TBR: September


You have been warned.

Listed here in this blog post are all the books that I think you should read this September. These books are perfect for late night reading in that cozy spot of yours. Some of these books I have read recently but some of them I will be reading right along with you in the upcoming month. This list consumes of a grumpy old man, a magic telephone, finding God’s best in the most unlikely places, and a collection of mommy essays. These are all just good for the soul type of books. Happy endings are my favorite. I do have an affiliate link with Thrift Books. Oh, you never heard of them? Click here. I would love to tell you all about them. So, when you click on any of the thrift book links within this blog just know they are affiliates. YAY. The descriptions of each book are coming directly from the book cover. Some of these books again are still in my queue but I will just state why I want I am wanting to read them if that persuades you any.


The Lucky Few – Heather Avis

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When Heather and Josh Avis decided to grow their family, adoption and Down syndrome were never in their plans. Yet after adopting three children, two of whom have Down syndrome, they quickly discovered the God’s best for their life would be found in the most unlikely places, and how lucky they were to have journeyed there.

Jonathan and I do plan to adopt one day and I am always in the mood for a good Christian book. The author of this book is a blogger which also intrigued me into picking this book up. The cover of this book is just the cutest. I am yet to read this book but I cannot wait to dive into it.

The Magic of Motherhood – Ashlee Gad

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Motherhood. It flipped your world upside down in the most magical way. Who knew you could ever love and be loved this much? Your emotions swing between joy and uncertainty, contentment and anxiety, laughter and tears. Meanwhile, you secretly wonder, “Am I the only one who feels this way?”

Rest assured: you, Momma, are not alone.

Through heartwarming essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility, and more, the writers of Coffee + Crumbs offer a collection of honest stories that weave together the love, joy, and magnificent heartache of motherhood.

This is a book about tiny miracles, answered prayers, and finding grace in the holy work of raising children. It’s about the magic that happens between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs.

I am a first-time mom that is not interested in reading the typical how-to-be a momma type of book. This book is full of realness. It is a compilation of real stories from your ordinary mommas. This book is also a good coffee table book or desktop book. Read in order or just open up the book and read one of the beautiful stories inside at random. This book is great for the soon to be moms or the moms that have been moms for awhile.


Landline – Rainbow Rowell

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Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply – but that almost seems beside the point now.

Maybe that was always beside the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her – Neal is always a little upset with Georgie – but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts….

Is that what she is supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

This is one of those books that you just carry around with you everywhere because you cannot put it down. I would read between waiting for the water to boil or the gas to finish pumping. This book is so good. It is such an easy read. The ending could have been a little better but it ended happily so cannot complain too much. I am four years into my relationship with my husband and this book made me wonder what I would say if I could speak to a four year ago Jonathan. Also, I finished this book in two days.

Two by Two – Nicholas Sparks

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At thirty-two, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six-year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive, and an expansive home in Charlotte. he is living the Dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that dream. But underneath the shiny surface of the perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear . . . and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down.

In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter London while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Trying to launch his own business while grappling with the demise of his marriage, the only thing he knows for certain is that London must be sheltered from the consequences of these radical changes. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding – one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.

When a chance encounter with an old flame tempts him to take a chance on love again, he will navigate this new opportunity with trepidation and wonder. But with the loyal support of his parents and his wise older sister Marge, and in the hard-won lessons of fatherhood, Russ will finally come to understand the nature of unconditional love – that it is a treasure to be bestowed, never earned.

I am yet to read this book but come on, how about that description? Have you read this book yet? Mr. Sparks could probably write about dirt turning into mud and it be the most beautiful thing I have ever read. I cannot wait to check off yet another Nicholas Sparks book that I have read. I cannot wait to read this book.

A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman

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At first site, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet, a curmudgeon with staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – and no wonder with all those happy joggers ad shop assistants who talk in code, not to mention the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’état that ousted him as chairman of his neighborhood residents’ association. People think him bitter. But must a man be bitter because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered on his face all the time, doesn’t always tell people what they want to hear, and remains silent when he has nothing in particular to say?

Ove’s well-ordered, solitary world gets a shake-up one November morning with the appearance of new neighbors – a chatty young couple and their two boisterous daughters – who announce their arrival by accidentally flattening Ove’s mailbox with their U-Haul.  What follows is a funny and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unlikely friendships, and a community’s unexpected reassessment of the one person they thought they had all figured out.

Grumpy old men are my favorite. They are so silly and cute to me. This book is what I am currently reading now. So, if you want to follow along with me this is the one you need to get first.

Have any of my friends here read any of these books?

I would also love some book recommendations! Please type those out below.

I will catch you next month with an TBR for October. #happyreading

*I just discovered the Yuma Library here and got a little carried away while browsing. Sorry for the library stickers.

One thought on “TBR: September

  1. OMG if I could find a BOOK I couldn’t put down, that would be insane. I am so embarrassed to admit this but…. I cannot even remember the last time I read a book. I BLAME THE INTERNET!!!

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