Thanks September for going by so quick! I know I probably say that every month, but wow, could this year end any faster? I don’t think so! When I think back to books I read in March, or even in January, it feels like it was just yesterday… but then I snap back to reality and have to scroll for ages to catch up to September in my reading log – which is my new priority. With the end of the year coming so soon, it won’t be long before I’ll have an update for my Yearly Library Savings, and I still have a few columns I’d like to add. Like audiobook narrators, putting together the Audio Freebie for Broke and the Bookish’ Top Ten Tuesday really made me think about how many of the books I’ve “read” were narrated by Davina Porter – who else do I listen to!? I also need to come up with a better system for tracking setting and possibly point of view… it’s definitely a work in progress.
I’m also working on upping my Instagram game – getting back to favorite quotes and posting more often in general. Here’s my favorite post from September:
Looking over my reads from the month, it’s extremely difficult to pick favorites – I gave 4 stars to over half of them! But, if I had to pick, I’d highly recommend The Trees by Ali Shaw and A Wife of Noble Character by Yvonne Georgina Puig. I was instantly grabbed by the characters, how real they felt, and how strongly they were written from even the tiniest details. It’s truly satisfying to read characters who have consistent growth from beginning to end, especially when their story is relatable and so meaningful. Of course, I also finished This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab and The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, two of the best fantasy novels I’ve read recently. Just amazing stories, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a fantasy novel and really setting the bar high for those to come!
Breakups were rather slim this month, but there was that one novel that…. well, I’m still not sure of what to say…. I LOVED reading it, but it’s such an unusual story with so many strange/weird elements that I can see it being an unfavorite for a lot of readers.
Super Extra Grande by Yoss, a celebrated Cuban science fiction writer, is an intergalactic space adventure with biting satire and absurdly raunchy characters. If you like the weird, it’s definitely a must read, especially at 160 pages.
What were your September favorites?