September Reading Summary

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Here we are – the last day of September already and time once again to share what I have been reading this past month. Fall has begun and cooler weather is here.
This past month the total read was 33, with the following breakdown:
Fantasy/scifi –8
Picture books – 5
Romance – 13
Women’s Fiction – 2
Crime/Mystery -1
Memoir – 1
MG – 2
Nordic Noir – 1
Magic Realism – 1
(Ebooks – 12)
(Diverse books – 2)
(TBR books -0)

For the Reading Challenges I participate in, I’ve read these books:
Beyond the Bookends.
The theme for September was to read a book from a new genre.

I read The Bat by Jo Nesbo

Monthly Key Word Challenge
The key word I chose this month was “fall”.

The book I read was Falling for My Best Friend by Hazel Kelly

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Cozy mystery and horror”.

I read New Corpse in Town by Lucy Quinn.

52 Books in 52 Weeks
I read from only 1 category this past month:
A book that makes you laugh out loud. I read The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely

Swords and Stars Reading Challenge.
I read from 1 category: #17 – Read a diverse SFF book. I read Vaant by Lyla Nash and Juno Wells.

Writers Write Book Reading Challenge
I read:
#3 Bestseller from genre you never read- The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Nordic Noir)
#14 Recommended memoir – Hourglass by Dani Shapiro

Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge
I read a book recommended by someone with great taste:

Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
I read 4 more books for this challenge:
#5 Nordic Noir – The Bat by Jo Nesbo
#24 Book with weather element in the title – Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis
#37 Book you meant to read in 2017 – Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
#38 Book with an ugly cover – Ghost by Jason Reynolds (wonderful book tho!)

Memoir Reading
#9 – Memoir written by a woman – Hourglass by Dani Shapiro

Favourite Books Read This Month
My absolute favourite this month was Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This was a good month for reading – so many books I rated 5 at Goodreads as well.

Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis
Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis
The Girl From Summerhill by Deveraux
Hourglass by Dani Shapiro
The Bat by Jo Nesbo
The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely
Where We Found Home by Susan Mallery

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

I also read a number of wonderful picture books:
We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
Pocket Full of Colors by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville
Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Desmond Tutu
She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton

October Goals
My main goal for October is to continue to read  books on my TBR pile – a must!
I also plan to read more memoirs and read more in the Maas fantasy series and in the Nesbo Nordic noir series. So enjoyed the first books.
I need to catch up on 2 challenges so I will be reading more for “52 Books in 52 Weeks” and the Popsugar Goodreads Challenges.
I am also committing to reading all 100 best reads from the “Great American Read”. I have already read 37 of the books. My pick for best read: To Kill a Mockingbird. This will take me into 2019 for sure!


I am linking with the following:


Monthly Review  

Month in Review 6

Best of the Bunch



Monthly Round-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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3 thoughts on “September Reading Summary

  1. Well done with getting on with the reading challenges. I still have to read a book recommended by someone with great taste. Just have to focus on it and all will be well!

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