Someone please tell me where September has gone to because I seriously have no idea. I know this is such a cliché to say but this time, it’s true. My month can be summarized as a lot of car drives to our village (by that I mean where my grandparents used to live when they were young) to spend time with my grandma and aunt. It’s nice to get away from time to time but also tiring. Uni hasn’t started yet and I’m getting a bit bored if I’m honest. October 6th can’t come soon enough (I’m pretty sure once it is here I will start complaining about it though…)
Reading wise, I’ve read a mix of genres: Fantasy, classics, literary fiction and YA. I even managed to squeeze a non-fiction book about fairytales into my reading month as well. And I have to say, not counting Percy Jackson, I’ve been reviewing every single book I’ve read which I’m very happy about. Two of those reviews will be up later this week though.
- The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. 3 stars. FULL REVIEW
- The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. 4.5 stars. Re-reading this series has been this year’s greatest idea and I’m so pleased about it. I remember most stuff but there were a few details here and there I’ve forgotten and reminding them now was perfect.
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. 4 stars. FULL REVIEW
- The Chimes by Anna Smaill. 3 stars. I have a full review ready for next week but I will say I liked it but I felt something was missing from the story. The writing style though was extraordinary.
- Westwood by Stella Gibbons. 2 stars. We have to have a black sheep this month and sadly Westwood was the chosen one. I’m mad I didn’t like it but although the writing style was great and vivid, the characters destroyed this book for me. Again, I have a full written review where I explain my thoughts better. Look forward to that :)
- The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan. 4.5 stars. I wasn’t sure if I will be able to pick another Percy book this month but I did and I loved it. The third book introduces one of my favourite characters: Nico. I know many out there found him irritating but I’ve always liked him, since the minute he goes rambling about his mythological figurines and being overly excited about what he likes. But I also feel sorry for him and when Riordan gave him his own voice in the spin-off series I was over the moon. We also have Rachel Elizabeth Dare, who is sassy as hell; and the first glimpses of Percy’s romantic feelings towards a certain character. And can we talk about Dr. Chase? The final chapters are epic.
- Once Upon a Time by Marina Warner. 3.5 stars. Warner is supposed to be a prominent figure in the fairytale department so I was very intrigued by it. It is a very lovely, easy, light and informative read. And I learnt a few things I didn’t know but I wanna write a review of it as well.
Nothing really special has happened this month. I got back into the TV shows wagon because finally ONCE UPON A TIME is back and I’m so excited because this season is all about King Arthur and his Knights and I just can’t handle my feels. Also #captainswan. Enough said. And I decided to give Scandal a go (I know they are already on season 5 but I just don’t care) as well as Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens which is such a stupid show but it makes me laugh and it’s a nice way to spend your time when there is nothing else to do.
However, the most significant thing about September is that AUTUMN is finally here! I cannot wait until the leaves start turning yellow and brownish and falling down and open up my wardrobe to use my jumpers and scarves. The weather turning colder and the raging wind on my face while walking down streets, getting home to a nice cup of hot chocolate to wrap myself in a blanket and lose myself in whatever book I might be reading.
What about you? How did September treat you?