Books Read in September: 15
Books Read for the Year: 180/250
Topical Books/Monthly Goal Books:
Instead of choosing five books from my TBR pile this month, I only picked three. There was a lot going on, and I knew time was at a premium.
Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds, by Michael J. Knowles. This was pretty horrifying to read.
Saint Odd, by Dean Koontz. I was so sad to see this series come to an end! I think Odd Thomas is an absolutely fascinating character.
Dream Big, by Bob Goff. Bob Goff’s conversational tone is just so relatable. It makes everything he writes seem like a chat with a good friend.
The Inheritance, by JoAnn Ross. This was good, although one of the sisters was almost unlikable at first.
A Bright Young Thing, by Brianne Moore. I really enjoyed this read! I love the time period, and Astra’s character growth was great to watch.
The Living and the Lost, by Ellen Feldman. That was an interesting WWII novel. I haven’t ever read anything set in Berlin just after the war ended, so it was fascinating seeing that side of it.
This is Why We Lie, by Gabriella Lepore. This was a quick YA thriller where I never figured out who the killer was.
Requiem of Silence, by L. Penelope. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories of this world, and this was a solid wrap-up to an enjoyable series.
The Children’s Secret, by Nina Monroe. This was…entirely one-sided, and one of the characters was an absolutely awful person. Do not recommend.
Her Perfect Life, by Hank Phillippi Ryan. This was a pretty “meh” read for me, as the MC appears to forget her common sense, believe someone she shouldn’t, and end up in a mess.
The Guide, by Peter Heller. I really enjoyed this book! It could easily have felt slow, but instead I was riveted to the page.
Forestborn, by Audrey Elayne Becker (review forthcoming). Loved this fantasy novel! Unique, with distinct, likable characters.
Aria’s Travelling Book Shop, by Rebecca Raisin (review forthcoming). I just love Rebecca Raisin’s stories! Feel-good stories, quirky characters, and a distinctive setting that just draws me right in.
When Sparks Fly, by Helena Hunting (review forthcoming). I’d have to say this was just “meh.”
Never Saw Me Coming, by Vera Kurian. I read about half of this before stopping. Unique idea, but I just couldn’t make myself care about the psychopath characters.
The Guilt Trip, by Sandie Jones. I read about 40% of this before just accepting that I couldn’t stand any of the characters and didn’t care what happened to them.
The Dating Dare, by Jacyi Lee. I didn’t make it very far in this, because I found both Tara and Seth to be caricatures and not very likable, with “rebellious/unconventional” being their main character traits.
He Gets that from Me, by Jacqueline Friedland. The characters annoyed me, and I couldn’t make myself finish this.