Morning Meanderings… Much Ado About September


Good morning.  Windy morning here in Central Minnesota.  I heard the wind before I got out of bed this morning.  A great day to stay in read or plug away on the laptop but duty calls me outside yet this morning.  I will change out the window at the Library from Banned Books to Fall into Reading… great fall reads to enjoy.  Then my co-hert in crime, Gail and I have an appointment to talk to a lady about a possible different and BIGGER venue for Wine and Words in 2015.  This is exciting as I would love to see how big this event could get, and scary also as this would pull our event about 15 minutes out of town and not everyone likes change.  We will see.

Today I thought I would do a little review of the books I managed to read in September.   I am LOVING the Good Reads 2014 Reading Challenge.  I had set my goal this year to read 120 books and I am currently on this site at 98.  I have two more completed and yet to review, so really at 100, and running about 8 books ahead of schedule.  That is dorky exciting!  Here are the September reads:


  • Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
  • Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Invisible by James Patterson
  • Early Decision by Lacy Crawford
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  • Diary of a Mad Diva by Joan Rivers
  • Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr
  • The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  • Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean
  • Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich


A nice fun mix of reads.  I love it.  And really, now as the weather gets colder, this is my big reading season.  We will see how that pans out this year between the writing and the reading.  🙂

How was your September reads?  Do you find that you read more in some seasons and less in others?


PS…. I posted a movie tie in giveaway yesterday.  Be sure and check it out 😉

P.S.S… I have a post up today at my friend Jill’s Friday Fiction Read where I recommend a book I really enjoyed this year!  (Jill is on the Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library Team!  She is also a writer 🙂  )

18 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Much Ado About September

  1. Sheila, I continue to be astounded at how many books you manage to read–print, audio or otherwise–considering how active and busy you are! And you know what?…15 minutes is NOthing, especially when something is worth it 😀

  2. In Cold Blood. Oh my. I read that my junior year in high school, and man did it stick with me. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it, so I’m off to read that post right now.

  3. My reading numbers are pretty consistent, no matter the season, but our most extreme weather conditions are the HOT summers in the triple digits. Winters are cold enough, but nothing like other places.

    I loved The Good Girl…and I know you didn’t like it that much. I just requested Ruin Falls from Amazon Vine and should have it next week.

  4. Currently I am reading about a book a day. It’s has awhile since I haven’t read at a part of a book. Do to stress and new Kindle there was one day last I didn’t read at least part of a book. I finished SEEING THE DEAD by Sheila Connolly and started LITERARY MURDER By Ali Brandon.
    I changed my reading challenge to 400 books this year.

  5. I read more in the winter and listen more in the summer, but the end result is still about 100 books a year. I just can’t sit still in the summer when there is so much to do and summer is so short.

    We’re having lots of wind today too. It’s cold so it’s probably coming from your direction. 🙂

  6. I think I read more in the summer when I’m more apt to be sitting at the pool/on the beach. There always seems to be something to do when I’m in the house (including reading book blogs), so I’m more distracted. Should still manage 75-100 books this year.

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