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Reading Roundup - a reference list of the 16 books reviewed in September

Looking for something different to read? We read some great books in September; check it out below to see if there's something just begging to be added to your TBR.

This month's Buddy Reads include Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise. Surprisingly, neither of us had ever read Little House, and we felt it was high time to right that wrong. Especially if you're a foodie, you can't pass up Garlic and Sapphires, but even if you're not, this is a book worth your time.


Notes From a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider - stories and tips from her life on how to live intentionally.

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey - a rom-com filled with Hanks' references.

The Binding by Bridget Collins - set in medieval times, certain book binders have the magical ability to remove your unwanted memories and store them away in a book.

Elvis in Vegas by Richard Zoglin - a history of Las Vegas entertainment and how Elvis changed the scene.

Falling Together by Maris de los Santos - 3 college friends who go their own ways after college but are drawn together years later when one of them needs help; love and relationships are the core of the story.

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson - a new woman joins the neighborhood mommies group and pokes and prods at everyone's secrets.

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan - 29. y.o. librarian loses her job, buys a van and starts a mobile bookshop in Scotland.

In Pieces by Sally Fields - Fields' autobiography about her life and loves.

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane - families, tragedy, forgiveness, love, and acceptance; the story of two families entwined, broken, reconnected and the strains on families and a marriage.

Our monthly mini reviews covered a few good ones as well:

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley - a beloved dog becomes ill and the owner has a hard time letting go.

Open Season by C.J. Box - in Wyoming, a game warden solves a murder centering around an endangered species.

Damage Control by Robert Dugoni - legal drama/mystery with woman trying to figure out who killed her brother.

We, The Jury by Robert Rotstein - the trial is covered in each chapter as told from the perspective of a different juror.

Lost Dog by Bill Cameron - an easy-read mystery where an 'every-man' gets caught up in events by being in the wrong place at the wrong time - looking for a stuffed dog.

Scorpion Strike (J. Grave #10) by John Gilstrap - action packed thriller as two operatives work to save a group of vacationers.

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty - YA book of a young girl who loses her parents and in their will they leave her a very specific list of things she must do; danger, magic and more.

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