As most of you know, I didn’t have a very good month for personal reasons. I won’t be talking about them here, but if you are curious, you can take a look at this post. I’ve come back to blogging to get my mind off of things for a while, so I’ll just be talking books. I somehow was able to finish six books this month and while I haven’t really worked on a lot of new posts, including reviews, my series, Talk Chisme to Me, for Latinx Heritage Month has still been a pleasure to put up. Just a heads up that even though October is here and it’s usually my favorite time of the year where I put together my “October Fright” posts, this year I just do not have the energy to do so. It’s also worth noting here that I am currently running a Twitter giveaway, you can check out the tweet here.
(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.)
Favorite Book This Month:
My favorite read in September was With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. I listened to the audio book of this one and honestly, if this author narrated all the books, I might forgo reading physical books permanently. Hoping I can find the brain power to write a review of this one. Cover linked to Goodreads.
Least Favorite Book This Month:
No books received less than three stars from me this month.
Books I Read, Review (Maybe) Coming Soon:
(Covers linked to Goodreads)
Talk Chisme To Me: Latinx Heritage Month Series
Talk Chisme to Me, Part I: The TBR – What did I plan to read during Latinx Heritage Month? Take a look at my list!
Talk Chisme to Me, Part II: Favorite Books By Latinx Authors I Read This Past Year – In need of some recommendations, so you can support Latinx authors all year long? Check out this post!
Talk Chisme to Me, Part III: New & Upcoming Releases – This year I have 70+ books on my list, so you have no excuse not to read some books by Latinx authors this upcoming year.
Aside from the Goodreads challenge, I’m only taking part in one reading challenge. I might just stop updating this challenge because I’ve lost all motivation when it comes to it.
1. The Beat the Backlist Challenge 2019 is hosted by NovelKnight. Nada.
- Challenge Goal: 10 books; Current Count: 4 books
October Releases I’m Excited For:
Which October release are you most excited about? How are you celebrating Latinx Heritage Month? Let me hear from you in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.
13 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: September ’19”
It’s awesome when you don’t have any 1- or 2-star books. I am excited about a new ghost story called Hearthstone Cottage by Frazer Lee coming out later this month. My TBR is so long that I hope I can get to it this year!
With the Fire on High was my favorite book of the month too! I still haven’t listened to one of Acevedo’s audiobooks, though, but I really want to – maybe her next release, or I’ll reread The Poet X that way. Anyway, I’m so glad we both loved it; I’m not sure which one of her books I like more now.
And if everything goes according to plan, I’ll be reading The Beautiful this month as well. So here for paranormal coming back, in diverse books.
Hoping October is a better month for you ❤
Great month! Thanks for sharing.
I’d be interested to hear what you thought of Dear Haiti. It sounds great to me, but I’ve heard mixed reviews.
You got a lot of reading done this past month considering all that has been going on. Only do what you feel up to. I can’t imagine how you are coping. Sending hugs, prayers and good books your way!
I listened to the audiobook of With the Fire On High too and it was seriously such an amazing experience. I think that’s also why I loved it as much as I did! I hope you have a great October. ❤
Of course we understand completely why you haven’t gotten as much blogging done and why you might not be doing your typical October posts. I hope October is a month of healing for you.
That’s great you didn’t read any books that you gave lower than 3 stars! I read ONE book and gave it ONE star lol. Also, I’m really looking forward to Ninth House!
Everyone I know that has read The Fire on High tells me I need to read it so I guess I need to get it at some point.
I hope some of your energy will return in October ❤
Oh I still need to read With the Fire on High. Love the cover so much. I also love your Chisme series. My classes are about 85% Latinx, and I’m constantly looking for more “mirror” books for them. Sounds like I need to get The Moon Within, Becoming Beatriz, and Strange Birds right away!
I was so sorry to hear about your brother.
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I really need to hurry up and read Elizabeth Acevedo! I’ve got an ARC of The Beautiful and I need to read it! I’m so behind!
Check out my End of the Month post
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With the Fire on High is on my reading list as I’ve only read positive reviews. I have The Beautiful to read this year and The Library of Lost Things sounds perfect for me to read. Hope your October is much better!