Number of books read: 10
Number of rereads: 2
Number of physical books: 6
Number of ebooks: 0
Number of audiobooks: 4
5* reviews: 1
4.5* reviews: 0
4* reviews: 3
September was always going to be a tough month. Not only is work always super busy at this time of year but my TBR was longer than ever. I knew that I’d have to finish at least 10 books to get my reading challenge complete and read my book club’s pick for this month. Thankfully, I went away for the first time in years and spent a whole week relaxing. Relaxing and reading. Turns out, when I don’t have Netflix at my disposal, reading is pretty easy.
I kicked off the month with one of my pre-orders and something that I was really looking forward to. This sounded like such a fun read but it ended up being completely different to how I’d imagined it. Definitely a great way to kickstart the month.
I realised that it’s been a while since I last read an Agatha Christie novel, so I decided to fit two in this month. Starting with this audiobook. It’s no one that I’ve ever been particularly fond of but I think the allusions to the theatre are quite fun. It’s not the most surprising twist but it’s a bit of fun I guess.
Any excuse to read this book and I’ll take it. It was one of Agatha Christie’s favourite books but I think it’s underrated. People don’t tend to read the standalones very often because they’re just in it for Poirot and Miss Marple. That’s fine but then you miss gems like this. It’s a different style for the crime writer but it has such a great ending.
I picked this up without really knowing anything about it because it started with an “r”. Although, it sounded really cute and I was in the mood for something charming. I’m not normally the most romantic of people, so I’d probably have avoided this usually. Turns out, stepping out of your comfort zone can often pay off.
I’d been meaning to read this for a while after seeing it all over Instagram. Luckily, it was my book club’s pick for this month and I managed to get the audiobook finished the day before I went away. I can’t say that it was everything I wanted it to be but it definitely gave us a lot of talk about at the meeting.
Another September pre-order and another book that I was massively looking forward to. I didn’t think Richard Osman’s first book was as good as everyone says it is but I think it’s a fun read. The second one was exactly the same. It’s not going to bring anything original to the table but that doesn’t matter. It does what it does well enough.
I think it’s fair to say this was one of the most anticipated book releases of 2021. So, I knew that I wanted to read it this month. Before anyone could spoil it for me or before I got swayed by too many other opinions. Was it everything I hoped it would be? Not really. Was it terrible? Not at all. It was fine.
SUNSET BY JESSIE CAVE
I bought this a few months ago but just never got round to reading it. I’m so glad that I picked it up during my holiday. After struggling to get through the Sally Rooney, I needed a book that was easy to read. Boy, was this the perfect tonic. I’ll talk more about it in my review next week.
EARLY RISER BY JASPER FFORDE
I’ve had this book for a while and it finally felt like the right time to read it. Mostly because I needed 2 E titles this month but also because my week off gave me time to read longer books. I’ve not read any Jasper Fforde before but know a bit about his other books. This sounded like a fun dystopian novel which is something we’ve not seen for some time. My review will be posted soon.
ENOLA HOLMES: THE CASE OF THE MISSING MARQUESS BY NANCY SPRINGER
So, this might not officially count as an E title but I think it works for my purposes. I wasn’t exactly impressed by the Netflix adaptation but I decided it was worth giving the book a chance. I only finished it yesterday, so I’m not quite sure how I feel yet. Come back to for my review later.