Book wrap up

August and September Book Wrap Ups!


I know… I took a month off from blogging. Again, I have loads of excuses, but nevermind. Better late than never, right?

So here’s the book wrap up for both August and September. I had no idea I’d read so much the last two months and I have to say I’m pretty impressed!

August Book Wrap Up

Books Read: 6

The Hour I First Believed – Wally Lamb

The Story Sisters – Alice Hoffman

Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Andersen (Sister Read!)

Jezebel – Irene Nemirovsky

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

The Hypnotist – Lars Kepler

Books Abandoned: 1

The Strain – Guillermo del Toro

Best Book: Probably The Story Sisters… Check out the Sister Read review over on the other blog for a full rundown.

Worst Book: I’m going to get some schtick for this from my hipper friends, but I just couldn’t stand A Confederacy of Dunces. Apparently, after reading reviews, it’s a bit of a marmite book—you either love it or loathed it. I loathed it.

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September Book Wrap Up

Books Read: 5

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Lace – Shirley Conran

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry – Jon Ronson

The Woman in the Fifth – Douglas Kennedy

When She Woke – Hillary Jordan

Books Abandoned: 0

Currently Reading: 1

The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey

Best Book: Totally a hard one for September. With the exception of Gone Girl all of these were read on the beach, so I have a great fondness for all of them. Gone Girl was pretty amazing and twisted but I’d have to say my ultimate favourite would have to be the 800 page brick otherwise known as Lace. One word, people… goldfish. That’s it.

Worst book: There wasn’t one!

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If you’re interested in getting in touch, tweet me at @stephanie_khani or @londondiaries1.  Alternatively you can email me at emailthelondondiaries [at] gmail.com.

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