September Wrap Up

Twelve books in September?! That’s a record for me! I’d have to do some more digging but I think it’s safe to say this month had some of the best books I’ve read this year. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I post a lot about the books I’m reading. Thanks to my handy dandy reading log spreadsheet full of statistics and charts and graphs (found here), I learned that out of the 50+ books read this year, only about 4-5% of them were written by or about non-white people. I was pretty embarrassed and disappointed in this statistic. I’ve been making a conscious effort to diversify my reading and branch out to authors I have yet to read/hear about. I currently have about eight books on hold at the library written by and about black people, immigrants, Latinx people, etc. and I am excited to dive into those! 

Fall is the perfect reading season and now that October is among us (how?!), I wish you many brisk days full of cozy sweaters, chunky blankets, and of course – amazing books. 

You know the drill with these – I rank my monthly reads from favorite to least and link my review, if applicable. 


*denotes non-white author and/or protagonist 
**denotes #OwnVoices

  1. *Behold the Dreamers 5 stars
  2. You and Me and Us 5 stars
  3. The Only Place in the Sky 5 stars
  4. Park Avenue Summer 4 stars
  5. Before We Were Strangers 4 stars
  6. Beach Read 4 stars
  7. **Lucky Broken Girl 4 stars
  8. First Comes Love 4 stars
  9. Love on Lexington Avenue3 stars
  10. *Some Places More Than Others 3 stars
  11. Every Last Word 3 stars
  12. The Last Train to Key West2 stars

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ellie Gray says:

    I really want to read You and Me and Us xx

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    1. The Bookmarker says:

      It was beautifully written – very sad but I enjoyed it!

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      1. Ellie Gray says:

        I’m a bit of a sucker for a sad book!

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      2. The Bookmarker says:

        Let me know what you think if you read it!

        Liked by 1 person

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