September Wrap-Up

Total Reads: 16 books including the Complete Collection of Sherlock Holmes.
Average Rating: 3.92 out of 5 stars
Books 158 through 160 were read during Diverseathon.

156. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
6359279The present didn’t have as much of an impact as the past, but seeing inside of Josh’s head was indescribable.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Read: September 1, 2016

157. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
24921954I wrote a spoiler-free review on this book, but I will say it was worthy of the comparisons to Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Read: September 2-3, 2016

158. Far From You by Tess Sharpe
20517739I really enjoyed how bisexuality was portrayed in this novel and it was interesting reading a book whose narrator is a recovering drug addict; however, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the mystery which was the meat of the book.
Rating: 3/5 stars
Read: September 12, 2016

159.  If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
17302571If I wasn’t in public while I read this, I would have cried like a baby…twice. It seems very realistic and the main character is progressive yet conservative. This book takes place in Iran and follows a lesbian main character trying to find a way to stop her best friend, and secret lover’s, wedding through any means necessary including considering gender reassignment.
Rating: 5/5 stars
Read: September 12-13, 2016

160. Paperweight by Meg Haston
23361172This is not an easy book, but it’s worth every feeling I felt. It can be slow at times, but it’s covers the very hard hitting subject of eating disorders, as well as grief, in an honest way.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Read: September 14-16, 2016

161. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
23437156Inej is my favorite character, but I absolutely loved every character. Every perspective felt unique and I was left waiting to learn new things about each character. I loved this book so much and I can’t believe people could manage waiting for the sequel for a year.
Rating: 5/5 stars
Read: September 7-19, 2016

162. False Hearts by Laura Lam
22816079Orphan Black meets Inception was how it was marketed and I think that work so I won’t get into specific thoughts. I’m really interested because it seemed nicely wrapped up when I finished it but it obviously isn’t.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Read: September 19-20, 2016

163. Little Peach by Peggy Kern
22573856This book involves a 14 year old girl whose run away from her drug addicted mother and winds up becoming involved in a child prostitution ring.  This book is hard to read and I actually cried quite a bit at the end, but it was so worth it.
Rating: 5/5 stars
Read: September 20-21, 2016

164. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
27175515Yes, I read this whole collection in the month of September. I did it. For more details on each book or collection in this I did write a more in-depth post.
Rating: Overall average 3.65 out of 5 stars
Read: September 2-23, 2016

165. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
28962906The tagline: He’s the infamous killer no man has ever been able to find. Now it’s a girl’s turn. I wrote a spoiler-free review on this book.
Rating: 3/5 stars
Read: September 20-23, 2016

166. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)Saphira, the dragon, was my favorite character. I feel like this book contains a lot of info-dumping, world building told through a long travel sequence and that’s the main downfall of it. The ending and action sequences, in my opinion, make up for the slow pace the rest of the book holds. As I know the author was rather young when he wrote the first book, I accept them to get better as they go on.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Read: September 20-24, 2016

167. The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemeter
11672159This book was a solid lesbian retelling of the popular Hades and Persephone myth.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Read: September 24-2,2016

168. A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
24376529 I really loved the first quarter and last quarter of the book, but that middle 50% seemed had such an odd flow to it, but I really enjoyed it’s depiction of friendship and how insane asylums were run in the past.
Rating: 3/5 stars
Read: September 26, 2016

169. Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler
23479572The last quarter got a little too dramatic, but overall I really enjoyed this especially how family life and grief is handled…and of course the love interest.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Read: September 27+28, 2016

170. George by Alex Gino
24612624This book was an absolute treat and quite adorable, but it ended too abruptly for my taste.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Read: September 28, 2016

171. Mosquitoland by David Arnold
18718848I’m still confused as to what I read in this, but want to check out this author’s writing in the future.
Rating: 3/5 stars
Read: September 28-29, 2016

Maybe next month, I shouldn’t read so many harsh realistic topics in one month.

Favorite Read of the Month:
23437156

Least Favorite Read of the Month:
28962906

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