Monthly Wrap Up

September Wrap Up


In September I read 11 books for a total of 2,193 pages and an average of 73 pages per day. Thanks to some graphic novels, I had good numbers this month.

This was a great month in terms of enjoyable reads. Nothing stands out as really bad, just a few that didn’t quite grab me. I’m happy I’ve completed the Earthsea series. I think my favorite read Becky Chambers’ latest novella.

Storm of Locusts
by Rebecca Roanhorse
First Sentence:
Four men with guns stand in my yard.
Post-apocalyptic fantasy

The Vine Witch
by Luanne G. Smith
First Sentence:
Her eyes rested above the waterline as a moth struggled inside her mouth.
Turn of the century fantasy, romance lite

The Other Wind
by Ursula K. LeGuin
First Sentence:
Sails long and white as swan’s wings carried the ship Farflyer through summer air down the bay from the Armed Cliffs towards Gont Port.

And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie
First Sentence:
In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage, Mr. Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in the Times.
Murder mystery

The Other Queen
by Philippa Gregory
First Sentence:
Every woman should marry for her own advantage since her husband will represent her, as visible as her front door, for the rest of his life.
Historical fiction

The Great Naiad Discovery of 1909
by Manelle Oliphant    

Graphic novel, turn of the century fantasy

To Be Taught if Fortunate
by Becky Chambers
First Sentence:
If you read nothing else we’ve sent home, please at least read this.
Sci-fi, novella

Magical Beatdown vol 1
by Jenn Wodall           

Graphic novel, magical girl contemporary fantasy

Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board
by Kristen Gudsnuk

Graphic novel, middle-grade, magical girl contemporary fantasy

The Case of the Left-Handed Lady
by Serena Blasco

Graphic novel, historical fiction, Sherlock inspired

The Tea Dragon Festival
by Katie O’Neill           

Graphic novel, fantasy

Quarterly Update:

I’m definitely on pace to make my reading goal for the year – possibly even exceed it if I can keep up the momentum through the holiday season!

Total books read: 97
Total pages read: 22,594
Average pages per day: 83
Most books and pages read in: July

Better Reads Challenge:

A very good daily reading achievement, especially considering how whacky life can get at times.

Month: 28/30
Year: 261/365

TBR Tear Down:

Well, I finally managed to tackle the Gregory book and I’m happy I finished the Earthsea Series. For reasons I don’t care to go in to right now, I’ve placed my challenge on hold. Not sure if it will resume before the end of the year.

Non-Review Highlights:

Quick Chat: Picking Up A Book

*cover images from Goodreads

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