A positive past month in the sense that I finally started college, but not so good when it came down to books and reading, more in the sense that I didn’t really read what I had planned for the month.
Things seem to be going really well regarding college and finally enrolling on the librarian course that I dreamed and anticipated about joining for many years. I face my first assessment next week and I have promised I’d give it my all as I feel so fortunate to be on this course studying to be what is best suited for me and my love of books, a librarian. The other staff members who are my mentors aren’t really keen on the type of books I read (SFF mostly) and they have said when I enquired about whether there would be more fiction book purchases that those genres I like tend not to be mainstream genres as a certain clique of people (even if it is a very big clique) like books like that, one of them most definitely and always being myself. I’ve also been told by my support workers too that the mainstream genres tend to be contemporary romance or crime thrillers which don’t appeal at all to me at this current time. One thing I must keep in mind as well is that I don’t need any more books at the moment because my larger than life TBR which doesn’t look like its going down at all 😛 😉 It’s still a fun course though even though I’ve only been there two weeks so far but I just know in my heart that this is the right course of action to take.
Something that hasn’t properly been mentioned before is that me and my family will be going to Thailand in December for two weeks and yes, I have already got my reading list planned! 😀 I’ve started ordering more books from my library in the past few days for the Thai trip as I can imagine I’ll be doing a lot of reading there this time as my parents want to spend most of the holiday relaxing. I know I’ve mentioned before how I have no room on my library card for more books and yet more books are being ordered and are arriving, but it is only because I have DNFed so many books last month that I have the room on my card to accommodate these new orders. It is typical me to already start stockpiling my Thai TBR when the trip is months away lol and I hope no one orders these books until I come home from the trip 😂😂😈
So in general life seems positive even though I don’t really feel ready for summer to end (we had quite a cold summer where I am this year and I was told it was due to climate change) as the weather now is even more miserable than ever with yet more rain 😛 I still cannot believe how quickly the months have gone, though I was hoping to have done more reading… Here are the book I did manage to finish the past month.
Books I finished in September 2019
- The House of Hades – Rick Riordan
- The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
- Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
- The Rule of Claw by John Brindley
Links are to my reviews. I will also note here that I DNFed Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield and London Eye by Tim Lebbon causing me to return the rest of those series and giving more room for the books on my Thai TBR I mentioned earlier 😀 My favourite among these books has to be Rick Riordan’s House of Hades and I think a lot of people would understand why as he has such an interesting way of writing his myths and characters which make the reader want to carry on reading. The same can mostly be said for Cassandra Clare’s works too although with Clockwork Princess this time I was in a bit of a slump and just didn’t feel like reading 😛 It did have a somewhat satisfying ending, though I can see how lots had feels with how things did turn out even if I didn’t. The Rule of Claw was an entertaining read though I went into it expecting a really deep philosophical read and while there were some interesting takes on evolution, I felt everything was a bit too crude and not well enough put together in the end. I don’t know whether I’ll ever read the sequel but if I do it won’t be any time soon. Hope to be more captivated with books this month and REALLY hope to have left this stupid slump behind!
- The Heralds of Valdemar omnibus by Mercedes Lackey
- No Life But This by Anna Sheehan
- The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
- Green Rider by Kristen Britain
I currently have the Valdemar omnibus and No Life But This on my currently reading shelf so those are pretty much guaranteed reads for this month, but with the others my TBR always seems subject to change. I’ve had Green Rider on my TBR for so long that I will make a special effort this month to read it and also so many other people have said it is awesome so what other encouragement do I need? Mercedes Lackey’s books I have seen nearly everywhere in my libraries fantasy sections and these books are also well recommended even though they all seem to be set in the same world though I don’t know which series to start with? 😛 I have made it my goal to read them all one way or another though. I know I really need to read the Blood of Olympus one of these days and it does puzzle me now as to why I’m holding off finishing what has been an epic series 😮 It’s very probably due to all the ordered books for Thailand lol… But yeah, I won’t put too many books on this list as when I do I never seem to be able to stick to the TBR.