It’s hard to believe another month is over already, and only three more to go this year! Here’s what I read in September:
- The Masque of the Black Tulip, Lauren Willig, historical fiction
This is the second book in the Secret History of the Pink Carnation series. This series is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. They’re just really fun to read, and I loved Henrietta and Miles being the main characters in this one.
- The Coincidence of Coconut Cake, Amy E. Reichert, fiction
This was fun, light, and airy, like a good coconut cake. I love books about food and I really enjoyed this one. The story was sweet and endearing, if a little predictable. The characters were lovable. This author has two other books out, and I now have both of them on my to-read list.
- All the Missing Girls, Megan Miranda, thriller
This was so good! It’s a story about two girls’ disappearances ten years apart. The action of the story is told in reverse- it starts two weeks after the second girl disappears and works back to the day of. The characters were interesting and I was kept guessing until the very end. I’d like to read it again, knowing what I know now.
- Counted with the Stars, Connilyn Cossette, Biblical fiction
This was lent to me by a friend at work almost a month ago and I finally got around to reading it. I haven’t read anything in this genre in a long time, and it was a good story to come back with. The narrator is an Egyptian girl who escapes with the Hebrews during the Exodus. She was a lovable character, and it was interesting to read about the plagues from the point of view of someone experiencing them. I loved the parts about the cloud they were following and imagining what that must have been like.
- The Deception of the Emerald Ring, Lauren Willig, historical fiction
This is the third book in the series. I enjoyed it, although not quite as much as the second. I liked Eloise and Colin’s story in this one.
Reading Challenge Progess: 59/75 books completed. I changed my goal to 75 and now have only three months to get there!