September 2014 Reading Wrap-Up

SeptMy reading slowed down a bit in September, which was part intentional and part due to my new job. It’s been nice to take a little bit more time with my reading and think about different ways to discuss, though I’m hoping to do some deep-dive reviews on a few books next month, too.

Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera

So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott

Florence Gordon by Brian Morton

Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis

The Way Inn by Will Wiles

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow

Best Book of the Month

Florence Gordon by Brian Morton

I don’t have a ton of review books left this year, so I’m excited to do some backlist reading and pick up a few titles I missed throughout 2014. October also means Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, which is my favorite bookish event. If you haven’t signed up, head over and do it!

How was your September reading? What are you looking forward to in October?

  • I’m also looking forward to getting to some of the 2014 titles that I missed! There are some that I’m really excited about! PS – 8 books in a month would have been a huge month for me! I need to find more time to read :)

    • I’m usually pretty good at squeezing in reading in totally random times, but sometimes that’s easier than others!

  • JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    Great month! I’ve got Florence Gordon on hold at the library – can’t wait.

    • I can’t wait to see what more people think of it! I feel like it’s a little under the radar right now and I’d love to see it get a bit more attention.

  • I’ve been hearing a lot about Brown Girl Dreaming. Hoping you’ve got a review planned for it? :) Can’t wait to see what backlist titles you pick up!

  • Nice month :D

    I have Brown Girl Dreaming on my shelves. Do you think I’d like it? (No pressure!)

    I’m not sure what I’m most looking forward to in October. Dewey’s readathon for sure, but as for a particular book we’ll just see what tickles my fancy!

    • I definitely think you’d like Brown Girl Dreaming! It’s a super quick read since it’s written in verse, so it’s definitely worth checking out.

  • Lindsey Stefan

    Hooray for the readathon! Have you already planned your books? I’ve got one or two but I think I may need to pick some more. :)

  • Vasilly

    Shannon, I love your pile of books! There are so many on my reading list. I can’t wait to see what you plan on reading for this month.

  • You read some great books this month! And the plus side to unemployment is that I can do the read-a-thon! I always had to work on Saturdays before :P

  • My September reading was so slow! I have to get my act together and do some proper reading this month!