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Monthly Book Roundup for September/October

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Hello fellow bookworms! So I accidentally forgot to blog for a few months… so I’m mashing 2 posts into 1! Still not a lot of content as I haven’t had loads of time to read recently. I have now officially started my masters degree and I am loving it. The reading can be frustratingly complex at times but I always celebrate the little victories when I finally understand something, and the main thing getting me through is the thought that I am finally studying something I am so passionate about, and I can finally see my future getting a bit clearer! I do have some post ideas planned so hopefully I’ll have some time to write and post them soon as well. But back to today’s post, I am sharing with you the books I read in September and October, prepare to be amazed potentially disappointed (like me)…

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What books have I read this month?

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

I was so excited to read this book, and I can’t deny it is a great piece of YA literature, but I think I read it at the wrong time in my life. If I’d read this in my mid-teens, I think I would have ended up reading the whole series. I hate to think I’m growing away from YA books, and I don’t think I have completely, I just think my feelings toward them have changed.

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Forever and always a favourite of mine, and reminds me how it feels to love and cherish books as a big part of your life. I believe every young bookworm should read this book!

Flour Babies by Anne Fine

This book was so much fun, it was so insightful to see how young boys react and change when faced with the tasks of parenting. I wish I’d had a chance to read it in school, because books like this really do read differently when you’re younger.

Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers is a new author for me, but a well known name in YA literature from when it was first acknowledged as a form of writing between children’s and adult literature. Despite saying earlier that I was concerned my love of YA lit was leaving me, I really did enjoy this book. It was an unusual narration, written from the perspective of an older author and following the relationship between a young boy and a young girl, and the young boy and the author. It was such an inspirational story and, unlike Noughts and Crosses, I think I read this at the right time in my life.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

This book was way too creepy to be considered a children’s book! The illustrations by Chris Riddell were perfectly spooky, but Gaiman’s imaginatively creative storytelling was enough to send shivers down my spine, let alone any child reading this!

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Average Rating: 4.2 stars

Number of total pages read: 1,388

Books read toward 2020 Book Challenge goal: 48/50 books 

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What am I currently reading?

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

Taking a while but I’m getting there…!

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Books I plan to read in November

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!

Happy November and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

By bookmuffin

I like books and tea. MA Children's Literature student.

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