September was a good month for me. I didn’t read a ton of books, but I started my blog and my reading journey this month. It’s the beginning of a new me, or an old me that is finally free to come back out! Hopefully this is the first of many monthly wrap ups.
I only read three books this month but I really enjoyed all of them! It’s nice to read four and five star books. That doesn’t always happen, but I got lucky. I’m pretty picky about the books I choose, which is good, but I do want to branch out into other genres in the future.
The first book I finished was Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. This book follows Sixteen year old Jacob, a boy with a tragic past. His grandfather is killed and has left behind stories of peculiar children from his past. Jacob is determined to find out if they are real. We follow him to a remote island off the coast of Wales in search of answers. There he finds evidence of these “peculiars” and much much more.
I gave this book five stars! I loved every bit of it. The story kept me on my toes and a little scared to be honest. I fell in love with the characters and was really invested in their story. I loved the addition of vintage photographs throughout the book. It helped me visualize the characters. They really are “peculiar”. I think this book is a perfect fall read.
The next book I finished was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. This book follows a young girl named Jude who has a tragic beginning. Her parents are murdered and she is thrust into a new world of Fae with her two sisters where she is a mortal in an immortal world. Throughout the book we see her struggle to fit in and find her place amongst the kingdom. Prince Carden doesn’t make that easy and we follow her as she decides whether or not to defy him and find her strength.
I gave this book four stars. The first seven pages had me hooked! There was so much action and I was already invested in the characters and their story. About half way through things went a little stale for me. I was anxious for certain things to finally happen and some of the storyline seemed to drag on. That’s the only reason I couldn’t give it five stars.
The ending saved this book for me! It finally picked up and some of the scenes really blew me away. By the last page I was ready to continue the story. I have a feeling I’ll like the second book more. This one was a lot of set up which is good, but I did crave more towards the middle. I’m ready to see how these two characters, Jude and Carden, unfold in the second book.
The next book I read was I’d rather be Reading by Anne Bogel. I have an entire blog post on this book that I will link below. I gave this one five stars. It was an easy and fun read that made me laugh. It’s a collection of stories and funny book lover commentary that will melt your heart.
That’s it! The three books I read in September. I already have my October TBR list ready and it’s full of creepy and spooky titles that I think I will love! I’ll keep you updated on that list and I want to know what books did you finish in September? Hopefully you read some good ones!
Happy Reading Lovely Reader Friends