Monthly Reading Wrap Ups, Reading Updates

Reading Wrap Up – September 2022

September was a very weird reading month. I read a lot when I was at the beach for a week but didn’t read very much before that and haven’t finished a book in the week since I got back. But I had a few great reads and read 6 books so fairly good overall.

Reading Stats

  • Books Read: 6
  • Pages Read: 2,089
  • Average Rating: 3.83
    • 5 stars – 2
    • 4 stars – 2
    • 3 stars – 1
    • 2 stars – 1
  • Genre Breakdown:
    • Fantasy – 2
    • Sci-Fi – 1
    • Contemporary – 1
    • Romance – 1
    • Historical Fiction – 1
  • Book Format:
    • Novel – 6
  • Reading Format:
    • Physical Books – 4
    • eBooks – 2

The Books

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

3 stars

Love on the Brain was fun but so very very similar to The Love Hypothesis that it got annoying and was really forgettable. I might give Hazelwood one more try but if it doesn’t break this mold, I’m done.

The Time Trials by Jon McConnell and Dayna McConnell

4 stars – Full Review

This ARC was so much fun! It had Hunger Games and Firebird series vibes, both of which I absolutely love and yet this felt new. It was different and interesting and just such a good idea. The execution didn’t quite live up to the idea but I still had a wonderful time and will be trying to track down the next one.

Something Bright and Burning by Whitney Amazeen

2 stars – Full Review

Then this ARC was a disappointment. This new adult contemporary felt like an author going for the surprise and the drama rather than a good story. I just didn’t like it.

Charmcaster by Sebastien de Castell

4 stars

This may be my favorite book so far in the Spellslinger series. It might have gotten 5 stars from me if the humor and Reichis had been a little more prevalent, it was a little too much on the back burner. But these characters and this story are just so much fun.

Amari and the Great Game by BB Alston

5 stars

This follow-up to one of my favorite books of 2021 did not disappoint. I love Amari and cannot get over how universal this middle grade is. My 12 year old nephew also loves Amari and it’s great to talk with him about it. But even as an adult, I choose to read this one because it’s just so entertaining.

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

5 stars

I LOVED Evelyn Hugo and then thought Daisy Jones and Malibu Rising was just OK. Well, Carrie Soto rivals Evelyn, it was SOOO good. I brought it to the beach and in 1 week, 3 of us read it and all agreed it was awesome. I’ve found myself thinking about these characters since finishing. I don’t like tennis but oh boy, I was totally into every match. I cannot speak highly enough of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s characters, she is unrivaled.

What’s Up Next

I have a bunch of ARCs and also just got my hands on the sequel of my favorite book of the year so far, Defy the Night. One of the ARCs is also the third in the Stitch in Time series which so far, I’ve given 5 stars to each book. So hoping for some great reads.

Happy Reading Everyone!

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