Books that I rated between a 4.5 and a 5:
Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:
Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5:
The High’s & Low’s!
I love that I’m generally a happy reader. I know that seems like it’s coming out of nowhere but when I look at this list of books, and my previous months, I love that most of the books I read I enjoyed wholeheartedly. I don’t think it’s that I pick great books, I think it has more to do with my mind frame when I read them. I’ve always wondered if my latent psychic ability is empathy, and maybe that’s why I enjoy most reads? Like, is it easy for me to empathize and understand a wide variety of characters, and that’s why I like almost everything? Maybe this is a Flights of Fancy post in the making…
Anyway, it looks like September was the month of catching up with series. I’m current with the Kingmaker Chronicles, Hidden Valley by Alice Clayton, and Heidi Cullinan’s Love Lessons series. I also knocked out almost all of the Winston Brothers series. I only have the most recent one left, Beau’s book, and I listed it below because I’m hoping to read it in September. Even most importantly, I read the final Bear, Otter and The Kid book, and basically it wrecked me. I’m so sad to be saying goodbye to that family.
I also read Eliza and her Monsters, which was very good, and I read the second installment for our Shadow and Bone readalong, which will be posted tomorrow. It was a very good month with only two underwhelming books. I’d say that’s not a bad month.
Next Month Reads
On the Schedule
For September my plan is to jump back into VE Schwab with her Monsters in Verity duology, which I’m so excited about. I’m also planning to read Devil’s Cut, which is the conclusion to the Bourbon Kings series. I anticipate good things from it. Again, I want to read Beard in Mind, because I want to be ready to ride the release of book 5 with all of you wonderful bloggers. AND, then my friend Angie pointed out Abroad to me and now I can’t get it out of my head. It’s diverse on multiple levels, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be sensational.
I also already scheduled the third and final read for Shadow and Bone. I’m nervous about it, because I wasn’t 100% happy with where we left Alina after book two, but I’m committed. Then there’s The Unsuitable Heir, because I don’t miss K.J. Charles. I requested Moxie, because I love a good rebellion story! I’m hoping it’s fantastic so I can push it on my daughter. 😀
Of all those scheduled I’m most excited for The Phobia of Renegade X. This is one of my favorite series and we wait so long between installments. I need someone out there to catch up on this series so I have someone to talk to!