How about some cliché to brighten up your week? Here goes: I literally feel like I was sat at my laptop writing out my August wrap-up about three days ago. Where the hell has September disappeared to?!
Right now that’s out of the way, we can get on with the post!
I’m actually pretty happy that September is over, because I had an absolutely terrible reading month by my (admittedly very high) standards and now the initial frenzy of house moving is over I can get back to what really matters: reading, reading, hibernation from the cold and reading. Oh, and candles!
What I read in September:
5 Star Reads
- Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide – J.K. Rowling
4 Star Reads
- Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass Series #2) – Sarah J. Maas
3.5 Star Reads
- Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass Series #1) – Sarah J. Maas
- The Sky is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson
- No Virgin – Anne Cassidy
I’m currently reading three books, including ARCs of Dear Charlie by N.D. Gomes (good so far, would recommend) and Stealing Snow by Danielle Page of Dorothy Must Die fame (terrible, would not recommend even as a doorstop). Heir of Fire, the third instalment in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series is great so far though, so that mostly makes up for the utter drivel masquerading as a retelling of The Snow Queen.
October TBR (To Be Read):
I’ll also let you into a secret – I failed miserably at keeping to my September TBR, just like I do with all TBR lists I’ve ever written for myself. What can I say? I’m unpredictable. Or something. This means I still need to read Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, which I pinky promise I’ll try to get around to this month.
I picked up a copy of Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo on a trip to town last weekend and it didn’t even cost me a penny because Waterstones loyalty cards are the BOMB. If you’re based in the UK and you don’t have one yet then you need to get on it! I’ve heard such great things about Bardugo’s books and I can’t wait to peel back the cover on this pretty little thing.
I also won a giveaway on Twitter a few weeks ago and ended up with a few horror books! I love creepy things, but I’ve read virtually no YA horror books, so I’m super excited to see if Alex Bell’s Frozen Charlotte is as creepy as people are saying it is. The cover is certainly giving me the heebie-jeebies. I think considering the month, I’ll save it to read over Halloween!
Now, if you’ll excuse me…*Grabs all things Pumpkin Spice and The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack*
What are you guys gonna be stacking your bookshelves with this month? I’d love to know! Tell me alllllll in the comments.