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What I have been reading Lately – September

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I’m still going! I am slowly working my way towards my goal of reading 24 books this year! Now to most this probably doesn’t seem that many but for someone who ends up spending hours reading fanficion rather than an actual published book – this is an accomplishment! Slow and steady wins the race! Here are the books that left my TBR pile this September:

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Among the things Billy Pilgrim could not change were the past, the present, and the future

Alberto Rosendo who plays Simon Lewis on Shadowhunters (i know I couldn’t even make it a paragraph without a mention – sorry!) recently started a book club called RosendeReads where he picks a book and then livestreams at certain intervals of the book to discuss it.  and this was the first book he chose and one that has been on my TBR list for EVER! Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time. He travels to his birth, his death and everything in between and explains it in fragments and out of order. For example Billy recounts how on his daughters wedding day he is kidnapped by aliens from Tralfamadore. I really enjoyed this read and the experience that came with being able to listen to someone discuss the book as well, this worked particularly well for this novel as it really can be confusing at times.

Damage – Eve Ainsworth 

This wasn’t originally on my TBR list but I saw it in the library in the new books and I am a sucker for a new book from the library (anyone with OCD will understand me)! But I was super intrigued and I am always interested in YA novels which have mental health representation. Gabi is popular and confident but she is hiding a secret, she self harms. It was a bit slow to start with but by the time I was mid way through – it really started to pick up the pace. You really feel for Gabi throughout and at times I definitely felt like I could relate to her. A good read by one to stay away from if Self Harm is triggering for you.

What have you been reading this month? Let me know your recommendations in the comments below!

Until Next Time,

Laugh, Love and Shop

Charlotte

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