This month was really interesting. It was a very busy month with work and moving back to uni and I’ve been in a reading slump for most of the month though I did still manage to read a fair amount of books, just not quite as much as previous months. It was also a mixed bag with reviews so it’s an intriguing wrap up this month.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
This was one of my most eagerly anticipated releases of the year because I love and adore Rainbow Rowell’s books. I was so excited to read her graphic novel because I knew that it was going to be incredibly adorable and it was. Josiah and Deja were so cute and I loved reading about their adventure on their last day. I would love a sequel to this because I just loved the characters and setting so much. – 5 out of 5 stars.
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
I then read and reviewed the sequel to City of Ghosts which I really enjoyed! This was a great follow on from the first book and I am a huge fan of this series overall. If you want to know more of my thoughts, go check out my review. – 4 out of 5 stars.
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
After finishing the audiobook for Tunnel of Bones, I decided to listen to a short contemporary audiobook all in one day whilst I went to the gym and cleaned my room. After loving and adoring Birthday earlier this year, I knew that I was going to love If I Was Your Girl. Whilst I didn’t love it as much as Birthday, I still found it to be a beautiful story and it had such a big impact on me. I only wish that it ended differently because I despise open ended books but that’s a personal taste thing really. – 4 out of 5 stars.
Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
I then read another review book that I received and that was Julie Murphy’s middle grade debut. I really loved this book and I found it so fun to read. If you want more of my thoughts, go check out my review. – 4 out of 5 stars.
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
After that, I was in a huge contemporary mood so I decided to pick up my September TBR Jar Pick which I absolutely fell in love with. I read it all in the space of 24 hours because it was that addictive. It’s my perfect sort of book because it’s a romance book that combines my two favourite romance tropes – enemies-to-lovers and friends-to-lovers. It’s also an upgraded version of the one bed trope since they’re both stuck in the wilderness alone for most of this book. I cannot wait to re-read this book and Jenn Bennett is definitely an auto-read author for me now. – 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Slay by Brittney Morris
This was a review copy that I got sent and I ended up really enjoying this book. It wasn’t really on radar before I got it but I’m so glad that I read it. I wrote a full review up on my blog earlier this month, so check that out for more of my opinion. – 4 out of 5 stars.
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
I really disliked this book. It might be my least favourite book of the year and I have so many negative thoughts about it. I wrote a really long negative review of it so go check that out to see me rant even more about it. – 2 out of 5 stars.
With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevado
This is also a book that I got sent for review but I actually really enjoyed this one. I had not read The Poet X but I have been meaning to for ages. I adored this book. I loved the characters as well as the focus on food. I did a whole review on it as well (I was on top of the reviews this month!) so go check that out for more in depth thoughts. – 4 out of 5 stars.
Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
After loving Starry Eyes, I decided to pick up the final Jenn Bennett book that I owned so I could finally say that I had read all of her books. This was probably my least favourite of her books but it was still a fun read. I can’t see myself ever going back to it but it was fun to read at least. – 3 out of 5 stars.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Finally, my most anticipated read of the year came out and I devoured it in a day. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it wasn’t at all like I thought it would be. I still really loved it but just not quite as much as Carry On. I felt like the whole book was leading up to something that didn’t actually occur. I spent the whole book waiting for Baz and Simon to finally talk to each other properly about their problems and it just didn’t happen. That third book better be coming soon. – 4 out of 5 stars.
On my first night back at uni, me and my friends decided to watch a really bad film whilst eating pizza so we watched After and it was just as bad as I thought it would be. The acting was awful, the love story was atrocious and it was just not a good film at all. – 2 out of 5 stars.
So that was September for me. I’m hoping to read more in October but I just don’t think it’s going to happen. Final year of university + working means less reading time for me. I will still try and read a lot but it probably won’t happen but I’ve read a lot this year already so I’m pleased.