September Reading Wrap Up: Insomnia, Ghosts, and Stew

Books Bought:

  • Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  • Maximum Ride #1-9 by James Patterson
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
  • The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • Little Bee by Christ Cleave
  • The Last Illusion by Porochista Khakpour
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis

Books Read:

September was a long, draining month. I wrestled with heavy insomnia since the middle of August, which left me dreary around 8pm. I was fortunate to rediscover the joy my library card brought to me and how easy it was to place holds on line, and it rendered buying books almost unnecessary!

Or so I thought, until I walked into two used book stores. In the same afternoon. I was doomed.

I read two really incredible works this month: Meddling Kids and The House of the Spirits. I juggled reading both at the same time only because they were so vastly different but equally enjoyable.

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Summer Reading Wrap Up: Camp-No-Rules, Secret Bookshelves, and Summer Fluff

Books Bought: 

  • The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
  • Crazy House by James Patterson
  • Island Home by Tim Winston
  • White Fur by Jardine Libaire
  • A Million Junes by Emily Henry
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong
  • Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Books Read:

  • In a Sunburned Country by Billy Bryson
  • What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
  • Camp Rolling Hills by Stacy Davidowitz
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

I was about to get SO excited when I realized that I read an equal number of books over the summer to the number of books I bought over the summer, but then I realized I also bought the two remaining books of the Shadow and Bone trilogy back in June. 😐

I combined the months of June, July, and August into one post. I didn’t read that much each month, but I also didn’t buy a lot each month either. Also my summer went by like a whirlwind and I didn’t have time to write, think, and honestly I don’t know how I found time to read. Continue reading “Summer Reading Wrap Up: Camp-No-Rules, Secret Bookshelves, and Summer Fluff”