Sunday, 1 October 2017

WHAT I READ | September


September has been a crazy busy month for myself and my little family. We've officially moved house, after weeks & weeks of prepping the new house to be moved in to, and we still have a good amount of work ahead of us - ticking the tasks off at a slow but steady pace. Despite all that has been going on, I've tried to set aside time for myself every now and again - not necessarily daily - to read. Honestly that, and the thought of when the house will actually be finished, is what has helped me keep my sanity over this past month or so!

I started the month of September with a review title - House. Tree. Person. by Catriona McPherson. The book is of the mystery / suspense variety and although my reading experience was quite up and down, I'd be interested in more of the author's work. You can read my full review here.

Sticking with books darker in nature, I then moved on to Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. This is definitely one of those titles I picked up because of buzz I'd heard surrounding it, and I'm happy I did so. The story itself is relatively short - I read it in a 24 hour time span - with an overall premise that leads me to look forward to more books by the author... With this title being noted on Goodreads as 'Wayward Children #1', I'm keen to see where else this world takes us.

In my autumn reading list I shared that some of the titles I hope to read this season include the Bill Hodges trilogy by Stephen King, and so Mr Mercedes was the next book I picked up. It took me a lot longer to get through this title than the previous two, but that has more to do with life busyness than the actual book itself.

Following on from Mr Mercedes, I moved on to the second book in the trilogy - Finders Keepers - as well as starting to dipping in and out of a short story collection - Stories for Homes - which I'll be sharing a little more about in the next few days as I'm taking part in the blog tour for this particular title.

I'm ending September part way through the third and final book in the Bill Hodges trilogy - End of Watch. I've been thoroughly enjoying this series of books, that can also be read as standalones, and would recommend them to those who read crime thrillers.

Happy reading in October!
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  1. That’s a lot of books for such a busy month! I’m glad you’re finding some time to recharge — it’s not always easy, but I think it’s good for us to do even when it feels like there’s just too much else to do.

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    1. I quite agree on recharging - it is so important to take time for yourself.

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  2. Moving is such a pain. I hope everything settles down soon so you can get more reading done. Have a great October!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Oh a pain it is - haha - but once settled we'll be here for the long haul, so that's good to know!

      Thanks AJ, and to you!

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  3. Looks like you got in a lot of good reading! Hopefully things get all settled soon. :) Have a great week!

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  4. Yay for moving in!! I hope you get settled in soon. I have never read a Stephen King book, so I'm making it a goal this month. I have he new book, Sleeping Beauties, to start first.

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    1. Yay for trying new authors - I hope you enjoy Stephen King!

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  5. That's a lot of reading! I've been really interested in Mr Mercedes forever but never have gotten around to it. I may need to finally pick it up!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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    1. The entire series makes for great reading - the two main characters are so complex and well written.

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  6. Hooray for a new house! Our house has been a "project" house, too. I don't think we've stopped working on it since we moved in seven years ago. Someday it will be all finished, but then my husband will be at loose ends! Looks like you've found some good books to escape to, too. :)

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    1. Thank you, Julie!

      Ah, well when it is all finished, having your very own tailored house (for the most part) will be worth it.

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