September Reading Wrap.

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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.

September Reading Wrap book reviews

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)

Cathy glass can I let you go? book review

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 book review

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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34 comments

  1. I really need to get back into reading, I find the only time I have time to read is on holiday! But this has inspired me to read more in October - thanks for sharing x

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  2. This sounds like an interesting read. Will check to see if it's on kindle.

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    1. Which one sounds like an interesting read?

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  3. Great reading month! I love Clare Mackintosh books, really need to pick this one up!

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  4. I haven't read any of the books you've read in September. The first one sounds most intriguing.

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  5. I'm having one of those years where I've hardly read a thing - it's odd as I adore reading but it happens from time to time, then one day I'll just pick up a book again and off I go. These sound like some great reads you found. x

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  6. Couple of easy reading chick flicks. :) I'm in that kind of a mood lately.

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  7. I didn't read a whole book in a long time. but now I want to read the I see you

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  8. I have the cathy glass one to read once my mum has finished it and I love casey watson too so will be looking out for that!
    I am off to try and find "Here there is No Why" right now!

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  9. Ooh I like the sound of Runaway Girl. I'm currently 3/4 way through Game of Thrones book 1 so may be some time yet! #PaperyPeep

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  10. I See You sounds like the sort of book I used to love! I must get back into reading, I'm off to read you 'making time for reading post'as it's time I struggle with!

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  11. Oh my goodness Sarah - how do you manage to read so many books - and with 3 kids!! oh no, wait...you've explained that in another blog post - good thinking batman! But seriously, I really admire you and I bet you are one of those really captivating & interesting people to talk to at parties as you are so 'well read'!

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  12. I'm a bit jealous that you got to read all these books - I've finished two books since my youngest daughter was born. She just turned six... ;) x

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  13. Wow 6 books is amazing! I struggle to finish one a month! I love the sound of the runaway girl though

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  14. A great month for reading, I always feel happy when I've read a lot, too. Sounds like you've read some quite emotional and challenging books, I've not read any of these. It's great that you've enjoyed them all, too. Thanks very much for sharing with #PaperyPeep

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  15. Wow, you've read so many books in a month! I love reading and used to read all the time, but I just don't have the time anymore which is sad. I have loads of books I haven't read yet, just sitting on my shelf! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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  16. I love your book posts as they always inspire my reading list! The runaway girl is my next read though when I can get it x

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  17. I am impressed you manage to read so much! I dont think I have finished a single book this year!

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  18. Great selection of books. I've been terrible at reading this month, unless you count cookery books lol

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  19. Always looking for books to read, I go through about four a week. I'm on a really good series now that I don't normally go for, one of those paranormal things, but it's entertaining me and it's very well written. I think I will seek out the author on Facebook to see if she has a group I can join. I love getting to know the authors of the books I read. My all time favorite book would be "Lamb" by Christopher Moore.

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  20. 'Can I Let You Go?' By Cathy Glass is one I definitely want to read x

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  21. oh wow! it looks like if you have read a lot! that's awesome! lately, I love reading books about emotional intelligence and psychology, as I think I need a bit of support to be able to give my best :) I wrote a small article in my blog about my favorite book on these topics, in case you are interested: http://www.wha2wear.com/life-changing-book/ x

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  22. You've read so much this month! I really like the sound of I See You, will have to check that one out. I've been trying to up my reading this year and really enjoying it.

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  23. Wow, that's a long list for one month! I need to make more time to read but Netflix calls to me in the wee-hours.

    Cathy glass was on my list this month but I didn't read any in the end..

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  24. How did you manage to read so many books? I would definitely check the last one! #ThatFridayLinky

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  25. ^ books - oh wow! That is a lot of reading. They all look so good though! Kaz x

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  26. I really don't get time to read need to start again great choices Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  27. Well done you, September was the first month where I didn't manage to read an awful lot, need to get back into the swing of things! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWIthMe

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  28. Wow, you have been busy reading! I think I read two books for myself in September (one was 600 pages) and they were both very good - The Lake House and Local Girl Missing. I also have to read a fair bit of YA fiction for work.
    Those two fostering stories sound great as does the real-life holocaust book. That must be a harrowing read, but so important we don't forget.

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  29. good selection of books included there - I rarely get chance to read for me at the moment, but then three children under 4 - youngest being 14weeks does that! The Clare Mackintosh one is on the reserve list at the library so hoping that when that comes I'll get chance to read!
    #readwithme

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  30. Some fab recommendations, I'll definitely keep them in mind once I've followed your tips on finding time to read ;)
    One of my favourite books that I read recently was The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons #readwithme

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  31. Wow! That's an impressive number of books! I'm still reading my book from the summer (although I'm reading it in German so it's taking longer than usual!).

    #readwithme

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  32. I am truly impressed with your book count. Some interesting choices too.
    #readwithme

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  33. Wow! I used to devour books and be constantly reading but since baby and my blog I rarely read now. Thanks for linking up to #Thelist x

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