September is going to fly by this year, I can already feel it. I have so much going on with school, things I’m working on for the shop, and of course, fall is coming! Which means pumpkin patches, apple picking, cool weather, and big sweaters. Where I live right now, it’s still relatively warm and is expected to be for another couple weeks. But once that cool air hits, it’s fuzzy socks, big sweaters, and hot cider for days (plus a TON of reading). Now let’s get into my reading list and goals for the month!
Blood & Honey
By Shelby Mahurin
I’m hoping to get through this quicker than I got through Serpent & Dove. I’ll be participating in the reading challenge #BloodAndHoneyGushClub put on by bookstagramers Jennifer of ReadingWithInes and Jillian of WhereTheLostBoysMet. Their read-along challenges are a lot of fun and help me stay on track!
Themes: Fantasy, Magic & Witchcraft, Romance, Young Adult
By Victoria Aveyard
The Red Queen series was gifted to me for my birthday by a lifelong friend. I’ll be reading and listening to the audiobook. The audiobook was on sale and I love reading while listening as long as I like the narrator. This book is also much shorter than what I have been reading and I need a little bit of a break from lengthy books. I love them but it does become difficult to grind through for me being a slow reader.
Themes: Royal, Political, Fantasy, Magic, Young Adult
Stalking Jack the Ripper
I love true crime, so I had to have this book in my collection. I’ve listened to podcasts that explore the tales and theories of Jack the Ripper and there’s just something about cold cases that are interesting. I really try to figure out if I can solve the puzzle. This offers me some of that thrill and mystery which is perfect going into spooky season.
Themes: Historical, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult
By James Dickey
This semester I decided to take a creative writing class just for fun and part of that class we have to read a few books. I’ll be reading this and listening to the audiobook so I can really get all the information out of it and have a full experience. This story is not for the faint of heart. It truly takes a terrifying turn. For anyone interested in this book I will give a trigger warning: sexual assault.
Themes: Thriller, Adventure, Adult Fiction
My reading goal for the month is a total of 1,614 pages! That's a lot for me but if 12 years old me could do it then 23 years old me can get through it too. Though 23 years old me has a job and school and a crazy kitten I can still do it!
I decided to put a bonus read on my list in case I finish all my books up before the end of the month! My bonus read is Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust. It's a YA fantasy revolving around a princess with a poisonous touch *insert ominous spooky time music* and it's roughly 327 pages which for me is really short and a perfect weekend read!