Fall is here, our weekends have finally slowed, the air is starting to cool, and all is right in the world (LOL). But really, I’m so happy that life is slowing down just a little and fall is making its debut. September was a busy, busy month, and because of that, I read fewer books than any other month so far in 2020. I hope to read more in October, just because it’s the season for getting cozy at home. I could go for a few evenings with candles and blankets and books. Below is what I read in September!
WINTER BY MARISSA MEYER – 5 STARS
The fourth and final book in The Lunar Chronicles Series – this book wraps up this fantastical story so well. I literally never thought I’d be obsessed with a book about cyborgs and androids and spaceships, but this series is so phenomenally written, you just can’t help but love it.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS BY B.A. PARIS – 4 STARS
I read The Breakdown earlier this year, another B.A. Paris novel, and loved it. There are so many thrillers floating around these days, most of which focus on a scorned woman with a drinking or drug problem that becomes the unreliable narrator. Of course, I still pick them up, but they’ve become predictable. Paris’ books have not been that way for me. Although this one was pretty disturbing, honestly, I still couldn’t get to the end fast enough.
FURIOUS HOURS BY CASEY CEP – 4 STARS
If you love To Kill A Mockingbird as much as I do, I feel like this book should be required reading. I learned so many things about TKAM’s author, her upbringing and adult life, and how the book came about, along with the very interesting story of Reverend Willie Maxwell. It gave me so much insight into Lee’s life, especially when it came to Go Set a Watchman, her book that released in the 2010’s that I had such high hopes for but did not love. This was quite interesting.
THE GLASS HOTEL BY EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL – 3 STARS
I loved Station Eleven, so I was excited to pick this one up. I’m not sure what I expected, but I guess I was holding it to the same standard as her last apocalyptic story. This book was part ghost story, part depressing novel following several different characters, none of which have many redeeming qualities. I wanted to get sucked into the story and love the characters, but it just really fell flat for me.
THE IDENTICALS BY ELIN HILDERBRAND – 5 STARS
I will never stop reading Elin Hilderbrand books! Her novels, all set in Nantucket, are always the ultimate beach reads. The Identicals was an interesting change of pace, as the story was actually split between taking place on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. I learned so much about both places and fell in love with the identical twins that the book is based around.
You can follow along with all of my 2020 reading here:
What I Read in January
What I Read in February
What I Read in March
What I Read in April
What I Read in May
What I Read in June
What I Read in July
What I Read in August