Reading Wrap-Up – September 2020

September is over and with it goes the strange summer of 2020. I’m not one to wish time away, but it’s fine by me that this year is winding down. I don’t know that next year will be magically better. I do know that we have a chance to make a big change soon. That gives me some hope. Please, for the love of all things, VOTE.

Now, to the books! Here’s what I read this month:

Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Stringing Rosaries by Denise K. Lajimodiere (Nonfiction)

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick (Nonfiction)

Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein (Nonfiction)

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Re-read)

Classical Mythology by Elizabeth Vandiver (Nonfiction)

LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

I’m more than pleased with the 15 books I read in September. What a fine stack of literature. (13 of those were written by women!)

For more information on the books I’ve read this month you can take a look at my READ shelf on Goodreads!

How was your September reading? Were you particularly impressed with a title or two? I hope you were, and I’d very much like to hear about it.



Reading Wrap-Up – August 2020

Another month is ending. Goodbye August, you were another weird month in a very strange year. I do believe I’ve run out of ways to describe the times we’re living in. Unprecedented doesn’t cover it. I would like to go back to PRECEDENTED times, thank you (as far as pandemics go that is).

Until that time I will keep on keeping on. In that spirit, I’m here to share with you the books I read this month!

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (Young Adult)

The Black Death by Dorsey Armstrong (Nonfiction)

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Re-read)

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibbons (Nonfiction)

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Re-read)

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (Nonfiction)

My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris (Nonfiction)

It was a good month of books with lots of nonfiction, a couple of comforting re-reads, #OwnVoices, and even a dash of YA fantasy.

How was your month in reading? I want to hear about it!