Hey everyone! It’s time for another wrap-up 😀 Let’s just get right into it!
The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James
My first read of the month was gifted to me by Walker Books and my, oh my, did I love it! This is the first book I’ve read by Lauren James but I’m definitely going to check out her other work because this was such a gripping and clever story. Definitely recommend. (I’ll be reviewing it either later today or tomorrow so you’ll get to find out why!)
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
This was a very well-researched debut based on the publishing of Doctor Zhivago. I enjoyed reading it at the time but I’ve heard some negative things about it since so I’m not sure where I stand with it now.
The Girl The Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young
I haven’t read Young’s debut, Sky in the Deep, but I was excited to try this book set in the same world. Sadly, I had a lot of issues with it. Full review coming soon.
Bloodlust and Bonnets by Emily McGovern
This graphic novel was great fun and I really vibed with the sense of humour. The artwork and colour scheme were also very appealing. A good quick read for the spooky season!
In The Absence of Miracles by Michael J. Malone
A book that ended up being much darker than I expected, I would be hesitant to recommend this one. But I’m thankful to the author for shining a light on a difficult and often-taboo subject.
Books from my TBR
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
I finally jumped onto the stabby bandwagon now that the full trilogy is released. And my goodness, I did not think I would love this so much. So much sass and bad-assery. Flailing review coming soon!
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
The plot development in this second book was outstanding and the twists and turns were absolutely killer (pun fully intended). I couldn’t devour this fast enough.
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
Obviously, after the ending of Godsgrave, I had to jump straight into the final book of the trilogy. Binge-reading this series was one of the best decisions I ever made. I can’t wait to shout about it with you all soon.
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
I read my first Alice Hoffman book this month, in a buddy read with my lovely Instagram friend, Brooke. We both adored it. It taught us about a period in history with which we were unfamiliar and made fantastic use of symbolism. I can’t wait to read more of Hoffman’s work.
No rereads in September but I’ve got a few planned for October!
No non-fiction this month either.
Total pages: 3467
Average pages per day: 115.6
Longest book: Darkdawn (512 pages)
Shortest book: Bloodlust and Bonnets (216 pages)
Favourite read of the month: The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Biggest disappointment of the month: The Girl The Sea Gave Back
Male authors: 4 (though technically 3 of the books were by the same author)
Female authors: 5
Multiple authors: 0
How many books did you read in September? Any new favourites? I’d love to chat with you in the comments! x