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September 2015 Reading Round-Up

September was a lovely month and I read some good books. I’ve five here and I read about 300 pages of Anna Karenina, too. I’m currently at 42 finished books for the year; the plan as of now is 50.

All books are works of fiction.

The Books

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Amy Stewart: Girl Waits With Gun – Constance and her sisters are harassed by a businessman whose car hits their buggy. Interesting historically, average overall.

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E Lockhart: We Were Liars – Cadence spends every summer on her family’s private island but the younger relations start questioning the perfection. Phenomenal.

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Gøhril Gabrielsen: The Looking-Glass Sisters – A disabled woman living with her sister tries to gain her love amongst the frustrations of being ignored. A good book about perceptions featuring an unreliable narrator.

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Judy Chicurel: If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go – Katie and friends live their youth in a somewhat run-down town where there are few prospects. A fine look at a variety of mental and physical issues.

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Robert Merle: The Brethren – Pierre recounts the tales of his father and his own adventures as he grows up. A fair start to a series set in medieval France, not without its problems.

My favourite this month? No question – the Lockhart. I’d give it a 6 if I could and it’s highly likely it’ll make my best of the best list for this year. I would be happy to read another Gabrielsen and the Chicurel was the perfect late summer book.

Quotation Report

Gat from We Were Liars states that a novel should deliver a series of small astonishments, which is a lovely way to put it and surely what we often look for when we sit down with a book.

I believe last October saw the hottest Halloween on record. It’ll be interesting to see where we go this year.

What was the last 5 star read you read?


Tracy Terry

October 2, 2015, 4:36 pm

Ooh, Gøhril Gabrielsen’s The Looking-Glass Sisters really stands out as a book I might enjoy. Happy reading.


October 2, 2015, 6:01 pm

We both finished 5 books :-) My favourite read of the month has to be my comforting re-read of Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett.


October 3, 2015, 12:39 am

Happy October!


October 11, 2015, 8:30 pm

I am so tempted by We Are Liars now! You’ve made it sound sooo enticing.

M Train by Patti Smith was my last 5* book – so good!



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