Hey, guys! I am really excited to talk about the five books I read this month because I loved every single book I read. This month just feels like it has flown by so fast, and I have had a few changes in my life, one of which is that I started a BookTube channel! I will be making a full announcement post, so keep your eyes peeled for that! But let’s just go ahead and get into the books I read in September!
The first book I read was The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.
Yes, it finally happened. I finally read this book, and I thought it was absolutely fabulous. This is the first book in The Wrath and the Dawn duology, and it is a retelling of A Thousand and One Arabian Nights. It is so good, and I highly recommend it. But I actually read this for a twenty-four-hour readathon I hosted and vlogged, which is linked here, if you want to check that out. I really enjoyed the writing, the characters, the world, and just everything about it. I think it was a really interesting retelling, and I just really, thoroughly enjoyed it. I ended up giving this 4.5/5 stars, and I also posted a review.
The next book I read was Masquerade by Victoria Vale.
This is an adult romance novel that is set in Victorian England, and I actually reread this because of a topic we were covering in my Women’s Studies and Women Writers classes, which is the Cult of True Womanhood. True Womanhood stated that a True Woman had four traits, which are Piety (Protestant Christian), Purity (virgin until marriage), Submissiveness (submissive to husband, all men, and God), and Domesticity (stayed in the home, cared for the children, cleaned the house, etc.) During the Victorian era, this was something that was pretty heavily enforced in society, and it was prevalent in this book, so I reread it and loved it just as much as I did the first time I read it. I did post a review of this book, and I gave this 4.5/5 stars.
The next book I read was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
I reread this for the billionth time because I was marathoning a bunch of HaileyinBookland’s reading vlogs where she was talking about buying all these new editions of this book, so I just got in the mood to read it. So I read it, and I loved it just as much as I did the first time. It was just as magical and quirky as the first time I read it, and I actually think I picked up on details I missed the first time around, so I just really thoroughly enjoyed it. I gave this 4/5 stars.
The next book I read was Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.
This is a recent release that came out on September 26, and I really freaking loved it. I already knew I was going to love it. It involved feminism, so I was sure I was going to love it. And I did. This book follows a teen girl named Vivan who is fed up with all of the sexism in her school, so she decides to make a feminist zine in order to fight back against it. This was so freaking good, and I am honestly having trouble expressing how much I loved this. I think men and women can gain something from this, young or old. I think everyone can relate to this story in some way, so I think everyone should just read it. I did post a review, so you should consider checking that out for my full thoughts. But I ended up giving Moxie 5/5 stars.
And the last book I read in September was Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, and it was illustrated by Fiona Staples.
This is the first volume in the Saga series, and it was a reread for me as I did read this last month. I reread it again because it was Banned Books Week last week, and I wanted to read a banned book, so I chose this one. I knew I wouldn’t have time to read anything else because at the time I was also trying to finish Moxie. But this story follows two parents as they make sacrifices and are willing to do anything to give their daughter a good life. It is also science fiction. I loved it just as much as I did the first time, so I gave it 5/5 stars.
And there you have it! Those were all the books I read in September! What is your favorite book that you read this month? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this video today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!