September Reading Wrap.00:00
Gosh, September was a busy month for me reading wise. I didn't exactly stick to my 'September TBR', I did however, manage to read a total of 6 books (and I'm still currently reading the 7th!) which is VERY good going for me. I don't think I've managed to read that many books in one month before! Wow. I'm quite impressed with myself to be honest. A couple of these books were fairly short though, but it still counts! I've stayed up waaayy too late reading but it's worth it. I wrote a blog post on how I make time to read, so if you're looking for some tips on how to read more, please do head over and give that post a read.
The first book I read was by Claire Mackintosh 'I See You' Which I reviewed here. It's a physiological thriller and let me just say. Wow. The twists in this book.. Oh my goodness! AMAZING! If you're looking for a good book, with a good plot and amazing twists, this is the book for you.
Next up I read Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid. Not gonna lie, I was not at all sure about this book because it's very young adult and of the contemporary genre. However, it turned out a fairly decent read, I rated it 4 stars on goodreads. It's about two sisters - Twins - Hephzibah and Rebecca. Sadly Rebecca dies. The father is indeed a father and is very strict. It's a haunting story, I found it a bit creepy in places. A beautifully written yet sad story but a good read. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a different kind of YA book to read! I read this book within a day. It's an easy book to read, not very long and hard to put down! I read a good chunk of this book on the bus (I was on the bus for a total of 85 minutes! I get a lot of reading done on public transport)
I was sent a copy of Cathy Glass' new book to review. 'Can I Let You Go?' By Cathy glass is a very touching story about a young lady who is twenty four years old but has the mind of an eight year old due to her mothers al;alcoholism whilst pregnant. Faye lives with her grandparents as her mother passed away when she was much younger. Faye is also pregnant but her grandparents can't cope with all her appointments and what not so Faye goes to into foster care and is fostered by Cathy. Nothing is known about the father and Faye can't keep her baby... or Can she? A beautifully written book, sad in places. Cathy is an amazing woman! And Faye is a very brave young lady with the decisions and choices she has to make. You can read my full review of 'Can I Let You Go?' here.
I rated this book five stars and read this book within a couple of days!
Runaway Girl by Casey Watson was another book I was sent to review. Another fostering memoir. Casey and her husband Mike foster a young polish girl named 'Adrianna'. There's more to Adrianna than meets the eye. A horrific story about a young girl who was brought to England under false hope. Like Cathy Glass, Casey and her husband are also truly wonderful people.
A beautifully written book by Casey! I rated this book five stars and it took a couple of days to read!
I also read two holocaust books. One being a children's historical fiction 'number the stars by Louis Lowry'. Only 137 pages, this book didn't take me long to read at all., Probably around an hour in total. It's about a young girl and her family in Copenhagen in 1943 and how they help there Jewish friends escape the Nazis. It's a very easy book to read, it is a children's book so it's not harrowing or anything of the sorts. It's written quite well but I did find it's certainly aimed at children.
Before that book I read 'Here There Is No Why' by Rachel Roth. This story is non-fiction and is war memoir. Rachels shares her experience and is very brave for doing so I might add! She tells us the story of how she ended up in a concentration camp. Her father had managed to escape the Nazis and after her horrific, harrowing experience in concentration camps, she does survive to tell her story. She learns that she lost her mother, siblings and extended family during these horrific times. She manages to trace her father after the war. It's a sad story to read but very brave and beautifully told. I rated this book five stars.
So those are the books I read during September and I am currently reading Hidden Chapters by Mary Grand (gifted an e-book copy to review) So look out for that review coming soon!
What have you read lately? Or what's your favourite all time book?
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