Autumn has well and truly arrived. I love this time of year. Everything about it screams all things warm and fuzzy. Having said that, September has been a bit of a slow month for me in terms of reading. Life has been chaotic and because of that, I’ve not really been in the mood to read a heavy fantasy book. My remedy for this, sports contemporary novels. Everyone should know by now that I love sports contemporary novels. They are the perfect books to turn to if you’re in the mood for a fun and light read that has plenty of heart. The Off-Campus series is an obvious choice for such occasions and I’m so happy to say that I have officially finished the series, despite the fact that I’m desperate for more haha.
How are we only 4 months away from 2018? I feel like the year has gone by way to fast and I’ve done nothing with it. Time sucks. August has been a busy month for me. Between work, making travel plans and trying to piece together my life, my heads been all over the place. Because of that I’ve not been as active on the blogosphere, which sucks but I’ve been feeling so drained that I just didn’t have the energy to be more active. Hopefully this will not be the case this September.
Anyway, this month was a steady one for reading. After finishing the Gravity series, I finally made that jump back into sci-fi and read Gemina. That book completely blew me away. I can’t believe I waited so long to read it and now I have to wait until 2018 to get my hands on Obsidio. After reading Gemina, I had the urge to go back and re-read Illuminae and it was just as much fun the second time around. To finish off the month I picked up Seeker and thought it did a great job at building on the first book in this duology.
Hello August. Another month has flown by and I’m pretty sure all my days are blurring into one right now. However, before we officially welcome August, we have to say farewell to July.
So, what was the highlight of the month? My new kindle. Yes, I have finally taken the plunge and have purchased my very own kindle voyager. Why now? Simple, it was a prime day deal. 😛 In all seriousness though I’d been debating getting one for a while now and the deal came about at the right time and because of it I had the best reading month so far.
It’s very rare that I read more than 5 books a month but somehow I ended up reading a whopping 7 books in July! That is quite an achievement for me. My favourite book from the month had to be The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta. Her books always get to me and I loved reacquainting myself with Tom, Francesca and the gang. My fantasy read of the month was Our Dark Duet and I really enjoyed it but it’s not my favourite Schwab book. After that I was pulled to my addiction; Sports contemporary romances. Those books are all kinds of addictive and kept my reading mojo alive. Here is a summary of my July.
I don’t like how fast this years going. It feels like we’ve just gone ahead and skipped the months of February to May. I’m happy to report that June has been another good reading month for me. I’m not someone that can read over 10 books a month, my mood reading is to unpredictable, but considering how slumpy a reading year I’ve had so far, 5 books is a major success. Life has been unsurprisingly uneventful this month. All I’ve really done is work and read. Exciting times. I’ve been craving an adventure as of late but sadly I don’t think I’ll be having one until next year.
Here are the 5 books I read in the month of June. As you can see I’ve been on a Katie McGarry kick lately and her books are so addictive and swoon-worthy, you simply can’t resist them. Crash Into You was my favourite in the series and for those of you that have read it you’ll know why. 😉 After exhausting my collection of Katie McGarry books I had an urge to read another fantasy and A Crown of Wishes was just what I was looking for. It had a strong hate to love dynamic between our two main characters and the world/writing was so magical.
It has been a busy, busy month for me. If you didn’t already know, I spent the month exploring the wonders of New Zealand. I wasn’t as active on the blogosphere so I have a lot to catch up on. However, on the reading front I was very productive. It turns out nights at campsites with no wifi and rain makes for great reading weather so I ended up reading a total of 7 books in September. A new personal record so I think I deserve a round of applause for that achievement. 😉
My book of the month has to be The Hard Count by Ginger Scott. Seriously I would encourage everyone to read it. It’s such a clever and moving exploration of the highs and lows of sport, social divisions, racial issues and amazingly complex family dynamics. I have so much to say about this book and I am so excited to write up my reviews.
Turns out, New Zealand was also a great place to get my creative juices flowing because I have a load of discussion ideas that I want to type up so keep an eye out for them.
Overall September was amazing. I made it to Hobbiton, got to try some of the Green Dragon’s ale and soaked up all the natural wonders of New Zealand. I’ll be writing up my recap of the holiday soon enough. 😀
Here are the books I read in September and my review for each book will be posted throughout the month.
With another year at an end, I though it’d be nice to take this survey and have a recap of my reading year. The survey and image are courtesy of Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner.
2015 Reading Stats
Number Of Books You Read: 45 Books
Number of Re-Reads: I didn’t count my re-reads but from what I remember it was about 5.
Genre You Read The Most From: Probably fantasy. Continue reading