What are we reading in September?

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What are we reading in September?

sep 1, 10:02 am

Happy September, everyone! I got up early this morning to finish my first book of the month, The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig. Next up is A Most Agreeable Murder by Julia Seales. What are you reading this month? Please share below!

sep 1, 10:19 am

I'm planning on finishing Gone Before Christmas by Charles Finch this morning for the Aug MysteryCat. My physical book is Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler, my audio book is Summer at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern and I'm still reading Undelivered Speeches by Jeff Nussbaum on my kindle.

Redigerat: sep 1, 5:42 pm

I've started Brotherhood by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr for the September Africa GeoCAT, and have downloaded Sunbirds by Mirandi Riwoe (no touchstones, so I will add the book to LT and return later) for the June South Asia and South East Asia GeoCAT.

Redigerat: sep 1, 11:35 pm

I’m in the home stretch for Post Captain (Aubrey/Maturin #2; by Patrick O’Brian) and should finish it up by the end of this Labor Day Weekend;

I’m also closing in on the final chapters of The Collapse of the Third Republic: An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940 (by William L. Shirer; narrated by Grover Gardner)— will probably wrap it up by the end of this coming week;

And I’ve just started Night Watch (Night Watch #1; by Sergei Lukyanenko).

sep 4, 11:42 am

I read The Great Fire of London excerpts from S. Pepys diary in the Penguin Little Black Classics series.

Currently reading Scrib by David Ives for RandomKit challenge, and West Side Love Story for Hispanic Heritage Month. I love the idea of an all-female mariachi band! It is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

sep 5, 12:45 am

I love Shorty September as I am five books for five days so far! Needed this to catch up on some stats!

sep 5, 10:05 am

Over the weekend I read Darcie Wilde's And Dangerous to Know, and I'm now in the middle of The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman.

sep 6, 1:41 pm

I finished reading Read to Death at the Lakeside Library which was a three star read. I also read a bio of Picasso for kids Pablo Picasso by Ibi Lepscky which was a Trumpet Book Club edition, taking me back to elementary school days!

I am finishing The Valentine Visitor in the Blue Hill Library series.

sep 6, 1:48 pm

I read The right sort of man by Allison Montclair and Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel over the last couple of days. Right now I am reading The vanished birds by Simon Jimenez, who has been compared to Ursula Le Guin, but remind me more of C.S. Friedman.

sep 6, 2:33 pm

Last night I read Maureen Johnson and Jay Cooper's Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village in one sitting. Now I've begun The Duke's Wicked Wife by Elizabeth Bright.

sep 6, 3:23 pm

I've finished listening to Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern and am going to start Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam for my next audio.

Redigerat: sep 6, 6:55 pm

I finished Post Captain (Aubrey/Maturin #2; by Patrick O’Brian) and Night Watch (Night Watch #1; by Sergei Lukyanenko) and; so very close to finishing The Collapse of the Third Republic: An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940 (by William L. Shirer; narrated by Grover Gardner)!

I have to go away next week on a work-related trip and I'm not sure how much reading I'll actually get done--so I'm eager to wrap everything up and post reviews before I go! :-)

sep 6, 4:59 pm

Currently I am reading Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden and have started Windhall by Ava Barry. I am about to start listening to Remarkably Bright Creatures as well.

sep 7, 11:02 am

I finished listening to The Collapse of the Third Republic: An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940 (by William L. Shirer; narrated by Grover Gardner) this morning! YAY, insomnia!

Now I just need to write a few reviews and maybe even sneak in a short book, Saint Death (by Marcus Sedgwick) 🙂

sep 8, 7:11 am

I'm reading Holly and enjoying it so far.

sep 8, 9:40 am

I've begun Kit McBride Gets a Wife by Amy Barry, which so far is a lot of fun!

sep 8, 11:16 pm

Started and finished a Doctor Who novel today: The Deviant Strain, by Justin Richards. Not many novels featuring the Ninth Doctor, so snapped it up when I saw it in a secondhand shop.

Redigerat: sep 9, 5:57 pm

I'm reading I, Robot for my last Bingo square, writer under 30. Also reading A Month in the Country for our real-life book group. It's a re-read.

