My Bookish Month of September 2022

Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!

I can’t believe it’s October and we’ve reached the last quarter of 2022 😱 September was the month Belgium jumped from summer to autumn in the blink of an eye, and I have to admit I did struggle with that. As much as I adore cosy nights in, the rain and damp did a number on my body and mood. Fortunately, last week we had some of those brilliantly crisp but sunny mornings I love about autumn, with more to come this week, so things are looking up.

Bookwise, September was not the best month I’ve ever had. I read less than I usually do, although I did potter about the garden a lot, which meant an increase in audiobook listening time. I also ended up feeling rather underwhelmed by some of the books I read and listened to, which in turn I think made me read slower. After my fantastic bookish month of August, with tons of books read and loved, I have to admit September was a bit of a disappointment.

Not all bad news though, these were my favourite reads of the month:

In figures September looks like this:

Novels: 4720 pages across 13 books
Audiobooks: 67 hours across 10 audiobooks

And here’s what I did in September and some of what I’ll be posting in October:

What I read:

Red as Blood, Lilja Sigurðardóttir
The Moose Paradox, Antti Tuomainen
Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
Never Have I Ever, Joshilyn Jackson
Close to Midnight, Mark Morris (review to follow)
Mina and the Slayers, Amy McCaw
6 Ripley Avenue, Noelle Holten
Forging Silver into Stars, Brigid Kemmerer
Mi vida (no del todo) perfecta, Sophie Kinsella
It Rides a Pale Horse, Andy Marino (review to follow)
New Brighton, Helen Trevorrow
My Other Husband, Dorothy Koomson
Sebastian, P.D. Cacek (review to follow)

What I listened to:

The It Girl, Ruth Ware
The Cabin in the Woods, Sarah Alderson
Scrublands, Chris Hammer
A Death in the Family, Matthew Costello & Neil Richards
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Just Like Home, Sarah Gailey
Daisy Darker, Alice Feeney
Death on a Moonlit Night, Matthew Costello & Neil Richards
The Memory Index, Julian R. Vaca
Hallowe’en Party, Agatha Christie

What I read earlier but reviewed in September:

Black Lake Manor, Guy Morpuss
You Can Stay, Elle Connel
The Family Game, Catherine Steadman

I also posted an excerpt from The Bleeding by Johana Gustawsson and Black Hearts by Doug Johnstone.

Let’s have a look at the books that landed on my lap in September:

An anticipated sequel and a gorgeous FairyLoot hardcover (would you look at those spredges 😍):

7 NetGalley eARCs, two Orenda eARCs and a 99p deal:

I hope you had a good month and that you are safe and well! Thanks for joining me today and happy reading xxx

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