For me September was about keeping an eye on the reading challenges I had set myself, so I am interested to see how I went and how much further I have to advance!
A holiday season book – The Wishing Tree
A number in the title – Three Gold Coins
A classic – Persuasion
Last book added to my TBR – By Invitation Only Dorothea Benton Frank
Children’s Book Emily of New Moon L. M. Montgomery
Randomly chosen from TBR – Flirting With Pete Barbara Delinsky
Audiobooks – 3
Library books – 7
So for the last three months of the year I still have some challenges I’d like to advance a little more. I have finished the library challenge although of course I am still reading from the library!
Number of Books Read in September: 16
The Wishing Tree Emily March Contemporary romance Kindle
Three Gold Coins Josephine Moon Mainstream fiction – Hardback
Rush Lisa Paton Mainstream southern fiction – Hardback
Crimes Against a Book Club Kathy Cooperman Mainstream fiction – audiobook
Season of Wonder RaeAnne Thayne Contemporary Romance – Kindle
Persuasion Jane Austen Classic. – audiobook
Flirting with Pete Barbara Delinksy – Mainstream Fiction – Paperback from my bookshelf
Fool Me Forever Ainslie Paton – Contemporary Romance – Kindle
An American Marriage Tayari Jones – Fiction – Hardback.
The Desert Nurse Pamela Hart Historical fiction – Trade Paperback
By Invitation Only Dorothea Benton Frank Mainstream Fiction. Hardback
Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane JoAnn Ross Contemporary Romance – Kindle
Leverage in Death. J . D. Robb. Narrated Susan Eriksen – Suspense – Audiobook
Scandal Above Stairs Jennifer Ashley Cozy Mystery – Paperback
Emily of New Moon L.M.Montgomery Children’s Fiction – Paperback
How to Walk Away. Katherine Center Mainstream Fiction – Hardback
New to me authors
Favourite September book
Ah, so many good books in this month. In the end I have chosen this book for my favourite but so many close runner ups!
What I am looking forward to reading in October
Now that’s a bit of a hard question, obviously my own bookshelf is groaning with books I want to read and some are also on the way and then of course the library will tell me a book is ready to pick up. But … let’s see. The first two are on my bookshelf, the Cathy Lamb is for review from Kensington. The anticipation for each book fills me with delight.
Bought – paperbacks
I bought The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt because his Okay for Now might just be my top favourite children’s book.
From the Library
This was the month of the feast from the library. So many of my reserved books came in! Looking at them now I see I have finished with them all and they have been returned! The pressure of other readers waiting!
From Edelweiss or NetGalley
That one without a title is American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt.
This month I also joined two Australian book clubs online on Facebook. One is Rachael Johns Online Book Club (Australian author) and also Hachette Australia’s Books with Heart Book Club. Each read one book a month and talk about it. Australian books of course, but I decided that I’d enjoy reading many of them, as they are mostly women’s fiction genre so I think it will be an excellent fit for me. The New Zealand population of 5 million is too small for such things! I know! I know! Many cities in the world have double, triple and more of that! You can see why when we travel for the first time we are a little over awed!
The October read for Books with Heart is about a 79 year old woman. And that will cover a reading challenge topic for me as well. I’ve bought this one as too many reserves on it at the library!
Rachael John’s club read is reading in October … I’ve bought this one as well and its on its way from Booktopia. (An Australian site) as I couldn’t find it in my local bookshop. Again too many reserves on it at the library, which is good!
So that’s a wrap for September, I count it as a very good month. As we slide into October – I saw a blogger calling this Owntober which is a good reminder to read our own books! And I hope to read some more of them. But… there is the local book fair mid October where there will be cheap books. Hmm I’ll limit myself I think. Maybe ten at the most! Have I read last year’s haul, I need to look at that, maybe I haven’t even read one! Ouch.
So what was your reading month like? Last month I had a book giveaway – I have contacted the winner but haven’t heard back, but I do believe she has been away so I’ll wait awhile longer to give her time to check her email. More news on that next time.