Monthly Review: September 2019

So September went quickly, don’t you think? As well as being my birthday month (which sparked my author birthday sandwich blog post – intrigued?) it can also claim a set of truly cracking reviews. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend all five of these books in a second. And what are they? Well…

My September Book Reviews

/ The Last Landlady by Laura Thompson

/ The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

/ Boy by Roald Dahl

/ Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel

/ Through the Wall by Caroline Corcoran

A majority of my reads (3/5) were non-fiction this month; I didn’t actually realise that until I was writing out this list! This is rare for me (as in one is good going), but I’m glad as one of my goals this year was to add a bit more non-fiction into my reading mix and it’s happening – however subconsciously.

I took part in the blog tour for The Last Landlady, part memoir, part social history of pubs, completely interesting. The Trauma Cleaner is the fascinating story of Sandra Pankhurst, a transgender Australian woman, it’s her bio as told through the eyes of the author, who spent four years with Sandra and tells her story in a beautifully lyrical way. Boy is a classic that everyone should read at some point, to hear how Roald Dahl’s real life inspired his famous stories is a treat.

My two fiction reads were also great: Through the Wall is Caroline Corcoran’s debut, an atmospheric, clever thriller that I zipped through and finally, not being dramatic, but Station Eleven has earned its place in my favourite books of all time list – I loved it THAT much.

I have two blog tours coming up in October that I can’t wait to share with you, plus a VERY exciting author interview!

Until next month, Happy Reading!

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