Monthly Wrap-Up | September 2018

Hello everyone and welcome to my September wrap-up!

This month I was lucky enough to have been chosen as a winner of the Friday Forty for tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child broadway in New York City. I had an amazing time in the city and the play was magical. If you get the chance to see, definitely do so because it’s easily one of the best things I’ve ever experienced. Check out my post about my trip HERE! I included the spoiler stuff at the end, so you don’t have to look at it if you don’t want to.

During the month of September I read 13 books and 1 graphic novel. I didn’t realize I read so many books and that I loved most of them.

So… without further ado!

 

Best Books of the Month 1

chasing river

Chasing River is now tied with my favourite ever K.A. Tucker book, The Simple Wild. If you’ve read The Simple Wild and loved it, you’ll definitely enjoy Chasing River because they’re similar in a lot of ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

stillhouse lake

 

Stillhouse Lake is a slow burning thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire novel waiting for the other shoe to drop. I was going to rate Stillhouse Lake a solid four stars until the final few chapters. Caine’s writing and pacing is masterful in the closing chapters that I knew I had to up my rating.

 

 

 

 

everything else 1

 

 

All Your Perfects is sure to shoot up to a lot of readers’ favourite Colleen Hoover novel. It’s a story about love, loss, grief, and second chances all encompassed within the difficulties of marriage.5 star

 

 

You is a fantastic read if you’re looking to sympathize with a stalker while simultaneously being disgusted with him. My updated review focuses on my expectations for the show, so check that out if you’re interested.
5 star

 

 

Captive is an interesting enough look at NXIVM and compiles most of the information currently available since the trail is set for October 1, 2018, if I’m not mistaken. I’d honestly recommend listening to the CBC’s podcast over reading the book if you’re interesting in learning more about NXIVM.
3 star

 

 

The Darkest Star is the next evolution in the Lux series. It caters flawlessly to existing fans while also making new ones.
5 star

 

 

Consumed is a boring story with bland characters that reads like a first draft. I rated the novel two stars instead of one because there is a good romantic mystery novel buried under all the useless plot and character development that ultimately goes nowhere.
two star

 

 

City of Lies is one of those fantasy novels where readers are treated to the experience of simmering in a setting rife with political intrigue. Hawks throws readers into the middle of a city full of treachery and mystery with hints of ancient spirits awakening.
4star_Fotor

 

 

When Forever Changes is one of the most emotional books I’ve ever read. This book broke me over and over again. I was in tears for most of it, so if be warned this may not be the best book to read in public.
5 star

 

 

Nightflyers was a little disappointing though I am glad I read it. I wanted to really love this novella since it has a very interesting premise. How could a haunted house in space not intrigue you? Unfortunately, Nightflyers is an okay read with mediocre characters.
3 star

 

 

I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a short novel that will leave a huge impact on you. Its mind-blowing ending will keep you thinking about for days after trying to untangle and unpack every sentence.
4star_Fotor

 

 

On the Other Side of Freedom is a great place to start if you’re looking for a deeper look into the social justice movement by someone who has been on the frontlines.
4star_Fotor

 

 

 

How was your reading month? Let me know what your favourite read of the month was!

 

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