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What I Read in September!

How in the world is it nearly October! It has got quite cold recently and I am definitely in an Autumn mood now. I read a total of 11 books throughout September. I’m reading quite the variety of books at the minute, I feel, and enjoying doing that. So, I am back with another what I’ve read this month post which is a bunch of mini reviews for the book I read in September. Here they are!

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father, Javier, as her coach. A former champion himself, Javier has trained her since the age of two.

But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan.

Taylor Jenkins Reid has most certainly done it again with this incredible book. I am not an avid tennis watcher but I know little bits about the sport. So, I was apprehensive going in as to if I would understand it all. It was not an issue. I was hooked immediately and loved it. I cannot recommend it enough. I’ve written a full review of this one which you can find here.


Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus

Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favourite teacher. The case was never solved, but she’s sure that the three kids who found Mr. Larkin’s body know more than they’re telling, especially her ex-best friend Tripp Talbot. He’s definitely hiding something.

When Brynn gets an internship working on a popular true-crime show, she decides to investigate what really happened that day in the woods. But the further she dives into the past, the more secrets she finds.

Four years ago someone got away with murder. Now it’s time to uncover the truth . . .

I know that I can always rely on Karen M. McManus to produce an excellent YA mystery book. Although this one is not my favourite by her, I still thoroughly enjoyed. The mystery had my captivated and I couldn’t wait to find out all the details. It is definitely the perfect book to read going into autumn.


The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life. And the only thing getting Avery through it all is the Hawthorne brothers. Her life is intertwined with theirs. She knows their secrets, and they know her.

But as the clock ticks down to when Avery will become the richest teenager on the planet, trouble arrives in the form of a visitor who needs her help – and whose presence in Hawthorne House could change everything. It soon becomes clear that there is one last puzzle to solve, and Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are drawn into a dangerous game against an unknown and powerful player.

I’ve been waiting to read the last book in this series for so long and I am so happy with how the series wraps up. All three books are spectacular, so if you haven’t read this series yet I cannot recommend it enough. The short chapters in this book make it so easy to read through it quickly and keeps the pace incredibly fast.


Snapshot Books!

Here is a little snapshot of 6 of the books that I’ve read this month along with the rating I gave them. I enjoyed all of these ones, some more than others but I still enjoyed them.

  • The Honeys by Ryan La Sala – ★★★
  • Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee – ★★★★
  • Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren – ★★★★
  • The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson – ★★★★
  • The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass – ★★★
  • Things I Know by Helena Close – ★★★★

Meet Me in Mumbai by Sabina Khan

A novel in two acts—told eighteen years apart—gives voice to both mother (Ayesha) and daughter (Mira) after an unplanned teen pregnancy led Ayesha to place Mira up for adoption.

Seventeen-year-old Mira Fuller-Jensen was adopted by her moms at birth. All she knows about her biological mother is that she was a high-school student from India who returned to India after giving birth. Although Mira loves her moms, she’s always felt out of place in her mostly white community.

I picked this book up purely because I saw the synopsis on someone Instagram story and I was instantly intrigued. I am so glad that I picked it up because it is such a emotional, heart-warming and beautiful story. I have already recommended it to so many people and will continue to do so as I feel everyone should read it. I wrote a full review of this one which you can find here.


The Anomaly by Hervé Le Tellier

When flight Air France 006 enters a terrifying storm, the plane – inexplicably – duplicates. For every passenger on board that day, there are now two – a double with the same mind, body and memories.

Just one thing sets them apart. One plane leaves the storm in March. The other doesn’t land until June. For world leaders, the emergence of the June flight raises serious alarms. No science, faith, or protocol can explain this unprecedented event.

But for the passengers, a bigger question is at stake. What happens to them, now that their life is shared? What happens to those who land in June, when their March doubles make decisions that will change their lives forever?

I got recommended this one by a friend as she knew I would enjoy it. She was definitely correct! This one blew my mind a little and I found myself re-reading bits to get my head round it. But, that made me enjoy it even more. It is such a unique and interesting concept for a book. I didn’t want to put it down and I cannot recommend it enough.



Books read this month: 11

Pages read this month: 3,779

Books read this year: 103

Pages read this year: 36,024

There you have it, that is 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!

Happy Reading

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