Monthly Wrap-Up: September ’22

The end of September kind of snuck up on me. I think this is largely in part because I am celebrating Latinx Heritage Month which begins in the middle of September and we’re only half-way through that. My brain is trying to keep track of two different calendars and apparently rebelling. So September started off slow for me. I only got to three books in the first two weeks, but then LHM started and I wanted to get to so many books that I ended up reading six more in the latter part of the month. I was able to pick up nine books in total including an ARC that I was afraid I was going to have to put off. Overall, it felt like a really productive month and I am looking forward to finishing LHM off strong. I saved the more horror-esque reads for October and also checked out a couple of books from the library to round out the spooky reads. I am also finally decorating for Halloween! You have no idea how excited I am!

Favorite Books in September:

I am sharing two books as my favorites this month. Karla Cornejo Villavicencio’s The Undocumented Americans is an incredibly powerful memoir about some of the most invisible Latinx immigrants in this country. It made me sad, reflective, and angry. Definitely a read I won’t soon forget. Erin E. Adam’s Jackal was my final read of the month and it was the perfect book to usher in horror season. I am so impressed by this debut. I don’t want to say too much as I should have a review up in the next day or so, but if you like town secrets and monsters in the woods, add this to your TBR. Covers linked to Goodreads.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book received less than three stars from me.

Other Books I read in September:

(Covers linked to Goodreads.)

✿ Once Upon a K-Prom by Kat Cho

✿ Hide by Kiersten White

✿ Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater

✿ Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi

✿ Inheritance: A Visual Poem by Elizabeth Acevedo and Andrea Pippins

✿ Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa by Julian Randall

✿ A Girl’s Guide to Love and Magic by Debbie Rigaud

Reviews Posted:

(Covers linked to reviews)

Notable Blog Posts:

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 2022 Releases I’m Excited For – Feast your eyes on all these exciting fall releases!

Talk Chisme to Me: On the TBR (Latinx Heritage Month) – Kicked off my Talk Chisme to Me series with a list of books I am aiming to get to this Latinx Heritage Month (I’ve already picked up four of these!)

Talk Chisme to Me: Favorites from the Past Year (Latinx Heritage Month) – It is still LHM, so if you are looking for some recs for the rest of the month, might I suggest taking a look at my favorite reads by Latine authors I’ve picked up over the last year.

Talk Chisme to Me: Book Releases by Latinx Authors – September through December 2022 (Latinx Heritage Month) – Check out my list of 27 new and upcoming releases by Latine authors!

What I Watched/Am Watching:

Hellraiser (1987) – I’m sure I’ve mentioned this on this blog at some point, but I have this deep-seated fear of Pinhead stemming from my childhood when I watched the original movies at probably too young an age. I haven’t seen them since. But then they went and made the new remake of it (coming out October 7th on Hulu!) and I had to watch the trailer. I am very very intrigued. So now here I am, trying to overcome my childhood fear and watching the original movies. I’ve only watched the first one and it didn’t cause too much panic in me, so onward I go…

Suspicious Partner – I am in the middle of Suspicious Partner and am really enjoying it. I am such a sucker for the slow burn and the two leads have some great chemistry. I’m only a tad annoyed at how they portray defense lawyers versus prosecutors.

October Releases I’m Excited For:

(Covers linked to Goodreads.)

Are you excited for Halloween? What are you planning on picking up this October? What was your favorite read in September? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own wrap-up post, so I can visit!

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33 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: September ’22

  1. Looks like you read some good books this past month! I did a display for Latinx Heritage month last year, but with unpacking my library still from renovations this year, I haven’t done any displays yet sadly. Next year I can’t wait to do it again! Hope you have a good October!
    https://lisalovesliterature.bookblog.io/2022/10/01/the-looooong-and-the-short-of-it-with-a-giveaway-september-2022-wrap-up-post-and-what-to-expect-in-october/

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  2. Great post! Sounds like you had a great reading month, that’s awesome! I am currently reading the second book in The Summer I Turned Pretty series, I have about 70 pages or so before I finish reading it.

    I love Halloween! I didn’t really care for this summer because every day was like a heat wave, so I’m so happy that Fall is here and with it brings cooler weather, finally!

    My next book read is going to be the last book in The Summer I Turned Pretty series, but after that I’m finally going to try and get to some thrillers I have been wanting to read such as Final Girls by Riley Sager and The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson.

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  3. what a wonderful wrapup! ❤ Eager to read your thoughts on the books you've been reading. I haven't checked out Elizabeth Acevedo's newest book yet, but it looks amazing, cannot wait to read your thoughts Alicia!

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  4. Great wrap up! I love that you didn’t have anything less than 3 stars!! That’s such an awesome reading month. I hope you have a wonderful October! ❤

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