The Book Report September 2020

Posted September 30, 2020 by Shari in The Book Report / 4 Comments



Welcome to The Book Report where we run down everything that happened in the month and update you on challenges, giveaways, reviews and more!

Shari’s Update

Life just won’t settle down here for me. Sometimes I think I am a made for TV movie Mom’s in the hospital again. Kid at college just got quarantined to her apartment for two weeks because her suitemate was throwing up and now they want her COVID testing. If it comes back negative, they aren’t committing to letting them back in. She can’t work, go to classes and several classes don’t have videos or live feeds, so this is causing so many headaches.  My son’s girlfriend broke up with him two days after her birthday…and getting a gift. And my other kid is taking SATs. It’s a mess around here, lol.

This is my favorite time of year. The temperature drops, the leaves start changing colors, hot drinks actually sound good for warming up and pumpkin pie (not pumpkin spice). I like nothing more than hunkering down in sweats and reading a good book. Here’s to October being a time for me to do all of that!

What do you like about fall?

September – My Reading Breakdown:

  • Kindle Unlimited: 8
  • Purchased: 13
  • NetGalley: 1
  • Reviews Written: 14
  • Read: 22

Best of…

  • Favorite Book Read: Forking Around by Erin Nicholas
  • Best Suspense Book: Driven by Rebecca Zanetti (eARC)
  • Most Impactful Book Read: Witness Protection Program Anthology
  • Silliest Book Read: Rock Star by Jessa James
  • Most Comedic Book Read: Taking it Easy by Erin Nicholas
  • New Author to Love: Maren Smith’s, Masters of the Castle Series


  • The Series That Never Ends: 14/7 – Done
  • Bad Boys of Romance: 25/25 – Done
  • Literary Pickers: 52/45 – Done
  • Books ‘N Tunes: 28/30
  • Review Writing: 58/100
  • Reading Challenge:  159/150 – Done

Sophia Rose’s Update


Howdy, all!

Happy Fall (officially now)!  September has been something of a blur.  Nothing momentous happened.  I had a sick kitty after a shot, I harvested the last of my vegetable garden, we had a couple family birthdays, and we made a spur of the moment decision to head up north to commune with nature (aka camping) now that the summer crowds are down.  For the first week of October, we’ll be enjoying the beauty of the Great Lakes in in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.  It is a much needed getaway to recharge.  My husband has been burning the candle at both ends at work and needs this more than me, but I will totally tag along and enjoy it all the same.  Next month, I’ll share some of the deets on our trip.

For September, I joined the Can You Read a Series in a Month readathon hosted by Michelle and Berls at Because Reading.  I chose The Marilyns by Katie Graykowski.  I am happy to report that I finished the trilogy in record time.  


Now, I’m looking forward toward October and I signed up for #Fraterfest hosted each year by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.  Fraterfest runs from Oct 15-24th and it is a readathon for horror, paranormal, murder, etc.  Feel free to check it out here:


There is also Boo-cause Reading’s Spooktacular which are spooky- themed bookish discussions throughout October.  Check it out:

September Reading Totals:  33 books

Reading Breakdown:  9 NetGalley (97%), 12 author/publisher, 1 library, 11 TBR pile, 12 audio, 11 new to me authors, 11 new series, 3 end of series

Reading Challenge Updates:

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and Books of My Heart’s Library Love:  12/23 books

Austenesque Lovers TBR:  34/50 books

My Reader’s Block’s Mt. TBR:  60/100 books

Because Reading’s Fall Reading Assignment:  3/16 books

Delighted Reader’s Series That Never Ends:  9/12 books

Delighted Reader’s Literary Pickers: 98/100 books

Under the Covers and Peace Love Books’ Romanceopoly:  74/78 books

Caffeinated Reviewer’s Audio:  81/100 books

Delighted Reader’s Books N Tunes:  39/50 books

Book Girl of MuryCastell and Carole Rae’s Random Rambling’s Romance BINGO:  23/25 books

Passage to the Past’s Historical Fiction:  96/100 books

Because Reading’s COYER Quarantine:  67/70 books

Unconventional Bookworm’s New Release:  121/200 books

How was your summer?  What was your favorite summer read?  Do Tell!

This Month’s Reviews

Did you miss a review? No fear! Here’s what we wrote about.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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1 year ago

I love fall, its like the best weather of all the seasons. Lawd, I hope your daughter is good and your son…smh. Yeah, a mess lols.

I wish like heck I could stick with challenges but they always fizzle out for me.

Happy Fall Ladies!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Sharonda

Fall is fabulous and my fav, too. Yes, sticking with the challenges is hard. I love doing them. 🙂

1 year ago

Gosh Shari, I’m sorry you have so much happening! I hope October slows for you and is full of great things! You still did amazing on your reading.

Sophia I hope you and your husband have a great time camping. I’d love to get away, I might try to get my husband to agree to a camping trip (in a cabin). It sounds so wonderful and we haven’t been in a couple years. And it’s away from people… Kinda the perfect covid vacation. Thanks for joining us in our series challenge! Glad you did so well .

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Berls

Yes, the camping cabin in the off season is a definite COVID option. We had a good time at the KOA we stayed at and re-charged nicely. 🙂