Despite all of the back to school craziness, September turned out to be a pretty good month to get in some great reading. I was able to read two physical books and listened to two audiobooks and of those four, I really liked three of them and hated one. Here is my list of this month’s reads...
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
This was the perfect summer read– and especially this summer! It moved along quickly, not too heavy and with an old movie quality to it. Admittedly, it is a bit sappy and contrived, but for me it served as a great way to escape the real-world drudgery of a weird start to the school year, hurricanes and doomsday news reports. 4/5 stars
The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
I immersed myself in this audiobook’s story line and calming narration. Set in India during the 1950s, I absolutely love reading about a place and time period I know very little about. The story line follows a woman who has escaped her abusive marriage and is determined to build a life of her own. Throughout my listen, I found myself rooting for Lakshmi, the main character, the entire book. 4/5 stars
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas
This book was amazing! The author, Sarah J. Maas has such a gift when it comes to writing modern fantasy books to get lost in. I loved her Court of Thorns and Roses series and I was just as excited about this new one. I do feel like the book had a bit of a slow start, but if you stick with it for a few chapters, it really takes off. 4/5 stars
A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight
I know so many people that really enjoyed this book, but I had a different take. As a matter of fact, I flat out didn’t like it. I felt like it was a chore to get through! To start off, I didn’t like the characters. They were rich, spoiled brat adults behaving badly. Picture a timid housewife/murder victim with a narcissistic husband all while battling private school drama, and so many unnecessary red herrings and loose ends. I wanted to yell at the author to pick a lane. 2/5 stars
As always, you can see a consolidated list of all my book reviews HERE.
Okay, one last thing... WHAT ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW? I don't know about you, but I need some solid book recommendations for fall. Something that will pull me in immediately and keep me going through to the very last page. So tell me in the comments what you are reading, what you are loving, and what book recs you have for me.
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