Books Wrap Ups

September Wrap Up

October 27, 2019
September Wrap Up

Posting a September Wrap up at the end of October? What could be more on-brand for me during the academic year? I'll be honest third year is so tough, the self-discipline needed to write a dissertation is insane and my blog has definitely suffered as a result. I've read so much and got so much content to make but it feels like no time to do it. I at least am still keeping up my reading. In September I had an epic time reading on holiday in Sicily with Sam. Which was lovely (posts here and here) and continued that momentum through the month and into October. A mammoth wrap up will be coming soon.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I finally read it! It happened and I loved it. Cinder is a sci-fi retelling of Cinderella and kicks off the Lunar Chronicles series. A new favourite of mine. The world is so imaginative and the characters you can't help but fall for. The relationships; platonic, romantic and rivalries are fantastic. So much slow-burn romance in this book and across the series. Iko is perhaps my favourite...

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

The second book of the Lunar Chronicles and the origin story of my favourite couple. I needed to read this book as part of my dissertation research and I'm glad this is the subject of it. I adored this book. Seeing the parallels of the original Little Red Riding Hood story in this and how they've been morphed and modernised. Soooo interesting. That and Wolf is just precious and I can't wait to read about him in Stars Above.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Another dissertation book and one I read on holiday! It was fantastic. Such a clever interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood and it contained aspects of the story I've never seen before. Prior to reading this, I'd never heard of Red taking the path of pins or needles and it gave me a new avenue to explore in my research. The story, in general, is just fantastic and what romantic angst! I adored Rachelle's character and how morally grey she believed herself to be. She knew she wasn't perfect and never apologised for her nature. She fought, she killed and she conquered. A real anti-hero.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January* by Alix E Harrow

The Ten Thousand Doors of January* by Alix E Harrow

One-half of September's blog tours. I adored The Ten Thousand Doors of January* was adorable. It really focused on the power of storytelling and books. How they can transport you to a whole new world. There was an awful lot more action than I thought there would be which was a welcome surprise. January was a joy to read about as well.

Rating: 4/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern

Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern

The second book in the blog tour category. I found this hilarious. It was a proper satire of the romance and gothic tropes. There were figures from literature in there too which was so fun to see. Lord Byron the poet was perhaps my favourite character. The hero that sucked at being a hero. Brilliant.

Rating: 4/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Supermarket by Bobby Hall

Supermarket by Bobby Hall

The biggest surprise of all was how much I loved Supermarket. I read most of this in a fury on the plane home from Sicily. We landed I hadn't realised and I was over 300 pages into the book. It's so gripping I can't explain it. You're sucked into the story of Flynn and need to keep turning the pages to figure out just what the hell is going on. A must-read.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Those are the books I read in September!

What have you been reading lately?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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