Did September feel like the longest month ever to anyone else? Maybe it’s just that it was an eventful month so it feels long? Like, if I look back to the long weekend, that feels like years ago.
It was a fairly solid reading month. The great thing about September is that things go back to normal. I mostly really like normal. I’m hoping to finish one more book before the month is actually over so that I can say I finished 14 books this month but I’m not totally sure that it will happen.
That said, I’ve been pretty happy with my reading this month. It started a little slowly, I wasn’t loving the books I was reading but they weren’t terrible. The later half of the month saw an uptick in book love.
And now it’s time to join Shannon in looking at library reading this month!
Library Books Read
Dear Fang, With Love by Rufi Thorpe
The After Party by Anton DiSclafani
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
Little Sister by David Hewson
Checked Out, To Be Read
Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
The Big Four by Agatha Christie
The Accidental Empress by Alison Pataki
Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy
Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani – I’m still kind of regretting this
None, currently BUT I did put Bellweather Rhapsody and The Accidental Empress on hold. AND I’m the very first person to read their copy of The Accidental Empress. Hold progress.
Did you get anything great at the library this month?
14 thoughts on “Library Checkout – September 2016”
Interesting, I’m reading Alison Pataki’s The Traitor’s Wife for book club right now, I didn’t know she had another. I might have crossed the line into too irritated to finish last night – but now I of course will have to look up this book too.
She has this one and then a follow up to it called Sisi – about Empress Elisabeth of Austria. I haven’t read anything from her though so I have no idea what it will be like.
I’m jealous of your potential 14 books read! My favorite library book this month was Radio Girls. And I read a bunch of juvenile fiction with Kid #1 that was pretty good.
The thing with being hyperaware of how much you’re reading, is you’re always in a rush. I liked it better when I just read.
14 books is fantastic! And do I remember that you didn’t like Dear Fang? 😦
I didn’t love it, no. The ending was pretty decent but it felt like there was a lot that detracted from the point of the novel.
Happy library news here – our library has finally re-opened (just yesterday). It was a long haul, but I made it through and we went today to have a peek and I think I can even say it was worth it. My daughter’s planning to take pics next tome she’s there, so, if I can get my act together, I’ll post them!
The bad news – I don’t need any library books right now, because I have Giller books to read. I’m going to wait a couple more weeks before I allow myself the luxury. But, I did have fun picking some out in the teen section with my daughter. 🙂
So, what was your favourite book this month?
Yay!!! Library reopening! Nice to hold off ok the joy of library browsing though. And you still got to experience it vicariously.
Library book favourites – a tie between Bellweather Rhapsody and Under the Udala Trees. Overall, those 2 and add Sarong Party Girls. I *just* finished Dear Mr M and WOW. But I guess that’s for October!
Oh, yay for Dear Mr. M!
I swear, I thought September would NEVER end. I’m usually one to freak out over how quick the months go by, but I can’t believe it’s just now October.
Ok, so not just me! Seems like it should have been October for a while now.
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I am so jealous of all your wonderful lists of books! For some weird reason going to college for an English degree doesn’t actually let you read a whole lot of the stuff you think you will – so much more writing than reading…research reading. So I will live vicariously through your blog and others! Lol
hahahhaa yeah you’re reading a lot but none of it is recreational! Think about how great it will feel when you get a break and you can read what you WANT.