Thursday, October 22, 2020

Books Read in September

View of the Elk River from our camper

 I got a bit behind on book reviews but am catching up now! Here's what I finished in September:

  • The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson (UK) - nonfiction/true crime
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson - teen/YA fiction on audio

  • The Dry by Jane Harper (Australia) - adult fiction
  • The Door by Andy Marino - middle-grade fiction

I finished six books in September, with a nice variety. Five books were novels and one was nonfiction. I read two teen/YA novels, one middle-grade novel, and the rest were for adults. Two of my books were on audio, and the rest were in print. Once I finished David Copperfield and A Girl Like That, leftovers from August and the Big Book Summer Challenge, all the rest of my choices fit the RIP XV Challenge for darker fall reading, though still with a great variety of mystery, thriller, true crime, fantasy, and sci fi. I enjoyed all of my books last month, but I have to pick David Copperfield for my favorite: it's just such an all-around outstanding book, filled with drama and wit. I'm glad I finally got around to reading it.

Progress in 2020 Reading Challenges:
You can see all of the reading challenges I am participating in and full lists of the books read for each at the challenges link. I have some fun ones going this year!

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2020 - I read three books from my own shelves last month.
2020 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge - September was When Text Just Isn't Enough, and The Feather Thief fit, with fascinating photos included in the book.
Back to the Classics 2020 - I finished David Copperfield, which fit perfectly into the 19th century classic category.
PopSugar Reading Challenge - this is a unique one! Most of my categories are filled now, so I added just one last month:

Book involving social media - A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

2020 Nonfiction Reader's Challenge - I added The Feather Thief, in the true crime category, so I now have 8 nonfiction books read this year.
2020 Diversity Reading Challenge - Just one of my books was diverse last month, but it covered ethnicities and religions I knew little about: A Girl Like That.
Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge - I added Saudi Arabia and Australia (my second time there this year) and lots more UK!
2020 Literary Escapes Challenge - No new states in September.
2020 Big Book Summer Challenge - I added two more Big Books in September, for a grand total of ten this year.

RIP XV -  I kicked off this annual challenge with 4 dark books.

And finally, Bookish Bingo hosted by Chapter Break - not really a challenge per se, but a fun game that I play each month! Stop by to print out this month's Bingo card and play along. In September, I filled 17 spaces on my bingo card:

Spaces Filled:

David Copperfield - not in a series, shelf love, man on cover

A Girl Like That - audiobook, new-to-you author, set in a foreign country

The Feather Thief - library book, book club read, read a physical book

Feed - travel by ship, YA, purple on cover

The Dry - series, investigator

The Door - free book, magic

Free Space

What was your favorite book read in September?


  1. Congrats on your progress in the Nonfiction Readers Challenge!

    1. Thanks! I'll be reading a lot more for Nonfiction November!

  2. I like the variety of your September reading! I think it always feels better when I've read books that are different from one another, it keeps the various bits of my brain entertained.

    1. I agree! I love variety in my reading.

  3. I need to join these reading challenges again to conquer my TBR pile.

    1. Yes!! I love reading challenges - lots of fun!

  4. Great job on the bingo card, Sue!