In September I read 12 books for a total of 2,607 pages and an average of 87 pages per day. I’m pleasantly surprised by how much reading I accomplished this month; I think what helped was reading more novellas and middle-grade.
I’m happy to say I enjoyed most of what I read this month. While nothing was deplorable, A Bollywood Affair and Auxiliary London 2039 were my least liked reads, though they still kept me entertained enough not to DNF.
Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake
First Sentence: The first time Badger saw Skunk, he thought, puny, and shut the front door.
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
First Sentence: I have the worst luck with bot-driven transports.
A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
First Sentence: A sea of wedding altars stretched across the desert sands and disappeared into the horizon.
The Keeper of the Isis Light by Monica Hughes
First Sentence: It was a day like any other day on Isis, and yet, when it was over, nothing would ever be the same again.
Auxiliary London 2039 by Jon Richter
First Sentence: The door sagged inwards, and the detective wrinkled his nose at the stench before he even crossed the threshold.
Flotsam by R.J. Theodore
First Sentence: The layer of trash below Talis’s feet sparked as she descended toward it.
Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
First Sentence: When I got back to HaveRatton Station, a bunch of humans tried to kill me.
Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling
First Sentence: Out in the harbor, the ship’s masts burned.
Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce
First Sentence: “Correct me if I’m wrong.”
Well Played by Jen DeLuca
First Sentence: It all started with a necklace.
Stone and Steel by Eboni Dunbar
First Sentence: Aaliyah’s army stood on the precipice of home.
Books Read: 87 of 125
Pages Read: 21,175
*cover images from Goodreads