Hey y’all! Today I’m here with my September Wrap Up! After an extremely slow start to September I was able to complete a total of 13 books, which is rather impressive considering my the 15th, I had only read 2. I don’t call it slumpy September for nothing.
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (review)
Love in the Time of Corona by Rilzy Adams
The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
If it Bleeds by Stephen King
The Damned by Renee Ahdieh
M is for Melanin by Tiffany Rose (review)
Loretta Little Looks Back by Andrea Davis Pinkey (review)
The Backstagers, Vol. 1 by James Tyrion IV
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (review)
Superpowered by Renee Jain and Dr. Shefali Tsabary (review)
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (review)
Kissing the Coronavirus by M.J. Edwards
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin – this was my first Baldwin but it most definitely will not be my last. The story of Tish and Fonny was so sweet and showed how much they just wanted to be in love and take care of each other. Even in the circumstances that were determined to tear them apart. I have a video for the book and the movie coming up soon.
The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett – I’m so glad that I loved this book. I listened to it on audio while I was painting the house and the audio was very engrossing. I definitely have too many thoughts to put here so a review should be up soon. Just know that th etalking of passing and finding home and figuring out who you really are was seamlessly weaved together in this excellent novel.
The Damned by Renee Ahdieh – Ok, y’all know I loved The Beautiful. The murder mystery was interesting and the romance was great. I really enjoyed the nuanced approach to vampires. But this book just wasn’t it. I’m used to the flowery writing, but this books plot was long and drawn out. The reveals were evident, so I wasn’t shocked. Also, I just didn’t feel any tension in this book. Like at all. I will probably continue the series because I like Celine and Bastian, but I will be cautiously optimistic.
This month was very blah for me, but I did manage to read some good books, although some of my content did suffer. That’s okay, I’m ready to smash it in October. I have decided to go TBR-less for October so that I can just read whatever I’m in the mood for.
What was your favorite read of September? Let’s chat in the comments.
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