Reading Wrap Up: September 2020

At the beginning of September I had a lot of arcs that I needed to read asap, so I ended up only reading arcs this last month. Every book that I mention in this wrap up also has a full review on my blog already, which I’ll make sure to link to. I read a total of six books with an average rating of 3.67 out of five, which is only a little lower than last month’s average.

I still have a bunch of arcs, so I’m still going to be focusing on those for the foreseeable future. My new semester of university has just started as well, so I’m going to have to take time to do my assigned reading and to study. I seriously wish that I could stop time just so that I could read everything that I want to ;_;

Like last month, I’m going to list each of the books that I read in the order that I finished them, provide some brief thoughts, and link to my full review.

Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Through reading this, I came to the conclusion that this particular type of mystery story, where the main character decides to become an amateur detective because Only They Can Solve The Case, just aren’t my thing. I’m sure that there are plenty of people out there who’ll love this book. You can find my full review here.

A Place Called Zamora by L.B. Gschwandtner

Rating: 1 out of 5.

This is one of the worst books I’ve ever read, and might even be the worst book I’ve ever read. If you’re even slightly tempted to give this a read, don’t. Just don’t do it. I put myself though this hell so you don’t have to. You’ll have a much better time reading almost any other dystopian. This book scraped the bottom of the barrel and somehow managed to dig even deeper. You can find my full review here.

The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a sweet queer fairytale-esque short story, and I enjoyed my time reading it! I readily recommend it to anyone who’s looking for queer fairytales, and to anyone who wants to read more stuff with dragons in. You can find my full review here.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book 100% deserves the hype that it’s been getting! I loved practically everything about it. I almost regret reading an arc, because that means that I’ve read and finished it when it’s only just come out, and it’s going to be a painful wait for the second book in the series. You can find my full review here.

The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I tend to like stores that take common tropes/genres and take them apart, asking questions that usually get sidestepped and exploring what would probably need to be the case in order for this kind of story to actually happen. This book does that with the chosen one trope, and in my opinion it does a good job! The cast is also unusual, being made up of different versions of one person from alternate universes and then also a dragon. You can find my full review here.

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book came into my home, smiled innocently, and stabbed me in the heart, right from the very first chapter. This series has entered into the rotation of things that I have a tendency to infodump about to my partner, and they’ve been so incredibly patient with me as I yell about how much these characters mean to me. This is yet another case where the wait for the next book in the series is going to be a struggle. You can find my full review here.

September had a rocky start, but the books that I read nearer to the end of the month were excellent! I’m not sure if I’ll be able to read as many books in October due to classes starting up again, but I’m going to try my best!

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