September Wrap Up 2020

Happy October! We are officially in ~spooky~ season and I could not be more excited about it.

Today I am here to share all of my reads from the last month with you! There are 7 books on this list, which is lower than my average for the second month in a row…but it doesn’t bother me at all! I have not been focusing on reading, so the fact that I read SEVEN whole books? Still incredible.

Just another reminder that it doesn’t matter how many books you read in a week, month, or year!

Let’s jump into the books now!

5 Stars

The Switch by Beth O’Leary: I wrote a whole review for this book, so check that out if you’re interested in my full thoughts! This was such a fun and entertaining story, though, and it made me super happy. I’d highly recommend it.

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole: This book is a complete opposite from the last one, but it was equally as amazing. I had no idea what turn this story would take, and it completely took me by surprise. It was absolutely thrilling.

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson: I watched the movie Just Mercy a few months back, and I had the book on hold on Libby since. I finally got the book in September, and it was as incredible as I expected it to be. It is a non-fiction story about a lawyer that discusses mass incarceration, wrongful accusations, the death penalty, racism, and more. I learned so much and I think everyone would benefit from reading it.

4 Stars

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara: This might be a shocker to a lot of you, but I actually didn’t give this book 5 stars. I think part of it was the hype. I was anticipating what was going to happen, and it ended up not being as overwhelming as I expected. Also, (and I may be in the minority here) I think it could have been about 200 pages shorter. But it was still an emotional and touching read!

All the Woods She Watches Over by Emily McCosh: This was a super fascinating short story collection! Emily is an authortuber and I saw that she was sending out ARCs of her book, so I requested one. It was very different from what I normally read (it was heavily sci-fi based), but I found it to be really interesting.

3 Stars

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson: This was a decent read. I think if you’re looking for a YA mystery, you’ll get that with this one! Personally, it just wasn’t as good as many other thrillers I’ve read (*cough* read Truly Devious *cough*), but I enjoyed it. I really liked the addition of some mixed media in it, and it was a fast read.

The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher Greene: My last read of the month, and not my favorite, unfortunately. This was just too predictable for me, which is not something I want in a thriller. I want it to shock me, and this didn’t do that. But the characters & their backstories were really interesting, so I kept reading. It was just okay for me.

What did you think of my reads this month? How many of them have you read?

What was your favorite book you read in September?

22 thoughts on “September Wrap Up 2020

  1. Love to hear that A Little Life wasn’t as emotionally hitting as you expected – that the sole reason I’m so nervous to read it, because I feel like my heart is going to be wrecked!! The hype is insane though and I can totally get how it’d be underwhelming after seeing SO many people talking about it! Just Mercy sounds so incredible, I’m definitely adding it to my TBR asap. Hope you have a great October!! ♥ ♥

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  2. You’re my hero, I’ve literally been putting off reading A Little Life forever!! I’m glad that even though it wasn’t a 5 stars, you enjoyed it. ❤️✨ SO excited for the spooky season, it’s all I love, I hope you have the most amazing & spooky month 🎃🥰✨

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  3. Looks like you had a great reading month! I can’t wait to read The Switch, I absolutely loved the Flatshare, so i have high expectations :)
    I hope you have a great October!

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  4. Ah yay Jessica, seems like you had such a great reading month! You’ve made me super pumped to read The Switch now haha. So sad you didn’t love A Good Girl’s Guide as I know you were excited about it : (

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  5. A Little Life is huge so it’s understandable you didn’t read as much as normal, it’s also tough going emotionally. I have Just Mercy to read on my kindle, I just don’t think I can handle something that heavy at the moment.

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