SEPTEMBER WRAP UP
I was disappointed with my reading efforts this month; I just felt like the month flew by without me even realising! Before I knew it the month was over and I only managed to read nine books. I know this sounds good, and usually I would be happy with this, but I had two weeks break from uni this month and planned to get so much reading done. Unfortunately I was sick during the first week and couldn't get myself to concentrate on anything that I was reading.
The books I read this month were mostly good and I'm happy with the quality of them. Out of the nine books, eight of then were YA with a mix of contemporary and fantasy, and one was an adult thriller which I counted as my classic for the month. Here's what I read;
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
Such a beautiful yet tragic story about childhood, family and grief. I had high expectations for this book since so many people talk about how amazing and emotional it is, and I did enjoy it. However, it wasn't as amazing as I thought it was going to be. I felt the emotion, yet I kind of saw the ending coming. Still an amazing story that everyone should read.
The Loose End's List - Carrie Firestone
Sent to me by the publisher for review. I absolutely loved this book and found the story idea so unique. There was emotion, laughter, love for both a boy and family, and grief. This book had so many levels to it which I loved.
My Life Next Door - Huntley Fitzpatrick
Perfect timing for reading this book because I didn't realise that I was in a mushy contemporary mood until I read it. The romance between the two main characters was so cute and I loved reading about them. I loved how this book also focused a lot on family as well and how the two characters' families were complete opposites. I will definitely be reading more of Fitzpatrick's books in the future.
Empire of Storms - Sarah J. Maas
Finally... probably the most talked about book this month. I wasn't a big fan of the last two books in the series, so I didn't have big expectations for this book. However, I actually really enjoyed it. I'm still not a massive fan of the series like every one else is, but Maas definitely did redeem herself in this book.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness
My second Ness book and I actually really enjoyed it. The book isn't about the usual 'main characters' who usually have a big story to tell. Instead, it's about the average people in the world and I found this a really unique idea. The story line was simple, but that was the whole point.
Trial by Fire - Josephine Angelini
I was asked to review this trilogy by MacMillan a while ago, and I've finally got around to working my way through it. I didn't think that I would love it since it's about witches, however I actually found myself really enjoying it. I read The Crucible in high school, and since this book is set in Salem, I was able to make the connections.
Our Chemical Hearts - Krystal Sutherland
Such a beautiful and realistic read about first love. I loved almost every part of this book include the characters, the story line, and especially the ending. I was meant to be meeting the author at an event at Dymock's last week, but there was a storm and the whole state was in a black out. The meeting was still on but it wasn't safe for me to make it into the city :(
Firewalker - Josephine Angelini
The second book in the Trial by Fire trilogy. I really enjoyed this book also; just as much as the first one. I can't wait to read the final book and see how this series is going to end. I will have a full series review up when I'm finished.
Carrie - Stephen King
I've seen the original Carrie movie once, and watched the 2013 version about three times! I absolutely loved it and randomly decided to pick the book up a few weeks ago on a whim. I loved the book just as much as the film, and I definitely want to read more of King's books soon. I also counted this as my classic for the month; it isn't your typical classic but I forgot to read one and technically it is one...
So that's my September Wrap Up. Let me know down below what books you read this month and what you think of the books I read. I also have reviews up for some of the books I mentioned so be sure to check them out as well!
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