- Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki (★★★★☆)
- The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado (★★★☆☆)
- The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor (★★☆☆☆)
- The Daughters of Ys by M.T. Anderson and Jo Rioux (★★★★☆)
- Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn (★★★☆☆)
- That Can Be Arranged by Huda Fahmy (★★★★☆)
- Witchy by Ariel Slamat Ries (★★★★★)
MONTHLY TOTAL: 7
YEARLY SO FAR: 79
Somehow, September has ended up being my worst reading month of the year so far. I only managed to read a single novel, a short thriller that I didn’t even enjoy, and the other six books were graphic novels. I’m not sure what happened, except that I wasn’t inclined to read at all, or write, or do much of anything, which is odd considering September is usually my second favorite month of the year, but maybe because it was still so hot everything felt discordant?
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The In or Out book tag was created by Rick MacDonnell of Booktube, but I discovered it on Marija’s blog. I haven’t done a tag in ages because I’m lazy, but since this basically just involves giving your opinions on a bunch of tropes/bookish habits, it should be quick and easy and not too laborious.
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- The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick (★★★★☆)
- The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse (★★★☆☆)
- A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djeli Clark (★★★★★)
- The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djeli Clark (★★★★★)
- Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (★★★★☆)
- Night Film by Marisha Pessl (★★☆☆☆)
- Working on a Song: The Lyrics of Hadestown by Anais Mitchell (★★★★★)
- In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland (★★★☆☆)
- A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark (★★★★★)
- Emma by Jane Austen (★★★★★)
MONTHLY TOTAL: 10
YEARLY SO FAR: 41
I had a much, much better reading month than April, thankfully (though, the bar was admittedly very low). Not only did I read much more, I enjoyed so much more of what I read.
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There’s a reason the title has a Supernatural reference, and it’s not just because I am, unfortunately, a genuine Supernatural fan (I mean, it is partly that).
I also realize I’m doing this a bit backwards, as I never actually wrote the classic How I Got An Agent post, because I’m lazy and I kept putting it off, but I’ll get there eventually.
Anyway. I’ll keep this short and sweet (hopefully).
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