Reading Challenge Update: September 2020

Hello, dear friends! It’s with a heavy heart that I announce I’m going on hiatus with this blog. I haven’t had much time for my other projects, and when you work a full time job you just don’t have time for everything. As Nora Roberts once said, “The key to juggling is to know that some of the balls you have in the air are made of plastic & some are made of glass. And if you drop a plastic ball, it bounces, no harm done. If you drop a glass ball, it shatters, so you have to know which balls are glass and which are plastic and prioritize catching the glass ones.This blog is a plastic ball. Don’t worry, I will be back! I’m going to at least continue my reading challenge posts while on hiatus, and if anything really big happens I’ll come back, too. Ok, enough of this, on to what you really want–the post!

Good morning everyone! I realize this is going up a little bit later than usual, and that’s because I fell asleep last night at about 8:30 and woke up late this morning, so I wrote it same day! How novel for me. Anyway, this month I only got 2 books read, because we were SUPER busy and I was always tired, but I got some read! We’re now at 28/30 books, and I’m fairly confident I’ll finish this challenge. I’m not extending it like I did last year, I’ll just go over. As always, I receive no compensation for reviewing these books or you purchasing them. I’ve included links to purchase the books on Amazon, but feel free to support your local library (if they’re open, or you can find it as an ebook) or bookstore (if you can order it). But please, don’t go out if it isn’t safe!

Starswept by Mary Fan

Oh. My. Goodness. I couldn’t be more in love with this book. I’ve never understood what the genre “space opera” was, but I think I might have a better grasp on it after reading Starswept. Iris Lei is a fifteen year old student at the prestigious Papilio school as a viola student. Her mother is a musician with a patronage on the planet of Adryl, her father is somewhere on earth in a labor factory. Iris knows her one shot at getting out of the poverty cycle is to get a patron on Adryl like her mother. When she meets an Adryil boy named Damiul, and her whole world turns upside down, and the dangers of having a patron on Adryl becomes more evident than before.

You can purchase this book here.

Mirrors by Morgan Snow

One of my girls published a book, and I couldn’t be prouder! This story follows Chris, a seemingly regular teenage boy with a secret. Chris has a beautiful girlfriend, a spot on the varsity baseball team, and a wonderful group of friends. A girl named Sarah transfers into their school, and Chris is instantly drawn to her, but he isn’t sure why. This book has Chris confront the secret and grow into the person they were always supposed to be. Morgan has a lot of potential, and I can’t wait to see where her writing and books go! If you want to support a promising indie author, buy Morgan’s book.

You can purchase this book here.

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