What I Read In September 2020

Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope this post finds you all safe and well. A bright, cooler and wetter month has passed, which has seen us returning to school full time with all the students back, and now it is time to reflect back on what we’ve been reading in September.

~ Books ~

The Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari (1898) ** – At the beginning of the month, I finished this Italian classic, about the legendary Caribbean pirate, the ‘Black Corsair’, as he seeks revenge for his brothers, slain by the Duke Van Guld, governor of Maracaibo. A fun swashbuckling adventure with battles, storms, sword fights, and daring pursuits and escapes, which was a good escapist read from the stress and busy-ness of life!

Holy Bible – I finished reading 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians, in the New Testament, the two collections of the apostle Paul’s letters to the church in Corinth, Greece, and the short Old Testament book of the prophet Malachi.


~ Other Bookish Things ~

Altogether that is only one book finished in September, which is my lowest monthly amount since I started this blog over ten years ago! 🙁 And with The Black Corsair being the only book finished it has to be my pick of the month by default! Books I am continuing over into September are the paranormal, romance and historical-fiction, The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley; the classic adventure, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne and the Christian non-fiction, The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey.


As for challenges, my one read was a book off my Classics Club list and, in the coming month, I am looking forward to finally getting into the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XV reading event properly. While I made great progress on catching up on my backlog of reviews here in August, I have shockingly posted no reviews this month! Thankfully, having only finished one book, that means I am still only one month and one books-worth behind! 😅

So do keep your eyes peeled for my full thoughts on my reading coming up over the next week or so. Take care and happy reading in October! 👋🍂🎃📚


Now over to you: I’d love to hear what you read in September? What are your plans for October? If you’ve done your own reading round-up post for September, please leave a link in the comments so we can come check it out, too.

12 thoughts on “What I Read In September 2020

  1. I’ve read a couple of Kearsley’s books but The Firebird isn’t one of them. I really need to read more of her books because I do enjoy them. I should read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea too. I don’t think I’ve even seen that movie! I have read Journey to the Center of the Earth though. I just checked GoodReads to make sure Journey was by Jules Verne and saw that I even own 20,000 Leagues but it’s on my old nook, which just lives in a drawer. I’ll have to dig it out and charge it up!

    Enjoy your week!

    1. Thank you, Jen 😊 I highly recommend reading more of Kearsley’s wonderful novels – My favourites include The Rose Cottage, Marianna and The Season of Storms, but I have enjoyed all of the novels I have read by her. I also hope you will enjoy reading Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. 🙂

  2. I had a pretty good month of reading, but then I’m sure I have far more free time on my hands than you do. 😉

    I bet you’ll get more read this month with all the spooky options you have from which to choose. I know I’m looking forward to my RIP reads. 😀

    1. Kelly, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed a good reading month in September and yes, hopefully, my reading will pick up once I pick up those super comforting and suitable spooky books for R.I.P! 👻

  3. My eyes are properly peeled. I got halfway through my backlogged review writing in September. That feels better.

  4. My plans are to finish up some books I’d started back in September (I think). These books are Bleak House, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Villette, Phantastes. I have other books to finish but these are up at the top. I want to read Dracula (a re-read) for October. I have the NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition by Zondervan to review. I’d like to finish 2 books by Agatha Christie that I recently began. This is a new challenge in honor of her.

    1. Hello Annette, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always nice to hear from a new face. 😊 I hope you enjoy your October reading – I really enjoyed Bleak House and Dracula and I hope you will, too. 🙂

  5. Great escapist fun, Salgari. It’s one book plus, if you count your Bible reading. 😛 I don’t think that’s bad. I’ve reading one or two books a month for years. Now I’m up to 2.5/month, which is my best in a long time. In my defense, I’ve read effortless pretty big chunksters this year too. 🙂

    1. Carmen, Salgari’s The Black Corsair was good, escapist fun and you’re right, I did a lot of Bible reading, that should really count for something. And well down on reading those chunky books this year! 😃

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