October has arrived and that means it’s time for my September 2023 Reading Wrap-up. September was a decent month for reading and I was able to get through quite a few books from my TBR. The month was fairly manga-heavy, but that is where a lot of my reading time is spent now. Plus manga are quick reads that allowed me to work on the garden and other important tasks during the month. Let’s see exactly which books I got to and my thought on them.
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September 2023 Reading Wrap-up
This was a really good volume. So much has happened already and yet there is so much more to come. The mystery around the perfume plays a big role here and there is quite a bit of action, thrusting Shirayuki, Obi, and Ryu are thrown into quite an interesting predicament. I really look forward to seeing what comes after this.
This volume was quite a bit different from the previous ones. Komi is put in a class with people she doesn’t know and now she has to navigate making friends again. The battle royale was an interesting twist to the story but I felt like it was more page-filler content than anything else. Overall, it was an okay volume but I hope the next one is better.
I’ve really been enjoying this series. It’s so much better than the anime. In this volume, we get to see some more of the girl’s pasts, especially Setsuna. Watching the three cousins work together to defeat enemies, finding strength in each other and filling in the gaps when one of them falters. We also get to see more of what awaits them as they continue their journey. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the series plays out compared to the anime.
This volume answered a lot of questions that had been building up from the last few volumes. We get to learn more about Mao, Nanoka, and several people who were involved with the Goko clan. Nanoka is starting to get a handle on her powers with the sword but there are still hurdles she must deal with to properly wield it. I look forward to seeing where this series goes from here.
Another great addition to the series. The new savior Youta is still causing some troubles but he’s trying to be helpful. Add in some interference from a neighboring country trying to stir up trouble, a new character showing up at the book cafe, and the growing relationship between Tsukin and Il, this is an enjoyable read.
A lot happens in this volume and it will be hard to talk about much of it without spoiling it for those who haven’t read the series yet. I love watching these two navigate their friendship and spending so much time together learning more about each other. The confrontation between Hori and Remi is entertaining. Ishikawa and Miyamura going at it was also hilarious. All in all, a great volume.
This was an amusing volume. It continues to have that zany feel to it established in the first two volumes. The arrival of the Zuka Club certainly throws a curveball into things but it also helps break up the story a bit. Of course, the ending had a particularly funny moment after the boys decided to visit Haruhi at home.
Miyo’s family is horrible, even these new members. Seriously they all need to leave her alone. I hate how when she just started to have a better life she’s sucked back into a new type of torment. But seeing her fight for herself and Kiyoka was great and I feel like it made her and their relationship that much stronger. I don’t like her cousin at all and I hope he doesn’t interfere with them too much going forward but I have my doubts.
September 2023 reading wrap-up stats
- Books read: 8
- Books purchased: 5
- Books unhauled: 0
- Books DNF’d: 0
I hope you enjoyed my September 2023 Reading Wrap-up. What did you read in September?