I can’t quite believe it that September is almost over. It has really been one of those blink and you’ll miss it months. I have done an awful lot this month and this include quite a lot of reading! Here is what I read in September!Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
“Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.”
What can I say about this book without just telling you how much I love it over and over again. Nothing much other than this book is adorable, needs to be read and is absolutely perfect for Autumn. I will be reading this one over and over again, I loved it!
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
“It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.
It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.”
I was lucky enough to win an early copy of this book whilst at YALC this year and I couldn’t wait to finally read a book I was highly anticipating. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. There were some points I didn’t enjoy but overall I enjoyed this one and am glad I read it. I will be posting a full review of this next month!
When the Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher
“In 1952 two young lovers meet, in secret, at the beautiful Southern C ross theatre in the very heart of London’s West End. Their relationship is made up of clandestine meetings and stolen moments because there is someone who will make them suffer if he discovers she is no longer ‘his’. But life in the theatre doesn’t always go according to plan and tragedy and heartache are waiting in the wings for all the players . . .”
I cannot believe it has taken me this long to finally get round to reading this book. Carrie Hope Fletcher is a big role model of mine and I love her work as an author. Although this isn’t my favourite book that she has written I still thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a fun read that helped me relax before I went to bed!
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Original Novel and Graphic Novel)
“From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication.”
I read these two books at the same time and once I started reading I couldn’t put either of them down. They both tell the same story but they tell them in very different mediums. This story needs to be read in either form because it is heart-breaking, eye-opening and extremely necessary. I will be reviewing these in full very soon!
The Liars by Jennifer Mathieu
“Every year, summer begins when the Callahans arrive on Mariposa Island. That’s when Elena Finney gets to escape her unstable, controlling mother by babysitting for their two children. And the summer of 1986 promises to be extra special when she meets J.C., the new boy in town, whose kisses make Elena feel like she’s been transported to a new world.”
I had been hearing a lot of good things about this book so I knew I had to give it a read. It was such a good read that I flew right through. It is full of twists and turns and it really makes you think! I will be reviewing this in full very soon!
★★★★Those are all of the books I have read in September! What have you read this month? What are you going to be reading next month? Let me know in the comments!