• Sarah Taphom


I had a pretty slow reading month, and I think my wallet thanks me for also not buying many books this month.

But without further adieu, here's all the lovelies I picked up this month.

1. Sadie by: Courtney Summers (Barnes and Noble)

I've heard so many great things from bloggers, and the plot intrigued me - especially with the podcast element. I have read This is Not a Test, from this author, which was decent. Plus, this cover is total goals. My Barnes and Noble even had the book out a day early, which was awesome. I can't wait to read this in October.

2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Barnes and Noble)

The Netflix film had everyone raving, so I picked it up at Barnes and Noble at the same time I got Sadie (yay for the Labor Day 15% off coupon). This feels like a holiday book, I’ll probably be reading it during November or December.

3. Blue Window by: Adina Rishe Gewirtz (BookNetFest)

Shoutout to whoever gave it to me for free at BookNetFest (along with the Anger is a Gift notepad! I'm sorry I didn't get your socials for a proper shoutout.

4. The Thing With Feathers by: McCall Hoyle (Amazon)

I don't need to go too deep into this one because I have a review up. It was a decent read that I feel like other people would really enjoy - especially those that like a little bit harder hitting contemporary, complete with romance.

5. Meet the Sky by: McCall Hoyle (Amazon)

I enjoyed this one slightly more than The Thing With Feathers, or maybe that's because I've developed a fondness for survival books.

6. Here to Stay ARC by: Sara Farizan (YATL)

My mom Kim Jones (one of the authors of the of soon-to-be released, Mass Disturbance, gifted this to me at the end of the last YATL show this season because we share a name).

7. Black Wings Beating by: Alex London (Barnes and Noble)

Review to come, but MAN this book did NOT disappoint. I saw all the raving going on from many people I love, and the opportunity to meet him when I meet Ngozi and Tomi was too good to pass up. It's got queer kids, sibling goals, and BIRDS!!!

8. Check, Please! #Hockey by: Ngozi Ukazu (Barnes and Noble)

I'm gonna post/ will have already posted a review of this by the time this post goes up, BUT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS BOOK OMG. It's so cute, fluffy, funny, and I wanna protect all the characters from all the bad things and hurt in the world okay. I need all the books like now. I'm buying a copy for my friend to get signed because she loves it, too.

9. Children of Blood and Bone by: Tomi Adeyemi (Barnes and Noble)

I AM SO EXCITED TO MEET TOMI TOMORROW Y'ALL DON'T EVEN KNOW (pls pray that I don't monumentally embarrass myself somehow). I'm a little over half through the book and should be finished by the time I meet her, but Y'ALL. I have never been so sucked into a magical world as this book. I was not prepared for this.

And of course, I had to get the exclusive Barnes and Noble edition with the poster and annotated chapter at the end because I'm extra af.

Have any of y'all read any of the books I snagged this month? What are your thoughts?

Onto October, spooky reads galore!

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