Wrap Up | September 2019

Yesterday we posted our September book haul, so today it’s time to tell you about what we read last month. Did we have a good reading month? And more importantly, did we read any of our 20 before 2020 books? Continue reading our September Wrap Up to find out!

Candyce

September was another great reading month for me. I was able to read 19 books this month! There were definitely some suprises and I enjoyed everything I read this month. If I take a look at the 20 Books I want to Read Before 2020, I was able to read one of those this month. It’s not much, but it’s at least a start, haha. Let’s take a look at the books I read in September.

#Murdertrending – Gretchen McNeil

After hearing a lot about this book, I was really excited to read it. I have to say it was pretty dark and at times I really wondered if it was YA. #Murdertrending was a bit quirky and graphic at times, but it was interesting.

Falling Kingdoms – Morgan Rhodes

This series has been on my bookshelf for a few years now (I know, I’m awful, haha). A buddyread finally had me pick this one up. Falling Kingdoms took some getting use to, because there are quite a few POVs and characters in the beginning. This book is fastpaced and has quite a few twists. I’ll be reading the second book soon.

Forget the Stars – Kelsey Kingsley

I’ve said it before, Kelsey Kingsley has such a way with words!! I love her stories and am always sad when I’m finished reading one of her books. Forget the Stars has characters that are far from perfect, but they’re amazing! Everybody needs to read it!

Tiger Queen – Annie Sullivan

After reading A Touch of Gold last year, I was excited about Tiger Queen. Tiger Queen has an amazing setting and definitely a fast and fun read. There were certain things I would’ve liked to have seen differently, but I enjoyed myself.

Styx & Stones – Carmen Jenner

I knew this story was going to be sad, but it was definitely worth it. I have to say the story ended up going a bit differently than expected, but this definitely hits you in all the feels.

Truly Yours – Kennedy Fox

Truly Yours is the second book in this duet and I couldn’t put it down. These characters are amazing. I could’ve done without some of the drama, but I enjoyed it all the same. I can’t wait for the next duet by Kennedy Fox!

A Treason of Thorns – Laura E. Weymouth

Laura E. Weymouth writes so beautifully and I can’t put her books down. A Treason of Thorns has a house that feels and it’s so interesting. Add a stunning cover and you have an amazing book!

The Kiss Quotient & The Bride Test – Helen Hoang

I’ve been wanting to read these books for a long time and I finally got around to it. I love that the author created characters on the spectrum. These romances are amazing! I loved the characters and the moments that made me laugh. Both of these left a smile on my face.

If It’s Only Love – Lexi Ryan

The Boys of Jackson Harbor series has been a lot of fun and If It’s Only Love was an excellent part of it. I loved the characters and really want to live in their small town!

The Babysitters Coven – Kate Williams

Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets The Babysitters Club was something that I needed as soon as I heard about it. I enjoyed this story, but there were definitely some issues. Hopefully the things this one lacked will be made up for in the sequel.

Squad Goals: Hot by Halloween – M.F. Lorson & Jessica Bucher

I’ve read books by both of these authors, but never one where they wrote it together. Squad Goals is a cute book with amazing friendships and some fun characters. Halloween is a part of this book, but it can definitely be read whenever you want. I can’t wait for the next book.

Truth – S.J. Sylvis

S.J. Sylvis has mostly written romantic comedies or the “lighter” stories. Truth is her first rock star romance and it hit me in all the feels!! I couldn’t put it down and needed more when it was over. I really hope she writes more books like Truth!

Under the Bridge – Julia Wolf

Under the Bridge is the fourth and final book in the Blue is the Color series. They’ve all been amazing, but I’ve been wanting Ian’s story from the start. My wish was finally granted! Under the Bridge was worth the wait and everything I wanted and more. I’m so sad this series is over!

Dating Nashville – Ann Maree Craven & Michelle MacQueen

These authors write amazing books together and they all leave you wanting more. Dating Nashville was the perfect start of their new series. Nicky and Becks are so much fun and I need the sequel ASAP!

All the Way – Kendall Ryan

Playing for Keeps was a lot of fun, so I was looking forward to Becca and Owen’s story. All the Way did not disappoint. Kendall Ryan gave me everything I wanted in a romance and I really suggest reading this one!

Wrapped Up in You – Jill Shalvis

I was expecting a Christmas romance and that’s not exactly what I got from Wrapped Up in You. Christmas is mentioned, but doesn’t really play a big part in this story. I enjoyed the characters and the romance, but I missed the holiday spirit I thought I would be getting.

The Trouble with Christmas – Amy Andrews

What I didn’t find in Wrapped Up in You, I got while reading The Trouble with Christmas. Amy Andrews gave me everything I want in a Christmas romance: an amazing town, amazing characters, romance, Christmas decorations, humor, romance and some steamy moments!

Isabelle

I hardly read anything in the last 10 days of the month so I was surprised to see I still managed to read 10 books and almost 5000 pages this month. If only I could’ve kept going haha! Let’s see which books I did manage to read.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

I was doing my yearly Harry Potter reread and I finished the last three this month! These books will forever be my favorites and I loved my reread. There isn’t that much to say about this wonderful books, apart from I can’t wait for my next reread haha.

Tunnel of Bones – Victoria Schwab

I adore Victoria Schwab and I really liked City of Ghosts by her. This is the sequel and it was luckily put on Storytel on the release day. So I listened to it right away and loved this one even more than the first one. This is such a wonderfully creepy MG series that once again gave me the chills.

The Turn of the Key – Ruth Ware

 Another perfectly creepy read for the autumn season! I really really enjoyed this one and would highly recommend it. It’s a wonderful mystery novel that had some seriously creepy moments. While not everyone loved the ending, I thought it fit the novel very well.

Tiger Queen – Annie Sullivan

 Candyce and I were part of the blog tour for the lovely Annie Sullivan. She is such a sweetie and I love promoting her work. I really enjoyed the fact that this was a retelling of a lesser known story (at least, I’d never heard of it haha). The city she created for this story was very interesting and I can’t wait to see what she writes next.

Serpent & Dove – Shelby Mahurin

This was such a hyped release and once again one that was on Storytel. I’m telling you, I love my subscription haha. This is a witch – witch hunter forced marriage fantasy novel and it was everything I could hope for. I’m already looking forward to the sequel.

Adorkable – Cookie O’Gorman

This was a reread! I remember adoring this book when I read it the first time and came across it on Storytel (do you see a theme here?). It seemed like a great time to do a reread and see if I still liked it. And I did! This is just a super cute fluffy contemporary story.

 

What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

I actually put this one in my TTT about two weeks ago and I think I started listening to it the day after haha. After talking about it, I figured I should just go ahead and try it. I gave myself ‘permission’ to DNF it if I didn’t like it after about an hour or so. Turns out, I did actually enjoy it! It was better than I expected and I’m happy I picked it up.

The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren

This is not a book I expected to read haha, but it was another Storytel listen ;). I was so happy to discover the main characters were from Minnesota! My favorite state in the US, I can’t wait to go back there. I was also happily surprised by this story and quite enjoyed it.

So that’s everything that we read this month! Have you read anything we did this month? Let us know what you thought in the comments. Or make sure to let us know if you read anything last month that we really need to check out. We love new recommendations!

 

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