9.15.2015

What I've Been Reading {Quick Lit September 2015}

This month's books that I read include some beautiful fiction, a glimpse into high society, a preacher on an alien planet, and a horror novel that I abandoned.

It's time again for my favorite monthly linkup, Quick Lit hosted by Modern Mrs. Darcy. Head over there and let's blow up our TBR lists together, shall we? 

{I received some of the books below from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Thank you for your support!}

This month's books that I read include some beautiful fiction, a glimpse into high society, a preacher on an alien planet, and a horror novel that I abandoned.Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford- I'll have a full review of this book being posted tomorrow, but The Reader's Digest version is that while it was an interesting glimpse into the elite Manhattan social scene, it was too predictable to make me fall in love with it.
This month's books that I read include some beautiful fiction, a glimpse into high society, a preacher on an alien planet, and a horror novel that I abandoned.The Illuminations by Andrew O'Hagan - I was just confused by this book. It felt like I was meandering through the story lines without a climax or end in sight. Don't get me wrong, I love a good meander, but I was never grabbed by this novel and it didn't evoke any real emotion. So, a good story that is well told, but not a book that will stick with you.
This month's books that I read include some beautiful fiction, a glimpse into high society, a preacher on an alien planet, and a horror novel that I abandoned.Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes- I am proud to say that I did not finish this novel. It was from my Quarterly Book Riot subscription box and I respect their advice, so gave it a try. The horror genre, even one with a twist like Broken Monsters, just is not for me. I don't enjoy the feelings evoked and just put it down about halfway through. Hey, I tried!
This month's books that I read include some beautiful fiction, a glimpse into high society, a preacher on an alien planet, and a horror novel that I abandoned.Enchanter's End Game by David Eddings - What a treat to revisit the fantasy world of the Belgariad. Since I am a Finisher, I felt great satisfaction finishing this series, even so many years later. This is an epic that any Fantasy fan should read. The characters and story are gripping and the action is fast-paced.
This month's books that I read include some beautiful fiction, a glimpse into high society, a preacher on an alien planet, and a horror novel that I abandoned.Room by Emma Donoghue - I read this book in one day, so that's pretty much a review in itself. The writing is so good and despite the horrific subject matter, it is not creepy or spooky. This one is being made into a movie that will be out this fall.
This month's books that I read include some beautiful fiction, a glimpse into high society, a preacher on an alien planet, and a horror novel that I abandoned.The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber - This was another selection from the Quarterly Book Riot subscription box. It is beautifully and artfully written, with a unique plot but left me feeling unsatisfied and perplexed. I don't need every plot line tied up with a bow, but I do need more than was given here. 

This month's books that I read include some beautiful fiction, a glimpse into high society, a preacher on an alien planet, and a horror novel that I abandoned.Us by David Nichols - There were so many laugh out loud moments in this novel! The narrator is a scientist and his perspective on the world was so striking at times to that of my husband, and engineer, that I was beside myself. This novel has it all - a trip across Europe, a marriage on the rocks, and deep questions about what children need (or want) from their parents. 
This month's books that I read include some beautiful fiction, a glimpse into high society, a preacher on an alien planet, and a horror novel that I abandoned.The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman - Check out my full review here. I loved this book!

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