Recent Reads | September 2022

In September, I finished reading eight books and did not finish one more. Here is everything I read last month, each with a tiny description and my brief thoughts.

This Might Hurt
by Stephanie Wrobel

Two sisters, one has moved to a secluded island retreat and disconnected from the outside world, the other tries to see her to protect a secret.

Although I think the ending was a bit lackluster, the build-up was interesting. Seeing the series of events that would lead a person to essentially start a cult, and also the things that may make a person inclined to willingly join said cult was something I enjoyed reading.

New Spring
by Robert Jordan

The prequel to The Wheel of Time series shows how Moiraine and Lan meet and become bonded.

After fourteen books, what was one more? I liked the characters in this book and seeing who they were before the Dragon Reborn is found and the events of the main story begin. Not a necessary read, but I had a good time with it.

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead
by Elle Cosimano

The sequel to Finlay Donovan is Killing It has Finlay getting deeper into the crime world she accidently became involved in. I’m loving this series, it’s such a fun, although ridiculous, crime story. I like the characters and I’m having a great time with the plot.

A Psalm for the Wild-Built
by Becky Chambers

A tea monk encounters a robot and together they try to figure out what people need.

More modern and casual than I had expected, the message was more direct than I prefer. I did love the character of Mosscap and the general plot. I am looking forward to picking up the sequel when I have a chance.

Master Assassins
by Robert V.S. Redick

Two brothers desert the army after a series of mishaps has them mistaken as assassins sent by their enemies.

I DNF’d this one. Although I liked the main story and the writing, there was some content that I wasn’t comfortable with, and it wasn’t the good kind of uncomfortable.

Half a War
by Joe Abercrombie

The finale of the Shattered Sea trilogy introduces new main characters while the main plot of each of the three installments comes together for the conclusion.

I didn’t click with these characters as much as in the past two books, but I do love how each book has its own plot while it builds on the series’ plot. Everything came together by the end and I enjoyed this series.

by Chad Allen

A blind assassin, underestimated by her enemies, fulfills her mission.

An audio comic, this had a cool plot, a lot of action, and was a reading experience unlike any I’ve had before.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold
by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

A café that can send its customers through time to visit one person.

Such a beautiful book with an interesting premise. We follow the experiences of four main characters, but their stories paired with the lives of the café staff together tell a complete story that I loved.

A Game of Thrones
by George R.R. Martin

The lives of the Starks of Winterfell are intertwined with the lives of their king, their neighbors, and the events of the world around them.

A big fantasy world with lots of characters that I loved and plenty of characters that I love to hate. Multiple perspectives and a rich world, I had a great time reading this and can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

What did you read last month?