Hello again! We’re finally bringing you our September wrap up! If you’ve read our
Life Update then you’ll know how crazy things are for us with school. But we’re trying our best, and if that means that irregular posting is the only way to stay sane, then our posts will be popping up in your inboxes at surprising times only.
We’ve decided to keep this post just as a reading update since we mentioned most of our other goings-on in our Life Update. So if you’re interested in how our reading went in the (super long) month of September, read on!
September was an interesting month. Since it was so busy I ended up reading a lot of romance and rereading a fair amount. Although some of the rereading had to do with the fact that I wanted to be prepared for Wayward Son. The other books I read were also pretty great, so it definitely was a quality over quantity kind of month.
I will say that I still don’t have a rating for Wayward Son even 2 weeks later. It’s somewhere between a 4 and a 5, and I’m leaving it undecided until I’m sure about how I want to rate it. I loved it but there are some things that make me feel weird about giving it a full 5 stars. That’s all I’ll say for fear of spoilers, but if you’re interested in more of my in depth thoughts, let me know!
I also want to shout out The Arrival of Someday. I have a draft of my review for that book, so hopefully, that will get posted later this month. I know that I rarely read reviews for books I haven’t heard of before, but I urge you to read mine when it comes out because it’s also very much a discussion about disability rep and what this book did right!
I read 17 books this month! Which is absolutely insane. September felt like it was 6 months long, and I’m kind of glad it’s finally over. Most of the books I read this month ended up getting high ratings. Some of my favorites were This Story is a Lie, Wicked Fox, and Wayward Son. I also posted two reviews, one for Sword and Pen and another for It’s a Whole Spiel. I was supposed to have some other reviews go up about a week ago, but they’ll hopefully be up in about a week or two instead.
I way have only bought one book this month, but as a sneak-peek into October, we’re only a week or so in and I already have 3 more copies of Wayward Son, and a bunch of books from when I went to New York Comic-Con. So I’m not too upset by the fact that only my most anticipated release of the year made this list.
So I’ve noticed a sort of trend this month. When my friends are out of town I don’t really buy that many books. However, when they come back from summer vacations I suddenly find myself buying a lot more books. This is probably because we mainly hang out by going to bookstores. Basically from now on any huge splurges that happen bookwise, I’m blaming my friends.
Did you have a good reading month? What was your favorite book you read? Have you read Wayward Son yet?