September 2022 was a great reading month for me and today I am sharing what books I read.
September was a great reading month for me due to several reasons. I was sick for the first few weeks of the month and read quite a bit, but I think the main reason it was a great reading month was that I tried to limit my time scrolling through social media.
It is so tempting to pick up my phone instead of a book. And yes, I can read on my phone, but there are all kinds of distractions when I do that. This month when I have been tempted to mindlessly scroll, I have been trying to pick up a book, or my Kindle, instead. It seems to be working, at least for now.
It will probably be my best reading month this year. It might be my best reading month of the last few years, especially when it comes to nonfiction. Three of the books that I read in September will probably make my top books of the year post.
Although I love social media, I have been reminded that most of the time, reading is a much better use of my time
Here are my September 2022 reads
September 2022 Reading
Murder At Beacon Rock by Alyssa Maxwell is the tenth book in the A Gilded Newport Mystery Series. If you like cozy mysteries this is a fun series set in Newport during the Gilded Age. My full review includes the story behind why I ended up reading this in one setting.
Still Life by Louise Penny is the first Louise Penny book that I have read. I know. I know. This well-known mystery book was published in 2005 and I am just now reading it. You can read more about what I thought here.
Tree Thieves by Lyndsie Bourgon is a nonfiction true crime book set in the woods of the western U.S. This book would be a great pick for those that love true crime, especially non murder true crime. This is a thought provoking book that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. This book will make my top ten for the year. I grew up in a small logging town in Oregon, so I have lots of thoughts on this one. Be sure to read my full review.
The Grand Design by Joy Callaway is a historical fiction book that got a lot of attention this summer. This book is a novel about Dorothy Draper or at least that is what the tagline said. You can read my full review here. I have mixed thoughts on this one.
The Lumby Lines by Gail Fraser. This book has been in my to be read pile for a while. It is one of the books listed on my What To Read After Mitford post. I think I might actually like The Lumby Lines book better than Mitford. Thank you to the readers who recommended this one and helped me move it up my to be read stack.
Devotion by Adam Makos. Devotion is a nonfiction WWII story of heroism, friendship, and sacrifice. This will be one of my top reads of the year. This is a great book for fans of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat. You can read my full review here.
Between the Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys. I don’t read a lot of YA. It just isn’t a genre that I enjoy. However, I read The Fountains of Silence back in 2020 and enjoyed it so much that I knew I wanted to read Ruta Sepetys’ other books. Be sure to read my full review of this one.
Facing the Mountain by Daniel James Brown. Facing the Mountain is a nonfiction book by the same author as Boys In the Boat, which is one of my favorite nonfiction books. You can read my full review here. But the short version is that I loved this book!
The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman. This is the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series, which is a cozy mystery series. I love this series, but I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the other two books in the series.
31 Ways to be A “One Another” Christian by Dr. Stuart Scott. This is a Christian book. I almost always have one or two Christian books that I am read along with my other books. Yes, I read multiple books at once. Christian books are usually slower paced reads for me. I read a couple of chapters a week and I take my time thinking through what I am reading.
This book was mentioned in a Bible Study I went to this summer and I immediately bought it. Being a one another Christian is something all Christians need to work on. We all have room for improvement. I really enjoyed this.
There was nothing groundbreaking in the book, but it was well written. It was written in such a way that it was backed by scripture, but was easy to understand and relate to today’s times. I think this would be a great book to go through at a Bible Study or with college students or young adults.
What books have you read recently?