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During this past month, I read five books. The books were of various genres including thrillers, mysteries, and romances. I am going to share with you the books I have read, a short description of each book, my review, and what I rated the book.

The Housemaid by Freida McFadden

The first book I read in September was book one of The Housemaid series. This book is about a girl named Millie who recently got out of prison and is trying to find a job. She ends up working as a live-in maid for a rich family. Shortly after working for the family, she starts to become wary of the family. Millie tries to discover the secrets behind the family without revealing her own. The book is a psychological thriller full of twists and turns that keep you guessing.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden

The second book that I read this month is the second book in The Housemaid series. Sometimes books in a series do not live up to the first one, but this one did! This book continues to follow Millie, but she is now working for a different family. That is all I will say so I do not spoil the ending of the first book, but I will say that it is full of lots of thrills and surprises. This series has been one of my favorite reads from this year and I highly recommend you make it your next read.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

The next book I read in September was Reminders of Him. This is a romance novel about a girl named Kenna who was recently released from prison. She returns to the town where everything happened in hopes of reconnecting with her daughter. Her daughter’s caregivers are determined to keep her out of her daughter’s life. The only person who has not pushed her away is Ledger, an owner of a local bar. As Kenna and Ledger get closer, the pressure mounts for the two to stay apart. I really enjoyed this book. I felt the events throughout the book and the ending were not predictable. The pacing was also great. I never wanted to put the book down.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The Brothers Hawthorne by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The fourth book I read this month was the newest in the Inheritance Games series. The first three books in the series follow a girl named Avery who mysteriously inherits billionaire Tobias Hawthorne’s fortune whom she never knew. She works to uncover the mystery with his four grandsons. The most recent book in the series, The Brothers Hawthorne, takes place after the mystery is solved. The book centers around two of the brothers, Jameson and Grayson, who work to uncover mysteries of their pasts and to discover who they are beyond the Hawthorne name. I thought that this book lived up to the other three and took the story in a great new direction. I am very excited for when the next one comes out.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

The last book that I read this month was the prequel to the Hunger Games series. The book takes place during the tenth Hunger Games when Coriolanus Snow is a mentor for the games. Snow is paired with the female tribute from District 12 named Lucy Gray Baird. The story provides you with insight into Snow’s childhood and the history behind the Hunger Games. I never wanted to put the book down as the story went in a direction I never expected. If you enjoyed the original Hunger Games trilogy, then I definitely recommend that you read this book, especially with the film adaptation being released this November.  

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

These are all of the books that I read in September. Overall, this was an excellent month for reading. None of the books I read were below 4 stars in my opinion. I enjoyed getting to read different genres of books and continue the series that I already enjoyed. This concludes my September reading wrap-up!

Hello! I am a student at Seattle Pacific University majoring in Economics and Applied Math. I am originally from Olympia, Washington. I love to read, write, and hang out with my dogs.