Hey guys! I can’t believe another month has ended already. This year just seems to be flying by! Unfortunately, I didn’t end up reading that many books this month again. I finished 2 books and read 45 pages of another for a total of 943 pages. My lack of reading this month was because I was getting ready to move on September 26th so I was very, very busy! I actually didn’t read at all for the second half of the month. Hopefully after I get settled in my new house, I can get lots of reading done!
Books Read in September
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – 4.5 stars
- A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – 4 stars (review)
To kick off the month, I started by rereading An Ember in the Ashes because I had recently gotten the sequel and wanted a refresher before diving into that one! I enjoyed Ember just as much as I did the first time. It was a really solid start to the series. Next, I continued on with A Torch Against the Night and while I really enjoyed it, I didn’t quite love it as much as the first book. For more of my thoughts about Torch, check out my review (linked above).
Book I Put On Hold
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – Put on hold at 45 pages
Two days after finishing A Torch Against the Night, I put up a poll on my Twitter asking which book I should read next. Included in the poll were: The Reader, Ever the Hunted, Six of Crows (which would have been a reread), and Three Dark Crowns. Three Dark Crowns won by quite a bit so I immediately dove in. I read 45 pages but I wasn’t really getting invested in the story yet. I decided to put it on hold for the time being. I definitely plan on giving it another try in the future!
Reading Challenge Progress
This year I’m participating in 5 reading challenges! To track my progress, I have a page on my blog but I would also like to share my progress with you all. That being said, my monthly wrap ups will all include updates on my progress. For more information on the reading challenges mentioned below, click here.
1. Goodreads Reading Challenge
My Goal: 70 books
Completed in September: 2
Total for 2016: 54
2. Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Goal of the Challenge: To read a book starting with each letter of the alphabet (“The” can be skipped; the first word after that will be counted)
Completed in September: 0 letters
Total for 2016: 18 letters
3. Full House Reading Challenge
Goal of the Challenge: To read a book for each of the prompts found here
Completed in September: 1 prompt
Total for 2016: 20 prompts
The Prompt Completed
- An anticipated sequel – A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
4. I Love Libraries Reading Challenge
My Goal: Read 36 books from the library
Completed in September: 0 books
Total for 2016: 18 books
5. Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
My Goal: Read 40 fantasy books
Completed in September: 2 books
Total for 2016: 21 books
How many books did you finish in September? Did you enjoy them? Let me know in the comments or link me to your monthly wrap up!