Books I Read in September 2022 and What I Think of Them
October 3, 2022
It is already October and, even though I had a lot of plans for the month, nothing worked out as I hoped. This resulted in me, staying home more than I planned. While at home, I began to work on many things I postponed and needed to get done. In addition to this, I also began reading. A lot.
I love reading, but I haven’t had the time to actually sit down with a book and read. Since I was at home so often, reading began a favorite pastime for me. This is why, during the month of September, I read more books in one month than I have in quite some time.
Since I read so much, I decided to talks about some of the books I read through the month. A handful are ones I finished reading in September while others are ones I started. If I feel like writing a more in depth review of the books, I will write separate review posts about them in the future.
The Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther
I wanted to read this book before autumn solstice (The start of autumn). I was successful in accomplishing my goal! Now that I’m done with it, I feel conflicted about it. On the one hand, it is very good story and I enjoyed it very much. On the other hand, it is inspired by Taylor Swift’s songs, which is fine. I just didn’t know if there were theories about what the story should be interpreted as and if there were references to Swift’s life! I’m not a Taylor Swift fan, so I didn’t know this when I read the book. One of my friends had to explain it to me. (Which is ironic because they aren’t a fan either. Just a fan of reading.) So, now I feel conflicted about the book. I was just expecting a story about a summer time romance, like how Swift’s songs used to be about, without many references to her life.
To the Far Blue Mountains by Louis L’Amour
I started reading this book during Labor Day weekend. I already read this book, but I decided to give it another read. I usually like to read this book after reading the book before it in the series. After making it 1/4 of the way through the book before I knew I wanted to read the first book before I continued reading this book. I borrowed both books from a friend of mine, but I own only To the Far Blue Mountains. I ordered the first book on Amazon near the end of September. As of the writing of this post, it has not arrived yet. When it does arrive, I plan on reading it then continue reading To the Far Blue Mountains again. Or I may just read this book first and the first book in the series whenever it arrives. We’ll see.
The Apple Creek Announcement by Wanda E. Brunstetter
I read other Wanda E. Brunstetter books before and I really enjoyed them. Even though I liked them, I can’t find any of her new books available at my local stores. This is why I was very surprised to find her newest book, The Apple Creek Announcement, available at my local Walmart! I started to read it as an alternative to my secular books. I only made it to the second chapter, but so far I like it.
A Quilt for Christmas by Melody Carlson
Earlier this year, I searched Amazon for Christmas themed books to read. This is when I stumbled across a pre order page for Melody Carlson’s newest books, A Quilt for Christmas. I have read other Melody Carlson books, but they were books I borrowed from friends and their family members. The plot summary of the book interested me, so I pre ordered it. It was released in September, so I decided to read it. It is also a novella, so I was able to finish it before the end of the month. I really enjoyed it! It is a cute, heartfelt story about an older woman who, with three other women, create a Christmas quilt for her neighbor. It would be a great short story to read during Christmastime, especially if someone is busy during the holiday season.