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Monday, October 1, 2012

Monthly Reflections (#9) ~ September!


Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

My goals for September were...

To read 10 books:
2 eBook
1 Nonfiction book

In September I...

Read 16 books! Including:
3 eBooks
Almost finished a nonfiction book, but wasn't able to complete it in September. :(

Books read:



Love's Reckoning by Laura Frantz (5 stars + Favorite)
Opening Moves by Steven James (5 stars)
Proof by Jordyn Redwood (5 stars)
A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman (5 stars)
Lily by Diane T. Ashley and Aaron McCarver (3.5 stars)
Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund (5 stars)
Shadows of Suspicion by Ashley Dawn (3.5 stars)
The Missing Monarch by Rachelle McCalla (5 stars)
The Captain's Courtship by Regina Scott (4 stars)
Lady Outlaw by Stacy Henrie (4.5 stars)
With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin (4.5 stars)
Love on the Range by Jessica Nelson (3 stars)
A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman (5 stars)
A Passion Denied by Julie Lessman (5 stars + Favorite)

Reviews posted on Goodreads that I don't plan on posting here yet:

The Long Way Home (The Homelanders #2) by Andrew Klavan (4.5 stars)
Shades of Truth by Sandra Orchard (5 stars)


Laura Frantz
Julie Lessman
Jessica Nelson
Rachelle McCalla

Special Posts:

Amber Garza stopped by with a guest post for her Prowl Trilogy Blog Tour! Click here to read that post.

MaryLu Tyndall stopped by for Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19). Click here to read the guest post.

We discussed Submerged by Dani Pettrey for the quarterly book discussion. If you've read the book, you are more than welcome to share your thoughts. Click here to view that post.

I'm participating in the Fall Into Reading Challenge. Click here to read my post and find out my goal.

My thoughts on this month:

I've very happy with the amount of books I read in September! I read way more than I had anticipated! I enjoyed all of the "special" posts this month and am looking forward to seeing what October holds. :)

Looking ahead:

Here is what I hope to accomplish in October:

Read a total of 12 books or more.
2 eBooks
1-2 Non-fiction

If you want to do your own Monthly Reflections, feel free to grab the button and post about it on your blog, then leave a comment with the URL - otherwise, please share your thoughts in a comment!

Now it's your turn! What did you accomplish in September, what do you hope to accomplish in October?


  1. Great month! We really do have similar tastes-we both read the same book and a ton of the other books you read are on my TBR!
    Here's my post: http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2012/10/monthly-reflections-9.html

    1. Thanks, Abbi! I agree - I think we have similar tastes in books, too. :)

  2. Ack! I only finished 6 books in September! No wonder I am behind on my goal of 125 books this year. Must pick up the pace!!!

    I'm almost finished with A Passion Denied. It is soooo good!

    I enjoyed our discussion of Submerged...people need to join us for the next book discussion! :)

    Julie @ My Favorite Pastime

    1. Yeah, I'm hoping in December more people will join the discussion. :) Glad you're liking A Passion Denied. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing!
    AND I'm soo glad that you're enjoying Julie's books!! Would you consider yourself a fan of hers? ;)(And this goes for the other Julie too-- A.P.D was gooood, huh? =)
    Well, *grin* I guess you already know what I'm expecting to pick up today since I'm 50 pages close to the end of what I'm currently reading!

    Blessings to you all!

    1. Yes, I would consider myself a fan of Julie Lessman's books. I've loved all three books I've read of hers and am anticipating reading more soon. :)

    2. Ganise, most definitely a Julie Lessman fan!! I've read all of the Daughters of Boston series and all of The Winds of Change series. I'm currently reading A Light in the Window which is the prequel and the story of Marcy and Patrick. Julie Lessman is interviewed on Casey's blog "Writing For Christ" today. Go check it out :)

      Julie@ My Favorite Pastime


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