September Reading Wrap Up

September 30, 2019

September Reading Wrap Up

\September Reading Wrap Up

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September was a mixed result reading month. Three DNFs had me spinning my wheels and took time away from the number of books I wanted to read. I read a total of six books, and I am happy to report that one of those was a five-star read. Find all my September reads listed below in order of Star Rating. Keep in mind that I normally recommend five- and four-star reads on the blog; three-star reads receive mixed reviews from me for various reasons; and two-star reads are books that were not for me (this month brought me one of these). One star reads are usually shelved as DNF.

My favorite read of the month is The Dearly Beloved; in fact, it will likely be my best read of the year.

Did we read any of the same books?

Titles are Amazon affiliate links and my available reviews are linked.

 The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

5+ Stars. Thought-provoking and memorable complicated family drama. My full review here.

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

5 Stars. Page-turning historical fiction. My full review here.

The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke

4.5 Stars. A harrowing, heartfelt, and inspirational WW11 tale of survival, courage, loss, hope, and faith. Goodreads review here.

If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais

4.5 Stars. For fans of Hum if You Don’t Know the Words. My full review here.

Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

3 Stars. An OK read but not memorable. Not yet reviewed.

The Last Romantics

2.5 Stars. Dysfunctional Family Drama. Not to my taste. Goodreads review.


A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn. 2 Stars. (DNF 40%)
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J Ruan Stradal. 2 Stars (DNF 50%)
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar. 1 Star (DNF 32%)

***Others have loved these books, so you might want to check them out yourself! 

Let’s Discuss!

What did you read in September? Did you have a favorite?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?

If you would like more information on my DNFs, I can address your questions in comments. Mainly, they were just not to my taste.

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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  1. OOooOoOoO!! THE DEARLY BELOVED is a family drama!? I FUCKING LOOVEE FAMILY DRAMAS!!! 😍😍❤️❤️

    And seems like September was a good reading month for you, although 3 DNFs might have left you feeling a bit bummed, huh!? All that effort and the story still doesn’t resonate…meh! Still it’s better to just leave them…❤️❤️


    • Ha ha! I was so bored with Belgravia and its privileged characters and their “problems.” It was an interesting peek at the times and women’s roles/expectations etc!
      At first I liked Lager Queen… then I started wishing the characters were more likeable….and then it was a slippery slope to not caring! I’m discovering that I do need some likable characters to enjoy the read!
      Thanks so much for taking a moment to comment! I always love to hear other reactions!

  2. I loved The Dearly Beloved too. Just finished it last night. And while I finished The Last Romantics, it was just good enough that I didn’t put it down. I have Hum If You Don’t Know The Words by Bianca Marais on my TBR stack now. I love seeing everyone’s list from MMD Quck Lit.

    • Thanks for commenting! I like to blog hop on quick lit day too! I hope you enjoy Hum! If you do, follow it up with If You Want to Make God Laugh. Happy reading!

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