What I Read Last Month: September 2015

What I Read September 2015

Well, I really didn’t read as much as I wanted to last month, plus this post is much later than I expected it to be! I only read a few, and by read, I mean listened to books! My symptoms are getting really bad, so I’m burning though TV shows and movies like crazy. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve seen that I went to a cervical dystonia conference at the beginning of October, so, the end of September was spent slowly packing and then watching more TV.

So, as my health deteriorates, I watch more TV and read less. I hope that October’s report will have a few more books. I am hoping to get better treatment soon.

Contemporary

The Sisters of Versailles

The Sisters of Versailles

Verdict: I was glad to read something other than British historical fiction…

I wrote an entire post, which you can read here!

Leaving Everything Most Loved

leaving everything

Verdict: Another great addition to this series

This novel won’t stand alone, but if you are a fan of this series, then I would recommend it!

The Rose Garden

the rose garden

Verdict: A different kind of time travel.

This novel was another Kearsley novel centered around the Jacobites (so far, both novels that I’ve read by her were written about that time period), but her twist on time travel made the romance novel suspenseful and fun.

We Never Asked for Wings

we never asked for wings

Verdict: For people who like good books.

I don’t write that verdict lightly. You can read my full review here!

Everybody Rise

everybody wise

Verdict: I cringed a lot.

I don’t know if the cringing was because the writing was really good, so I could feel the embarrassment for the character, or if the scenarios were like an I Love Lucy episode, minus the punch line. There was nothing funny about this book, but I did like the ending. A+ on the ending.

The Royal We

the royal we

Verdict: A lot more involved and complex than I thought it would be!

I really liked this novel, honestly. I thought it would be light-hearted and fun, but it was more complex and long. The novel was a coming of age story that dealt with things like class, money, and trust in relationships. It was really more of a relationship complicated by royalty than a fairy tale, which I liked. I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending, but it was still good, and I would still recommend it.

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

Verdict: An interesting narrative non-fiction piece!

I love narrative non-fiction novels. I don’t want to give anything away, but I loved the way that everything came together in the end. The story was so intriguing, and the fact that it is based on real life, since it seems so fictional, makes it even more sensational!

An Impartial Witness (Bess Crawford #2)

an impartial witness

Verdict: An average second installment of another World War mystery series.

I don’t love and I don’t hate Bess Crawford mysteries. They are pretty vanilla with tons of loop holes. Like, how does this lay person, just a nurse, happen to stumble across so many mysteries and solve them? If I worked for the police, she’d be my suspect!

The Ashford Affair

The Ashford Affair

Verdict: For fans of Kate Morton

I haven’t read a ton of Lauren Willig’s novels, but this particular one should be a hit with Kate Morton fans! I enjoyed it.

classics

Why Shoot the Butler?

why shoot the butler

Verdict: Mystery + Love Story?

I won’t lie, I had higher hopes for this one. As a huge Heyer fan and a huge mystery fan, I thought this would be perfect. However, unlike her Regency novels, which can be downright hysterical, this one was cold and a bit scary. I have another mystery novel that she wrote that is part of a different series (with a different investigator) that I will try out, before I write her mystery novels off all together.

read these

We Never Asked for Wings

if you have time

The Ashford Affair

The Royal We

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

don't bother smaller

The Sisters of Versailles

Everybody Rise

What I Read: Round Up of Monthly Reads

You can read my past monthly round ups:

August 2015
July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

Also, you can find other individual book reviews, tips on saving money on Audible books, book recommendations  based on genres and all things related to literature here!

Don’t forget that you can add me as a friend on Goodreads so I can steal ideas on what to read next–or see your ratings, so I know what to stay away from!

Did you read anything good last month? Are you participating in any challenges? What should I be reading? 

Will be linking up with The Modern Mrs. Darcy for Quick-Lit!

 

 

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  • I love your posts like this! I’m so happy to see your review of The Royal We – I think I’m going to ask for it for Christmas because I like hard copies more than ebooks (also my Kindle is dead I believe).

    • Haha I saw how long The Royal We was (I thought it would be a short, light, YA novel), but it was 17 hours or so on audio, so I opted for that. At double speed, I think I listened in 2 days! I really couldn’t put it down. There is so much to the story. You’ll have to let me know what you think of the ending!

  • I’ve been debating on The Royal We for ages because I’m not a super big romance book type girl. But you’re yet another book blogger whose reviews I respect that has said it’s better than they were ever anticipating. Maybe I’ll give it a shot. If worse comes to worse I have an airplane ride in my future that something light and easy would be perfect for.

    • The Royal We is probably a good “romance” book for non-romance readers. It’s not all getting swept off her feet and tiaras! There are drinking games, dodging the press, and lots of bumps. I found the main character really likable, so I couldn’t put it down. I listened to the audiobook in 2 days!

  • well you know how i feel about the versailles book lol. i LOVED the royal we, glad you did as well, but yeah the ending wasn’t amazing. the rose garden sounds interesting, adding it to my list! and of course, we never asked for wings is on that list already!

    • The Royal We had a bit of a let down at the end, but it was still good. It wasn’t the lifetime movie that I thought it would be! The Rose Garden was interesting. I would like to read something by that author that isn’t about the Jacobites. And definitely, definitely read We Never Asked for Wings! You’ll love it.

  • i haven’t heard of a lot of these books so thanks for the recommendations. i wish i read as much as you do!

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  • I haven’t read The Language of Flowers, even though it’s sitting on my shelf. I REALLY enjoyed We Never Asked for Wings, so I can highly recommend that. I need to read The Language of Flowers this month 🙂 I watched about 10x more TV than normal last month!

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