September Wrap-Up

It was a bit of a nail-biter finish this month for me, with three of my two of my challenge books that I didn’t start until the last minute. I was worried I wouldn’t finish them in time! But I scraped in with the finish and I’m pretty proud of myself for meeting all of my reading goals.

What I Read:

His Hideous Heart, edited by Dahlia Adler (ARC of the Month)

Pages: 480

Format: E-Book ARC

My Rating: Okay, But Not My Cup of Tea

| My Review |

Not quite up to my expectations, not as spooky as I would have liked, but overall a decent collection of stories.


Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Pages: 426

Format: Hardback Library Copy

My Rating: Okay, But Not My Cup of Tea

I expected to like this book more, but it was just okay, for me. I felt Anne was a bit too intense and the story didn’t really flow well.


Iron Cast by Destiny Soria (Reading Women Challenge Book)

Pages: 384

Format: Hardback Library Copy

My Rating: My New Favorite Thing

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The premise definitely intrigued me, but I wasn’t prepared for the amazing delivery. My review will be posted soon – so look for it!


The Grace Year by Kim Liggett (ARC of the Month)

Pages: 416

Format: Paperback ARC

My Rating: Okay, But Not My Cup of Tea

I have so many things to say about this book. My review will be coming shortly. I wish I liked this book more, but it really didn’t sit well with me.


The Bees by Laline Paull (Read Harder Challenge Book)

Pages: 340

Format: E-Audiobook

My Rating: Okay, But Not My Cup of Tea

This was one of the most unique books I’ve ever read. I’m excited to share my thoughts on it with you, so look for my review. It wasn’t what I’d hoped for, which is a shame.


Pride by Ibi Zoboi (My Pick of the Month)

Pages: 304

Format: Hardback Library Copy

My Rating: Okay, But Not My Cup of Tea

I definitely wanted to like this book more – I love Pride and Prejudice and retellings of it, as well. But this book missed the mark a bit, for me. I’ll be expanding more on this in my review to come.


Total Pages: 2,350


Total Books: 6


Favorite Book of the Month:

Now that I’ve read this book, I’m surprised it isn’t talked about more. I mean, it has so many things going for it: diversity, LGBTQ+ representation, good writing, great plot…I was really shocked by how much I loved this book, since I didn’t really know too much about it to begin with. But once I started reading it, I was really into it. Soria is an excellent writer and I kept remarking to myself how much I was in awe of her storytelling.

Least Favorite Book of the Month:

This book started out really strong, but it derailed pretty quickly and I was severely disappointed. I won’t get too much into it here, since I’m writing up a review for it, but I don’t think it’s the feminist masterpiece it’s being advertised as. Let’s just say I had some problems and leave it at that for now.


How about you?

How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “September Wrap-Up

    1. Yeah, this month wasn’t a whole lot of fun, reading-wise, but I’m pretty excited about my October reads, so there’s that! I’ve got The Poppy War on my TBR! Good to know you enjoyed it!

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    1. Yeah! I hadn’t heard of it either, but I came across it a while back just randomly and the cover definitely tipped me towards reading it. It’s really good!

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