Thursday, August 31, 2023

What's Coming in September?

 Can you believe it's already September? The months were running by so smoothly until August hit. For some reason, time shifted into high-gear and the month slid by before I realized it'd even begun. That could be due to the fact that I've started a part-time job (farming, renovating, homeschooling, writing, and book reviewing aren't enough to keep me busy, I guess????) and have had a very busy schedule.  

Anyway, this month is a little bit strange on the reading end. My middle grade and young adult reads have managed to shove themselves either toward the beginning or end of the month, leaving picture books to take over most of the middle. And I have more than a few books centering around food, which isn't a bad thing (I love food), but I found it interesting.

So, let's just see what this month holds in store!


History, crime and a thriller? Sign me up! I'm hoping that this one will keep me on the edge of my seat until the very last page. It circles around a 16-year-old, who feels confined by the rules of high-society in 1892, but then, is accused of murdering her two neighbors and only people she feels close to. I'm hoping my expectations aren't too high, but we'll find out on the 1st.

Young Adult Historical Mystery


This read is sold as Phineas and Ferb meets Despicable Me, which made this a must for me. I have no idea how all of this will come together, especially when looking at the fantastical cover (which is very colorful, btw!), but I'm ready to find out on the 5th.

Middle Grade Fantasy


I do enjoy tales spun around music, and this one follows a girl, who loves to sing. It's a contemporary read and deals with family issues as well as teenage romance. As you might know, I'm not the biggest fan of drama, but I do dig up some, now and then, which are entertaining. I'm crossing my fingers that this one will stay in tune and not be as off-key as the title suggests. Find out more with me on the 8th.

Young Adult Contemporary


This month, the universe seems to be trying to tell me something. I have more than several books surrounding food themes...and these do have me smiling. This one is all about (as you can guess) bread. I'm looking forward to discovering the various breads from around the world and maybe finding a recipe or two? Get that appetite ready to dive in on the 13th.

Picture Book


As said, I have quite a few picture books surrounding food this month. I think it's great, too, because who doesn't like to eat? This one takes a multi-cultural glimpse into the world of food and should inspire with some pretty unique ideas...or at least, that's what I'm guessing. Find out more with me on the 17th.

Picture Book


The cover caught my attention. It reminds me of my own childhood, when I'd sit and read in the basement washroom on my mother's washing machine. I had six younger siblings and constantly changing foster siblings, so this was one of the few quiet places I could find in our house. Plus, washing machines are fascinating in their own way. I'll tell you more about this one on the 18th.

Picture Book


Sold as ,Encanto meets the Chronicles of Narnia by way of Columbian folklore', this one caught my attention. Plus, I love white-winged snakes (strange, huh?). I'm expecting a bit of myth and adventure...and I'm not sure what else, but I'm ready to find out and share it with you on the 21st.

Middle Grade Fantasy


This one is said to go in a Where's Waldo direction and present visual puzzles for readers to practice thinking creatively and critically. It's adapted from a New York Times bestseller...not that I saw the original book, anyway. I just like the idea of playing around with some puzzles and am sure young readers will enjoy doing the same if this is everything I hope it to be. Find out with me on the 25th if it's worth picking up a copy and exploring on your own.

Tween/Young Adult Nonfiction


The title caught my attention on this read and the image of the girl getting caught in between. I'm guessing this one will hold romance, drama, and a whole bunch of humor too. Since I haven't hit many romance novels this summer, I figured it was time to visit one more before we ease into Fall and the cooler days. I'm going to beach dreaming and check this one out on the 27th.

Young Adult Romance


It's not long until the 'spooky' time of year arrives and ghost stories will be at the top of many a reading list. This books screams paranormal fun and a bit of mystery too. I'm going to be checking this one out the last days of the month to help get October rolling and thoughts of Halloween underway. Get ready to hear about this one on the 29th!

Middle Grade Paranormal / Mystery

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