Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately #26

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BOOKS READ:

  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager
  • Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa
  • I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

ONGOING:

  • Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Treatment by C.L. Taylor
  • Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
  • My Bloody Valentine by Alastair Gunn
  • The Christmas Killer by Alex Pine
  • Blonde Ice by R.G. Belsky
  • The Other Child by Lucy Atkins
  • The Ex by Alafair Burke
  • The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney
  • The End of Her by Shari Lapena
  • House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse
  • The Missing by C.L. Taylor
  • Mars, May Zombie! by Chuckberry Pascual
  • The Troop by Nick Cutter

Well, hello there! September has been crazy for me because my husband and I caught the virus — after almost three years. The symptoms lasted for only a few days, and though it didn’t feel as bad as I thought it would be, I still wouldn’t want to catch it a second time, so I’m still being extra careful by still wearing masks whenever we’re out.

So, back to the books! I know that I kind of splurged on books this month, but I don’t regret it given that I got sick and all + September is the month of Manila International Book Fair which I mentioned in this post that it’s going to be the exception to my Read 5, Buy 1 rule. Ha!

Anyway, it’s that time of the month again where we “submit” our monthly wrap-ups and I’m delighted that despite September being quite a month, I still managed to read six books. The first one being Stolen by Lucy Christopher, which was a carry-over read from August. I honestly didn’t like this at all. The first few chapters were okay and actually had potential, but overall it just didn’t work out for me. I feel bad for giving this a 1-star rating because it was loved by many and even won an award, but I just didn’t like it. It was a short read, but very dragging, if you ask me.

Then I moved on to Sadie by Courtney Summers because it has been recommended by a lot of my co-book club members and it didn’t disappoint! I definitely fell in love with the writing-style and the way that the book was told in Sadie’s POV and a podcast. Check out my review and rating here.

The next book that I read was our book club’s pick for the month of September which is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I’ve only started reading thrillers a couple of years ago, but this is my first time reading an Agatha Christie novel. I used to get intimidated by her books and have avoided it for the longest time for fear that I wouldn’t like it as much, but I did love it and I’m looking forward to reading her other novels. Check out my review here!

I’ve also finished listening to the audiobook of I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy and enjoyed it so much. I’m so happy and proud of Jennette for writing this memoir and for sharing her journey and experience with all of us. She deserves the hype that the book is getting. No reviews as I don’t review memoirs.

The last novel that I was able to get through in September is Final Girls by Riley Sager! I’ve been meaning to read one of his books for some time now because he has also been recommended to me numerous times. I wasn’t really a fan of the slow-burn at the start of the book, but when the pace picked up, I couldn’t put the book down. I really enjoyed the revelations and the twists towards the end. My review for this will be up on my blog soon!

As for my current read, I recently started Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare. I’ve been saving this for the Halloween season! I couldn’t say much about it yet as I’m only a few chapters it, but I’m really hoping to like this one too.


How many books have you read? Any new favorites?

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2 thoughts on “Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately #26

    • I’m glad you liked it! I really wanted to like it given that it has an award and it was really hyped back when it was released, but it didn’t work for me 😦

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