October 1, 2014

Monthly Wrap Up: September 2014

I haven't done a monthly wrap-up in...well months! I thought I'd give it a go for September since I actually read more than 2 books. I had an abysmal summer of reading. Abysmal I tell you.

Here's what I downloaded into my brain during the lovely month of September:


The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake

Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell


Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

September was a decent month. Fun Home was probably my favorite of the month. I learned a lot from So We Read On, and The Haunting of Hill House was a good way to start off the spooky fall reading season.

I'm beginning to feel inspired and excited by books again after what felt like a long and lame summer. Hallelujah! It's this glorious season. Thank goodness for autumn.


What was your favorite book in September? 

26 comments:

  1. It looks like you're on the upswing now. :) Yay!

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  2. You did have a great September! I'm psyched to read So We Read On and Fun House.

    I hope the good reading continues!! :)

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    1. You will like both of those, I promise! :D

      You and me both, it's so much better than the alternative.

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  3. I've read two of those: The Story Hour and The Haunting of Hill House (but I think I read The Story Hour in August - will have to look). Both were good reads. Hill House creeped me out but not enough to keep me from finishing it at night. :)

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  4. BTW, glad you're exiting your summer slump!

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    1. Right?? Me too :D

      Hill House was definitely creepy. It wasn't as OBVIOUS as some of the more modern spooky tales but I liked that. You had to work for it a little bit.

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  5. I've heard great things about 5 Days Left! The Gatsby book intrigues me, but Shannon at River City Reading said the first half is a bit slow, so not sure if I'll read that one.

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    1. It made me so emotional! Gah. (I like that though, I'm a glutton for punishment, lol)

      Shannon and I have talked about the book and have agreed to disagree, ha!

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  6. I'm so glad to see you back in action! It sounds like you had a great month and I totally get your love for Fall reading...I'm much the same way.

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    1. What is it exactly? I don't know but fall was made for reading :D

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  7. You did well! Happy October reading!

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    1. Thanks so much and the very same to you!

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  8. I like the sound of the 100 days of Real Food book.
    http://booketta.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/its-wrap-end-of-month-round-up_30.html

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    1. It was incredibly informative. I learned a LOT :D

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  9. sounds like a good month with interesting titles. see my favorites here: http://wordsandpeace.com/2014/10/01/2014-september-wrap-up/

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    1. It really was. I like when I have such vastly different reads in a month. My reading certainly doesn't feel stale that way :D

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  10. I'm glad to hear that your reading slump is over!

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    1. Oh, it was the worst, lol. I feel like I might never reach the heights of those crazy months when I'd read 15-18 books, but I'll take 7 and be happy about it :D

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  11. I'm sorry you had a bad summer for reading, but you still read more than I did, haha! I'm glad things are looking up.

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    1. LOL, it's all relative right? My sad month might be someone else's amazing month.

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    1. It was a pretty good one :D Now, I'm hoping to really kick some butt in October! Honestly, I don't care if I only read 2 books. I just want those 2 books to be AMAZING dammit. ;)

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  13. I love The Haunting of Hill House! Cannot believe it's Oct already. A year ago this month we were frantically packing in Illinois to be cleared out of the house near the end of the month. My favorite read last month was Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

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    1. Did the last year zip by for you too??

      Oh my word, Chris! I love that book so much! Such an underrated treasure. I'm glad you read and loved it too

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