It is crazy to believe there is only a few months left of 2020. I honestly have no idea where this year has gone and it’s also kind of sad because it was spent the majority of the time at home. It really bums me out, because we just moved to a new city last year and when the virus happened, we weren’t able to continue to explore our new city or surrounding places. But anyway, I’m here to post my September wrap up of the books that I read this month.
In my previous post, I mentioned that I wasn’t counting audiobooks toward my Goodreads challenge over the last 2-3 years, but that I decided to change that this month and for the rest of the year. In case you missed that post, the reason I wasn’t counting them is because I’ve liked to challenge myself over the years to see how many I could read on my own and audiobooks just being extras. The thought of not completing my Goodreads challenge would have brought me down worse than I already feel these days, so I’m making an exception for this crazy year. Plus, technically it’s still reading, so whatever. I was so behind on my challenge and I knew I wouldn’t catch up. BUT, now that I am including audiobooks…I am only one book behind schedule and I should hopefully be caught up in October. 😀
And now with all that being said, I actually didn’t finish a single book this month on my own. I ended up listening to all audiobooks. I still feel super guilty for this though! 😦 But anyway, here is what I listened to in September. You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.
These are the books that I listened to the audio versions throughout the month of September.
This Is My Brain in Love by I.W. Gregorio – 3 out of 5 stars.
I read I.W. Gregorio’s previous novel called None of the Above and loved it so much that I had to check out her new book. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up loving This Is My Brain in Love. I liked it and enjoyed it for the most part, but it just didn’t blow me away. I think my expectations were just way too high for this one.
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones – 3 out of 5 stars.
The Only Good Indians sounded SOOOO good and I was so stoked that my library had the audiobook. It was so interesting and I liked it, but it didn’t blow me away and I really didn’t like the way it ended. It was just way too strange for me.
Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim – 4 out of 5 stars.
Unravel the Dusk is the sequel to Spin the Dawn and I really liked it so much. So many feels and it was so great being back in this world. While I did really like it a lot, it felt like it was missing something, which is why I couldn’t give it five stars. Still highly recommend reading these books!
Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Adams – 4 out of 5 stars.
I read The Bromance Book Club and I liked it enough to want to check out the sequel. While I didn’t love the first book and only gave it three stars, I actually liked Undercover Bromance so much more. I listened to it in a single day, because I just couldn’t stop and wanted to know what was going to happen. I didn’t like Liv in the first book, but I actually really liked her in this one. Can’t wait to read book three!
Currently Reading Books:
These are the books that I started to read in the month of September, but didn’t get a chance to finish them yet.
None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney
I started reading None Shall Sleep this month, but I didn’t have the chance to read it. I’m actually only a little over 100 pages into it, honestly. I’ve been in this on-going reading slump, so I just haven’t really been reading much on my own as you can see by how many audiobooks I listened to instead. So far, I really like it though and I want to try to finish it in October and get my review posted. It’ll be part of my “Halloweenie TBR”, which that post will be coming soon!
What books did you read in September? Have you read any of the books that I read? Feel free to link me to your wrap up post, so I can check it out!
I have a lot of blog hopping to do this week and I promise I will catch up with your posts and reply to comments soon. I just haven’t really been in the mood to do much of anything on the computer. It sucks being so down that you don’t even want to do the things you love anymore. I’ve spent a lot of time diamond painting and listening to audiobooks while I do that. My mood has just been soooo low the last couple of weeks. Hopefully, I’ll be more active in October in both blogging and reading. Fingers crossed! 🙂 I’ll have my book haul posted soon as well as my Halloweenie TBR that I previously mentioned.
I’ll end this post with a picture of my new cacti/succulent babies that I got a couple weekends ago. So far, I am happy to say that they are still alive! I’m not very good with plants, even with the very easy ones haha. My friend gifted me the cat pots and I finally got some plants to fill them with. 🙂
I hope you have a great day!