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.
Sacked (Gridiron #1) by Jen Frederick: 4 Stars
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick: 4 Stars
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta: 4.5 Stars
Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie: 4 Stars
Jockblocked (Gridiron #2) by Jen Frederick: 3.5 Stars
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund: 3.5 Stars
The Hard Count by Ginger Scott: 5 Stars
Top Ten Tuesday
Waiting on Wednesday
9th September: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy: 3.5 Stars
22nd September: Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry: 4 Stars
October To Be Read List
CROOKED KINGDOM. My copy still hasn’t arrived yet. 😥 As soon as I get it I plan on devouring it. I am so excited to reunite with my favourite crew. I also plan on reading Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. I started the book in August but because I was leaving I didn’t have the time to finish it.
I was also fortunate to win Luna @ LuniReads’ giveaway and I was so happy to come home to two fabulous books and an amazing literary listography book that I absolutely adore. I can’t wait to see what those books have to offer.
TV wise I have a lot of catching up to do. To start, I need to finish Mr. Robot season 2 and then I plan on seeing what Westworld has to offer me. I’m undecided about whether to watch Arrow this season but we’ll see. Are there any other TV shows I should be keeping an eye on?
I’ve also kind of developed an obsession with ice hockey. Seriously I don’t know where this sudden obsession came from but I am not complaining. My brother is a huge Maple Leaves fan and while I’ll always root for them, I’ve decided that I’ll be backing the New Jersey Devils this season. Granted, I know next to nothing about how the game works but it’s fun to watch haha.
September was amazing and very busy.
What was your September like? What was the best book you read that month?