[MONTHLY WRAP UP] September’s Summary

YES. I’ve got my mojo back! After finally handing in my dissertation and finishing my masters degree I have found so much time to read – and to actually enjoy it! When that coincided with some very exciting blog tour opportunities I found myself flying through quite a few more titles that I thought! Here’s what I read this month:

September 2019 Summary
Books read – 8

Pages read – 2,700

Degrees Of Guilt HS Chandler *****
Read from 27th August – 2nd September 2019 (368 pages)

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Read in just two sittings, this courtroom/domestic/psychological thriller was just too gripping to put down! What a fantastic way to spin the story on it’s head in the concluding events too.

See my full review as part of the blog tour here.

A very clever thriller which has made me want to get round to this author’s other work almost instantly! I gave it a five star review on Goodreads.

Lies Lies Lies  Adele Parks *****
Read from 2nd – 6th September 2019 (432 pages)

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This is such an intimate domestic thriller that had me so invested in Daisy and Simon’s relationship and the revelations grabbed me completely. I was left truly shocked by quite an emotional read.

See my full review as part of the blog tour here.

This book absolutely blew me away – no wonder it is already sitting so high in the book chart! I gave it a five star review on Goodreads.

Elevator Pitch Linwood Barclay *****
Read from 6th – 13th September 2019 (400 pages)

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If you don’t have an irrational fear of lifts yet, then you will after reading this book! Reporting on events that occur within just a few days made this fast paced thriller one that would be perfect for the big screen!

See my full review as part of the blog tour here.

A suspenseful read and certainly one that will stick with me long after I put it down! I gave it a five star review on Goodreads.

The Puppet Master J. Lewis-Thompson ****
Read from 14th – 16th September 2019 (342 pages)

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Well written, and some fast paced events – although I wish I could have got to know Ellie Shaw on a more personal level! A lack of natural pauses made this feel a bit heavy at times.

See my full review here.

An impressive first novel in this series! Looking forward to reading Box of Lies next! I gave The Puppet Master a four star review on Goodreads.

The Man Who Didn’t Call Rosie Walsh
Read from 16th – 20th September 2019 (341 pages)

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OK I’m holding my hands up here.. I read this so long ago and I just wasn’t even impressed enough to write down my thoughts at the time. As a result, I’ve been unable to formulate a balanced or fair review of this title. I hate doing this, but I didn’t feel it was fair to leave it out – especially as I still read it within just 4 days??

Lesson Learned: WRITE BOOK REVIEWS ASAP AFTER FINISHING THE BOOK

The Family Louise Jensen *****
Read from 24th – 27th September 2019 (284 pages)

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The twists in this book just add so many different layers that I found myself racing through 100 pages at a time! I was so invested in the characters and just had to know what Oak Leaf Organics was really all about!

See my full review as part of the blog tour here.

A brilliant psychological thriller in my eyes, and I gave it a five star review on Goodreads. I can’t believe I haven’t read any of Jensen’s work before – I definitely will now!

Reasons To Stay Alive Matt Haig *****
Read on 27th September 2019 (272 pages)

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Reasons To Stay Alive feels like a warm hug, or a reassuring arm across your shoulder to let you know that things will be OK. There are no myths or unrealistic attempts at positivity. Just an honest and kind account to help someone feel less alone. Empathy at its best.

See my full review here.

I had to give this book a five star review on Goodreads, and now I can’t wait to delve more into Matt Haig’s writing that focuses more on Anxiety!

The Prison Doctor Dr Amanda Brown *****
Read on 29th September 2019 (261 pages)

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A great memoir with less medicine and much more person centered accounts. The use of dialogue made it feel as it I was reading fiction which made me race through this in one sitting!

See my full review here.

It was so refreshing to read a memoir that wasn’t full of facts and figures, or had a hidden message/agenda! I gave it a five star review on Goodreads.

I’m also currently reading one other books, but didn’t manage to finish it before the end of September. I’ll introduce the title here, but pop back next month to read more about it in October’s Summary!

The Warehouse Rob Hart (187/482 pages read)
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Have you read any of the titles in this month’s wrap up? If so, I’d love to hear what you made of them, so please leave a comment and get in touch!

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If you enjoyed reading this post, please drop a comment or a like! I love making new bookish friends!

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