Hello all! This year is incredibly odd but it is going by quite fast. I’m baffled by how it is almost October. I am back with another what I read this month post! Throughout September, I read a grand total of 9 books, so it has been a very good reading month for me! I have a lot of thoughts I want to share on the books that I read in September, so I’m going to do mini reviews for a couple, mention others and declare my love for a couple. Here is what I read in September!
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
“Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?”
I had had this book on my shelves for longer than I think when I suddenly was in the mood to give it a read. I’m so glad that happened. It is such a heart-warming read that put a huge smile on my face. I immediately put all other books by Maurene Goo on my TBR after finishing this one! A perfect read!
You Say it first by Katie Cotungo
“Meg has her entire life set up perfectly: her boyfriend Mason is sweet and supportive, she and her best friend Emily plan to head to Cornell together in the fall, and she even finds time to clock shifts phonebanking at a voter registration call center in her Philadelphia suburb. But everything changes when one of those calls connects her to a stranger from small-town Ohio, who gets under her skin from the moment he picks up the phone.
Colby is stuck in a rut, reeling from a family tragedy and working a dead-end job—unsure what his future holds, or if he even cares. The last thing he has time for is some privileged rich girl preaching the sanctity of the political process. So he says the worst thing he can think of and hangs up.
But things don’t end there.…”
I got this gifted to me by the wonderful publisher and the minute it landed into my hands I started reading it! It is so good and I flew right the way through it. It made me laugh and it made me sad and it was wonderful. I wrote a full review of this one, which you can find here.
Here is a quick snapshot of 5 of the books that I read this month and the ratings I gave them! I enjoyed them all a lot and they are certainly books that I’ll be recommending a lot in the future!
- Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks – ★★★★★
- Unbelievable by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong – ★★★
- Toffee by Sarah Crossn – ★★★★
- All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson – ★★★★★
- Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert – ★★★★
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
“Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.”
What a whirlwind of a book! It is Knives Out meets Cinderella and I loved it so much! I cannot wait for the sequel that is coming out in 2021. If you have yet to read this book, get reading it quick! It is very worthy of a read and is a real page-turner. I have written a full review of this book as well, which you can find here.
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
“Everything is going right for Lucy Hansson, until her mom’s cancer reappears. Just like that, Lucy breaks with all the constants in her life: her do-good boyfriend, her steady faith, even her longtime summer church camp job.
Instead, Lucy lands at a camp for kids who have been through tough times. As a counselor, Lucy is in over her head and longs to be with her parents across the lake. But that’s before she gets to know her coworkers, who are as loving and unafraid as she so desperately wants to be.
It’s not just new friends that Lucy discovers at camp—more than one old secret is revealed along the way. In fact, maybe there’s much more to her family and her faith than Lucy ever realized.”
This is another book that had been on my shelf for a long long time. I have loved every book that I have previously read by Emery Lord and I thought it was finally time to give this one a go. It is another incredible book my Emery Lord who is such an extraordinary writer. A heart-warming and heart-breaking story that I adored!
There you have it, everything I read in September! What have you read in September and what are you looking forward to reading in October? Let me know in the comments!