Monthly Wrap Up

September Monthly Wrap Up

Well September has been a weird month reading wise, I have been in a weird slump where I want to read but I don’t want to read or I haven’t found the book I want to read. Anyways I have had a mixed reading month.

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Here are the books I read this month:

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow – I really loved the writing, it’s beautifully written but the story moved too slowly for me, which made me bored so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped

Rating: 3/5

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett – I was so excited for this book and it started off really well. It was fast paced and intense and quite terrifying at times but I did feel it start to drag for me in the second half. Overall I did enjoy it though.

Rating: 3/5

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman – This book is one of my biggest disappoints of the year. How has the authors who wrote the mind blowing Illuminae Files written this?! From the boring, obvious plot to the two dimensional characters and the token diversity it’s a mess. I almost DNFd this book several times.

Rating: 1/5

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne – I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.

Rating: 3/5

Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa – I was a little disappointed with this sequel. I had really enjoyed Shadow of the Fox and unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this as much.

Rating: 3/5

Highfire by Eoin Colfer – Having adored the Artemis Fowl books I knew I had to read Eoin’s adult fantasy book and I was not disappointed! I have not read a book quite like this before and it took me on a wild ride!

Rating: 4.5/5

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson – Wow this book was mind blowing! I had not expected to love this book as much as I did. I was completely hooked from the first chapter and I could not put it down, reading well into the night.

Rating: 5/5

Otherlife by Jason Segal & Kirsten Miller – The last book in an amazing trilogy that had me completely hooked and kept blowing my mind. This book was as amazing as the rest of the books and I really loved how it ended.

Rating: 5/5

Boys Will Be Boys by Clementine Ford – I absolutely loved Fight Like A Girl so I was really looking forward to reading this and it did not disappoint! I had to read it in small sections though as I would get so mad reading it. Not in a bad way, in a ‘I need to tear down the patriarchy’ way. Highly recommend reading this!

Rating: 5/5

The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt – This book sounded really interesting so when I saw it in the library I just had to borrow it. I really loved the first half, it was really interesting but I did feel it dragged in the second half.

Rating: 3/5

PS. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern – I have not read this book since I was a teen and oh my god I forgot how much I love this book and how much it made me sob.

Rating: 5/5

Furious Thing by Jenny Downham – I was sent this as part of an Instagram tour and I really enjoyed it. It made me so mad for Lexi and how she is manipulated and the emotional and psychological abuse she suffers but I love how much she grows throughout the story

Rating: 3.5/5

Unleashed by Amy McCulloch – I loved the sequel as much as Jinxed. I was completely hooked and could not put it down!

Rating: 5/5

So that’s all the books I read this month. I read some really great ones and some really disappointing ones.

Here are books I reviewed this month:

A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Romanov by Nadine Brandes

I have created a book tag for the Daevabad trilogy that you can all take part in. You can find it here

I also wrote about why I love the Daevabad trilogy and why you should all read it. You can read the blog post here.

So that’s everything this month. I am hoping to go to several book events next month so I am really looking forward to going to them!

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