After a pretty slow August of only three books, things picked up in September as you can see! It helped that I went on holiday where my internet was lacking and that I decided on some really good books this month. I also found myself reading some not good books this month which have been ‘paused’ but I was thinking about doing a pot about them- thoughts?
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
I don’t think in this entire year that I’ve read a book so quickly. Admittedly it’s a short book at 202 pages but I devoured it. I love the main character; a simple librarian called Roe with a quirky interest in murder. I love the plot; a murder mystery with a recreated murder from the past. And I love that there was just the right amount of detail, Harris and her editor knows when to put in that extra detail but leave out the unnecessary which made this such a quick read but not one that felt like it was missing anything at all! Once I finish some new releases, I’m heading straight back into this series.
The Crimson Ribbon by Katherine Clements*
You can read my full review here! This was a great book and really got me interested in historical fiction, a genre I have avoided up until now.
‘Stop in the Name of Pants!’ by Louise Rennison
This was one of the Books I want to Read before 2014 Ends and is the 9th of the 10 books series about Georgia Nicoleson. I was actually amazed at the depth this book went to, for the past 8 books it’s been all jokes and laughs but this one actually had me feel a bit weepy! Maybe I’m just a big softy, but this one got to me and if you’ve read them- I’m sure you’ll know why.
‘Are these my Basoomas I see before Me?’ by Louise Rennison
This was another one of the Books I want to Read before 2014 Ends and the final of the series! A good final book and I’m happy that I finally know how it ended. And I’ve got that great fuzzy feeling of finishing a series, does you get this?
I’ll be doing a round-up post
and giveaway soon so keep an eye out for that.
Splintered Light by Cate Sampson*
The first think I loved about this book was the fact that one of the main characters, Leah, is an absolute treasure. In fact you may remember the author talking about her and young women who fight on my blog. But not only is she great, so is the development of the other two main characters who are male. The story is elaborate but not confusing, based in the UK and this is definitely a YA book I would recommend for both genders and really anyone. A great read.
A Shore Thing by Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi
I said in my Top 5 Summer Fictional Essentials post that I wanted to read this book and I did! And I loved it as much as the first time. If you don’t like Jersey Shore, Snooki & Jwoww or just general chick lit then don’t read it. Don’t read it just to spite the fact that someone you have chosen to dislike wrote a book either. You’re wasting your time. Go read what you want to read, whatever that is, and enjoy that. Fill your life with things you like and you’ll be a happier person. Want to read a book by Snooki? Feel no shame.
I’m a Snooki defender but I’m also a book blogger and this book was good. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the female empowerment, the take-no-shit attitudes and the fact that both main characters learnt something about themselves.
Also- congratulations to Snooki on her new baby Giovanna, the same name as the main character!
Y: The Last Man: Volume 6: Girl on Girl by Brian K Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Goran Sudžuka and José Marzán Jr.
Volume 6 is a book that dips down a little for me from my usual five star rating of this series just because it was all set on a boat and there were pirates and it should have been really interesting and it was- but not enough. It’s still a four star book and this is still a cracking series but this has a slightly weaker story arc for me.
Y: The Last Man: Volume 7: Paper Dolls by Brian K Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Goran Sudžuka and José Marzán Jr.
But no fear, because it bounces back in this book to the point where I wish I could give it six stars. Drama, a backstory that I adore, a good story arc and tying up of a few loose ends while still making you want to dive right into the next one. I can’t say more without revealing spoilers but I will say again, like the broken record I am, that this series is definitely a good ‘un.
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