Sunday, 16 September 2018

August Reading Wrap-Up//September TBR

Another month over so soon? I swear, this year is just whizzing by now. It won't be long and we'll be slogging our way through January again, albeit in 2019 this time. I do love September though. It's my birthday month. It's also our first wedding anniversary. And the weather's starting to turn as Autumn approaches. Honestly, this is my happy month! With that said, let's take a look back at last month and what I was reading...

Fierce (****) by Gin Phillips was an exceptional novel. I found it totally gripping, absorbing, and exciting. What let it down, though, was the ending. It ended far too early, and left me with no real closure. I'll Be Gone In The Dark (*****by Michelle McNamara was an exceptional true crime novel. It read like a piece of crime fiction, but was made all the more chilling by the realisation it was all real. It all really happened. 

Sometimes I indulge the inner child in me with a comic or a magazine. I spotted Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror Spine-Tingling Spooktacular (*) in the charity book shop so decided to treat myself. It was nowhere near as good as I remember these books being from childhood, though.

I've been on a real true crime kick lately, and I continued on from I'll Be Gone In The Dark with Signature Killers (*****), by Robert D Keppel. This was a fantastic read, giving a fascinating insight into the killer's mind. Lullaby (****), by Leila Slimani, was another fantastic read. But it was massively let down by all the unanswered questions it left when the last page was turned.

And this is why I always give books a second chance. Because I really hated C J Skuse's first novel, Sweetpea. But In Bloom (***)? Well, I didn't love it. But I liked it a hell of a lot better than Skuse's first offering. Friend of the Family (****), by Tasmina Perry, was sent to me to read and review, and was my first ARC in so long. It was an exciting, glamorous, creepy read that I just could not get enough of! 

If this pile of books looks familiar, that's because it's mostly the same pile from August. I really haven't been reading too much lately, so I didn't get through too many of my TBR pile in August. I've added a few new ones to this pile, like Written In Blood, and I'm hoping I can get through them all in September. Wish me luck!

What have you read recently? 

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