September has been a really busy, long and eventful month. I've been in a reading slump, I had an operation, my dog was very unwell and I had my house re-plastered. Here is what happened in September!
September has been such a long, busy and difficult month and I've read very little. I still managed to read 6 books throughout September which is more than I expected this month. So, I am back with another what I’ve read this month post! I have some thoughts that I wanted to share on the books I read throughout September. Here is a bunch of mini reviews for the books I read in September!
I love reading, it is my favourite way to pass time. It is my favourite way to zone out from the rest of the world and it is just generally my favourite thing to do. So, when a reading slump happens it is incredibly disheartening and makes me feel like I am a bad reader.
Last year, I flew through reading The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and immediately wanted the sequel. Now that the sequel is here, I thought I would look back on a favourite quote of mine from the first book. I wanted to do what I normally do with a book that I enjoy, which is pick a quote from it and get designing. So, that is exactly what I did.
I have something to confess. I have addiction when it comes to requesting books on Netgalley. This means that my Netgalley TBR is never-ending which is both a good and bad thing. I do love talking about the books I'm excited about reading though and in turn it makes me even more excited to read them. There have been so many amazing books on my Netgalley shelf over the years and it is a place I've found so many new authors. Here is what's new this month on my Netgalley shelf / TBR!
My wishlist of books does not seem to have an end but some of the books on there are higher priority books than others for me. I thought I would share 5 books that I want to buy soon. This could mean this week, in the next couple of months or even by the end of the year but they are books I want to purchase soon! Here they are!
All's fair in love, war and noodles . . . If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee. If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she’d say she was a firecracker. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and spark and fire. She loves art, and she dreams of making a career of it one day. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they’re not willing to admit, including expecting her to work practically full-time at their family’s pho restaurant. For decades, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh have resolved never to befriend each other, for fear of pushing too far and bringing on undue heartbreak. But when a chance encounter brings Linh and Bao closer, sparks fly . . .
Another month is almost here, which can only mean one thing, more new releases to add to my TBR! I am always adding new books to my TBR because I love finding new stories that are out there in the world. New stories mean new adventures and what more can you want!
lew through reading Afterlove by Tanya Byrne and gave it a very well deserved 5 stars. It is a book that I would highly recommend to everyone because it is well worth a read. I wanted to do what I normally do with a book that I enjoy, which is pick a quote from it and get designing. So, that is exactly what I did.
I love a good book tag and I feel like it has been a long time since I did one. I stumbled across this one the other day and though it looked like a lot of fun. The premise is, you select a book for each letter of the alphabet. You don't have to own or read the books either. Articles that start the title like the, A, An, etc. do not count. Here is the bookish alphabet tag.