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!
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.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
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.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
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!
Cress by Marissa Meyer
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.
Suikerkind by Olga Gromova
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.
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
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!
Here are all the things I posted this month:
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,