I'm glad that September is over and that October is finally here. Not only is October is one of the prettiest months where I live, but there are some great books that can be read in October. Before I get to all of that, I'd like to give you a recap of things that happened in September at The Hardcover Lover and in my life.
- My book meme, Soundtrack Saturday is slowing taking off. It's all about creating small book soundtracks for the books you're reading or your favorite books.
- I received a few more Liebster Awards, so now my total is ten or eleven. I'm not quite sure, but it's a lot, and it's amazing! I'd like to thank everyone for nominating me for them, but I am no longer answering the questions. It takes a long time, and I've become very busy.
- I read and reviewed some ARCs, so be sure to check those out because many of the books come out this month.
- I adopted two kittens, Luna and Lizzie, and they are adjusting here at home. Luna is a bit mean, but I'm hoping she comes around soon. I don't want her to be a mean kitty. Lizzie is great and friendly.
- I'd like to apologize for my lack of updating in the last week or so of September. I became very sick (and still am), so it became hard to concentrate on what I wanted to post.
Books I Read in September 2014:
- Cress by Marissa Meyer - Technically I started reading this book in late August, but I did read the majority of it in September. I really enjoyed Cress, and so far, it's my favorite of the three released books in The Lunar Chronicles series. In case you missed it, you can check out my review here to see if this book and series is for you.
- The Disappearance of Lars Wellingsworth by Susan Srikant - Susan kindly sent me this book and two others for me to read and review, and this book did not disappoint. It's a middle grade book about a young boy who was kidnapped, and it is amazingly cute and thrilling. You can find my review here.
- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins - Yes, I only just got to this book now, but to be fair, I only read Anna and the French Kiss in July. I enjoyed reading about Lola and her adventures and love life in San Francisco, but I will admit that I liked Anna better. My review can be found here in case you're interested in seeing what else I had to say about this wonderful book.
- Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke - I received an ARC of this book through On the Same Page ARC Tours, and I absolutely loved it! I'm so glad that this became available through On the Same Page because I've been waiting to participate in one of their tours, but I also really wanted to read this book before it was available to the public. I strongly recommend that you check out my review for it because I truly think that every young girl should read this book.
- SNEAK PEAK Atlantia SAMPLE by Ally Condie - After reading the Matched series, I was unsure about giving Ally Condie another chance, but this was a Read it Now feature on NetGalley. I was still a bit curious, and I really wanted to like Ally Condie's writing, so I read the sample. I'll be ordering the full-length book sometime soon.
- My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories - This book is a collection of holiday-themed short stories by some of today's most popular YA authors. I really enjoyed reading most of the stories, and I cannot wait to have a copy of this beauty sitting on my shelves this month. In my review, I have detailed reviews of each individual story, so if you're curious, you should check it out.
- Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots by Lorna Schultz Nicholson - This is a children's book that I found while browsing titles on NetGalley one day. As a huge hockey fan, I had to read it, so I requested it. It's a very cute story of a young player who gets to play against some of his idols, but he has to learn a lesson. I didn't post a review on my blog, but I did post one on Goodreads in case you want to see it.
- Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - You see! I finished the entire trilogy this year, and I couldn't be happier. I loved this book almost as much as I loved Anna because I felt like the magic from Anna was back again! You can see my full review for the concluding novel here.
Books I Plan to Read in October:
- Beau, Lee, the Bomb, and Me by Mary McKinley
- The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
- The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
- Rooms by Lauren Oliver
- The Remedy by Susan Srikant
- The Secret Room of Kaatu Temple by Susan Srikant
- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs