Goodbye, September. Hello, October.
Click here to read about all the books I read in August!
September was an amazing reading month for me! I managed to read a grand total of 15 books, bringing my total thus far this year up to a strong 67. Here are the books I read:
Refractions by K. Morris
The latest poetry anthology by Mr K. Morris. As I’ve come to expect with Morris’ work, this was really enjoyable. Read my full review here. ★★★★☆
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I was supposed to read this in August as part of Read by Zoe‘s Austentatious Book Club. I didn’t, however, finish until September. Slap on the wrist for me. I have subsequently given up on this project, anyway – too much classic reading when I’m supposed to be studying! This was a reread, but I definitely enjoyed it more the second time around. Read my full review here. ★★★★☆
Just One Day, Just One Year, & Just One Night by Gayle Forman
This was a really exciting yet equally emotional series to read. I’ve been wanting to get around to it for ages, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. I connected a lot with the characters, and I found myself tearing through this book I was so invested! Read my full review here. ★★★★★
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
This was a perfect read for summer! I read this on the beach, and loved every second of it. I really connected to the characters, and loved how this wasn’t your average YA summer romance. Read my full review here. ★★★★☆
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
I was extremely excited to read this book, my first Colleen Hoover novel ever! However, I was, unfortunately, disappointed. It just didn’t do it for me. Too cheesy. Too slow. Too melodramatic. Read my full review here. ★★☆☆☆
Never Never Parts 1, 2, & 3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
After hating a Colleen Hoover book, I decided to dive straight into another. Makes sense. Though I could spot some parallels between these books in terms of writing style, I definitely preferred Never Never. I felt like the plot was really unique, and intriguing, and this was, overall, much more exciting to read. Full review to come. ★★★★☆
The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day
Though I enjoyed this book, and was really fond of the diverse characters, I felt it was slow-paced and predictable. I also didn’t really enjoy Julia Day’s method of storytelling. Full review to come. ★★★☆☆
My Favourite Manson Girl by Allison Umminger
This book was really unique in terms of plot, but a little typical in characters. I do, however, think the plot and character development really brought this book to life, and the surreal side of some of the situations made it that much more outrageous and comedic. Full review to come. ★★★★☆
Summer Days & Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins & others
After loving My True Love Gave to Me – Stephanie Perkins’ Christmas anthology of short stories – I knew I would have to read this! Though there were few authors I knew previously, I still found this book to be a really great read. Whilst some of the short stories weren’t quite to my taste, others really were. Full review to come. ★★★★☆
The Winner’s Crime & The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
I read The Winner’s Curse a while ago, and haven’t been able to shake it from my mind since – the characters and world building were impeccable, literally unforgettable. Thus, I thought it high time to continue with this series, and I’m so happy I did; I definitely think book 2 is where Rutkoski really begins to get into the meat of the story. The character development, the twisting and turning plot – I loved everything about these books! ★★★★★
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I’m still a child, thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me…
Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love–all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.
Welcome to Christine’s life.
I have started this book before, and been bored halfway through chapter 1, and so put it down. This time, though, I’m a solid 2 chapters in, so it could be a winner. No really, I’m serious about reading this book this time! I’m excited for creepy October vibes, as well.
October means Halloween, which means creepy, thrilling books. Yes please! Here’s what I want to read in October:
What was your favourite book you read in September? What are you currently reading? What do you want to read in October? Tell me in the comments!
Thank you ever so much for reading, and I really hope you enjoyed!
Love, Olivia x