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Here’s my September 2023 Reading Wrap Up. How was your September reading month?

September 2023 Reading Wrap Up

September 2023 Reading Wrap Up (collage of covers)

September was a “mixed results” reading month. Out of the 13 books completed, I had two 5-star reads, seven 4-4.5-star reads, three 3-star reads, and one 2-star read.

My most memorable fiction read this month was Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See, a compelling histfic story of the first woman physician in 1400s China.

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5 Stars. historical fiction, Chinese traditional medicine, women supporting women, friendship, compelling and emotional. My review of Lady Tan here.

How Far to the Promised Land by Esau McCaulley

5 Stars. nonfiction, memoir, “own voices,” diverse read, transparent and heartfelt. Not yet reviewed.

A Bakery in Paris by Aimie K. Runyan

4.5 Stars. historical fiction, WWII, dual timeline, Paris, baking. Review coming soon.

4.5 Stars. (ARC) contemporary fiction, romance, diverse read, Canada. My review of Three Holidays here.

4.5 (rounded to 5) Stars. middle-grade historical fiction, magical realism, well-written but bleak, Victorian London. Not reviewed.

4 Stars. historical fiction; WWII, book about books, found family. Review coming soon.

4 Stars. (ARC) contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, romance, New York City. My review of Bright Lights here.

4 Stars. nonfiction, essays, self-improvement. My review of Listening here.

4 Stars. nonfiction, essays, self-improvement. My review of Remember here.

3 Stars. contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, romance. Not reviewed.

The Sunshine Club and

The Banty House by Carolyn Brown

3 Stars (each). women’s fiction, romance. Not reviewed

2 Stars. nonfiction, essays. This sounded cute because I’m a Dakotagirl but I was totally underwhelmed and unimpressed. Not recommendable. Not reviewed.

September 2023 Reading Wrap Up QOTD:

Did we read any of the same books?
Did you have a favorite September read?

September Blog Posts

Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting Review
The Legacy of Longdale Manor Review
Faking Christmas Review
Secondary Characters Who Deserve Their Own Books
Three Holidays and a Wedding Review
You’re Not Listening Review
Are You a Stubborn Reader?
The Book Club Hotel Review
Fall 2023 TBR
Bright Lights, Big Christmas Review
Favorite Character Relationships
The Only Plane in the Sky Review
What You Are Looking For is in the Library Review
The Forest of Vanishing Trees Review

A Christmas Baby at Goodwill House Review
Lady Tan’s Circle of Women Review

Happy Reading Book Friends!

“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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