Happy October! Spooky season is here!!
We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.
It’s almost my favorite time of year!! But before I can talk about all my favorite spooky/witchy/Halloween-y books, I must talk about what I read in September. It was apparently a really good month for me? I didn’t even notice, mostly because my nose was buried in a series of good books. Starting with the much-raved about memoir by Jennette McCurdy, I’m Glad my Mom Died. Honestly, she had me on the title, but everything else secured it. I genuinely enjoyed her voice and storytelling ability. Also, the chapters were super short and flew by!! I really didn’t clock it until the audiobook said “Chapter 70”. Oops. I also “forced” my partner into listening to A Bad Day for Sunshine with me for my reread! I love the town of Del Sol and wish that I could move there, but only if I could be best friends with Sunshine. (Sorry Tree!) Lastly, I somehow binged seven volumes of the Blue Period manga with out realizing I was that far in? But, the story follows a high schooler who has recently gotten into drawing/art and his journey as he pursues his goal of getting into one of the most exclusive art schools in Japan. Since I’ve been drawing more recently, I’ve really enjoyed picking up little tips as I read this series. Plus the art style and all the art pieces are gorgeous!
My favorite read was Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn which doesn’t release until January (thanks to the publisher for the ARC). I adored this book so much. After finishing it I wanted to turn back to page one and start the book again. I didn’t finish another book for 10 days. I couldn’t get these characters out of my head. I’ll have a review up at some point (probably closer to release), but for now, I’ll leave you with my Instagram post where you can swipe to see some of my mildly unhinged reactions to this glorious book. I already had high expectations for this book and it exceeded them on every front. This book was expansive and heartwarming and so romantic. Kate Clayborn is so talented and I’m pretty sure this is going to be my favorite read of the year. But, I do also want to mention Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacobs because wow this was stunning. I had been meaning to read this one for a hot second. I heard Mira on The Stacks Podcast awhile ago and wanted to read it, but none of my libraries had a physical copy. But I got a new library card and they were able to get it for me and this graphic memoir is powerful and so important. I also won a giveaway from Tuma’s Books so now I own a copy and I can’t wait to reread it.
What was your favorite read of September?
xoxo, Bree & Tree