d been wanting to read I’m Thinking of Ending Things for awhile. Especially since the release of the adaptation on Netflix. The book is definitely better.
Rating (4 / 5)
Mistletoe & Mr. Right is the second book set in Moose Springs, and even better it’s set at Christmas. This is another one that publishes in October but I couldn’t wait. My review will be up soon!
Rating (4 / 5)
For Banned Book Week (which is this week) I finally picked up All the Bright Places. This super-hyped book didn’t quite live up to the hype for me. Although, I did think it was very well written. Just overly YA.
Rating (3.5 / 5)
I read The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle with my son. It was my first Sherlock Holmes, I believe, and a super hard book to read out loud, by the way. We did enjoy the atmosphere of the moors and the mystery of the hound.
Rating (3.5 / 5)
September Book Haul
I added a few physical books to my shelves thanks to My Book HookUp Box, paperbackswap.com, and one ARC through Sourcebooks Early Reads program.
My Book HookUp Books
I was excited my September Book HookUp Box from The Strand arrived by the end of the month. I received a copy of We Are Not Free by Traci Chee, a young adult historical fiction book about Japanese-American teens during World War II and the internment camps in San Francisco. This one just published and has great reviews! And an ARC of The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Page, a book about a sorority of witches. Need I say more?? 😉 I’ll be sharing an unboxing post soon!
My Paperbackswap books
- Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich
- The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich
- Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier
- Crooked House by Agatha Christie
- Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
- My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
- When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald
Sourcebook Early Read
I received a copy of Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards through Sourcebooks Early Reads. This one sounds like a good one to read bundled up by the fire over the holidays!
A hitched ride home in a snow storm turns sinister when one of the passengers is plotting for the ride to end in disaster.
When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a cancelled layover. Desperate to get to her grief-ridden mother in the wake of a family death, Mira hitches a ride with a group of friendly college kids who were on her initial flight.
As the drive progresses and weather conditions become more treacherous, Mira realizes that the four other passengers she’s stuck in the car with don’t actually know one another.
Soon, they’re not just dealing with heavy snowfall and ice-slick roads, but the fact that somebody will stop at nothing to ensure their trip ends in a deadly disaster.
Amazon First Reads
And lastly, I added Roommaid by Sariah Wilson as my Amazon First Reads choice for September. It’s a rags-to-riches romantic comedy that sounds like fun!
How was your reading month? Have you read any of these books? Did you add any of them to your TBR? Let me know in the comments!