I know the two pictures above make no sense and have no relation whatsoever with September, I’m not crazy. I’m just hungry and in need of a new black dress.
This month I’ve made a conscious effort to post semi-regularly, thus managing to post nine successful posts – which if you’ve been following this blog for a while you know is quite a feat for me in a back-to-school month. And because I have a better schedule this year, I’m confident I can increase this number in October.
The best books I’ve read this month were the first three instalments of the Knitting in the City series, by Penny Reid. As I’ve said before, Neanderthal Seeks Human was a strong breakout novel, but the I’m afraid the other two didn’t quite click with me – especially the second book, Friends Without Benefits. I still enjoyed it, but the plot felt a bit soap-operish at times. Also I cringe at love words spoken by a man in italian – I’m sure it can be very romantic in real life, but in my mind it always sounds so corny!
The third book (Love Hacked) was better, but still not like Neanderthal. For some reason the latter rang truer to me, more realistic (for a romance novel), and Janie – the leading female character – was interesting and flawed in a way that appealed to me in particular.