We’re a day away from the end of September and so it is time for this month’s wrap up. A combination of reading slumps, being busy, and reading rather slowly has meant that I’ve not read as many books as I would usually do in a month but that’s okay. Although nearer the start of September, I did manage to complete my Goodreads goal of reading 55 books over the course of the year, a feat that doesn’t surprise me.
Anyway with that rambling over, here are this month’s books:
Rating : 4.5/5
This was certainly my favourite read this month and surpassed every wonderfulness that came out of Queen of Shadows. It was engaging, the plot didn’t falter, I loved how the stories from The Assassin’s Blade were weaved into the story, there was a lot of character development, and more importantly, Manon became much more likeable. Oh, and Sarah J Mass continued to pull at my heartstrings. All in all a fantastic tome and I’m really excited to see how she ends the series.
You can read my thoughts here but I wasn’t a fan of this poetry collection. I understand why a lot of readers like it and why it speaks to them, it just doesn’t do anything for me. However I do think it is great that Rupi Kaur was not afraid to tackle these subjects in way that is relatable to many people.
Whilst these are just compilations of writings that JK Rowling already published on Pottermore, I liked that they’d been put into e-book form. I don’t really have much to say on these apart from that I enjoyed learning about some more character backstories, particularly Lupin and McGonnagal.
I’ve been on a major Call the Midwife kick these past few months and so I felt the need to re-read this and the finish off the series. The one thing these books do well is pack that emotional punch along with detailing the grittiness of 1960s East End of London and I definitely felt it. It doesn’t matter how many times I watch the BBC series, I’ll always find the books that much more hard hitting and powerful, just for the way they’re written and how Worth managed to capture the less rosy aspect of life.
Like I said, Call the Midwife kick, and it was time for this to be read. Through the many letters it was incredible to see how people had been touched by Call the Midwife, and the some of the stories. You get an added bonus in that you see a more personal side to Jennifer Worth through her work and earlier life in Paris, and the nuns that she worked with on a day to day basis, particularly Sister Jocelyn who is fictionally known as Sister Julienne.
So that’s it.
What have you read this month?
Thanks for reading and have a good day!