September Wrap Up 2019

Monthly Wrap Up

Well, this is a short wrap up.

I didn’t do a lot of reading this month, I started off feeling pretty slumpy, I still blame The Art of Racing in the Rain. Since I tried to push through that, my reading was very slow and I didn’t exactly choose a book that drew me in and excited me to read. It was another AORITR scenario.

This has also been a ridiculously busy month for me, I went with my best friend to pick up her new puppy and I’ve also been letting her puppy stay with me during the workweek days. I completely forgot how much work puppies are and how I basically can’t turn my back on them for longer than 5 seconds. This is kind of why I have cats, less work in my opinion.

But let’s get into my wrap up.

Her Royal Highness
by Rachel Hawkins
My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

I’m so sad that I didn’t like this, I wanted to like it so badly and I was looking forward to it so much, but in the end it just wasn’t for me. This book is so short and focuses heavily on the two characters and this quick hate to love romance, I just wish it had been longer. I wanted more Scotland settings and a longer draw out of the relationship developing. This book is under three hundred pages and it still took me a week to drag through it.


Five Dark Fates
by Kendare Blake
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this, it pulled me out of my slump, and its a great wrap up to one of my favorite series. The story was well paced, I didn’t feel like it was dragging at all for me and all of the character arcs came to a satisfying conclusion. I felt like each arc ended in a fitting way for each sister that was true to them. I’m so sad that this is over but I cant wait to see what Kendare Blake comes up with next.


Educated
by Tara Westover
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I decided to switch up my reading and went with a non-fiction memoir, this has been on the bestsellers lists for a long time, Bill Gates even made a video where he recommended reading this, all of that was enough hype to convince me to buy and read it.

I really enjoyed it, her life has been so unusual, I can honestly say that I don’t know another human being with any kind of similar life story. There were many points where I had to remind myself that this isn’t some kind of dystopian story, that it was her childhood and I felt constantly horrified that two parents would feel good about themselves to be raising their children the way that these parents did.


Truly Devious
by Maureen Johnson
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I found myself to be in the mood for a mystery novel and decided to go with Truly Devious, it took me a while to get into the story and get used to the story line and also it took a moment to get used to Stevie’s personality. I was expecting more of a Sherlock Holmes personality and she’s not quite like that, so that threw me for a bit.

I’m also happy whenever I’m unable to figure out a mystery novel before the plot twist is revealed, but I also didn’t try to think about everything or try to solve anything, I just wanted to sit back and enjoy the story.

I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book and continue on with everything.


Favorite of the Month: Five Dark Fates
Least Favorite of the Month: Her Royal Highness

 

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