September Wrap Up // School started and I got busy again

It is time to wrap up another month! The year really is going by quickly. On the first of September I went back to school and I got a lot busier. Let’s get started!reading

I read a total of 5 books this month. That’s a lot less than last month, but to be fair, I did have a lot less time to read. I wish I had read a bit more, but oh well.

3437The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Goodreads

This was an okay book. It wasn’t bad, but I didn’t enjoy it that much. I think the perspective of a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome was done well. Yet because of that POV I felt disconnected from the story. I was disappointed in the plot. I expected an exciting murder mystery novel, but that is not what this book is. The mystery is solved in the first half of the book. Who the killer is, is told rather blatantly and without much build up. Overall I gave this 2.5 out of 5 stars. It was a disappointment.

30724132Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Goodreads – my review

I highly enjoyed this. It was so cute! I really liked both Elle and Darien. Their romance was lovely. I felt so bad for Elle. She doesn’t deserve what the universe throws at her all the time. The retelling elements were done great. Even though this story is retold many times, this was still original. I loved that this was an ode to fandom and the online community. As someone who is active online as has made friends here, I really appreciated that. I gave this 4 out of 5 stars. I would most definitely recommend it!

13206828Cress by Marissa Meyer

Goodreads

Then I re-read the third book of the Lunar Chronicles, Cress. Just as the first time, I really enjoyed reading this. I loved seeing all the characters again. The plot was very entertaining too. To anyone who hasn’t read this, please do! You would do yourself a favour as this series is amazing! I really like Cress as a character, but she did seem more childish than I remember her. That made me a bit iffy about her and Thorne. Overall I gave this 4.5 out of 5 stars.

28445961Suikerkind by Olga Gromova

Goodreads

This book hasn’t been translated to English yet. It was originally written in Russian, but I read it in Dutch. In short, the book is the real story of a Russian girl in 1930’s Russia who is deported to Kyrgyzstan. This book has a lot going for it. The characters are good and the story is interesting. I learned a lot. The book shines a light on things I have only heard vaguely about. My problem with it was that I didn’t connect with the characters. I had high expectations, but ultimately the book fell flat for me. I ended up giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

32048554.jpgWindfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Goodreads

Lastly, I finished Windfall. This was an enjoyable read. The plot was good. It kept me entertained as they were several plot lines woven through. I liked the main character Alice a lot. I felt for her and I rooted for her. I really liked Leo too. He is the funny best friend, but he had depth and I really liked him. I didn’t like Teddy and that was my main problem with this book. He was annoying and I couldn’t help but feel that Alice deserves better. Like Sawyer for example, he was awesome. The parents in this novel were done very well. They are the kind of parents we need more of in YA (except Teddy’s father of course). Overall this was enjoyable. I gave it 3.5/5 stars.


That’s all for this month. I have now read 77 books this year and I’m very happy with that!

on-the-blogHere are all the things I posted this month:

Discussions

Mid-series cover changes and ToG // A Rant

Reviews

Geekerella by Ashley Poston // an ode to fandom in a cute contemporary

Tags

The Narnia tag

The New York Times “By The Book” Tag

Book Recommendations

Emotional book recommendations // all the books that made me cry

Fall Book Recommendations

Other

Top 10 books I read this summer

The first 10 books on my Bookstagram

A Big Thank You!

Disney Princess aesthetics



That’s all for this month’s wrap up! I can’t believe it’s already October. The year really is going by fast. I hope you enjoyed this post!

What did you read this month?

See you next time! Love,

eva 2.0

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7 thoughts on “September Wrap Up // School started and I got busy again

  1. This was interesting to read because I personally love “The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time” and loved every single moment of how the mystery and reveals were handled. It is always fascinating to see how others experience a book and how different it can be from our own experience.

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  2. Ah, five books is awesome! I haven’t been reading for the last couple of months which I hate; I really miss reading! 😝 I absolutely loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, so it sucks you didn’t enjoy it! I loved Cress; it’s still my favorite in the Lunar Chronicles series!

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