September Reading Report

(Still on hiatus β€” and doing relatively okay; thank you for all your lovely messages! Just popping in with a quick update.)

Coffee Readathon

LATTE being the most popular coffee drink, read a hyped book.

βœ“ On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

A summer read and ICED COFFEE is the perfect combination!

βœ“ The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

TURKISH COFFEE: a traditional coffee with special preparation – read a book written by an author of Middle Eastern origin.

βœ“ We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

ESPRESSO ROMANO: a coffee with a lemon flavor – read a book with a unique plot.

βœ“ The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

CAFE CREMA: unknown in cafe menus – read a book with less than 750 ratings on Goodreads.

βœ“ The Nemesis by S.J. Kincaid

CAFE CON LECHE: common drink in Hispanic communities around the world – read a book written by a Latinx author.

βœ“ With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

VIETNAMESE ICED COFFEE: an Asian invention – read a book set in Asia.

βœ“ These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong


Bonus Prompts

BLACK COFFEE: It’s a timeless classic – read a classic book.

βœ“ Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

IRISH COFFEE: a coffee with a kick to it – read a book with a sassy/fiery character.

βœ“ A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE: A spooky or witchy read.

βœ“ Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Books and Tea September Readathon

Read a book somewhere you’re at peace [my bed, under the blankets], in acknowledgment of International Day of Peace (Sep 21)

βœ“ Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill

Read a fiction or nonfiction book by a Black author, because Black Lives Matter always, not just when trauma is very public

βœ“ Well-Read Black Girl ed. by Gloria Edim

Read someone else’s favorite book

βœ“ The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

It’s back to school month (mostly), so read a book where the characters start a new journey or stage of life

βœ“ A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

Read a book that you can relate to summer, to hold onto a few more days of summer season

βœ“ The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Reading Challenges Check-In


  • Read this month: 9 Read + 2 DNF
  • Current total: 137 Read + 24 DNF
  • Remaining owned-TBR: 64

Year of the Asian 2020

  • Read this month: 5
  • Current total: 51 / 51 – COMPLETED
  • Final badge: Bengali tiger

Tarot Black Lives Matter Book Bingo

  • Read this month: 3
  • Current total: 10 / 25
  • Current badge: Dragon

Popsugar Reading Challenge

  • Read this month: 6
  • Current total: 42 / 50

State of the ARC

State of the ARC is a monthly meme created by Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books.



Currently Reading

Read This Month

Clicking on the titles below will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.
[ARC] indicates an advance review copy; [RC] indicates a post-release review copy.

5 Star Reads

4.5 Star Reads

4 Star Reads

3.5 Star Reads


Monthly Total:

36 read + 8 DNF
3.47 average rating

Currently Reading

  • What are the best/worst books you read this month?
  • Which books, if any, are you hoping/planning to read next month?
  • Did you participate in any reading challenges and/or readathons this month? Are you signed up for any next month?

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