September 2020 Wrap Up

In September I read a total of 23 books (WHAT?!), including 6 physical books, 2 ebook, 15 audiobooks (!!!). I have significantly increased my audiobook listening lately and cut down on TV time. I listen to audiobooks on my commute to work, during my lunch break, while taking walks, and pretty much any time I’m at home doing things with my hands and can’t sit down and open up an actual book. I got a great start to my #SpookySeasonReading in September, and I can’t wait for even more spooky reads in October!


Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin ☆☆☆1/2
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager ☆☆☆☆☆
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo ☆☆☆☆☆
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆☆
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James ☆☆☆☆☆
Lumberjanes, Vol. 2 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Shannon Watters ☆☆☆


Well Played [ARC] by Jen DeLuca ☆☆☆☆
The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark [ARC] by Various Authors ☆☆☆


City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab ☆☆☆1/2
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab ☆☆☆☆
The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte ☆☆☆☆
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆1/2
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune ☆☆☆☆1/2
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall ☆☆☆☆
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir ☆☆☆☆☆
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier ☆☆☆☆
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd ☆☆☆
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd ☆☆☆☆
A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd ☆☆☆
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara ☆☆☆
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ☆☆☆☆
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake ☆☆☆1/2
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden ☆☆☆☆


At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 134/100! I’m on track to reach 150!

Read diverse authors and genres: While I focused on spooky thrillers and paranormal fantasy this month, I tried to include some authors with diverse backgrounds

Buy fewer books: I think I only purchased 2-3 books in September

Finish more series: I caught up on An Ember in the Ashes, Serpent & Dove, and Cassidy Blake; read The Madman’s Daughter trilogy; and started a few new series

Reread more: no rereads this month

Read at least two classics: 1/2 (none this month…but I have a few on my list for October)

Read one graphic novel each month: Lumberjanes

I don’t know how I managed to read so much in September, but I am so proud of the progress I made after a couple of slumpy months. I have a two-week fall break in October, so I’m hoping to get through even more books in October!

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in September?

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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