Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Month in Review: September 2019

It's hard to believe we are heading into the last quarter of the year. Where has this year gone? While it has been filled with amazing reads, it sure is flying by! Hopefully these next three months will continue to be just as productive reading-wise and the good books keep coming my way!

At the end of this coming month, I am heading to Bouchercon for the first time and I am so excited!!! Bouchercon, according to the website, "is the world's premiere crime fiction event," ... and you all know how I love my crime fiction! I can't wait to hang out with all my fellow mystery lovers and meet some new authors! If you are attending this year, please let me know!

Reading Stats: 

  • Read this month: 19
  • Year to date: 162

Books Read: 

  1. The Secrets We Kept -- Lara Prescott
  2. Laughing With Obama -- edited by M. Sweeney
  3. The Last Book Party -- Karen Dukess
  4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz -- Heather Morris (print/audio book)
  5. Cold Woods -- Karen Katchur (audio book)
  6. The Nanny -- Gilly Macmillan
  7. A Girl Named Anna -- Lizzy Barber
  8. The Second Chance Supper Club -- Nicole Meier
  9. The Stranger Inside -- Lisa Unger
  10. The Gifted School -- Bruce Holsinger (print/audio book)
  11. The Widow of Pale Harbor -- Hester Fox
  12. Ambush -- James Patterson
  13. Imaginary Friend -- Stephen Chbosky (print/audio book)
  14. What Rose Forgot -- Nevada Barr
  15. Shattered Mirror -- Iris Johansen
  16. The ABC Murders -- Agatha Christie (print/audio book)
  17. Little Voices --Vanessa Lillie
  18. The Butterfly Girl -- Rene Denfeld
  19. An Unwanted Guest -- Shari Lapena
Favorite Books of September: 

  • The Secrets We Kept by Sara Prescott
  • Little Voices by Vanessa Lillie
  • The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld

I am participating in 2 challenges/projects this year and I will be keeping be giving updates in these posts.


*These numbers only refer to books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while or that I have recently purchased. It does not include any review books.

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of September: 180
  • Books read in August (that count): 3
  • Books bought/received as gift in September: 6
  • Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 3
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of September: 180
 YTD Stats: 

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of January: 186
  • Total Books read from shelves (that count): 26
  • Total Books bought/received as gift: 39
  • Total Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 19
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of September: 180


  • January's challenge: a thriller from a debut author
    •  Book read: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • February's challenge: a thriller with a one word title
    • Book read: Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson
  • March's challenge: a thriller with the word "Woman" in the title
    • Book read: The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage
  • April's challenge: a thriller written in a language other than English
    • Book read: The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson (Icelandic)
  • May's challenge: a historical thriller
    • Book read: The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry 
  • June's challenge: a thriller that's been made into a movie
    • Book read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • July's challenge: a new-release thriller/released in 2019
    • Book read: The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  • August's challenge: a thriller with the word "Girl" in the title
    • Book read: The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz
  • September's challenge: a thriller published before the year you were born
    • Book read: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
  • October's challenge: a thriller from a series that's new to you
  • November's challenge: a thriller with more than 10k reviews on Goodreads
  • December's challenge: a thriller with "Murder" "Kill" "Killing" or "Death" in the title 

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