Redigerat: sep 20, 4:34 pm

Finished Saint Death (by Marcus Sedgwick) and have started listening to Blitz (The Rookery #3; by Daniel O’Malley; narrated by Moira Quirk).
I’ve also packed a mass market copy of The Tailor of Panama (by John Le Carré) to take with me on my business trip next week. ✈️

sep 10, 7:22 pm

I'm halfway through both The Neverending Story and Violets are Blue. The first is for a challenge in the SFFKit group, the second cuz I needed something to take my mind off of what the auto mechanic might find when I brought my car in! Fortunately, it's a newer model and everything was what I expected. Even the new battery, since the old one was 4 years old.

sep 11, 11:11 am

I've begun The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies by Alison Goodman.

sep 11, 4:31 pm

I am finishing The Valentine Visitor and also reading Sources of Light for our on ground book club.

sep 11, 9:16 pm

I am currently reading Chaka by Thomas Mofolo, a 1,001 book about the famous African Zulu leader. I watched a tv mini-series about him a number of years ago so I already had a pretty clear picture. I am also reading The Guide by Peter Heller and although I am a fan of this author, I doubt that this particular book will go down as a favorite.

Redigerat: sep 11, 10:22 pm

Started Hot Stew (by Fiona Mozley) on the plane ride and am halfway through. This was a Buzzfeed Book Club pick a couple years ago when I was interested in an another online book club for a hot minute! I was quickly reminded however how I don’t really do well in group read formats— so I set this aside until this year when it showed up as one of my 23 in ‘23 selections 🙂

sep 12, 6:24 am

I'm about a third of the way in with The River We Remember, and it's excellent!

sep 12, 8:26 am

>25 lsh63: - I have it on hold at the library and am anxiously waiting for my turn.

sep 12, 8:29 am

I've finished Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith and am starting Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas.

sep 12, 4:49 pm

>26 dudes22: I'm pretty sure that you will love it when you get to it Betty. My holds on Chenneville, The Fraud, and Normal Rules Don't Apply all came in for me today. Yikes!

Redigerat: sep 16, 9:24 am

Well, even though I packed a copy of The Tailor of Panama (by John Le Carré), I decided to hold off on it and read Mirror of Our Sorrows (Les Enfants du Disastre #3; by Pierre Lemaitre; translated from the French by Frank Wynne) instead.

ETA: I read the first two books in the trilogy earlier in the year for a prompt, “Between the Wars” in the Reading Through Time group. I saved this final installment for the WWII prompt as it takes place in 1940 🙂

sep 14, 10:10 am

I'm about to start the next book in Stella Riley's Rockliffe series, The Wicked Cousin. I've been loving the series so far, so I'm excited!

sep 14, 11:21 am

I am currently reading A Most Agreeable Murder for NetGalley.

sep 15, 9:05 pm

I finally received Babel: An Arcane History from the library, so I'm going to let it jump the queue and start reading it right away.

sep 16, 7:26 am

>32 rabbitprincess: I read it a few weekend back, and I am really curious what you think of it.
I thought it was interesting, but ultimately it had too many rough spots (intentionally I am sure), to make it a good read.

sep 16, 2:37 pm

I am currently reading The Paris Mystery by Kirsty Manning.

sep 17, 2:45 pm

The Fraud wasn’t grabbing my attention, so I returned it to the library. I am now reading Normal Rules Don’t Apply and will then start The Raging Storm.

sep 17, 10:50 pm

I am finishing Fair Land, Fair Land by A. B. Guthrie and it's one of those books that I don't want to see the end of! I am just starting Postscript to Poison by Dorothy Bowers.

sep 19, 5:28 pm

>32 rabbitprincess: >33 amberwitch: I just bought it on a friend's recommendation, so I'll be interested to see what y'all think!

I'm currently rereading Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. I forgot how incredibly slow-paced it is, but I like it nonetheless!

sep 20, 10:26 am

>37 christina_reads: I picked up Daughter of the Forest recently for a challenge; but my head wasn’t in the right space for it. Everyone seems to love it though so I’ll try again when I can really settle into it 🙂

sep 20, 11:32 am

>38 Tanya-dogearedcopy: I do think one has to be in the right mood for it. It's very, very, very slow, which usually I'm not a fan of, but it gives you time to sink into the world and get really immersed in it.

sep 20, 12:46 pm

I have moved on to Dear Teacher by Jack Sheffield which are humorous observations about his teaching years at a small school in North Yorkshire. I am also reading These Silent Woods by Kimmi Cunningham Grant, a thriller.

sep 20, 1:44 pm

I've been listening to The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier and enjoying it so much that I've been taking a short walk after supper to fit in a little more listening time in addition to my morning walk.

sep 20, 4:20 pm

I'm reading Simon the Coldheart, a Georgette Heyer I hadn't read because it's set in the 1400s rather than my favourite Georgian/Regency/Victorian eras. So far, it's about battles.

