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September Wrap Up

Hi, hey, hello and happy October. It’s officially spooky season!

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You could say I’ve started celebrating Halloween early because this month I more or less exclusively read ghost stories … and fanfiction.

September was a kind of crappy reading month for me but I’m blaming it on the whole Back to School season and me not yet learning how to successfully monopolise my time. Also. I’ve been playing a whole lot Sims and instead of doing anything productive, as well as recently starting to watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia which I’m officially hooked on so … 🙂

Liking Batman …

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The first thing I finished this month was Batman Nightwalker by Marie Lu, the second book in the DC Icons companion series and I ended up really enjoying this. I’m not like a crazy Batman fan but I found the character to be really enjoyable to read in this book and although I don’t believe for one second that an 18 year old billionaire would be sent to a freaking asylum to do mandatory community service I had a great time reading this.

I gave this: ⭐⭐⭐.5

One ARC down (about a million still to go)

So I attempted to get my Netgalley shelf down a little by reading Amber Fang: Hunted by Arthur Slade. This book has a synopsis that basically revolved around Vampire Librarian and sadly it wasn’t anything like what I expected or wanted but it was a decent way to pass an hour or two.  I gave this: ⭐

A whole lot of ghostbooks 👻👻👻

I read four ghost books this month, granted they were all pretty short but still. Four!

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The first ghosty book I read was actually a re-read of City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. I picked this book up in preparation for the sequel and also because this was round about when school was starting again and I needed something easy to read.

I of course really enjoyed this, I still think this book could have been better but I love Cassie and I think this series has a lot of potential. I actually have the sequel Tunnel of Bones and I’m hoping to get to that sometime this October.

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I then read 3 books from the same series, that series being The Crane Diaries by Apryl Baker. This is actually a sequel series to my favourite guilty pleasure The Ghost Files which is totally cheesy and at times cringey but I love it! It follows a girl who can see ghosts and I have such a soft spot for this series.

The Crane Diaries wasn’t as good as the original but it kept the school based anxiety at bay as I read long into the night so for that I am grateful. My ratings were:

  • Homecoming ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Dirty Blood⭐⭐.5
  • Stained⭐⭐⭐

DNFing Morgan Matson … Again.

Is it me? Is it her? I don’t know because I’ve never actually made it even halfway through one of her books. So I tried reading Amy & Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson and I’ve been trying to read this for weeks but it just was not happening and so I’m sad to say that me and Matson is just never going to work.

Currently reading and have been for what feels like forever:

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson has been sat on my bed side table, half read for two weeks now and I have barely picked it up and I feel guilty every time I think about it.

Why I’m not picking this up I really don’t know because I was genuinely really enjoying it. I liked the main character, I absolutely love Silas and the time period it’s set it in this fantasy world. I was a little taken a back because so far there hasn’t been as much library based setting as I would have liked but I do want to finish this soon!

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So those are what I read in September. Not the best but also not the worst.

I would like to add that I’ve read a whole lot of fanfiction as well this past month, like even more than usual. Fanfic is a great stress relief, it’s just something fun and easy to get into, it’s a way to read about your favourite characters without having to go and re-read a full length novel and I appreciate that … espcally when it’s 2 in the morning. Sadly, reading fanfic doesn’t count towards my yearly reading goals.

Elli xx

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