Books I Read September 2020

by - Wednesday, October 07, 2020

September felt like like such a slow reading month for me. I got through 9 books, but other than some audio books I really enjoyed on my long runs, nothing that I read was really that awesome. And some books I just straight up struggled to finish (and i probably should have given up on them).

Here's what I read this month.

Four Stars

The SixesThe Sixes by Kate White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was my first Kate White book, and it was a great suspense book. It followed a disgraced author who gets a teaching gig at a small college. While there she's asked to help dig into a secret society on campus to see if they're related to a string of missing students. This was another great audio book for my runs. Looking forward to more of Kate White's books.

The Friend ZoneThe Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a light and fun read, but I have to say, the ending tied things up just a little too nicely in a bow.

The Secrets You KeepThe Secrets You Keep by Kate White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I saw Kate White speak at a virtual book festival back in May, and have been excited to start checking out some her books. I listened to this on my 20 mile run, and it kept me entertained and continually wanting to figure out what was coming next. It had a great narrator and the mystery plot kept me hooked.

You Are Not AloneYou Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another great book by this awesome suspense duo. I didn't love this one quite as much as their other books, but that might have been because I listened to it on a particularly crappy run.

The Tenant (Kørner/Werner #1)The Tenant by Katrine Engberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh this was a dark and twisty thriller. It was a bit more violently graphic than the typical thrillers I read, but boy this was a good story, and I kept wanting to figure out "who done it."

The Lies That BindThe Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Finally an Emily Giffin book that felt like some of her earliest books. This was a good -- although kind of predictable -- read. It was light and I was invested in and cared about the main character, which I hadn't really felt in her last several books.

Three Stars

Uncanny ValleyUncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was really into this early on, but then I thought it hit a slow down part way through and never really picked up back. It was interesting to hear Anna's experience working in the tech start-up world, but I think I most enjoyed trying to figure out who she was alluding to at different parts in the book rather than the journey itself.

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other CloseBig Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a bit more memoir than I anticipated, but I enjoyed reading a book on the importance of the platonic friendships in our lives. I also found the chapters that looked at how going into business together had an impact on the authors' friendship.

Two Stars

Chosen Ones (The Chosen Ones, #1)Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was really anticipating this book since I enjoyed the Divergent series so much, but this book just did not do it for me. Part of the problem was that I felt like the book started in the middle of plot that I was in the dark on. Several times I almost didn't finish. It did finally pick up about 1/2 or 2/3 of the way through, but eh, won't be finishing this series.

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And here's hoping for a better month of reading in October. 

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