So after telling myself I needed to get this book ordeal into gear last month I went a little crazy: I reorganized my entire book collection, made a list of the series I had or wanted so if I come across any good deals I can snatch those books up, heavily overdid myself on Goodreads, and spent a lot of time with the cellular device turned off and with my face inside a book (isn’t the inside of a book almost a delicious scent??). While doing this I decided I’ve slacked so much on reading the past few years I needed to re-read everything I owned so I could review them (I’m embarrassed to admit how many books I actually own, so this book-review thing might be something that goes on for eternity).
I only did re-reads last month. Re-reads, but good reads.
House Rules by Jodi Picoult (532 pages)
This book gives me all the feels. I rarely cry in books but this one always turns on the water-works. I actually really like the character development, I love the relationships, I love the topic, what’s not to love?!
Favorite Quotes: “When someone dies, it feels like the hole in your gum when a tooth falls out. You can chew, you can eat, you have plenty of other teeth, but your tongue keeps going back to that empty place, where all the nerves are still a little raw.”
“When you have to try so hard to be normal, that means you’re not.”
“But in reality, someone who asks you how you’re doing doesn’t want to hear the truth. He wants the pat answer, the expected response, so that he can go on his merry way.“
Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (477 pages)
Not one of my favorite Picoult novels. Quite honestly, I think it’s one of the most depressing. Even though I’ve read this book numerous times and I know the outcome I am just never capable of feeling anything but disgust with Charlotte. I’m not a mother but I have a strong feeling I’d never be anything like her. Also, Picoult uses the phrase “catch-22” so frequently in this book I wanted to pull my hair out. Just. Stop. Please.
Favorite Quotes: “When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it’s a safe inside your mouth.”
“What you didn’t tell someone was just as debilitating as what you did…”
“Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.”
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (292 pages)
Not going to elaborate too much on this series. It’s a fun series, a lighter read. With that being said, Harris’s grammar and story-building slowly starts to eat away at my soul. I understand the need to repeat things throughout the series, in case someone picks up book 5 at random instead of starting from the beginning, but really, is it necessary to spend half the book replaying events from all the previous books? Ok, rant done!
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (291 pages)
I LOVE ERIC. The end.
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (292 pages)
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (291 pages)
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (295 pages)
What books did you finish in September? What is on your current reading list?