Friday, October 01, 2021

September: What I Read

 I finished my reading challenge this month, and I also ran out of Gamache books. Plus we started all of the activities and school all round. For these reasons, my reading month was lackluster. There were more than 2 weeks in a row where I didn't read anything. CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE?! Thank goodness for audio books.

Nope

Buried Deep by Margot Hunt: Terrible. But that's what I get for trying to use my audible membership for free books. Seriously, you guys. How do you make the $16/month worth it? That's ONE BOOK and then crap?? (The kids and I are listening to The Birchbark House, which is terrific, and it looks, generally, like the kid content is better? But really, any Audible tips or free stuff that's not terrible would be greatly appreciated).

The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough: See above.

Meh

Cultish by Amanda Montell: This was enjoyable.

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting: NOT the movie that's coming out with this name, but really really cute romance. **Audio

The Jesus Cow by Michael Perry: I happened upon this one in the Libby app, and it got me through until me next book came along. I LOLed a few times, but it was really over-written. **Audio

The Child by Fiona Barton: I like her thrillers, and this is #2 in the Kate Waters series. It was a quick listen. **Audio

Yesssss

The Girl in the Walls by A.J. Gnuse: Dorothy picked this one out for me because it looked scary but it turns out, this books is SO SAD. I liked it a lot, even though it is by a dude. **2021

Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler: I had to listen to this on triple-time so it would keep my attention, but ultimately, it was so freaking funny that I liked it a lot. **2021 **Audio

The Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer: Was this total crap? YES. Did I devour  it by the pool? ALSO YES. 

The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer: Oh goodness this book is great. I loved it. It's an oldie (2008), so not a BOTY contender, but WOW-- I listened to this one, and it flew by. ** Audio

Broken in the Best Possible Way by Jenny Lawson: THIS WAS HER BEST BOOK EVER. It was touching and beautiful but also hilariously funny. **2021

A Special Place for Women by Laura Hankin: LOVED this-- breezy, quick, and clever. I read her Happy and You Know It last year and adored it, too.

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn: WOW. I listened to this semi-reluctantly when it came in from the library (Libby app-- the best) because I have not liked her other books. BUT THIS WAS SO GREAT YOU GUYS. **2021 **Audio


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