Book Review

September Wrap-Up

Is it just me or did September fly by? Not that I’m really complaining because I think we all need this year to be over with. And I just love October!! In my September Wrap-Up, I will be summing up what I read and what I’m planning on reading next.

I keep trying to find the time to read more books each month, but I’m quite comfortably reading around 5. It doesn’t seem like a lot to me, but it is to some people. Well, lets get on with what I read in September!

September Books

Just Like You by Nick Hornby

Just Like You by Nick Hornby was one of my first NetGalley arcs I had the pleasure of reading! Although I didn’t enjoy the whole book, I did enjoy the 20 year age gap relationship between Joseph and Lucy, the main characters. Read my full review here!

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It Hurts by Nunchi Goya

It Hurts by Nunchi Goya is a collection of short stories about tragedy, loss, heartbreak and everything in between. This book is not for the faint-hearted, but if you are looking for a beautifully written book that won’t take a lot of time to read this is for you. Read my full review here.

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The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

If you haven’t read this book and you love mystery & thrillers, make this your next read! It’s a very addicting ‘whodunit’ story revolving around a group of friends on a New Years Eve getaway. It’s very fast-paced and easy to read, I loved it from start to finish. My review will be coming in the next few days!

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The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

The Doll Factory is the first buddy read I have taken part in and is still ongoing. I started this book last week and I’ve already fallen in love with it. I’ve only read a few chapters so far, but it’s so intriguing and quite different to what I usually read.

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October TBR

The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey

If you read my August Wrap-Up, you’ll remember seeing The Wolf and the Water on there. I’m so excited to start reading this and even more excited to be on the blog tour happening 12th October to 20th October, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Thank you again, Josie Jaffrey and The Write Reads for the arc and blog tour opportunity!

World War Z by Max Brooks

World War Z has been on my tbr for way too long now. So with it being October, I thought I would bump it up the list! With me being slightly obsessed with Zombie literature and film/TV shows, I really don’t know why I haven’t read this sooner. But with the spooky season being just around the corner, there is no better time to read a zombie book.

The Guest list by Lucy Foley

I wanted to start The Guest List a few months ago but I got so preoccupied with work and kind of went off of mystery and thrillers for a while. After reading The Hunting Party I’m so eager to read this!

The Darkest Winter Ever by C.J. Clarke

This was also on my August Wrap-Up but I didn’t get around to reading it in September so I’m trying again this month. Again being a mystery & thriller, October is the perfect time to read it.

All I Want for Christmas by Joanna Bolouri

All I Want for Christmas is a last-minute addition to the list. I signed up for the blog tour because I love anything to do with Christmas, and this seems like the perfect book to snuggle up with when it’s cold. Look out for the blog tour happening 29th October to 1st November. Thank you to Quercus Books and the author for the arc and blog tour opportunity.

I definitely have a very busy month ahead of me and I’m already behind! I will also be doing a giveaway on my Instagram this month to celebrate hitting 1,000 followers! Thank you, everyone!

Let me know if you’ve read any of the above, I’d love to hear your thoughts on them!

Manchester blogger with a passion for reading, writing and travelling. I always have a book or a cup of tea in my hand.


7 October 2020 at 12:05 pm

Wonderful wrap-up, Ellie! I’m glad you enjoyed your September reads. I have read The Doll Factory and its quite creepy, but also gripping and full of atmosphere. I haven’t read The Hunting Party but I did read The Guest List quite recently. That was a pretty decent read too. Hope you are having a nice October!

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