Hello friends and fellow book lovers! While August was a pretty big reading month for me, September was a little bit slower. I’ve been trying to take a little bit of a break from reading and read less for quanitay and more for quality. Then again when you’re reading this, I’ll be participating in Contemporary-A-Thon so we’ll see if that happens. I’ll be doing a separate wrap-up for that so be on the lookout 😀
Without further ado, let’s get into the 5 books I read and my 1 DNF in September (Geez didn’t think my reading month was that bad but oh well!)
1. Ayesha At Last
The first book I finished in September was Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin. If you didn’t know, this book is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice but with Muslim characters and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a unique spin on the original story and I loved watching the relationship form between Ayesha and Khalid. This book was really sweet but nothing overly special. 4/5 stars.
2. The Wedding Party (The Wedding Date #3)
The second book I finished this month was The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory and I can’t lie, this book might make me give her a second chance. I wasn’t a fan of the first two books in this series, but this one was probably my favorite. I loved both Maddie and Theo as individual characters but loved them even more as a couple since they were such polar opposites but managed to be together regardless.
This book did feature the miscommunication trope as in she heard something and misinterpreted it and it was just extremely dramatic. Either way, I thought this book was really fun and I’m up for giving the rest of the series a chance. 3.5/5 stars.
3. Becoming The Dark Prince
I don’t have much to say about this book since it was less than 100 pages but I wanted to read this novella before reading Capturing the Devil. This is basically the events between the 3rd and 4th books in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series but told from Thomas Cresswell’s POV.
I think most of the book blogging and Booktube world loves Thomas Cresswell and I’m right there with them. It was nice to get a glimpse into Thomas’s world and to finally see things from his perspective. 5/5 stars.
4. A Prince on Paper (Reluctant Royals #3)
I’ve had a hold on this book forever and it finally came off so I was SUPER hyped to read this book. Thankfully, it didn’t disappoint as it had almost everything I love in romance books. This book follows Ledi’s cousin, Nya who is mentioned in the first book and Johan who is a friend of Ledi’s husband. These two honestly might be my favorite couple of them all.
This book did feature a lot of tropes but it didn’t feel like they were cliche. Alyssa Cole put a new spin on them and I enjoyed that. For some reason, once the book hit the 75% mark, I started to get a little bored which knocked off a star but overall, this was another great installment in the series. 4/5 stars.
5. A Question For Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4)
The last book I finished in September was A Question For Holmes which is the last book in the Charlotte Holmes series and honestly, I’m sad to see this series go. It was so fun to buddy-read this series with Jenna and Sofia which I’m going to miss. Anyways, getting into what I thought of the book, I think it was a good but not amazing conclusion to the series.
While I liked how everything wrapped up, I only wish that I wouldn’t have been so abrupt. If you’ve read this book, then you know what I mean. Personally, I wish it would have been a little bit longer and explored just a little bit more for me to really enjoy it but it was still good. 4/5 stars.
Those are the 5 books I read in September, not including my Contemporary-A-Thon reads and thankfully, I enjoyed all of them. When I’m typing this, it’s the first day of Contemporary-A-Thon and so far, I think I’m shaping up to have an amazing read-a-thon but we’ll see. You’ll have to check out my CAT wrap-up, though 😉