Well, when I left off at the end of August I had hardly read anything at all.  Something happened though as September rolled around.

I started reading again.  Seriously reading.  As in I read 5 books by September 2.  Once again romance novels paved the way out of a reading slump.

I read 18 books in September.


The books I read were:

  • All fiction
  •  0 finished audiobooks – I kept starting and abandoning them.
  • Set in the U.S., England,  and Haiti

What were my favorites?

These two were some of the best plotted romance novels I think I’ve ever read.  They both have twists in them that kept the romance formula from getting routine.  I love both authors from other works and these books reminded me of why.




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I didn’t add anything in September.



What I’ve read so far in 2019:

  • Righteous by Joe Ide
  • Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee
  • The Class by Heather Won Tesoriero
  • North by Scott and Jenny Jurek
  • Internment by Samira Ahmed
  • Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder
  • Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan
  • The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
  • Bury What We Cannot Take by Jean Kwok
  • Instant Indian by Rinku Bhattacharya
  • The True Queen by Zen Cho
  • Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam
  • A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee
  • Spices and Seasons by Rinku Bhattacharya
  • Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
  • The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah

I’m aiming for 21-30 books to be at the tapir level.  16/21 so far


Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I added Haiti this month.