What I Read in September 2020 + Reviews

Well, I managed to read a whopping three books last month! Not my best, but I can’t complain too much since I enjoyed each book in their own respect. That’s all that matters, right? Anyway, let’s get right to what I read in September 2020!

what i read september 2020 + reviews

What I read in September 2020

JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë
My rating & review: 5 stars. It has been years since I first read this timeless classic, and it felt like the first time. Funny how you absorb/enjoy books differently when you’re not forced to read them for a college women’s studies class. There’s a reason this novel stands the test of time and inspires feminists and hopeless romantics alike. Jane’s independence and strong-willed nature, particularly for the time, is something to admire even today. Her character is a testament to rising above tragedy and those who’ve done you wrong. Mr. Rochester will always be a favorite of mine. He’s rude, moody and often condescending, but all his eccentricities and complex character leave me no choice but to root for him. As an individual and in his relationship with Jane. The two together are an unstoppable force.

IN A HOLIDAZE by Christina Lauren
*ARC received from NetGalley.
My rating & review: 4 stars. If the movies The Family Stone and Dan in Real Life had a book baby, this would be it! This was exactly the literary warm hug I needed in my life. I enjoyed nearly every single page – the dynamics between blood family and chosen family members was too good. And, don’t even get me started on the romance … SWOON. So cute, sweet and romantic. I’m excited for everyone to dive into this for the upcoming holiday season. I guarantee that it’ll put you in a cheery, deck-the-halls mood!

FINDING FREEDOM: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand
My rating & review: 3 stars. I love a good bit of Royals gossip. And, this book delivered just that. Is the writing going to win a prize? Absolutely not. In fact, it’s borderline god-awful. But, if you can get past that, take the book for what it is. There’s not much we didn’t already “know” from the media, yet it was entertaining to relive it all. Remember when Harry and Meghan stepping down as senior royals was the biggest news in the world pre-COVID? It’s comical now. Not much can convince me that Meghan and Harry didn’t have anything to do with this book – I find it hard to believe “outside sources” knew the exact details surrounding Archie’s birth, etc. But, who knows.

Currently reading: The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Let’s connect on Goodreads! You also can keep up with all my reading in the archives.

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  1. 10.25.20
    Morgan said:

    I’m a fan of Meghan Markle, so Finding Freedom is on my To Read list. Most of the reviews I’ve read have been so average that I’m losing interest in reading it though.

    • 11.2.20
      Karly said:

      If you go into it knowing what it is – horribly written and dramatical – then I think you’ll be fine. I don’t regret reading it!

  2. 10.15.20

    I do want to read In a Holidaze. It sounds so fun!


    • 10.19.20
      Karly said:

      It’s definitely fun and so cute!

  3. 10.14.20
    Julie said:

    I really want to read the holidaze book. Glad it was good!

    • 10.19.20
      Karly said:

      Absolutely loved it. Enjoy!

  4. 10.13.20
    kristen said:

    i am about to start in a holidaze – i am so behind. i’m kind of excited after comparing it to the family stone lol.
    i can’t believe this, but i’ve never read jane eyre! it’s on the list.

    • 10.13.20
      Karly said:

      I hope you enjoy Holidaze! It’s a light read – definitely good for right now. 🙂

  5. 10.13.20
    Debbie said:

    Nothing like re-reading a favorite book, especially these days!

  6. 10.13.20
    Kay R.D. said:

    Glad to see in a holidaze was good. I love CL and hope to read it soon.

    • 10.13.20
      Karly said:

      Hope you love it when you do!

  7. 10.12.20
    SMD said:

    Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books ever.

    • 10.13.20
      Karly said:

      Gosh, it was so amazing! I’m glad I decided to reread it.

  8. 10.12.20
    Biana said:

    Oh Holidaze sounds like my kind of read! It’s so sad, I’ve only finished 2 books in like 2 months LOL! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

    • 10.13.20
      Karly said:

      I think you’d really enjoy Holidaze!