[Wrap-Up] September 2018

We only have 3 months left of 2018… WHAT?

This year has gone by far too quickly. I’ve achieved a lot in my personal life, but in doing so, have failed miserably at my Goodreads challenge! I set out to read 50 books this year and so far have manged… 19. Oh.

I may consider lowering my goal by the end of October, but I have a LOT of books which I need to read this coming month for work, so for now I’ll leave it as it is and hope I can bump up those numbers a bit.

I’ve actually had a good month for reading this month. In fact, I think it’s been my best all year. I managed to finish 3 books and get a fair chunk of a fourth read (I know it doesn’t sound much, but believe me, it’s a darn sight better than I have been doing so far this year) and 2 of those were 5 star ratings! It’s been a long time since a book truly drew me and kept me up reading for hours, which is why I think it’s been a slow year for reading for me, but I’m glad to finally be back in the swing of it – better late than never!


City of Ghosts by V.E. Schwab

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I really enjoyed this one. I love Schwab’s writing as it’s always quick paced, mysterious and gripping. This book was no exception to that, and would make a great Halloween season read!

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The Binding by Bridget Collins

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My favourite book of this year. It was simply incredible. Moving, magical, romantic… honestly, it had it all. This book will be released in January 2019, and I’ll post a full review closer to its release date, but for now, just make sure you add it to your TBR because you’re going to want to read it, trust me!


Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I have been waiting for nearly a year to read this one, just so I could drag the series out for as long as possible and read it closer to the Kingdom of Ash release date. It has very quickly become one of my favourite books in the whole series. In fact, of anything Maas has ever written. It was touching, and I loved Chaol’s journey throughout the narrative and the relationships (particularly one which I’m shipping SO HARD) the he made. Full review to come, but bring on Kingdom of Ash, I say!


Pages & Co.: Tilly and The Book Wanderers by Anna James

Thoughts So Far:

I’m actually really enjoying this so far! I raced through over 100 pages yesterday, so it’s a super quick read, with a little mystery and a whole heap of nostalgia. I’m loving bumping into all of the characters we know and love from childhood favourite books.

A simple concept and simply written, but wholly enjoyable from what I’ve read so far – I hope to finish this today.


What books did you read in September?

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