September 2018 Wrap-up

During the month of September, I read a total of 8 books. These books were from a variety of genres from westerns to mysteries well as nonfiction. Overall, it was a good reading month for me.

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Here’s What I Read:

1. Hondo by Louis L’Amour – I reviewed this in my Western Roundup post.

2. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers- I’ve been making my way through the Peter Wimsey mysteries throughout the year. Soon I will have a review of the series posted, but individually, I really enjoyed the Nine Tailors. This is definitely the most atmospheric book of the series, as well as one of the darker novels. But it’s one of the most memorable for those very reasons. I doubt I will look at bells the same way ever again.

3. Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers – This book seems to be many people’s favorite of all the Peter Wimsey mysteries and it’s not hard to figure out why. This book is told from primarily Harriet Vane’s perspective. It takes place on Oxford’s campus in the imaginary women’s college, Shrewsbury. This book is a poignant one as it grapples with the question:  what a woman’s place is in the world. Can women live a fulfilled life in academia, or is it missing something when they are not mothers and wives?

4. Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers- After the ending in Gaudy Night I had to read the next and last book in the series. I immensely enjoyed this book and it was extremely hard saying goodbye to these characters.

5. A Prayer Journal by Flannery O’Connor- O’Connor’s writing is beautiful and so are her prayers and her appeals to God. So many of these prayers resonated with me. This is a book I will be rereading.

6. The Virginian by Owen Wister- I reviewed this book in my Western Roundup.

7. Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez–  review coming soon

8. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman– This is a story about uncovering hidden depths in the most unlikely of people,  a beautiful theme but one that was done better in A Man Called Ove.

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September Wrap-up

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In September I read a total of 9 books. Some were new to me and some were rereads including both The Farseer and The Tawny Man Trilogies.

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