September Reading Wrap Up

September Reading Wrap UpIn September, I took a break from reading review copies and focused on reading books that I already own. I had a backlog of reviews that I scheduled out throughout the month and enjoyed reading simply for the pleasure of it without spending as much time as usual analyzing and writing. It certainly was nice to just read at whatever pace I chose at any given moment! But I am looking forward to get back into a balance of review copies and books of my own choosing, which seems to be my current happy place.

Ready to see what I read and reviewed?

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Books I reviewed:

Alone, by Lisa Gardner

Alone wasn’t my favorite book of Gardner’s, but I’m glad to have read it and look forward to the second book in this series.
dotted line separatorWarcross, by Marie LuWarcross was a fun and entertaining audiobook experience.

dotted line separatorThe Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth WareThe Woman in Cabin 10 was enjoyable in the moment but forgettable after the fact.
dotted line separatorParable of the Sower, by Octavia E. ButlerParable of the Sower wasn’t the kind of book I usually go for but the audio experience was excellent.
dotted line separatorEverless, by Sara HollandEverless was an entertaining fantasy that left me wanting to know what happens next.
dotted line separatorBehind Her Eyes, by Sarah PinboroughBehind Her Eyes took the prototypical thriller formula and added a twist to turn it on its head.
dotted line separatorThe Power, by Naomi AldermanThe Power was a powerful and thought provoking piece of speculative fiction.
dotted line separatorThe Marsh King's Daughter, by Karen DionneThe Marsh King’s Daughter was a wild and entertaining ride through a whole new world to me.separator

Books I read but haven’t reviewed:

Harry Potter just might be my favorite series. Although I’ve listened to the audiobooks several times, this was my first time reading them all in print and I enjoyed every second of it!
dotted line separatorThe Beauty Myth, by Naomi WolfeThe Beauty Myth wasn’t really what I expected; I thought some sections were better than others. dotted line separatorThe Ice Twins, by S.K. TremayneThe Ice Twins started out with a lot of promise but disappointed me in the end.
dotted line separatorI'd Rather Be Reading, by Anne BogelI’d Rather Be Reading was a light and fun collection of essays/memoirs about books and reading.
dotted line separatorThe Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas PrestonThe Lost City of the Monkey God was intriguing and informative but my attention began to wander towards the end.

separatorOther posts this month:

5 Atmospheric Reads for Fall

My list of 5 Atmospheric Reads for Fall included books with atmosphere, whether through a setting that has cool and crisp fall weather, a tone that is slightly eerie, or just a nostalgic mood that reminds me of when I was younger. Click on through to see my picks HERE.

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On the stack for next month:

October 2018 TBR

In October I have a handful of review copies I’m looking forward to picking up, and I’m also planning on continuing my streak of reading books I already own, starting with Still Life and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. And I’m also pumped for Wildcard! I requested that my library purchase the audiobook so when they did, I automatically got first dibs on the hold list. All in all, the outlook for my October reading looks good!

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

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13 thoughts on “September Reading Wrap Up

  1. I also love taking a break from review copies to read through a backlist of older picks – feels so necessary sometimes!

    I also have a copy of the Beauty Myth sitting around waiting to be read for years now but I never seem to be in the mood for it, as important as I’m sure some of its ideas are. And I haven’t been able to decide if I’ll read Lost City of the Monkey God…I heard it’s great and I really like Douglas Preston’s nonfiction but I feel lukewarm about the topic on that one.

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  2. I listened it to the audiobook of The Woman in Cabin 10, and I enjoyed that experience. I could tell how I would think the plot was kind of silly or the emotions sort of shallow if I hadn’t been listening to the audiobook narrator. The character is British and so is the voice actress. She also adds a lot of emotion to the sentences, which makes her better reading. I plan on reading In a Dark, Dark Wood soon, which is by the same author.

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