September Round-Up – The Books I Read In September 2017


Another month has come to an end and it’s been another busy month on my blog. This month I managed to read and review seven books as well as reading two more for blog tours coming soon! I also shared my unboxing of my regular subscription box as well as a box I hadn’t received before. Here is a reminder of what I blogged about this month with links to each in case you missed any!

The first book I read this month was Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popovic which was the book I received in August’s ‘Otherworlds’ box from Fairy Loot. Whilst it didn’t grab me as much as I had hoped, I did enjoy aspects of this fantasy story in which we meet sisters who can use their magical powers in different ways. Next up I read a book that I won’t be forgetting in a hurry. I was gripped by Gabriel Tallent’s debut novel, My Absolute Darling, which is a harrowing and compelling story of a teenage girl and her difficult relationship with her father.

I read a book by a self published author this month which is not something I do very often. I was intrigued by the premise of The Changeling’s Journey by Christine Spoors, a fantasy story inspired by Scottish folklore. My next read was Under A Pole Star by Stef Penney, which was my book club’s choice for the month. This story of exploration and the relationships between the explorers was an interesting read in parts but for me it fell a little flat.

This month I read a couple of books from independent publishers. A Map Of Tulsa was featured in August’s ‘Going Home’ box from Ninja Book Box and tells the story of a man who returns to his hometown five years after a memorable summer. This was another book this month that sounded promising but I didn’t enjoy it as much as expected. I did enjoy Home Is Nearby by Magdalena McGuire and I featured a review of this as part of the blog tour. This was a novel set in 1980’s Poland exploring the impact of turbulent times on relationships and on art.

The last book I read in September was Wychwood by George Mann which was an enjoyable mystery novel with the addition of local mythology and elements of the supernatural. And finally this month, I also unboxed two boxes, the ‘All That Sass’ box from Fairy Loot and the Autumn gift box from The Book Matchmaker!

As always I would like to thank everyone who has visited my blog this month, everyone who has read or shared my reviews or commented on my tweets and Instagram posts – It is much appreciated!


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