Favorite Books from September 2022

September is always a fun reading month. I love digging into a fall reading list with bigger books and about more serious material. But it’s still important to add in some fun books!   

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Favorite Historical Fiction Reads

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

The eighth book in the Outlander series was outstanding, as usual! Every new book in the series that I read, I keep naming it as my favorite. Find my review here

Destinations from Book:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

You can walk on the streets like Jamie, Claire, and Lord John in the historical section of Philadelphia. I can’t wait to go back and imagine a rage-filled Highlander storming through the city!

Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, New Jersey

A huge part of the plot takes place at the pivotal Battle of Monmouth Courthouse. As any Hamilton fan knows, the soldiers fight in one hundred degree heat, and Gabaldon does an amazing job at describing the battle scenes and weather. I’d love to see the actual site where it occurred!

Marmee by Sarah Miller 

I loved this retelling of the Little Women story from the mother’s perspective. It is simply stunning! Review coming soon to Instagram! 

Destinations from Book:

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, Concord, Massachusetts

I visited the home where Alcott wrote her masterpiece twenty-five years ago (see my picture to the left) and hope to make it back soon! It’s amazing to be in the very rooms where she imagined Marmee and the four sisters spending so many cozy winter evenings.

The Invincible Miss Cust by Penny Haw

This biographical historical fiction is about Ireland and Britain’s first female veterinary surgeon. A strong, independent woman, Aleen Cust was definitely ahead of her time! Read my full review here.

Destination from Book:

Muckross House and Traditional Farms, Killarney, Ireland

You can visit the Royal Veterinary College in London where they have some items on display, but I think you can get a better image of Aleen’s time in Ireland at the Muckross House and Traditional Farms near Killarney National Park. Barns and homes from turn-of-the-century Ireland are preserved and available to explore. 

Worth the Read by Diana Cockrell and Kate Cockrell

This fun YA time travel adventure places the reader at the center of the Boston Tea Party! Read my review here

Destination from Book:

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, Boston, Massachusetts

This fun museum recreates the the tea party for kids, including actually throwing boxes of tea overboard! It’s a must-see on any trip to Boston!

What was your favorite book read in September? 

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