What I Read This Month – September 2019

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How is it the last day in September already? Did this month fly by for anyone else (okay, to be completely honest the first few weeks of this month were some of the hardest of my life read about that here and here) But the month ended well and I ended up reading and loving a lot of books this month.

What I read in September 2019

1) Pretty Little Killers by Rita Herron. This book was disappointing. We follow to FBI agents (If I’m remembering that correctly) who are on the hunt for a serial killer. The lady agent is also still trying to figure out who murdered her father when she was 5 and the man agent is trying to find his wife’s second killer (there were 2 but only one was found). There was a lot of sexual tension that was just awkward and not fun and even though I sort of liked the story, this one wasn’t my favorite. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

2) The Friend Zone by Sariah Wilson. I had a fun time reading this one. It’s a clean romance all about the daughter of a football coach and a guy on the team. Who isn’t allowed to date because he’s on the football team. They meet, she becomes his tutor, and they’re determined to stay just friends. Loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

3) Kiss Me In New York by Catherine Rider. Honestly, I forgot I read this book. Oops. It was short and insta-love. Charlotte gets stuck in New York on her way home for Christmas and meets this guy who just got dumped by his girlfriend. They go on a fun adventure following the advice of a book all about how to get over your ex. It was an okay read for me. Nothing special, but quick and somewhat fun. ⭐️⭐️?

4) A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum. I don’t know if I can say that I liked A Woman is No Man. The story was captivating, as was the writing. It was also not a great thing that these women went through. I was fascinated by this one, and a little sad by the circumstances. Sorry, my thoughts on this are really jumbled. I do recommend, but it is a heavy novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️?

5) The Selection by Kiera Cass. I feel like everyone has recommended these to me at one time or another. AS I started I felt like I was reading a weird version of The Hunger Games, which is definitely not what this is. I didn’t love our MC’s name (America) and that bugged me the whole time. But, it was fun and I liked this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️?

6 & 7) The Elite & The One by Kiera Cass. Honestly, I skimmed these two. I feel like they could have been one book. There was a lot of fluff that seemed to happen and I just wasn’t interested. I also read these while extremely stressed about us not having any income so that may have played a tiny part. I still liked the first book the best. I also saw that there are 2 more books that take place more in the future but I don’t think I’ll be reading them at this point. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

8) The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. Probably my favorite book this month. I listened to the audio version and was so pleasantly surprised. I went in ready for a lighthearted and fun romance. What I got was a book all about family relationships, friends, and getting out of an emotionally abusive relationship. Wow. This book had some heavy parts but I loved it. I loved the whole premise (two people who are living in the same flat and sleeping in the same bed but never at the same time) they communicate mostly through post-it notes and it was just so much fun. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Books that I’m currently reading but haven’t finished yet:

9) Sorcery of Thorns. My first real fantasy in a while and I’m really enjoying it. Unfortunately, I had to take it back to the library so I’m not sure when I’ll finish it.

10) The Happiness Project. This was our September pick for the month for the book club I host. I still need to finish! I have read this one before (it’s one of my favorite books of all time) but I really want to finish my reread!

That’s everything I read this month, what did you read? What book was your favorite?

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P.S. I’ll be taking the rest of the week off of blogging as I want to take time away from my blog + social media this week to prepare a little more for General Conference this weekend. I hope you’ll join in watching with me!

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  1. Great list! I’ve read The Selection, but none of the others. I had a hard time getting into it, but that was years ago. Maybe I should try again. I’ve read "Three Dark Crowns," I’m currently reading the sequel "One Dark Throne," and I’m also reading "The Night Circus" and "The Best Yes."

    1. I had a hard time with the other two as well. I haven’t read Three Dark Crowns yet but I really want to! And I LOVE The Night Circus, one of my favorites!

  2. As a fellow book lover, I LOVE that a book re-cap/review was your last post before your break! The Friend Zone sounds like it is right up my alley, so I will definitely be checking that one out!

    Thanks Tay!

    1. I love writing these posts every month! And it’s a good one to have as my last post before my break. It was such a fun read, you should definitely pick it up! And you’re welcome 🙂

  3. I would love to read this many books in a month! Adding to my list! Winter is when I do all my catch up reading!!!

    1. I read a ton (at the moment it’s really my only hobby) but I love it! I hope you add some of these and enjoy them!

  4. So fun! I think I’ll take your recommendation and check out The Flatshare this month 🙂

    1. That one is so good! I hope you enjoy it!

  5. I haven’t heard of so many of these books, but they sound interesting. I’m going to add a few of them to my TBR list!

    1. I hope you like them!

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