Hi everyone! With university starting back up for me I’ve been busy getting smaller reading and assessments completed. That doesn’t mean though that I’ve completely neglected my fun, personal, reading. In the month of September I only got through five books which were not university related. I’ve realised that setting myself reading targets per month just isn’t going to work for me when I’m trying to balance studying on top. What I’ve learnt this month is to just enjoy the reading I can do without feeling bad that I’m not getting through a book every couple of days. That being said here is the breakdown of the books I completed in September! All the books included have full reviews on my Goodreads page (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/84966634-allie-english)!
- Beautiful Creatures– Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
I started Beautiful Creatures in August and read it as part of my Reading Teen/YA series. It took much longer than I expected to get through. It is a large book and I felt that there was a lot of the book that could have been edited out. Overall, I gave this book three stars and was just glad that I had finished it.
- Beach Read– Emily Henry.
After the Beautiful Creatures reading slump I needed a great book to read. I had been saving Beach Read ever since I first heard about it. Earlier this year I said I would need a very special book to knock Miracle Creek from my top read of 2020 and Beach Read may have done just that. The best contemporary romance novel I have ever read. Five star read. Incredible. Please go read this book!
- Majesty (American Royals 2)– Katharine McGee.
Another greatly anticipated release. With Majesty I loved the character growth, especially in Sam. I felt that the sequel captured the same greatness as the first book. However, like the first there was one POV (this time it was Nina) who slightly let the book down. Four star read.
- Alina: A Story for the Telling– Malve von Hassell.
A representative of the author sent me a free e-copy of this great short historical novel. I’ve been wanting to get into Historical Fiction all year and this book was a great way to test the waters. It included enough information to help move the plot as well as inform readers. Four star read.
- This is Going to Hurt– Adam Kay.
I am usually a big hater of books that are told in diary form. However, the brilliantly comedic writing has left a lasting impression on me. This book is both laugh out loud hilarious as well as heart-breaking. One of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever read and I gave it four stars.
So there it is! My reading for September! I hope everyone had a great month. I wonder if anyone read any of these books as well? I’m now looking forward to October. I’m planning on doing Blogtober (a blog everyday next month) so you better strap yourselves in for a month of book and university content! If you have any suggestions or anything you want to see from me comment below or on my Twitter!