September Reading Round-Up

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Hard to believe that fall is here and October begins tomorrow.
It’s that time to share what I have been reading this past month.
The total read for September was 32 books with the following breakdown:

Fantasy –5
Historical Romance– 8
Romance – 9
Women’s Fiction – 3
Classics – 0
MG – 1
PB – 2
NF – 1
Poetry – 2

Diverse books – 2

I decided this year to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves, an e-book, bought /gifted or a charity read (Bought from a charity store). Here’s the breakdown
Library reads – 22
TBR books –2
e-books – 8
Charity reads – 0

Here are the books read for my favourite challenges:

Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
As I near the end of books to finish this challenge, I have slowed down a bit only 1 this month.
18 – Someone with superpowers – Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews

52 Books in 52 Weeks
I was able to cross off 2 for this challenge this month.
41 – Suggested by Someone in challenge – The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs
51 – Organized crime/mob: Not a favourite read at all so I stretched it a bit and read 3 MC books:
Slashes in the Snow by M. Never
Slow Burn by Autumn Jones Lake
Striker by Lily Atlas

Monthly Key Word Challenge
I chose 2 key words this month:
Book: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable
School: The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Animal, Number, Color, Name in the Title” and I was able to read a book or books for each:
Animal: The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs
Number: Fifty Ways to Feed Your Soul by Rosemary Cunningham
Color: Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews   and  Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
Name: Tara by Ginny Baird

Beyond the Bookends
The theme was “the next book in a series”.
I read 3 books in Anne Bishop’s “The Others” series: Vision in Silver, Marked in Flesh and Etched in Bone
I also read the “Rules of Scoundrels “series by Sarah MacLean: A Rogue by Any Other Name, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

Diversify Your Reading
The genre was Non-fiction: I read 2 NF books:
Anthony Bourdain Remembered by CNN
Fifty Ways to Feed Your Soul by Rosemary Cunningham

Connect Five
I post a separate post on any Connect Five books I read each month.

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Books by Sarah MacLean 
4 Letters in the Title 

Favourite Books Read This Month
Once again, this was an excellent month for reading books that I rated a number of books a 5 at Goodreads. I’ll list my favourite authors this month, along with their books:
Anne Bishop (fantasy) – Vision in Silver, Marked in Flesh and Etched in Bone
Sarah MacLean (historical fiction) – A Rogue by Any Other Name, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover
Ilona Andrews -Sapphire Flames
Susan Wiggs – The Oysterville Sewing Circle
Lynda Mullaly Hunt (MG) – Shouting at the Rain
Also enjoyed these two women’s fiction novels:
The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

October Goals
I plan to read mystery books this month and more books on my TBR shelves. I also need to read more books for the Popsugar and 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenges.

 

 

I am linking with the following:

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Monthly Wrap-up (At Feed Your Fiction Addiction)

 

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Best of the Bunch (at A Cocoon of Books)

 

Monthly Review

Spread the Love (at As Told by Tina)

 

6 thoughts on “September Reading Round-Up

  1. I always marvel at the number of books you read each month. I haven’t read any of the books you listed, but have been enjoying more recent releases this month.

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