Hello! Today I’m finally sharing my September Reading List! I actually finished three audiobooks this month and four books! I’m proud of that accomplishment. Some months I get more reading done than others. I have high hopes for October.
Did you miss my August Reading List? Get caught up!
We are now in my favorite time of year to be a reader. Nothing better than snuggling up under a blanket (that my mom made me, I have several) sipping something warm and having a candle lit. Even better would be sitting outside with a cool breeze hitting my skin or a good rainy day. I LOVE reading in the fall and winter. So to say I’m excited is an understatement. Bring on all of the reading!
September 2021 Reading List
This was a pretty solid month of reading for me. Yes, I count audiobooks as books read. This is my personal preference and you’re not going to change my mind! My Goodreads account says that I’m five books behind my reading schedule, but I think I’ll catch up fairly quickly. Anyways, here’s all of the books that I read in September.
Yearbook by Seth Rogen
I actually ordered this on libro.fm as a birthday gift for my husband, Rob. I knew we had a road trip coming up and this would be the perfect audiobook to entertain us. There’s something about Seth Rogen that just makes me laugh my ass off. He has the funniest stories and this audiobook DELIVERED the laughs. There was one scene that went on to describe his trip to Amsterdam where they were tripping on mushrooms that had me crying laughing. Honestly, read this or listen to it. He actually narrates his own book which I highly recommend.
5/5 stars (Obviously this contains strong language and talks about drugs A LOT)
Brat: An 80’s Story by Andrew McCarthy
I wanted to love this book because I genuinely love Andrew McCarthy. His roles in 80’s movies are classics for a reason. I was hoping he’d go into a lot of detail about his memories when it came to hollywood then, but he really didn’t. I was so let down by this book. It’s not horrible, it’s probably just not what you are expecting.
The Stopover Series by T L Swan (Miles High Club)
This was a Kindle Unlimited find and thank god I found it. Obviously by the title, there’s QUITE A BIT of sex and yeah, some really uncomfortable moments when I was reading it because it’s all open door! What does open door mean? Every single thing is described during the scenes. There’s some dirty talk happening for sure….However, I really enjoyed this series. First up is The Stopover. I laughed a lot, especially during book two, The Takeover. The third book is The Cassanova. I’m hoping for one more book in the series.
3.5-4/5 Stars (MAJOR STEAM)
The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
I downloaded this audiobook on Libro.fm and was not prepared. There’s a lot to take in with this book. There’s sexual abuse, questionable parenting, cheating on spouse, incest, etc. IT’S A HEAVY BOOK. So please know that going into it. Even though there are some major dark moments, there is also such amazing, beautiful words.
I’m not sure if I read the book if I would have enjoyed it as much. The narration by Nan McNamara is so, so good! There’s a lot of back and forth between different time periods, so it’s a book that you really have to pay attention to and try to keep up. Overall, a beautiful book, but still dark and super heavy. Maybe a bit long in parts, but overall a fantastic read. I’m still not sure what I thought of the ending….
4.5/5 Stars (I struggled rating this one. It’s so close to a 5 star read)
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
This book is so heavily recommended on BookTok. It’s one of the books they say will gut your soul, that will make you cry for hours. So obviously I had to read it because there’s nothing more that I love than a book that will wreck me. This one was just so-so to me. I read it, I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it. I think it has incredible meaning and really made me curious if I’d want to know if I was going to die today. Would I want to know? How would I respond? There are some beautiful passages in this book. The writing is gorgeous and had a lot of depth to it. I didn’t sob, though.
This is going to be a movie (I believe) that HBO is working on!
My September Reading List has a good mix of books, so I hope you can find something you’d enjoy reading!
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