Hello, book lovers! 💕
Another month has gone by. We’re now in the last quarter of 2020. What a weird year it has been. And I’m still shocked at how fast it went by. Which I feel like I’ve said in every wrap up I’ve done this year. That, and how quickly this month in general has gone by.
I feel like this month I did pretty well with my reading, but then again, I also feel like it wasn’t one of my best reading months. I read a total of 6 books this month, though I’m currently in the middle of a 7th which I’m not sure I’ll finish by the end of the month.I’m writing this a couple days before the month actually ends — it’s possible that I might fly through the rest of the book by October 1st. But no promises.
A majority of the books that I read this month were actually ebooks, which kind of surprised me. I thought I’d have another month of audiobooks. But either way, most of the books that I read I had given at least 4 stars and really enjoyed.
But anyway, let’s get onto the books I read!
The order in which I read these books is kind of a blur, as is the entire month of September. So these are in no particular order.
I read the next few installments of the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics this month, and I’m slowly making my way through them because I want to savor every moment I get to have with the characters. As I’ve mentioned countless times already, I love the TV show, and the characters are some of my favorites. I love being able to see where they’ve ended up and what shenanigans they’re getting into.
I read 3 this month, and I think I have 8 more installments left in the main comic series that I want to read. I’m hoping to be able to finish them by the end of the year, if not sooner, which should be no problem if I read 4 in October and 4 in November, and I get through them pretty quickly.. I just don’t want the series to end.
I decided to finally pick up The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. It was a reread for me, but I knew that I wanted to get back to it again. And I’m so glad I did because it was just as good as I remembered. I listened to this on audio, which was the best decision because it made the poems feel so much more powerful.
I did a full review of it if you’re interested in reading more of my thoughts. But just know, I loved it and highly recommend you picking it up if you haven’t already. It’s amazing and so are all of Elizabeth Acevedo’s other books.
I also read Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace, which was a book I mentioned in a Goodreads Monday post I did. I had forgotten that I had this on my TBR and found that my library had it via the Hoopla app. And I devoured it. I’ve loved all of her other poetry collections, and this one was no different.
I’m planning on reading her other collections that I haven’t gotten to in the near future, and I really want to buy the physical books so I can tag the poems that I loved the most.
The last book I finished this month was one that I had never heard of before picking it up. I saw it recommended in a video by Riley Marie on BookTube, and when I looked it up on Amazon, I saw that it was only $2.99 on Kindle. So I decided to give it a try. It wasn’t something I normally read being that it was pretty erotic. But it had the elements of spooky boarding school, which I enjoyed. I’m planning to do a book review soon with my full thoughts on it.
I’m currently in the middle of reading The House in the Cerulean Sea by R.J. Klune. I had little to no knowledge of what this book was about when I picked it up; I had just heard really good things about it on Goodreads and BookTube. And whenever I mentioned it in a blog post, I’ve been told it was a really good book. I’m only a little over 100 pages in, but I’m loving it so far. So those people aren’t wrong so far.
This is the first book I’ve read in a long time that I’ve been really excited to pick up and not stop reading. I’m reading it faster than I was expecting to, and I’m trying to pace myself because I want to enjoy it. I’m not sure if I’ll finish it by the end of the month, though at the rate I’m going, it’s definitely a possibility. But no promises. Just know that I’m loving it.
So there you have it. Those are the books I read in September. While most of them were pretty short and quick reads, I enjoyed them. I’d consider it a decent reading month, at least for me.
Have you read any of these books? If so, what were your thoughts on them? What books did you read this month? I’d love to discuss them in the comments below!
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