September in books, my thoughts on what I read

Septembers reading time has come to an end. The past couple of months have been a struggle reading-wise. However, in September I was finally able to get back into a good reading rhythm. Sticking to a daily reading schedule, and adding in some extra time on certain days really helped. Because of this, I was able to put a nice little dent in my enormous TBR. Of course, I also added to that TBR because of a visit to my favorite used book store. September in books is the ninth installment in my ongoing series highlighting what I read each month.

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September in books

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

One of the better Star Wars canon books. Thrawn was an interesting look at the title character, how he came to be a highly respected officer in the Imperial Navy and how he helped to shape the lives of those around him. I’m glad that Zahn was able to bring this character to life once more. I will have to read the rest of the books in this trilogy soon.

A Bride’s Story Volume 11 by Kaoru Mori

Another amazing addition to this series. I absolutely love the artwork and the overall story that this series portrays. While this volume didn’t follow the main characters, it was still a great read. I cannot wait until the next volume comes out.

Darkstalker by Tui Sutherland

Recommended by my son, I was actually surprised by how much I liked this book. Darkstalker is a very quick read, and though it is a middle-grade book the story is rich enough for adults to enjoy as well. This book has a surprising amount of violence in it. While it didn’t bother me, it may not be suitable for some children because of that. I look forward to reading the rest of this series.

Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach

A book that’s been on my shelf for a few years now, it was nice to finally get to it. I wasn’t sure what to expect from it. There are some interesting elements that made me enjoy parts of the story, however, overall I found the book lacking. The ending does set things up to get more interesting in the next book, so I may check it out in hopes that the series gets better.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 19 by Mizuho Kusanagi

This volume focuses on the Blue Dragon, Sinha. It’s been a nice change of pace for the story to shift towards the dragons and learning more about them and their origins. Though the main story is still there, this and the previous volume do a great job of making the dragons more of a prominent character.

Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

This middle-grade novel focuses on what destiny means, explores who is in control of destiny and what one can do to change it. A quick and enjoyable read, I found the characters to be great. It truly felt like I was experiencing the thoughts and actions of an eleven-year-old girl and her friend.

Nineteen Eightyfour by George Orwell

I didn’t expect much from this book. Honestly, I find classics pretty boring to read. Even so, I decided to give this one a chance. I’m glad that I did. This book was surprisingly good, and while I did find one section of it a bit tiresome to read, overall I enjoyed it.

Witches in Red by Barb Hendee

The second book in the Mist-Torn Witches series. This story felt a bit on the predictable side. Even so, it was a decent read, especially since it’s fairly short. I will likely read the next in the series to see how it goes.

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 1 by Tomohito Oda

A story about a socially awkward high school girl who has difficulty talking to others. I really loved the portrayal of the main character, Komi, and seeing her struggles with something as simple as saying hello to a fellow classmate due to her anxiety. As someone who has social anxiety, I can totally relate to how Komi feels and reacts to various situations. Really looking forward to the rest of this series.

The Girl From The Other Side Volume 7 by Nagabe

This volume takes quite an interesting turn. Events have been building in the last couple of volumes and they have come to a head in this one. The ending has me eager for the next volume.

The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death by Kim Harrison

I listened to this one back in April but I wanted to listen to it again to answer a few questions I had. This also means that the story is fresh in my mind so that I can listen to the next book in the series.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 11 by Kore Yamazaki

Though not as good as some of the previous volumes, this one was still an enjoyable read. It does provide some extra background to several characters and introduces a few new ones along the way. I am still eager to see where this series goes from here.

September in books stats

  • Books read: 12
  • Books purchased: 18
  • Books purged: 5

Though these are my opinions, please understand that they should not prevent you from reading any of these books. A book that I don’t like could be a book that you end up loving. Always give books a chance.

What did you read in September? Any new favorite books or authors?

8 Comments

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    You did really good with your reading last month. I didn’t have much time for reading at all. I think I managed to get 2 books in at the beginning of the month.

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      Thanks. I’m happy to be back into the reading groove. Two books is a good amount though. I hope you can find more reading time this month.

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    The only book on your list that I’ve heard of is “Nineteen Eight-Four” by George Orwell, lol.
    I’m in a book club and end up reading many wonderful books that I never would have been exposed to otherwise.

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      Book clubs are great for that. I used to be in a book club but sadly it stopped a few years ago. I kind of miss it because it did introduce me to a lot of books and it was nice to hang out with other bookish people.

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    This is such a lovely blog post and I love reading book/reading related blog posts! Destiny seems like an interesting read indeed!

    Ayse x

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      Thanks. It was quite a fun little read.

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    I’ve always wondered about Nineteen Eighty-four…
    To be honest, I have always talked myself out of reading it, but I might have to read it now!

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      I think you should give it a try. You may very well enjoy it.

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