Well, September was an interesting month and to end it with a hurricane was an unexpected surprise. I’ve been dealing with a lot of burnout recently from pretty much everything. It’s been a really long time since I’ve felt this way, but I hope to remedy the issue next month with a much more relaxed TBR and way less responsibility. But this month was eventful regardless as I finished seven books.
It was oddly a month of heavy fantasy reads. I loved them all, but I will never again think I can polyread multiple giant fantasy tomes that are over 500 pages long. That just doesn’t work for me. But I was grateful to finish everything I wanted to read and shared them here with you. I think next month I’m just going to read a bunch of fun books and give myself a little break.
My favorite books from the month
Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir – I was just as surprised as everyone else when Tamsyn Muir announced she would be writing a fourth book in the Locked Tomb trilogy. In fact, having it squished between the second book and the final book was a bit sneaky but wholeheartedly worth it. Find my review here.
The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi – I spent the month reading The Final Strife with a readalong on bookstagram and I appreciate the folks who put together the event because I found a new favorite in this one! I love competition-troped fantasy stories, but the creativity behind the world, the political struggle, and the big twists throughout really kept me reading! Find my review here.
Babel by R.F. Kuang – Can you tell now why this month burned me out on reading? This is the third big book (and not the last) from this month. It was the most intense, most serious story I’ve read in a long time and the folks who absolutely love historical fiction and literary fiction will truly enjoy this one. While it wasn’t a fantasy book like I was expecting, it definitely had an interesting magical world that involves translation and truly such a brilliantly written story. Find my review here.
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton – The final big book of the month and it was also such a good one. I’ve always been a fan of the movie, but it was finally time to read the book and it was all worth it. Find my review here.
What were your favorite books of the month?