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September Reading Recap



Happy fall, book lovers! My favorite month of the year is nearly upon us. I'm ready for spooky books and movies (maybe) and sweater weather and all the fall treats.


I read fewer books than usual this month, but as you can see from my ratings they were great books!


*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal, 5/5 stars

I was really interested in Stradal's new book The Lager Queen of Minnesota, but until my library has it up for grabs (in like 6 months) I wanted to check out his first book. And it was delectable. A funny and touching story about the power of food and how it can affect one's life.


The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman, 5/5 stars

Until I got to the last book on this recap list, Nina Hill was probably my favorite read of the month. It's a fun romance about an introvert having to deal with people, essentially. So relatable.


You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac, 4/5 stars*

My September book from The Book Drop's Books for Tea subscription was such a great book to end the summer. Part family drama, part romance set in the French countryside. As the blurb on the cover says, this one is best read with a delicious glass of wine (or your alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverage of choice.)


The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger, 5/5 stars*

A wonderfully creepy, character-driven psychological thriller. I had a lot to say about this one and I break it all down in a full review. Thanks Park Row Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review!


The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, 5/5 stars

I'd seen this romance book all over Instagram, and since I like to try books by Asian and Asian-American authors I was especially interested. Boy, am I glad I did. This was one hot romance that didn't shy away from those juicy sexy details. I picked up Hoang's next novel The Bride Test immediately after finishing this one.


Full Throttle by Joe Hill, 5/5 stars*

If I absolutely had to pick a favorite read this month, Full Throttle would be it. Maybe it was perfect timing for the seasonal change, and maybe I hadn't read a horror novel in awhile, but this one really got to me. I read a lot of psychological thrillers and suspense thrillers, but I don't read true "horror" that often. This short story collection was the perfect way to mark the return of fall and spooky season. Read my full review here. Thanks William Morrow and NetGalley for the free copy in exchange for my honest review!

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