Yet another month has come and gone, leaving us with 3 months of 2017 to go. Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year, particularly the months of October and November. The leaves, however, started changing in September and that is something I look forward to every year!
I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I read in September. I felt like this month lasted ages, but for some reason, I thought that I’d only read 2 or 3 books this month. I was wrong because I managed to read 6. My reading goal of 20 has been surpassed by 22 extra books now. I’m hoping to hit 50 books read by the end of the year, but ultimately, I’d like to hit 60 books read in 2017 as I have never done that before.
October goals: To read 5/6 books. I’m starting a new job on the 2nd of October and I am studying alongside working full time, so I have a feeling that the amount of books I read will definitely go down over the next few months.
Editing Emma by Chloe Seager
I posted a review for this book here. This was a 5 star, contemporary read. I don’t really read as much contemporary as I used too, but I tend to fly through them when I do. This was no different, except I think I got through this one extra fast. I thought it was a funny and honest book and would definitely recommend it, particularly to those in high school and college.
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
I am currently in the process of writing a review for this one. I enjoyed this book but felt that the twist wasn’t all that shocking to me. I enjoyed the relationships between the teens in this book, and liked that it had multiple points of views. It was a decent who-did-it? novel.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
I have never read a book by Adam Silvera before, but I have heard that his previous books mostly make people cry. Now, I didn’t cry reading this. I don’t know if that’s because I was actually listening to the audio book or what, but I just didn’t cry. I did like this novel though and I would like to speak to Adam Silvera because I have questions!
Invictus by Ryan Graudin
I was super lucky to pick a copy of this up at YALC from the Team Bkmrk stand and I am so glad I did. I was even able to get it signed by Ryan herself. This book is a mash up of History and Sci-Fi, which I loved. It was a unique story, but I can see why there are comparisons to Dr Who. I loved all of the characters in this book and wish that they actually existed. I would fully recommend this book!
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
This was one of my most anticipated books of 2017 but I was left feeling disappointed. It’s not that I didn’t like it, because I did. Perhaps I hyped it up too much for myself, but I felt that this just wasn’t totally what I expected. There were elements that I did like, but I just felt disappointed that it didn’t quite live up to the hype.
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
I began this book right at the end of July and finished it on the last day of September. It took me two months to read this. However, that is not a reflection of the book but shows exactly what a reading slump will do to you. I’m not sure if I just wasn’t in the mood for this at first, or if it was the fact that it clocks in at 510 pages, but it just took me ages to read this. I enjoyed this conclusion to the story but I am a little gutted about the ending. A review for this is to come.
So there you have it! I’m pretty happy with myself for managing to read 6 books this month. I doubt I’ll have another month of reading like this again for a while, although now I’ve finally finished Our Dark Duet, I do feel a little more motivated to just read everything and anything I can. Too bad time isn’t on my side, and neither is work!