The month of September was a full month readathon by one of the handful of booktubers (youtube for books) that I love to watch. Becca plays a spin on the game Monopoly to decide the books. I got a copy of the board. If a double number on the die is thrown an extra book is added. In total I had a stack of twelve books. Overall four of those were completed.
The first book I finished in September was The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. This was borrowed off a friend and I am super glad to have read it. The setting of Botswana was interesting to learn about. On a couple of occasions, I did lose track of what was happening. (Probably should have put it down before midnight). The plot was better than the way it was written in some places due to the repetitiveness at times. If possible, I would continue the series.
The second book of September was Becoming by Michelle Obama. As an audiobook this was over nineteen hours long!! Despite that it was worth it. Throughout I was taking some notes as it was just so interesting. I especially liked that the lives of her children being in there as one is the same age as me.
Educated by Tara Westover caught my eye many years ago so when the audio book became available, I got really excited and reserved it instantly. This was her experience living in a very strict Morman household which is something I know nothing about. Some of what she has been through was difficult to listen to so I had to pause ever now and then. The whole experience was really interesting to me. She was so brave to actually even write it despite some of the painful memories that was have surfaced.
The final book I finished was Wishful Thinking by Ali Sparkes. The beginning of this book was really intriguing to me. But although I do really enjoy adventure stories this one just didn’t click with me which I am sad about. Even as I’m typing this, I can’t place why that is. Maybe it was too young for me, maybe a couple of events felt to close to my current situation and was just bad timing.
I hope your reading is going well. Are you reading spooky books this month? I might read one.