#Books: September 2016 Wrap Up

I had been in a reading slump the past few months, I think this was partially because I stopped taking public transport to work. I read one book in August which is not helpful for my goal of reading 50 books this year. So since September I have been making a big effort to read, so here is My September Wrap Up. My October will be posted soon and then hopefully this will become a monthly thing!

Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice - Curtis Stone
I read this because of the Mamamia Book Club Podcast that I stumbled upon one day. I listened to the podcast twice; once before reading the book and once after reading the book. As you can probably guess by the title of the book, this is a modern spin on Pride and Prejudice, which is one of my favourites.
The story changed the age of Jane to 40 and Liz to 38 to make the sisters being single a more realistic concern for their mother in the modern age. I liked this change as I don't think I would have been comfortable with Lydia getting married so young. There were some interesting changes to the book with a lot of pop culture thrown in. I do wonder if the adaptation will be relevant in the next ten years though as the references will surely date. One change I was thankful for was John Wickham as the thought of sisters sleeping with the same guy would have been slightly gross to read about. Overall this has made me want to re-read the original book again, I did rewatch the BBC mini series though.

Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes
Re-read: No I would choose the original

Whatever Life Throws at You - Julie Cross
This book I heard about on YouTube and I found this book to be extremely cute. It is more on the young adult side of things than what I had been reading lately and I really enjoyed the change. This is based around Annie Lucas who moves with her father to Kansas as he gets a job coaching a baseball team. Annie of course falls for the 19 year old pitcher Jason Brody, who has a bad boy past. Okay so not the most original storyline but definitely a fun read. The ending of the book had me smiling for days, so if you are a fan of YA I would check this book out.

Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes
Re-read: Maybe

Heart-Shaped Hack - Tracey Garvis-Graves
This book was really good in parts and then slow in other parts. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy it though. This book is based around Kate and Ian, Kate runs a food pantry while Ian is a hacker. There is instant chemistry between the pair which is really enjoyable to read. However I feel this book was slightly too long and the big break up part that always happens in romance novels was painful to read. This made the end of the book take days to read as it wasn't pleasant to read. This is a series that does continue with Kate and Ian, not choosing to switch to another couple in the world. I do wonder if the second book would be like as I did enjoy most of the book, but I'm not sure what direction the story will go in as it did seem complete at the end of the first book.

Rating: 3/5
Recommend: No
Re-read: No
Continue with the series: Not likely

The Hook Up - Kristen Callihan
I really love this book however towards the end of this book it did make me frustrated.  The story follows colleague seniors Anna and Drew, Drew of course being the star quarterback of the football team. There is instantly an attraction from the first meeting however it is Drew who wants something to happen and Anna doesn't. Anna makes a no kissing policy for whenever they are together, as this a way to keep what is happening between them serious. Towards the end something happens to Drew with causes a lot of stress with between the two of them and this is where the book frustrated me. However the ending did make me happy again with the book, so I did actually enjoy the book.

Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes
Re-read: No
Continue with the series: Maybe

Beautiful Bastard - Christina Lauren
This is book bases on a love hate realtionship in the work place. Chloe is an intern at a big company where her boss Bennett is the owners son. Bennett although is very attractive is a Bastard. This book is very steamy but still alot of fun. Chloe wants to be taken seriously and does try to stay away from Bennett but the attraction is too high.

Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes
Re-read: Most likely not
Continue with the series: I think I will

What did you read in September?

Until next time.


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