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Books Of The Month: September 2015

I remembered and no technical issues transpired. If you’re confused, read this.

Incoming excuse. I haven’t been reading for pleasure as much as I’d like because I have short stories, essays, and other novels to read for school. More on this later.

Somehow I managed to finish two books I’ve been wanting to start for various reasons.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

One phrase description: The characters sold it for me. 

Quote:

It gave him hope—hope that he had not lost his soul in the act of killing, hope that humanity could still be found, and honor could be regained…

My general thoughts: I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, especially considering the hype surrounding the series. Furthermore, fantasy is very hit or miss. For that reason I tend to shy away from the genre. At times, the fantasy elements drew me out of the reading experience.

The Forgotten by David Baldacci

The Forgotten by David Baldacci

One phrase description: You won’t forget this story any time soon. 

Quote:

And he would not fail her in death, as perhaps he had in life.

My general thoughts: I think Baldacci pulled off some serious issues with finesse. The book surprised me on multiple occasions so obviously I’d make a horrible detective/investigator. As a side note, it took ages to take a picture I was happy with.

What I plan to finish next month…

White Noise by Don DeLillo

White Noise by Don DeLillo

Why: I started the book already since it’s an assigned reading for my lit class. I’m almost halfway through. Honestly, the beginning felt slow and I hope the story picks up. Thankfully, the themes are relevant even if it was published three decades ago.

I don’t know why but whenever I see or hear people talking about books, I get the urge to read. So maybe you will too. Happy reading.

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9 thoughts on “Books Of The Month: September 2015

  1. I keep seeing Throne of Glass everywhere. Characters are always what make or break a book for me, so it’s good that it’s a strong point in Throne of Glass. Despite being a fantasy author, I tend to dislike full-world fantasy though, by which I mean that there is no connection to Earth or real-life human civilization at all. It is a 100% fabricated world, totally made up kingdom with totally made up mechanics, etc. That’s a huge turnoff for me, as I like some semblance of Real Life in my fantasy. So that’s the main reason I haven’t checked it out yet.

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    1. Mhm full on fantasy isn’t my thing either. I heard some people complain that there isn’t enough fantasy in this book. Although I haven’t read the entire series yet, I can imagine there are more fantasy elements in the other novels. It wasn’t too hard for me to read despite how unrealistic many parts were.

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