Redigerat: sep 20, 4:35 pm

I finished reading Mirror of Our Sorrows (Les Enfants du Disastre #3; by Pierre Lemaitre; translated from the French by Frank Wynne) while I was on the road and a picked up a short story by Ray Bradbury for the last puddle-jumper home, The Scythe (by Ray Bradbury).

Now I'm reading H.M.S. Surprise (Aubrey/Maturin #3; by Patrick O'Brian); and expect to finish listening to Blitz (The Rookery #3; by Daniel O’Malley; narrated by Moira Quirk) by the end of the month.

sep 20, 5:16 pm

Just finished Marry in Haste by Anne Gracie, a refreshing palate cleanser (will definitely continue with the series!), and am now starting Richard Osman's latest, The Last Devil to Die.

sep 22, 2:01 pm

Currently reading When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn.

sep 23, 3:52 pm

Started The Jasmine throne, and 100 pages in, I am not quite sure its worth my while - it is not bad, but it is the first in a series, and right now I don’t think it is good enough to pick up book two.

sep 24, 12:19 pm

I have been reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou's autobiography of her early years and she captures the feelings and emotions of her childhood in a memorable way. I have also just started Pearls Before Swine by Margery Allingham, the 12th in her Albert Campion series.

Redigerat: sep 24, 2:35 pm

For ScaredyKIT (haunted house) I'm reading A Skeleton in the Family by Leigh Perry, a BB from LittleTaiko. It's amazing how Perry makes a skeleton a credible character in this fun series. I'm really enjoying it. It would also fit this month's MysteryKIT because the protagonist is an adjunct college professor.

Redigerat: sep 24, 4:26 pm

I am reading the last book in The Novel of Ferrara, The Smell of Hay. Also reading The Devil Loves Me for the ClassicsCAT and GeoCAT (a week early) and Melbourne and Mars for Victober (also a week early).

The touchstones disappeared. Stay!

sep 25, 9:49 am

I'm in the middle of The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix.

sep 25, 5:39 pm

I just finished Birder She Wrote and am currently reading Murder at the Peking Opera.

sep 25, 6:34 pm

Since my last time here I've finished Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh and finished listening to The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier.

Redigerat: sep 26, 6:48 am

I'm really enjoying Go As a River.

Redigerat: sep 28, 6:34 pm

Finished listening to Blitz (The Rookery #3; by Daniel O’Malley; narrated by Moira Quirk) last night and;
Started Master of the Senate (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #4; by Robert A. Caro; narrated by Grover Gardner). The latter is actually a re-listen; but the first time was when it was first published— and while I remember thinking it was amazing and should be required reading for any poli-sci majors, a refresher is definitely needed as I continue with the series.

sep 27, 9:26 am

I'm rereading Mary Stewart's Madam, Will You Talk?, which is one of my favorites by her.

sep 27, 9:33 am

Almost done with The Fifth Season, by N K Jemisin. It's been a really good read so far. Great blend of post-apocalyptic sci-fi and fantasy.

sep 27, 1:55 pm

I have quite a few books that I would like to finish this month, but we're having a houseguest and a family wedding this weekend so I might not finish everything. I'm working on The Last Devil to Die and This Other Eden.

sep 28, 1:41 pm

I am finishing off the month with Copper River by William Kent Krueger. As always, I am enjoying both the writing and the story of this excellent series.

sep 28, 5:37 pm

I've made an early start on the October ClassicsCAT and GeoCAT with two classic mysteries by Margaret Millar. Next up are Vanish in an Instant by Margaret Millar and God Speed the Night by Dorothy Salisbury Davis.

sep 28, 6:19 pm

I finished Murder at the Peking Opera which had a disappointing ending. I also finished Mrs. Porter Calling which has a thoroughly unlikable publisher who takes over and makes changes to a women's magazine.

sep 29, 9:43 am

I've begun The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig, the 10th Pink Carnation book.

sep 29, 10:10 am

I just picked up a hold from the library - Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood.

sep 29, 10:49 am

Just finished I have some questions for you by Rebecca Makkai.
Kind of interesting from a zeitgeist point of view (at least as a non-american), but not that much of a thriller/mystery

okt 1, 8:03 pm

I finished 2 in the MysteryKit challenge (both set in colleges/universities): Murder Past Due and The Maidens. I loved them both and glad to get my head in mystery space instead of solely in sci-fi/fantasy.

Also slogged my way through Phantom of the Opera. Glad they made a movie/Broadway show/movie of it cuz wow. Just not anything like I was expecting.