September Book Round Up

The month of audiobooks! It was not intentional but I ended up mainly listening to audiobooks because I had a market to prepare for which obviously required my hands and eyes for all my knitting and crocheting. I listened to all the audiobooks on Libby, an app where you can borrow audiobooks through your library – it is amazing and so many of my holds became available.

Let’s begin the round up with some short reviews – and for honesty I have provided an affiliate link to the books Amazon listings, so if you were to purchase I would receive a small percentage. However, take advantage of your library/libby and support your local book stores when you are able. Let’s get to it.

Just My Type by Falon Ballard
Available for pre-order now, release date: 2/7/23

To start, I read the advance reader copy from NetGalley on my Kindle and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. About the story – Lana is a writer who ends up in a competition for her dream job and the competition just happens to be with her ex. She has to learn to be alone after constantly being in serious relationships. The book was written from Lana’s point of view and flowed really well and was hard to put down. I really liked the character’s career in writing and the way it is shared. The way it slowly unpacks her history and the journey of self-discovery was very engaging.

The Office Bffs by Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey

If you are a fan of The Office Ladies podcast then you will likely enjoy this read. I listened to the audiobook and it was a treat and actually read by Jenna and Angela with some cameos from other Office actors. There was a lot that I already knew from listening to the podcast but there plenty of things they discussed that were new. If you love The Office then this is for you. I plan on getting a physical copy because you don’t get to see the photos in the audiobook.

The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman

So I didn’t realize this was the last book in the series…so for about half the book I was pretty lost on who was who because there were many characters. I will say that it is written in a way where you didn’t have to read the other books because there is SO much back story. Basically it’s about witches and an adventure to break a curse. Honestly, I found it really boring but I am wondering if I had read the other books if it would have been more exciting. Also it was written in third person which is not my favorite. I gave it three stars.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

I listened to this book in one night. I was not going to bed til the mystery was solved and this book made me realize that I think I actually enjoy an occasional thriller/mystery. In summary, a wedding is taking place on an eerie island and there are lots of secrets that are revealed, that lead to a murder. The chapters were from different characters perspectives and sometimes the narrators perspective. So many different elements and interesting characters – I thought it was a great book and I already bought The Paris Apartment.

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (A Monk and Robot Book 1) by Becky Chambers

LOVED THIS. This quick read is about a non-binary tea monk and their journey for happiness and meaning of life and running into a robot along the way. This book was the most relatable thing I’ve read all year as silly as that sounds. What the monk is going through is beyond relatable for myself and the insight the robot gives is so good. It renewed my outlook on life. Highly recommend this book, and I cannot wait to read book 2.

For a month that I didn’t think I’d read much , it turned out pretty great. I am looking forward to my October reads and I can’t wait to share what I actually get through because the list is long.

Happy reading. <3

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