On My Radar This Month September 2019

Wow – we’re well into September! It’s been a good month of exploring a new place, reading, and taking longer walks in cooler weather (at least until we got a heat wave). Fall is also the season for football, bonfires, chili and sweatshirts. Notice I didn’t say pumpkin spice lattes – those things are way too sweet! So here’s what’s on my radar this month – not pumpkin spice lattes.

By the way, how cute is that photo of Dash? He’s one of our adorable cats.

One | Spending a weekend in Bardstown, KY

I’m going to do a separate post about our weekend in Bardstown. I have never been there before and I’m not a bourbon drinker, but it was fun!

Two | The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

This was a novel turned into a mini series (on Prime Video) that I had never heard of before. I did not read the book so I cannot speak for that. I think it was written in French and then translated to English. I saw someone on Instagram mention this show and I had to look into it. It sounded interesting…so I made my husband watch the first episode with me.

What you don’t know is that my husband only watches comedies and business dramas. He does not watch crime, murder, or romance shows – exactly what this was. After the first episode, I told him he didn’t have to watch any more but he told me “no – now I’m interested!” We watched the whole 10 episode mini series in three or four days.

Three | Audiobooks

I have kind of a love/hate relationship with audiobooks. If a narrator is boring then the audiobook is terrible and I hate that because if I actually read the book, it may be great. But sometimes an audiobook is wonderful. With my to-be-read (TBR) list growing every month, I realized that if I listened to more audiobooks, then I could get through more books I want to read.

I have started listening to audio samples before starting the books to hear the narrator’s voice. I also found that if I can listen to the books in longer stretches of time, then I can get invested in the story and enjoy the book more.

Four | American Royals by Katharine McGee

I pre-ordered this book three months in advance (back in June) when Bad on Paper podcast announced that this would be our September book club pick. I read the Thousandth Floor series by the same author and loved it, so I’m excited to start this new series from her! If you like Young Adult books, then put this one on your list.