Monthly Wrap Up

September 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

September feels like it went by really quickly, but it was a really productive month for me. I’m also a seasonal mood reader (is that even a real term?) Since I’m not the kind of person who reads horror or overly scary reads, I tend to shift more towards mystery and thrillers in the fall. So expect to see a little shift in the book that I’ll be reviewing! Happy spooky season to all!

I still want to keep up with the trend of highlighting positive things each month, so here’s my positives for September:

  • This was my best reading month of 2020!
  • I managed to organize my bookshelves, which I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time now.
  • I discovered that I actually CAN listen to audiobooks, which I’ve never been able to do before!
  • I hit my reading goal for the year and actually had to increase it.
  • It’s now my favorite season, so bring on the fluffy blankets, boots, candles, and all pumpkin everything!
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Here’s my breakdown of monthly/cumulative totals for September:

September Totals

  • Books read: 31
  • Books DNF’d: 1
  • Pages read: 9, 033
  • Average pages: 430.1

Cumulative Averages

  • Days per book: 2.35
  • Pages read per day: 284.60
  • Books read per month: 22.33
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.67

Genres Read in September:

  • Fantasy: 13
  • General Fiction: 2
  • Historical Fiction: 3
  • Mystery/Suspense: 1
  • Sci-Fi: 12

Genres Read in 2020:

  • Biography/Memoir: 2
  • Books About Books: 1
  • Fantasy: 94
  • Folklore/Fairy Tales: 8
  • General Fiction: 22
  • Graphic Novels: 2
  • Historical Fiction: 25
  • History/War: 1
  • Mystery/Suspense: 5
  • Paranormal/New Age: 1
  • Play/Theater: 1
  • Poetry: 1
  • Romance/Erotica: 9
  • Sci-Fi: 27
  • Self-Help/Inspiration: 1
  • Social Science/Current Affairs: 1

Backlist vs. 2020 Releases

  • Backlist books: 146
  • 2020 releases: 55
  • 2021 releases: 1

Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction

  • Fiction: 194
  • Nonfiction: 7

Format Read

  • Print: 105
  • Digital: 87
  • Audio: 9

Age Range

  • Adult: 70
  • YA: 127
  • Middle Grade: 3
  • Children: 1

My favorite book of the month was The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang.

Here’s what I read in September:

  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1)
  • Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #3)
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)
  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #3)
  • Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #3)
  • Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #0.1, #0.2)
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #4)
  • Firefrost by Camille Longley (Flameskin Chronicles #0) ARC

How did your September go?

8 replies »

  1. Wow, what an incredible month of reading and with so many five star reads as well! It was so hard for me to pick one favourite because I had three five star reads that I absolutely adored! But The Poppy War was one of my favourites this month too 😍 Hope October is another awesome month of reading for you, Leah!

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    • Thanks! It was definitely a great month and I really hope October is just as good for both of us – I’m planning to read The Dragon Republic, so I’m definitely looking forward to that!


  2. Ooh, those were all some books! I just finished reading the Shatter Me series and the first few and the last books are so poetic and beautiful! Though, yeah, she messed those up in the middle but then the plot was interesting, so I’m having quite mixed feelings about the books right now. To be honest, they really were manipulative, what with the sudden change in romantic interest. Anyway, great post!🤩🤩(and sorry for the random rambling, I do that sometimes)

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