Wrap-Up | September 2022

Yesterday we talked about our new books, but today it’s time to talk about the books we read in September. Was it a good month? Did we discover any new authors we need more of? Keep on reading our September wrap up to find out!


For some reason I kept thinking September was a really slow reading month. That was until I realized I hadn’t updated my spreadsheet, haha. I had the last 11 days off of September and even though I didn’t read as much as I wanted I’m happy with what I did. At the moment I’m still in the middle of a few books, so I’ll be starting October pretty strong. I ended up reading 13 books (4 ebooks, 4 audiobooks, 3 paperbacks, 1 hardcover and 1 ARC)  in September and I had a 4.3 average rating, so I can’t complain!

Club 22 – Tate James

Club 22 is a book I actually started in May, but got distracted. I finally binged 75% of the book earlier this month and it’s so good!! Tate James is really the Queen of cliffhangers. I’ll be reading Timber this month. I need to know how it all takes place.

Finlay Donovan is Killing It – Elle Cosimano

Finlay Donovan is Killing It is a book I saw everywhere when it released and I bought it in October 2021, but I finally read it! This book was outrageous at times, but it was so much fun. It reminded me a bit of Dial A for Aunties and I can’t wait to read the sequel. Our main character definitely knows how to get herself in a mess.

Love on the Brain – Ali Hazelwood

Another anticipated release of mine and it lived up to my expectations and then some. Love on the Brain has a lot of miscommunication and that’s something I normally can’t stand. Except it really worked in this book. It fit the characters and the story. This book had me laughing out loud and I even cried a bit. I definitely see myself re-reading this one.

Blood Like Magic – Liselle Sambury

Blood Like Magic a is YA fantasy that I ended up loving. Can you imagine finding out you have to destroy your first love to save your family’s magic? I know I can’t! It happens to our main character. While finding out how to do this she also discovers quite a few family secrets. Blood Like Magic was a really good book and I can’t wait to read the sequel this month.

The Kiss Curse – Erin Sterling

The Ex Hex was a book I enjoyed, but it didn’t completely live up to my expectations. So I was a little hesitant going into The Kiss Curse. Thankfully I ended up really enjoying this one. Gwyn and Wells were fun characters and their banter had me laughing.

As Seen on TV – Meredith Schorr

I was really looking forward to As Seen on TV, but unfortunately it was a bit of a let down. The small town vibes were fun and the characters that lived there made me laugh. I also enjoyed the Gilmore Girls references. Unfortunately, I didn’t always care for the main character or decisions she made.

The Charmed List – Julie Abe

The Charmed List was a really pleasant surprise. I was expecting a great coming of age story where the main character learned more about herself while checking off things on her Anti-Wallflower list. I was expecting there to be magical realism as well. It was great that the magic was involved the way it was and I enjoyed this enemies to lovers road trip.

On the Subject of Unmentionable Things – Julia Walton

Sex education tends to be a subject that is discussed a lot. How much should teenagers know? A lot of schools choose not to teach much and that’s why I loved this book. Our main character is curious and uses scientific articles and text books to teach her the things she wants to know. This ends up becoming a blog that goes viral. On the Subject of Unmentionable Things is great and important book.

Daisy Darker – Alice Feeney

Thrillers are something I’ve started reading more of and Daisy Darker has been on my list of things to read. Daisy Darker had the spooky vibes and the darker setting that I was looking for in this book. It was a great start to my spooky season reading.

Praise – Sara Cate

Praise is a romance book that I’ve seen a lot on Booktube and bookstagram. The main character ends up falling for her ex-boyfriend’s father. Not something I’ve ever read before, but I have to say it worked for this story. I loved the main characters, story, all the feels, and it had just enough spice! I’ll definitely be reading the other books in this series.

A Million Kisses in Your Lifetime – Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is an author I’ve been curious about and I finally read a book by her. A Million Kisses in Your Lifetime sucked me in right from the start. Crew seems like the arrogant bad boy, but Wren brings out a side of him that even he doesn’t expect. Wren is pretty innocent and hasn’t really ever had a relationship. Crew makes her confident and she starts believing in herself and exploring what she wants.

The Appeal – Janice Hallett

Someone in the story has already been put in jail for murder, but they don’t believe that the right person is in jail. Two characters go through emails and text messages to see if they can figure out what really happened. I’m such a big fan of books told through emails and messages. And believe me when I say I didn’t see that ending coming. This author has another book already out and I just got the e-arc of her third book releasing in January.

Don’t Close Your Eyes – Emily Kazmierski

Don’t Close Your Eyes is the second book in this duology and it had me at the end of my seat. The author definitely isn’t sweet for her characters and had me really worried for them at times, haha. If you’re looking for an intense thriller this spooky season I recommend this duology.


I’ve had a pretty good reading month! 6 books this month and almost all of them are pretty big, 4 of them are 600+ pages. Also, 5 of them I consumed as audiobooks, haha. That seems to be the only way for me recently!

Harry Potter 6&7

My yearly reread is finished, haha. I don’t plan it but it just keeps happening, haha. These books are very relaxing for me, I love knowing what is coming sometimes and then Harry Potter is the perfect series for me.

The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The final book in the Inheritance trilogy <3. I love this trilogy, these characters and Jennifer Lynn Barnes haha. While I’m glad I read the book right away, I’m also a bit sad there won’t be anything else with these characters. Hopefully we’ll get the announcement for another JLB book soon.

A Court of Silver Flames – Sarah J. Maas

This one has been out for a while but I was a bit burned out by this series. And to be honest I wasn’t interesting in more books in this world. But after reading the first two books in Crescent City I got some of that interest back. And after seeing some tiktoks I had to try again. Turns out this was a great read and I really enjoyed it. Now I want the next book haha.

As Good As Dead – Holly Jackson

I was super excited for this release last year but I somehow didn’t read it right away. Now I got the audiobook and flew through it! This book was not what I was expecting and I understand the mix reactions. But I personally loved it!

Lair of Dreams – Libba Bray

Another one I got the audiobook for, I’ve had my copy for almost two years now and I finally read it. Getting back into this series means I might read the next book kinda quickly as well! It was really good to be back and I’m curious to find out what happens next.


So that’s what we read in September! Have you read any of these books? What did you think? And what was your favorite read of the month? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.

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