Have a told you that I love Septembers? This retired teacher finds particular pleasure in the warm and lovely freedom of Septembers without having to start a school year! I do miss the kiddos, but I am so happy to have time now to read, travel, volunteer and simply enjoy setting my own agenda for each day.
This September was full of books. I’ve been reading books that fit in with a variety of challenges that I either joined or created for myself. Mysteries have been the major focus of the month due to the annual Readers Imbibing Peril challenge, which I love. But I have read a book for my Official TBR Pile challenge, and read a few things that fit with my Embracing Seventy self-challenge, and my Wanderlust self-challenge. So it’s been a productive month as well as an enjoyable one. Here are some lists of books read in September.
Mysteries I read this month for R.I.P.-XIV:
- Christmas in Absaroka County, by Craig Johnson
- Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
- The Religious Body, by Catherine Aird
- An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good, by Helene Tursten
- The Case of the Famished Parson, by George Bellairs
- Rose Cottage, by Mary Stewart
- The House on the Strand, by Daphne du Maurier (review pending)
- Trouble in Nuala, by Harriet Steel (review pending)
Other books I read in September:
- Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside, by Edward Abbey
- Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam, by Huynh Quang Nhuong
- Legends of the Maori, by Witcombe’s Story Books
- The Librarian of Basra, by Jeanette Winter
- Lonely Road, by Nevil Shute
September was also filled with walking and exercise class, gardening, volunteering with Moms Demand Action, and a wonderful trip to the Washington Coast in celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary in August. Life is full and it’s a happy time for us. How nice to be able to say that. I hope your own September was a full and happy one.