September Wrap-up

For the first half of September, I read whatever I wanted. Then in the second half, Latinx Heritage Month started, and I mainly read books by Latinx authors. I ended up reading every single one of the books on my TBR, plus a bunch of extra books! I’m really pleased with this and I’ve read some great books.

I ended up reading 26 books, and it was a bit of a mixture in terms of quality. I read some new favourites but also some really bad or just very meh books.

My plan for October is to participate in The Ace Race (a readathon aimed at reading asexual books), as well as read a bunch of spooky books and mysteries. I’m also hoping to (re)read Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series. My TBR will be up soon!

In this post, I’ll share my Goodreads reviews of my 4 and 5 star reads of July. Want to keep track of my reading in more detail? Feel free to add me on Goodreads!

Aiden Thomas – Cemetery Boys

You can read my full review here.

Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu – The Lost Book of the White

I didn’t review this but this is honestly one of my new comfort series, and I’ve enjoyed the audiobooks a lot so far.

Alyssa Cole – A Princess in Theory

I guess I didn’t write very many review this month, as I just wasn’t really in the mood for them, but this royal romance novel was honestly delightful, and I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

Micaiah Johnson – The Space Between Worlds

This was so different from what I expected but so so good. It was full of twists and turns, I never knew quite where the plot was going, and there were amazing discussions about classism. Plus absolutely A+ Sapphic Yearning!

Lucas Rocha – Where We Go From Here

Again I didn’t write a review, but I listened to the audiobook for this almost in one sitting. It was a great educational read that I would highly recommend!

Rianne Robben – Zomerburen

Mijn volledige review komt binnenkort online, maar ik vond dit boek echt fantastisch!

Alexis Daria – You Had Me At Hola

I enjoyed this so much!! I always get really intrigued by books, especially romances, about famous people, but then I often feel disappointed when I actually read them. The way it was portrayed here was just so delightful though! It had a great balance between the glamour of the TV world and portraying the characters as real people with real problems and real feelings. Especially Ashton was a very loveable main character, he was amazing.

One thing I’m disappointed by is how much of the plot hinged on Ashton not telling Jasmine something personal for very valid reasons. I honestly don’t think she had a right to get this angry about it, and I would have liked to see it resolved sooner.

Romina Garber – Lobizona

So magical and immersive, and it had so many amazing conversations.

Maya Motayne – Nocturna

This was really fun and engaging, and the writing was great!

Alexandra Diaz – Santiago’s Road Home

This is a very solid middlegrade introduction to immigration. I especially thought it had a good balance: while it doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of Santiago’s life at all, there was also room for hope and love in the form of Santiago’s found family. And Santiago as a main character just really stole my heart. The author’s note accompanying this is essential reading if you read the book, by the way.

Alexandra Villasante – The Grief Keeper

This was just so so beautiful.

How many books did you end up reading this month? What was your favourite read of the month?

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