September Reads and October Book Goals

I read seven books in September. They ranged from horrible to excellent. I hope October doesn’t have as many stinkers in it.

The Summer Games by RS Grey. This book is not good. Don’t read it. I give it 0 out of 5 stars.

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie. This book is about Family, country, culture, jihad, and loyalty. It was a fascinating read. I highly recommend checking this book out. If you read it, let me know what you think of the ending (I thought it was perfect). I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Beartown by Fredrik Backman. This book has all of the darkness of the other Backman novels I have read, without any of the light. It was depressing. Incredibly depressing. It felt like reading a bleak January day. I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry. This book was about as deep as you would expect it to be. After reading Home Fire and Beartown it was perfect. There were a lot of characters to keep track of, which I was not expecting. It was cute and did not require much thought. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Today Will be Different by Maris Semple. Maris Semple wrote Where’d You Go Bernadette. This book is interesting, but not nearly as good as Where’d You Go  Bernadette. It’s fine, but don’t bother. I don’t even remember enough to write a good description. I give it 2 out of 5 stars.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Wow. This was a good book. It’s about a screen legend and her five decade long career. It’s a novel that is written so well I found myself wanting to look up photos from the events that were described only to remember that it was fiction. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

PS From Paris by Marc Levy. This book could have been a fun, predictable read. It was not. It managed to be rather dull. I give it 2 out of 5 stars.

In October I have lofty reading goals. I have two new books coming from Book of the Month Club that will be added to the stack. My guess is Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend will also be in my to read stack next month.20181001_2128032161792347868377888.jpgWhat are you reading this month?

10 thoughts on “September Reads and October Book Goals

  1. Susan says:

    I was really disappointed in Today Will be Different by Maris Semple. I loved and laughed out loud to Where’d You Go Bernadette. The books didn’t even seem written by the same author to me.

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    1. I am glad I’m not the only one disappointed by the book. Where’d You Go Bernadette was so good, I was hoping for something similar. I also found the husband’s newfound faith unbelievable. It was such an odd twist.


      1. Susan says:

        I had the same kind of month you did with books. I’ve been wondering if I should have a “What NOT to read” post to Facebook.


    1. Susan says:

      I’ll post here just for you! Three books I finished this month that were not worth the effort:

      1. Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
      2. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
      3. The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

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    1. It’s an on line club for book lovers. As a member you pick one new hardback book a month for $15 and you can add on more books for only $10. There are judges that select the books for the month, and they do an excellent job. My BOTM books are routinely the best book I read that month. I hope they expand to Canada soon so you can join, because I think you would love it.

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