I forgot to mention in my blog post last night that I’m going to attempt Blogtober this year! I’ve wanted to participate in Blogtober for the longest time. But with University assignments, I’ve never had the time. This year that’s all different! I’ve finished Uni and just been made full time at work (so I now have a routine that I can stick with, instead of being in on random days, at random times!). There’s nothing holding me back this year from taking part in Blogtober!
September was a very slow month for me in terms of reading. I had to sideline it for quite a long time whilst I finished edits on my dissertation. I then took a week out from doing anything just to relax. It’s only been in the last few days that I’ve wanted to pick up a book and read again.
In total, I managed to read 4 books which isn’t as bad as I was initally expecting. I thought I’d only read 2 so that’s a nice surprise haha!
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
I’m not really going to talk about this book at all because it’s Harry Potter – all I’d be doing is gushing about how much I love these books haha!
Did I Mention I Love You? By Estelle Maskame
I only read this because it was free on my Kindle, otherwise I don’t think I would have normally picked it up. I wasn’t really expecting much from it but I don’t really have the words to describe it. It was very predictable, stereotypical, made me roll my eyes so much, but yet, I couldn’t stop reading it? I laughed so much, not because it was funny, but through second hand embarrassment, and just not believing some of the things that happened in it. It was a wild, and weird, ride from start to finish. I’m just going to use the same book cover for all three books as I read them all in September!
Did I Mention I Need You? By Estelle Maskame
So, after finishing the first book, despite having a feeling for how things would end, I found myself purchasing the next book. For what reason I don’t know. I just couldn’t stop myself. I had a lot of the same thoughts with this one as the first one, except there was a lot more eye rolling and laughter.
Did I Mention I Miss You? By Estelle Maskame
I wasn’t expecting much from the finale, but it ended up being the one I enjoyed the most. The characters felt a lot more rounded in this one, like they’d actually left the stereotypes behind and become their own person. There was a lot of character development too which was really nice to see. It ended exactly how I thought it would, but somehow, that didn’t bother me that much.
My challenge for September was to read a book that makes me feel warm and cosy. Whilst I wanted to find a new read that made me feel all the feels, I didn’t manage to do that. However, reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban gave me all those feelings so I’d like to think I was succesful for this challenge haha!
Now for October… It’s offically feeling like Autumn, and Halloween is this month, so there’s a lot of different challenges that I could go for. However, I do have a lot of witch books on my shelves that I don’t normally pick up, but I feel like I almost need to this month. So, for October, I’d like to read a book about witches. It’ll be interesting to see what book I go for but for the sake of this challenge and to get my TBR down, I won’t be including my Harry Potter re-read for it.