So if you haven't noticed, I've been in this back-to-school reading slump. I've been loaded with extracurriculars and homework, and I took 4 tests this week. I'm trying to set aside time for reading, but I'm barely getting by with sleep.
I haven't really met anyone at school that reads, which makes me sad, so I really don't have much book interaction. I'm trying my hardest to read, but grades have to come first.
So here is my September Wrap-Up for this month:
- To Kill a Mockingbird: I have a full review of TKAM already up, explaining all my thoughts on it, so you can find that here
- Lois Lane: Fallout: Fallout is basically like a giant fanfic of Lois Lane. I was excited when I saw this book, because Lois' character has never really been explored that much. Overall, I enjoyed this book, but I still had my problems with it. The book felt slow at times and very underexplained. The whole virtual gaming thing didn't exactly make sense, especially early on, but I started to comprehend it more as the book went on. I'm not sure if confusion was what the author was going for, but it was definitely present. I loved the fact that she was internet friends with Superman, but I wish they get to meet in real life (even if it happens in a later book). Most of the book was very enjoyable for me, but it did seem to get slow at times.
- P.S. I Still Love You: Oh my goodness guys, this book was ADORABLE! I think I enjoyed it a little more than To All the Boys I've Loved Before, just because it had all the components you hope for in a contemporary. You get to see a couple together (I'm trying not to spoil anything) which is nice because that doesn't happen very often in contemporary novels. We also met a wonderful new character, John Ambrose McClaren, who I felt was slightly TOO perfect, but I'm not complaining. I read the whole book in one sitting and smiled the whole way throught. 5 out of 5 stars.
- Slammed: Slammed was our September book of the month. It's about a girl who has just moved to the Detroit suburbs from Texas. She just lost her dad and is just trying to stay afloat. There's a lot of poetry involved and despite the fact that it's a contemporary romance, it's a rather dark book. I loved the poetry aspect of the book and just thouroughly enjoyed the book. My only problem was that it didn't accurately depict the Detroit suburbs (and yes, I am speaking from experience). If you are a poetry lover, I'd highly recommend this book.
- Finding Audrey: Finding Audrey is a book by Sophie Kinsella about a girl named Audrey who has severe social anxiety. Throughout the book, she deals with it and tries to overcome it. I felt like a lot of the book was rushed with her healing process, because it moved along so fast. Also, I'm not sure that I really liked the actual romance of the book, just because it seemed weirdly thrust upon us. One second, Audrey was hiding, the next she had a crush on Linus. I enjoyed the family aspect, because families rarely play such a big role in YA books. Overall, it was a good book, but I feel like Sophie Kinsella should've made it more authentic.
So those are all the books I read in September. I'm going to do my TBR and Bookhaul very soon, so be on the lookout for those.
Make sure to follow us on the links below, because we tend to update those a lot with OUSF news. Also, sign up for our weekly newsletter containing updates on our posts that week!