In September, I took a break from reading review copies and focused on reading books that I already own. I had a backlog of reviews that I scheduled out throughout the month and enjoyed reading simply for the pleasure of it without spending as much time as usual analyzing and writing. It certainly was nice to just read at whatever pace I chose at any given moment! But I am looking forward to get back into a balance of review copies and books of my own choosing, which seems to be my current happy place.
Ready to see what I read and reviewed?
Books I reviewed:
The Woman in Cabin 10 was enjoyable in the moment but forgettable after the fact.
Parable of the Sower wasn’t the kind of book I usually go for but the audio experience was excellent.
Everless was an entertaining fantasy that left me wanting to know what happens next.
Behind Her Eyes took the prototypical thriller formula and added a twist to turn it on its head.
The Power was a powerful and thought provoking piece of speculative fiction.
The Marsh King’s Daughter was a wild and entertaining ride through a whole new world to me.
Books I read but haven’t reviewed:
Harry Potter just might be my favorite series. Although I’ve listened to the audiobooks several times, this was my first time reading them all in print and I enjoyed every second of it!
The Beauty Myth wasn’t really what I expected; I thought some sections were better than others. The Ice Twins started out with a lot of promise but disappointed me in the end.
I’d Rather Be Reading was a light and fun collection of essays/memoirs about books and reading.
The Lost City of the Monkey God was intriguing and informative but my attention began to wander towards the end.
Other posts this month:
My list of 5 Atmospheric Reads for Fall included books with atmosphere, whether through a setting that has cool and crisp fall weather, a tone that is slightly eerie, or just a nostalgic mood that reminds me of when I was younger. Click on through to see my picks HERE.
On the stack for next month:
In October I have a handful of review copies I’m looking forward to picking up, and I’m also planning on continuing my streak of reading books I already own, starting with Still Life and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. And I’m also pumped for Wildcard! I requested that my library purchase the audiobook so when they did, I automatically got first dibs on the hold list. All in all, the outlook for my October reading looks good!
What are you reading or planning on reading next?