Category: Monthly Reads

My September 2023 Reads!

Today is October 1st, and I am sharing the books I read in September! We are heading to the end of 2023, which is just crazy!

I read eight books in total for September: Six on audio and two on Kindle. The books are listed in the order I finished the books:

Bright Lights, Big Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews- 4 stars
The Last Girls Standing by Jennifer Dugan- 3.5 stars
Missing by Ruby Speechley- 4 stars
The Sight by Melanie Golding- 3 stars
Her Husband’s Mistake by Daniel Hurst- 4.5 stars
The Coworker by Freida McFadden- 4 stars
Who Haunts You by Mark Wheaton- 3 stars
Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica- 4 stars

My favorite read was Her Husband’s Mistake. I was able to listen to an alc (advanced listening copy) and it was just released yesterday (9/30).  Don’t read Amazon’s book description or you will be spoiled by too much for such a short book! If you read Goodreads description you are good: That’s the one that I read and was not spoiled.  Which is why I think I enjoyed it as much as I did. I am positive that my rating would have been lower if I had been spoiled

My ‘least favorite’ was Who Haunts You. It just didn’t really work for me. 

What did YOU read in September?


I also got to #PopYourself! This is where you can make a Funko of yourself on Funko’s website!  Funko Jessica is so cute! My Funko self has a book (of course!) and 2 cats. You can do two max, I would have done three otherwise since I have three cats!

Here’s my Funko self! You can also order it to be made!  Which I did! Of course I will post when it arrives!!!


Our August 2023 Reads

Here we are at the start of another month in 2023! And you know what that means: What books were read last month in August? Now that September is here, that means Fall will be here soon and with that comes: cooler temperatures, corn mazes, haunted houses, scary movie marathons and more!!   

Kim was able to get two books read in August: Go Kim!

Here is what Kim read:

Here is what Jessica Read:

I read seven books in total for August: Six on audio and one physical paperback arc.

The books are listed in the order I finished them:

Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough- 4 stars
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut- 2 stars
The List by Kiersten Modglin- 4 stars
Curves for Days by Laura Moher- 4.5 stars
Forgive Me Not by Jennifer Baker- 4 stars
Ghosted by Sarah Ready- 4 stars
Good Bad Girl by Alice Feeney- I just finished this one a couple of days ago and have yet to decide on my rating. I’m thinking it will be 3-3.5 stars.

My favorite read was Curves for Days.  This is a romance which surprisingly dealt with some serious issues! I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next in the series next year!

My ‘least favorite’ is a classic that just wasn’t for me: ‘And so it is’… Slaughterhouse Five… And so it is….

What did YOU read in August? Share with us!


July 2023 Reads

Here we are at the end of another month in 2023! And you know what that means: What books were read in July? Some of the reviews have posted and others will be coming! Kim did not get any books read in July, so she won’t be taking part this month.

I read 6 books in total for July: 5 on audio and one on kindle. This month I had two top reads that I listened to on audio, but I enjoyed them so much that I had to buy physical copies of them!  It’s fine that I had two top reads because it’s a two-book series as of now, with the author working on book three! I can’t wait for it!

The books are listed in the order I finished them:

Forever Hold Your Peace by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke – 4 stars
Chaos Theory
by Nic Stone- 4 stars

The Housemaid by Freida McFadden- 5 stars
The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden- 5 stars
The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai- 3 stars
Tell Me What Really Happened by Chelsea Sedoti- 4 stars

My favorite reads were The Housemaid and The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden. They were great and I really enjoyed the audio performance!

I always hate to say this, but my ‘least favorite’ which was based on the number of stars given was The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai. This was a shorter book made of three short stories.


What did YOU read in July?