In September, I read 8 books, with a page count total of 3,630. I obtained 23 new books and spent £108.55 (well, shit). I reread 0 books and had to get rid of 10 books to keep up with my TBR challenge.
I usually read 10-11 books in a month, so 8 books is a pretty low number for me. Still, three of them had a hefty page count, one was pretty dense and two I struggled to get through. My page count is more or less what it was in previous months anyway though, so I’m not too fussed.
I am bothered about the amount of books I still have coming in though, and now I have to find 10 books to get rid of. My physical TBR pile is 330 though, so I’m fairly positive I can definitely find some to cull!
As we have already established, I spent too much money on books this month, and these are two examples.
I’ve actually reviewed two of these (which is unusual, of late) with wildly mixed outcomes. More Than A Woman I loved… Catherine House I most certainly did not. Click above for my reviews.
Wicked Saints I quite liked, but didn’t love. I’ll be reading the next one, but I’m no particular hurry. I was less impressed with my puppy, however, who thought it was a good idea to pull it down from the shelf, shred the dust jacket and knaw on the hardcover…
Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders #1) by Robin Hobb (Review)
No Time Like The Past (Chronicles of St Mary’s #5) by Jodi Taylor
Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman
Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates
This is a lot more backlist books than I usually read, although definitely a mixed bag.
I loved Ship of Magic – it’s easily going to be one of the best books I’ve read all year. I’d really recommend reading my not-at-all objective review. I just can’t believe it took me so long to pick up – four years!
I’m also glad that I’ve finally read The Toll. It’s been a monthly staple on my TBRs for about six months now. Still, it’s done, and I was actually quite disappointed. The story was slow and I didn’t like the overall conclusion. It hasn’t diminished by love for Scythe and Thunderhead, but it wasn’t a great finale.
I DNF-ed Hazards of Time Travel, which was a surprise as time travel is my absolute favourite book topic. It was slow, and nothing was explained, and the main character didn’t make any sense… ugh. I’m getting annoyed again just thinking about it.
What books have you read this month? Which was your favourite?