Library Reads: September 2021

This was a much more productive month than August, book-wise. I read a total of 20 this month, bringing my total for 2021 to 120. Pretty sure that this is a personal best for me as an adult—as a kid, I was good for 300 a year, but those were largely middle grade or young adult, so much shorter.

But as an adult, I think my previous record was 117, and I am on pace as of right now for 160.

Now, I became disabled in December, so this is 100% because I have all the time that I didn’t have before…but still, it does back up that I was telling the truth when people would say “wouldn’t you be bored if you didn’t work?” I always responded with “Are you kidding? Do you know how many books there are?”

In addition to the nine library books, and nine KU books, I also received two books from Hidden Gems publishing as #arcs.

Library Books I Read in September

Kindle Unlimited Books I Read in September

Currently Reading

The Holdout, Graham Moore

Checked Out, Reading Soon

  • Autoboyography, Christine Lauren
  • The Drowning Kind, Jennifer McMahon

Returned Unread

  • The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Less, Andrew Sean Greer
  • The Sinful Lives of Trophy Wives, Kristin Miller

Currently On Hold

  • Last Summer at the Golden Hotel, Elyssa Friedland
  • The Lions of Fifth Avenue, Fiona Davis
  • Sooley, John Grisham
  • How to Stop Time, Matt Haig
  • The Bounty, Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton
  • The Plot, Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • Hummingbird Salamander, Jeff Vandermeer
  • The Troop, Nick Cutter
  • Mother May I, Joshilyn Jackson
  • A Time for Mercy, John Grisham
  • Detransition, Baby, Torrey Peters
  • Unbound, Tarana Burke
  • Daisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Charm Offensive, Alison Cochran
  • The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Harlem Shuffle, Colton Whitehead
  • Beach Read, Emily Henry
  • The Love Hypothesis, Ali Hazelwood
  • Under the Whispering Door, TJ Klune
  • Apples Never Fall, Luanne Moriarty
  • State of Terror, Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Never, Ken Follett

So, that’s the current state of my virtual library pile. What do you have out from the library now?

The Library Checkout blog meme was created by Shannon of River City Reading and previously hosted by Charleen of It’s a Portable Magic. It has been hosted by Bookish Beck since 2017.

4 thoughts on “Library Reads: September 2021

  1. Congrats on such a great reading month! I recently read Well Met, as well, and I adored it. I’m anxious to pick up the next one. I also loved People We Meet on Vacation. Happy reading in October!

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  2. Managed 10 books in September, all from Kindle Unlimited; taking me to 108 for the year. (My 3 months for $3 deal was expiring at the end of the month so I was trying to get through my KU to-read pile; but more books kept coming out :D)

    I’ve still got a few KU books thanks to airplane mode:
    * The Street Survivors (The Guild Wars Book 12)
    * And Break It Not (The Guild Wars Book 13)
    * Cartwright’s Cavaliers: Descent (The Guild Wars Book 14)
    * Much A’Broom About Nothing: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery
    * Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables Book 7)
    * Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables Book 8)

    Checked Out, Reading Soon
    * Unnatural Magic (Unnatural Magic #1)
    * The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry (Unnatural Magic #2)

    On Hold
    * What Abigail Did That Summer, Ben Aaronovitch
    * To End in Fire, David Weber (Torch of Freedom #4)
    * 1637: The Coast of Chaos, Eric Flint
    * The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: A Novel, Becky Chambers (Wayfarers #4)
    * A Desolation Called Peace, Arkady Martine (Teixcalaan #2)
    * The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V. E. Schwab
    * Under the Pendulum Sun, Jeannette Ng
    * The City We Became: A Novel, N. K. Jemisin (The Great Cities Trilogy #1)
    * Iron Cast, Destiny Soria
    * Finish the Fight: the brave and revolutionary women who fought for the right to vote, Veronica Chambers
    * Want, Cindy Pon
    * Blythewood, Carol Goodman (Blythewood #1)
    * The Evening and the Morning, Ken Follett
    * Ready Player Two, Ernest Cline
    * Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir
    * The Age of Wood: Our Most Useful Material and the Construction of Civilization, Roland Ennos
    * Notre-Dame: The Soul of France, Agnès Poirier
    * Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir
    * Chaos Rising, Timothy Zahn (Thrawn Ascendancy #1)
    * The Forever Sea, Joshua Phillip Johnson
    * The Data Detective, Tim Harford
    * Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days of SpaceX, Eric Berger
    * Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding… Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis, Sam Anderson
    * Master of the Revels: A Return to Neal Stephenson’s D.O.D.O., Nicole Galland
    * This Virtual Night, C.S. Friedman
    * Paper & Blood, Kevin Hearne (Ink & Sigil #2)
    * True Dead, Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #14)
    * Purgatory’s Shore, Taylor Anderson
    * The Last Graduate, Naomi Novik (The Scholomance #2)
    * Termination Shock, Neal Stephenson
    * The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley, Mercedes Lackey
    * The Untold Story, Genevieve Cogman (Invisible Library #8)
    * Cytonic, Brandon Sanderson (Skyward #3)
    * Briarheart, Mercedes Lackey


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