What I Read in September 2022
Going slightly off the Blogtober schedule today with a reading TBR to share what I read in 2022.
In September 2022 I managed to read 8 books, 4 of them were for work and the rest were audiobooks as I’ve been struggling with a reading slump of late.
What I read in September 2022
First up was one of three poetry collections from the Sunday Times bestseller Donna Ashworth, and one of my authors. I cried reading this collection, some beautiful poems about grief and love.
My first audiobook of the month was The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy. I’ve got the hardback edition at my parents, but I felt like a calming audiobook, and Charlie Mackesy has a very soothing tone of voice. It’s a sweet ‘story’ of sorts, although I’ll admit to losing attention a lot of the time.
Next up was another collection of Donna’s poetry, this time about the trial and tribulations of life. Just as beautiful and powerful as Loss.
I listened to the Audible Original drama Mrs Wickham in September and I loved it. This is a sequel to Pride & Prejudice following the life of Lydia Wickham after the rose-tinted glasses about Wickham have dropped. It’s a funny Bridgerton-esque drama, narrated by Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn. A lot of fun.
Speaking of a lot of fun! This is a Romeo & Juliet re-telling out in August 2023, that I cannot wait to start shouting about later this year!
I’ve recently re-downloaded the audio app BookBeat and have been catching up on a few of the books I previously marked as ‘to-read’. This collection of essays is about Mia’s experience as an Asian woman in the USA and the fear of failing we all have. Not memorable, sadly, but an enjoyable audiobook nonetheless.
This was clearly a month of poetry for me. I also read actress Lili Reinhart’s debut poetry collection, Swimming Lessons. It’s a lot about relationships and unfortunately, I found it quite self-involved and breathily narrated.
And finally, another poetry collection. This time a curated collection of poems to inspire and enjoy.
What did you read in September 2022? Let me know in the comments below.