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Hello Hello! How are you?
We are already in October, the weather has completely changed, we have the fire on and I try to snuggle under blankets with books when I’m not running around and doing a hundred things for university!
I didn’t have the greatest reading month in September unfortunately, I suppose university was just so hectic that I just couldn’t read as much as I wanted, but I still managed to read some of the books from my September TBR.
In September, I was able to read a total of 7 books, which isn’t too bad all things considered and I hope that I can read at least the same amount or more in October! If you’d like to see what books I want to read in October, you can find my TBR post here.
My Favourite Books of the Month
The Inheritance Games (#1 The Inheritance Games) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – 4 stars
You may wonder why I’m adding this book this part of this post as it didn’t get 5 stars from me, but I loved this book so much and had such a fun time reading it that I just had to add it. I read this book for the #UltimateBlogTour organised by Dave from @The_WriteReads, it is a YA mystery and this genre is fast becoming one of my favourites at the moment. It is full of mystery, riddles, puzzles, some really cute guys and a really great main character, you can check out my review for it here!
Postscript (#2 P.S. I Love You) by Cecelia Ahern – 5 stars
And my second favourite book of the month was Postscript by Cecelia Ahern. I read P.S. I Love You a few years ago and adored it, so when I got an email asking me if I wanted to read and review the sequel, I just couldn’t say no. It’s not my usual genre, but I really like reading some contemporaries at times and this was just a great book to snuggle under a blanket with. I will warn you though, bring tissues, lots of them. You can read my full gushing review for it here.
The First of Shadows (#1 The Riven Realm) by Deck Matthews – 3 stars
This was another blog tour organised by Dave from @The_WriteReads that I participated in last month, it wasn’t my favourite mainly because the actual full novel is in fact a novella, and personally, that is just way too short in my opinion for a fantasy, verging on epic fantasy. I thought that it had so much potential though, and the author was kind enough to provide us with a bind-up of the trilogy, so I’m going to continue it to find out more! You can find my review for it here.
Clockwork Prince (#2 The Infernal Devices) by Cassandra Clare – 4 stars
Continuing the Shadowhunter mission with Fiona from Fi’s Bibliofiles, in September we managed to read the 5th book (in the order we are tackling them). This one dipped again at the start and then just took off at the end, I still love the setting, but that ending nearly made me cry and scream and throw the book across the room, wow, so many things happened!! I still haven’t picked up the last book in this trilogy, but I’m sure we will get to it soon and I can’t wait to see how this series ends! You can find out all about this book here, but beware, there are spoilers!!
The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky – 4 stars
Wow, this was such a brilliant, unique, complex, mind-boggling book and totally out of my comfort zone! I do read science fiction fairly often but I’ve never read anything like this. I think I would describe it as alternate evolutionary science fiction with some great characters, a very unique and intelligent plot! I will say that you have to be focused, well I did anyway, I really enjoyed it, you can read my incomprehensible blathering here.
Keeper of the Lost Cities (#1 Keeper of the Lost Cities) by Shannon Messenger – 4 stars
This book was the September BOTM pick for our Middle Grade Marvels book club! This has been on our nominations board from the start and I could have jumped for joy when it was picked in the poll on our Twitter! I have wanted to read this book for years and I really enjoyed it! This whole world and plot were just so interesting, there are a lot of things missing but I know they will come along in the next books and I can’t wait to read them! I should be able to get a review up in the next weeks, so keep a lookout!
Vultures (#1 Shadow Twins) by Luke Tarzian – 3.5 stars
And the last book I read in September was yet again, can you guess? For a blog tour organised by Dave from @The_WriteReads *applause*! Again, this wasn’t one of the best books I read this month and the main reason that it was this star-rating was because there were a lot of things lacking for me personally. I need detail, context, backstory, character development and world-building in my fantasies, and this just didn’t give me what I expected. I still enjoyed it though and you can read my review of it here.
I didn’t have the best of month star-ratings wise, but I did read some very interesting books, I was quite surprised by a few of these and it’s actually probably one of my most diverse months genre-wise!
Guess what? Noly and I still haven’t finished a Hype-A-Thon book, BUT we are working on it and I’m sure we will be able to finish at least 1 of the books in October, we have some really exciting ones to read for #AtmosphericOctober and I can’t wait!
September Reading Stats
Number of books: 7
Number of pages: 2,857 pages
3 stars: 1 book
3.5 stars: 1 book
4 stars: 4 books
5 stars: 1 book
Average rating: 3.92⭐
Genres: 1 YA mystery, 2 fantasies, 1 YA fantasy, 1 science fiction, 1 romance and 1 MG fantasy.
Well, probably not my best month this year, but I’m not mad at it either! I have started a few (oops) October books and I’m very much looking forward to reading them all!
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post, see you soon, stay safe,