Hello friends and happy Sunday!
How is September already over? No seriously, how? Didn’t we just start this month? Didn’t I just write a Month In Review post? Next thing you know it’ll be Halloween and then bam, Christmas. Time truly is an illusion. But I feel like I had a very successful month, more successful than I anticipated, and I am quite excited to talk about it.
Guess how many books I read this month. Go on, just guess. Ok, alright I’ll tell you. I read a whopping 12 books in the month of September! Isn’t that insane?! I didn’t even know I was reading that many, especially because I went back to school this month! Your girl has been very persistent with her reading habits. Now, out of all of those reads I feel like there were only a couple that didn’t work out for me as much as I wanted them to. But I’ve been finding a lot of books that I’ve enjoyed and that’s honestly all I could ask for. And I may or may not have delved back into my JLA challenge but it’s fine. Anyways, time to dive into all those reads!
- Ride by Harper Dallas – ☆☆1/2 I had such high expectations for this book but sadly, they did not pan out. It was great writing for a book that’s a debut, but there wasn’t really anything that excited me about it. The characters had potential but the relationship dynamic just didn’t click for me.
- Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout – ☆☆☆☆I decided to jump back in to my JLA challenge with this book and wow, did it pay off. I actually love JLA’s contemporary works, even though most people apparently don’t, but this story was great. The characters were so good and the romance was adorable. I also think that this might’ve been some of JLA’s steamiest writing and I’m here for it.
- Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout – ☆☆☆☆☆ No joke, this book changed me. If I had to choose just one book to showcase why I love JLA it’d be this very one. It had everything I’ve ever wanted in a book and more. I don’t typically die for many books but I’d definitely die for this book.
- Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout – ☆☆☆3/4 This book has been plaguing me for over a year, never wanting to be found but alas, I have finally read it. And it was great. I loved learning about the Arum side of the war and seeing a new perspective of this universe. Also, got me a new hot piece of alien ass and I’m not complaining.
- Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn (aka Jennifer L. Armentrout) – ☆☆☆ This was just a nice quick read, nothing overly special or different about it, but it’s from the almighty JLA so I must read it. The characters and romance were nice and lovely and this is good for when you need a quick read.
- Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G. – ☆☆☆1/2 This might be my favourite Whitney G. book out of the three I’ve read. There was amazing enemies-to-lovers, backstory, character development, and a pretty hot romance in general. I was very happy with this book.
- The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram – ☆☆☆1/2 I had this book recommended to me by a friend and I’m quite glad she did. It might have felt a bit young here and there, but the romance and male character were particularly superb and I loved the message that Oram sent out.
- The Libby Garrett Intervention by Kelly Oram – ☆☆☆1/2 This was for sure an improvement from the previous book in the series and I enjoyed it just as much. This book had a bit more serious content which was great and a huge improvement in writing. It also solidified me wanting to read more of Oram which is another plus.
- Just a Little Crush by Renita Pizzitola – ☆☆☆☆ I went out on a limb for this book and only discovered it through my Goodreads recommendations and it actually payed off. I was wary when starting it but my god, did this book pay off. It was literally perfect for me and I am so happy with it.
- The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas – ☆☆1/2 I was so excited to read this and hoped for an epic YA thriller but it honestly fell really flat. The idea was there but the execution was not. Meh.
- Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan – ☆☆☆☆3/4 Holy shit, what a book. I am blown away by this book. I don’t have a heart anymore because of this book and I love it all the same. I don’t think I’ll ever read another contemporary that’ll even come close to this beautiful book.
- Best Served Cold by Emma Hart – ☆☆☆1/2 I’ve only read one Emma Hart book, which was great, and this wasn’t as great but good nonetheless. The characters were hilarious and the romance was nice, but it could’ve been more. But I loved all the shenanigans that went on throughout.
READING CHALLENGE UPDATE
As of September 30, I am 74% done my Reading Challenge and I am on track. I have read 74 out of 100 books, not including rereads. That’s right kids, I’m finally on track! Suck it, Goodreads!
Currently, I am (still) reading A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir and I’m torn between starting Just a Little Flirt by Renita Pizzitola or V is for Virgin by Kelly Orum. We shall see.
Until next time,
What were your favourite reads of the month? Leave a comment below!