September Write up

This is up a bit later than usual as I have been trying to catch up on reading and my reviews (not that I am currently successful in that). But I did manage a little bit of reading in September, so here is what I read.

WRAP-UP STATS

BOOKS: 7

PAGES: 1276

(Page count includes Audiobook page numbers)

September was not a great reading month. I just couldn’t seem to focus on anything. In fact I started a large number of books but never really got very far with them. I just couldn’t focus on them. Instead a spent a lot of time catching up with The Adventure Zone podcast.

GENRES:

You can tell it was a rough month of reading when it consists of mostly graphic novels. I adore graphic novels and often use them to try and break reading slumps. I was also fortunate to have a GN ARC too.

AUDIENCE:

This is a bit surprising I think this is the first month ever with no YA what so ever. Most of my reads were GN or shorter novellas so it is understandable.

The formats are nicely varied from easily picked up ebooks and ARCs that I had committed to read. Managed to clear a couple of books of my TBR and a new read too.

FORMAT:

RATINGS:

5 STARS: 3

4.5 STARS: 1

4 STARS: 2

3 STARS: 1

WHAT I READ –

The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Alix E. Harrow

5 Stars

This is probably one of the best books I have read this year. I adored it . The writing was beautiful, the plot was fantastic. I had an ARC but within reading the first page I had pre-ordered and I am so glad that i did. I have a full spoiler free review here

The Tea Dragon Society and the Tea Dragon Festival
Katie O’Neill
5 stars (both)

This is the cutest and coziest series even. The Art is gorgeous and it has such a relaxed and beautiful storyline and is jam packed with diversity too! Again I have a spoiler free review of both of them.

Dispatcher
John Scalzi
4 Stars

This is an excellent Audio novella by one of my favourite authors. It is a fantastic murder mystery in a world where murder doesn’t lead to death instead the victim wakes up back at home almost as if they have been reset to how they were hours before their death. It follows some who is employed to kill people for medical insurance companies when surgeries take a turn towards the worst. Read by Zachery Quinto also gives it an added edge. It’s just such an inventive story I really enjoyed it.

Tunnel of Bones
Victoria Schwab
4 stars

I loved the first in this series, it being set in my home town just brought it to life for me. This was equally as fun. While I don’t think it gave quiet as much detail of the city, this one being set in Paris, for me it had a much creepier story. It was almost chilling at points and had a fantastic ending that will have me reaching for the next book when it is released.

SparrowHawk Vol 1
Delilah S. Dawson
3 Stars

This Graphic novel promised a lot but fell a little short for my liking. It has such an interesting premise but just didn’t pack the punch. I felt it just kept forward in time and was missing huge chunks of knowledge, which made the dialogue somewhat hard to follow at times.

To be Taught, if Fortunate
Becky Chambers
4.5 Stars

Oh I loved this novella. I picked it up on a whim as there was a signed copy available at my local bookshop. I am so glad I did. As a scientist this just spoke to me. It is a character study of humanity in close quarters as well as the mundanity of day to day science with the thrill of discovery. She is fantastic in making her scientific characters human and not over exaggerated caricatures (like some popular televised works).


Overall it was a quiet month but a good month. The books I did read were really high quality and I enjoyed them all. I am hoping October will help me cull the TBR more than September but I am ok with taking a month off now and then.

Only real disappointment is this left me one away from the Goodreads goal of 100 books and if i could have just squeezed one more in I would have hit that with 3 months of reading left. Then again Goodreads goals are just a bit of fun and I know I will clear it in October!

What did you read in September? What was your favourite read of the month?

I would love to chat all things bookish down below in the comments, on Goodreads, or Twitter.

Happy Reading!

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