Show Us Your Books Link-Up: September 2018


I thought I was reading a lot this month...but apparently not. Whoops. Truthfully, I kinda have but it's been re-reads and I don't count those in my yearly total. Rereading the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling has become my calming nighttime routine and I've read Books 2 & 3 this past month (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban).

This was my only new read of the month, apparently. It was really interesting, a good dysfunctional family drama which y'all know I'm always up for. The ending felt slightly cheesy, which is why it's a 4 star review rather than a 5. But this is one of those books where the chapters are told by various characters, and I really enjoyed that. It can be tricky but when it's done well it feels so cozy and I love the little trails and tie backs that show how everyone is connected.

Hopefully I will be able to make my way to the library soon and pick up some new reads. What have you been reading this month? Link-up & let us know!


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11 comments

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed The Next, and that you're having fun re-reading Harry Potter!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  2. I loved The Nest! It hasn't been on anyones list in awhile forgot how good it was.

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  3. The Nest was one I didn't finish because it just seemed like there was so much back and forth. I think it'd make a good movie, though.

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  4. i've been meaning to re-read harry potter, it's been a couple years. i love fitting in re-reads, feels so comfy you know? glad you enjoyed the nest!

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  5. The Nest annoyed me with two extraneous storylines but not bad overall.

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  6. The Nest was not my favorite but not terrible.

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  7. I haven't read the nest yet. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  8. I always try rereading HP once a year because it also calms me down and makes me feel good. :D I believe The Nest is on my TBR. I like multiple POVs when done well, which sounds like The Nest is, otherwise it can be really hard to keep everything straight when it's kind of a mess.

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  9. I was thinking about this book yesterday, because it talked about the widower of a 9/11 victim. I really could have a lot more into the book, if it focused on the smaller characters.

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  10. Harry Potter is definitely a relaxing read! I love the familiarity of the story line!

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  11. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite!! :) I haven't read The Nest! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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