Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up September 2022

September was a relatively busy month. While addressing my health issues, my doctors decided to change up some of my medications, which caused side effects including crippling fatigue, making it hard to function. Luckily this wasn’t until closer to the end of the month, so I still managed to get some significant reading done, including a ton of ARCs, as well as getting through Rosh Hashanah with the family. The weather has cooled down a lot, which is nice, and I’m absolutely thrilled. I’ve busted out all my teas, scented candles, and warmer clothing, and I have entered one of my favorite times of year. Here’s some of my September highlights:

  • My blog is continuing to grow a little at a time, and it’s so encouraging!
  • I read two nonfiction books, and The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper really changed how I look at the way media covers serial killers.
  • I’m continuing to focus on diversity in my reading, and this month I read books by Asian, Latine, LGBTQIA, Black, Indigenous, and Jewish authors, with an emphasis on Latine authors, since it was Hispanic Heritage Month.

Here’s my breakdown of monthly/cumulative totals for September:

September Totals:

  • Books read: 41
  • Books DNF’d: 1
  • Pages read: 9,024
  • Hours listened: 7 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes
  • Average pages: 376
  • Average hours listened: 10 hours, 2 minutes

Cumulative Averages:

  • Days per book: 2.61
  • Pages read per day: 116.09
  • Books read per month: 41.89
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.67

Genres Read in September:

  • Biography/Memoir: 1
  • Fantasy: 23
  • General Fiction: 4
  • Historical Fiction: 2
  • Horror: 2
  • Mystery/Suspense: 2
  • Romance/Erotica: 5
  • Science/Nature: 1
  • Science Fiction: 1

Backlist vs. New Releases:

  • Backlist books: 18
  • 2022 releases: 23

Fiction Vs. Nonfiction:

  • Fiction: 39
  • Nonfiction: 2

Format Read:

  • Print: 12
  • Digital: 12
  • Audio: 17

Age Range:

  • Adult: 25
  • YA: 16

My favorite books of the month were When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez and The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore.

Here’s what I read in September:

  • Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London #2) — reread
  • Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London #3) — reread
  • Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London #4) — reread
  • Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London #5) — reread
  • The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London #6) — reread
  • Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London #7) — reread
  • False Value by Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London #8) — reread
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles #1) — reread
  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (The Scholomance #1) — reread

How did your September go?

6 replies »

  1. Its amazing how many books you get through! Wow! What kind of a system do you use to figure out book ratings? If you made a post about it in the past, could you link it to me, please? 🙂

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    • Thank you! I realized that I haven’t made a post about my rating system, but in general it’s 5 stars: loved it, book was amazing. 4 stars: really enjoyed it. 3 stars: liked it. 2 stars: it wasn’t really a good read for me. 1 star: I didn’t enjoy it at all.

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      • Thanks! That’s pretty much what I use as well. I haven’t strayed into half-stars yet, although there are some books I feel this could apply to. Like The Terror by Dan Simmons which I loved so much, except for the last 20%.

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      • I love my half star ratings – it definitely gives me some leeway for those books that don’t quite fit into full star ratings. I hate when the end of a book ruins it!


  2. Oh no, hate to hear you’ve had a tough end of the month too 😦 I ended up catching the big bad thing I’ve avoided for 3 years! And then when the whole family was sick, grandma fell and broke her jaw and we couldn’t even go help. What a week it has been. Better now though, and I hope you’re feeling better soon too.

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    • Oh no!! I hope you’re all doing better, especially grandma – that sounds super tough. I was just struggling with side effects from new medications, but my doctor and I are working on it. Fingers crossed that this month is a better one for us! 🤞🏻


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