My favorite books: The September Edition


Hello all the lovely people reading this!

Since September was my last month of holidays I wanted to read as many books as possible, knowing I won't have much time to do that during the school year. 

September Wrap Up (books I read):

"Swear on this life"  ★★★★★/5

Blurb provided by the publisher: When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction? (less)

"The hating game" Sally Thorne ★★★★/5

Blurb provided by the publisher: Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything—especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking.

If Lucy wins this game, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua, and dressing for work like she’s got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she’s got Joshua Templeman all wrong.

Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn’t hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game

"All the ugly and wonderful things"  ★★★/5

Blurb provided by the publisher: As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible "adult" around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer. 

"Touch of Power"  ★★★★/5
"Confess" Colleen Hoover ★★★/5

My favourites
For this moth I just have to pick two favorites. 

The first would have to be "Swear on this life" by Renee Carlino, which I now consider one of my all time favorite books. This was such an amazing and gripping feel-good read. You are bound to have a smile on your face after having read it. However, that does not mean it was all lovey-dovey. I honestly cried as well as smiled through the book. I had slight issues with the writing at some parts of the book, but overall it was a great story. This book also had amazing characters, I loved the fact that we got to learn in detail about their childhood, it really gave the reader deeper understanding into the book and main characters' actions.

My second favorite book I read this month would have to be "The hating game". I actually was debating giving this book 4,5 stars or even 5. Don't get me wrong, it's not the most amazing piece of literature, but it was just so entertaining. I couldn't help but to smile while reading it and stayed up until 4 a.m. to finish it and still had a great mood the next day, which says a lot. 

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