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Best Books: September 2020


September! It was an interesting month where not much happened in the way I expected, as far as my reading went. I was able to read six books overall, which was my goal, so that's all that really mattered to me in the end. The big surprise was a book that wasn't even really in my plans, which ended up being my favorite read for the month. I love how that happens!

So here were my favorites for September. Enjoy!

The Diviners - Libba Bray
Guyyyyys, this book was SO MUCH FUN!!! I listened to it on audio book, and if you have the opportunity to do so, I highly recommend that's the way you get this book into your system. January LaVoy is an INCREDIBLE voice actor. She gave depth and nuance to each character, and I felt totally immersed in the story. Hands down, it's the best audio book I've ever listened to. The story was also super engaging, with lovable, but imperfect, characters. It was also creepy and chilling, with an interesting peek into 1920s New York City. I'm currently listening to the second book in the series, because it's just perfect for Spooky Season. Highly recommended!

Sisters - Daisy Johnson
This was another audio book selection, and it did not disappoint. It's the story of September and July, two sisters, who move to a small coastal English town. September is a difficult child, to say the least, and the novel details how July suffers under her sisters dominant and sometimes cruel personality. Thoroughly enjoyable and, yes, also a bit creepy.

The Beauty - Aliya Whiteley
What was it with me and creepy reads this month? The Beauty was a re-read for me. I was suddenly moved up the order of our book club, and had to choose the next book without warning. Luckily I had this one up my sleeve. If you've read this blog for awhile, you know that I read this last year and absolutely LOVED it, but it is definitely a book primed for a re-read and discussion. Luckily everyone in the club also enjoyed it, and we had an invigorating and lively discussion about this frightening, weird and unsettling novella.

Also read: Sabrina & Corina - Fajardo-Anstine; The Passion According to G.H. - Lispector; Black Jesus and Other Superheroes - Blackburn.