Looking Back at Our Bookhauls | September 2022

It’s that time of month again that we take a look back at the year before. We already talked about our September bookhaul this year, so it’s time to look back at our September 2022 bookhaul. Have we read the books we added to our shelves? Keep on reading to find out!


After doing so well reading the books I got in August 2022, I was a little afraid to look at September 2022. In this month I added 10 books to my shelves and 4 of them were gifts. Let’s see how many I read!

Babel – R.F. Kuang

I actually started reading Babel last year with a friend, but she ended up not being able to get through the book. Babel started off really interesting to me, but it is a slower read. What I’ve read I was enjoying, so I really just need to sit down and continue. I think I got about 25% in.

Carrie Soto is Back – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid hasn’t disappointed me yet and I ended up loving Carrie Soto is Back. I’m not a fan of tennis and honestly don’t know much, so it took me a little bit to really be pulled into this story. Also, because Carrie isn’t really a likable character in my opinion. A lot happens though and once again this author hit me in all the feels. I can’t wait to see what she writes next.

A Kingdom of Flame and Fury – Whitney Dean

Raven and Zeke’s story is off to an amazing start in A Kingdom of Flame and Fury. This book is over 500 pages and it’s an emotional roller coaster. There are so many twists and turns. I enjoyed learning about this world and I highly recommend this series.

Violet Made of Thorns – Gina Chen

Violet Made of Thorns is a book I still haven’t read and I’m actually upset I haven’t read this on yet. It honestly seems like the perfect autumn read with a morally grey witch and a cursed prince. I really need to bump it up my TBR.

A Court of Silver Flames – Sarah J Maas

For some reason I just can’t seem to pick up this book, haha. At the moment I am doing a reread of this series, so I’m back into this world before diving into A Court of Silver Flames. The third Crescent City book releases at the end of January and I want to be ready for all possibilities.

All Boys Aren’t Blue – George M. Johnson

As I said in my bookhaul, I ended up getting distracted and didn’t read this one during the group read. All Boys Aren’t Blue is still a book I’m really curious about, so again I need to make sure I remember this one soon.

Hide – Kiersten White

Hide is a book that’s more outside of my comfort zone, but the premise of the book sounded really interesting. Our characters have to hide in an abandoned amusement park to have a chance to win a prize. This one ended up being a bit disappointing. There were quite a few POVs and I feel like we really didn’t get to know everyone that well and the ending felt rushed.

Misfit – Elle Kennedy

Out of the books I added to my shelves in September, I’m shocked I haven’t read Misfit yet. Prep schools/boarding schools are my favorite settings. I’ve also enjoyed previous books by Elle Kennedy, so Misfit is one I was really looking forward to. This one actually already has a sequel, so I need to get reading.

Court of the Vampire Queen – Katee Robert

As I mentioned in the bookhaul, I had read the first five chapters of this book. Since then I haven’t read more, haha. I’m actually looking at this book right now while typing this. Seeing how it’s October and we’re in spooky season I should try reading this vampire book before the end of the month.

Magnolia Parks – Jessa Hastings

Magnolia Parks was everywhere last year and it caught my eye. Since then it’s become a bit popular again, because a publisher decided to publish them (they were independently published). I don’t love the new covers, so I bought all of the old ones before I couldn’t get them anymore. So now I really need to read this one, haha.

End Result:
Read: 3/10 – 30%
TBR: 7/10 – 70%


I’m happy to say I did get books in September 2022. My looking back post from last month was pretty decent which always scares me a little bit haha. Can I do that again? Let’s take a look at the one physical and two audiobooks I got last year September.

The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The finale to the Inheritance Games trilogy, of course I had to read this one right away. I love this trilogy, as I do all of Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ books. And this book was no exception. I really enjoyed this as a finale but I’m also super happy that we’ve gotten another book (and will get one more) that I’m currently reading.


As Good As Dead – Holly Jackson

Another trilogy finale, this one in the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series. Also a series I love! This one had people super divided but I for one really enjoyed it. And I do think it was the direction we were heading in all along. Can’t wait to read more by Holly Jackson.

Lair of Dreams – Libba Bray

Not a series finale, but a book in a series nonetheless! I’m so glad I finally dived into this series last year, and have finished it since. It was a wonderful historical fantasy and I would love love love to read something similar.

End Result:
Read: 3/3 – 100%
TBR: 0/3 – 0%


So that’s our looking back at our bookhauls for this month. Have you read any of these? Let us know in the comments!

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