Wow! It’s hard to believe that we’ve already reached the end of September; I feel like we just started. However, the weather has started to change. I know that I am certainly looking forward to my favorite fall activity: curling up with a mug of tea and a good book.
Despite it all, I did manage to fit in my standard ten books, even if two of them were for class. As promised in my Shadow and Bone review, I finally got around to reading Six of Crows! I will admit that I found it to be quite enjoyable, but knowing the characters and the elements of the fantasy world definitely helped me get into it. I also read and loved Fat Chance, Charlie Vega for TeaTimeLit‘s September book club. Those two books were definitely my favorites of the month. I keep trying to write a review for Fat Chance, Charlie Vega, but I’ve been having writers block every time I sit down to write it, so we’ll see whether or not that actually happens.
I will say that I peaked early in the month, and I have felt a little disappointed in some of my recent reads. Even though I have liked most of them, they have also felt pretty mediocre. However, it’s a good reminder to myself to be mindful about what I am choosing to read. It can be hard to remember that it’s in my best interest to read books I think I will like. My full list of reads for this month and my ratings are under the cut!
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – 4/5 stars ★★★★
- Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado – 4/5 stars ★★★★
- Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel – 4/5 stars ★★★★
- How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster – 4/5 stars ★★★★
- Bombshell by Sarah MacLean – 3/5 stars ★★★
- Less by Andrew Sean Greer – 3.5/5 stars ★★★
- Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley – 3.5/5 stars ★★★
- The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson – 4/5 stars ★★★★
- The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith – 4/5 stars ★★★★
- Out on the Ice by Kelly Farmer – 3/5 stars ★★★
Bonus points if you can figure out exactly which two books were the ones I read for school!