September Round-Up – The Books I Read In September 2016

In September I read seven books: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (Harper Voyager) – My first read of the month was this highly anticipated fantasy novel. It tells the story of Mia Corvere, a girl who learnt her first lessons about death as a child and aged sixteen attends a school known as Red Church. This …

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The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood

I was delighted to receive a proof copy of Alison Littlewood’s latest novel, The Hidden People which I had heard a lot about. Set in the 19th century this is an intriguing historical fiction novel filled with mystery and folklore. ‘But I was more determined than ever: I would have the truth. Lizzie would have …

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

It was only fairly recently that I discovered Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. The first in the Peculiar Children trilogy it was originally published in 2011, and next week a film adaptation directed by Tim Burton will be released in cinemas. Its premise intrigued me – an abandoned orphanage on a remote Welsh island, …

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Nerdy Bookworm Box Unboxing – September 2016

This month I was excited to open my fourth Nerdy Bookworm Box. Nerdy Bookworm is a monthly subscription box service for book lovers specialising in science fiction and fantasy YA titles. It costs £29.99 per box as a single purchase which includes free shipping in the UK and is also available as a subscription at …

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Blog Tour – Men Like Air by Tom Connolly

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Tom Connolly's latest novel, Men Like Air, which is published on 22nd September by Myriad Editions. The novel is set in New York City and here Tom has written a little about the book and some of his (and his characters) favourite films set in NYC. …

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The Graces by Laure Eve

The second of two books included in the August Illumicrate was The Graces, the first in a new fantasy series from Laure Eve. I was really intrigued by this book which promised mystery and maybe a little magic, so I was keen to get started. ‘There was something about the Graces. They were one step …

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Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

My book club’s read for September was Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh, a psychological thriller that has this week been named on the shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. And on finishing reading, it is not hard to see why it has stood out as a smart, unforgettable novel. ‘I looked like a girl you’d …

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