September 2017 Book Review

This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that any clicks/purchases may result in a few cents of commission at no additional cost to you.


Plantation by Dorothea Benton Frank.  Another Dorothea Benton Frank book that I enjoyed.  This one will hit you home a bit - it's about a woman who doesn't have the best relationship with her mom, ends up finding out that her husband is cheating on her and leaves him, takes their little boy home with her to her mom's and then the story just goes from there.  It will make you smile and it for sure made me cry.  Just a good book.

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond.  I was excited to read this book, because I felt like I had heard / read a lot about it.  While it was good, it wasn't my favorite.  It's about newlyweds that sign up 'the marriage pact', and once they are in, they start to wonder what in the world they got into.  It was interesting, and I have to say, I think there are some valid points to this pact, but the ending wasn't my favorite - I just felt like things were left open and I wanted to know how it all came to actually end.

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan.  I feel like out of all three of these books, I enjoyed the first one the most.  Again, as I have said with the others, there are just so many characters I can't always keep them straight and it loses me a bit.  Still an interesting book in that the culture is so different - even if all is fictional, it still makes you wonder!

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.  This was a book club read and while the premise of it was very interesting, the book went a little too long and slow for me.  I am not sure what I can say without spoiling.  I will say that I really enjoyed the ending of the book.

My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella.  One of my favorite reads this past month!  Very light-hearted and feel good.  It hits on the fact that while you may have this amazing social media life, things aren't always as they seem.  If you need something to keep you entertained and whisk you away from all the bad stuff going on in the real world, this is it.

So Close to Amazing by KariAnne Wood.  My mom actually brought this book along on our road trip for me to read.  The author is the blogger behind Thistlewood Farm.  While I haven't followed her blog myself, my mom has and really enjoys it.  She's a DIY blogger and the book is about her life.  Each story follows with a project, which is a cute touch.  

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts.  Another recommendation from my mom!  I am a big Nora Roberts fan so I was excited she had a new book and especially so when my mom said it was a good one.  I have to say it wasn't my very favorite of hers.  The book begins with a chapter from the past and then one from the present.  Eventually the two stories combine and everything comes to a head.  If you are a fan of hers, I would definitely read it, or if you like mystery / thrillers, it's a good one.  For some reason it just wasn't my favorite, but it was still good and kept me reading and wanting to know how things ended.

I just picked up some new books from the library this weekend, so I am excited to have a new stack to get through.  As always, if you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments, or via the contact page!

Linking up with Steph, Jenn and Jessi.


15 comments

  1. My not so perfect life was one of my favorite reads this year and I have the marriage pact on my list, but I wont have my hopes up to liking it that much LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    ReplyDelete
  2. The Asian books have really been popular lately so I'm thinking I need to read them, too!! I'm hoping Nicholas Sparks comes out with a new book soon!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    ReplyDelete
  3. Way to go! I still haven't finished my current September read and need to get on it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have My Not So Perfect Life on my reading list, I have heard nothing but great things about it. Can't wait to start reading it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So many great books in your roundup! Every time someone mentions that Kinsella book I kind of want to reread it because I enjoyed it so much. Someone else mentioned the Marriage Pact yesterday and I'm definitely intrigued by what it's about, but at the same time I'm not sure if I'd like it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ooh lots of books this month! I added the blogger DIY one to my TBR. I hope to get to the Kinsella one soon. It sounds cute and I've heard a lot of good things. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

    ReplyDelete
  7. My not so Perfect Life was great! I finished it this past weekend when we were on the way home from Nashville and I loved it. Sophie Kinsella always creates the most endearing characters!

    ReplyDelete
  8. oh bummer about dark matter. i thought it flew by because i couldn't put it down. the marriage pact is on my kindle, so glad to hear it's not bad at least lol. and yes to my not so perfect life - loved it!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Come Sundown wasn't my favorite Nora Roberts either. I loved Fancy (I think that was her name) and her feminist t-shirts but it didn't grab me the way The Obsession did. I enjoyed Dark Matter but it is a weird trip. I have not read any of Kevin Kwan's books and I need to because I want to read them before the movies come out.

    ReplyDelete
  10. So Close to Amazing sounds really good - I don't follow the blog but I love DIY and personal stories. :) I also really want to read My Not So Perfect Life so I'm happy to hear you enjoyed that one.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm currently reading my second Nora Roberts book (The Liar) and I'm already becoming a huge fan of her stories and writing. She is a new-to-me author but I will be reading many of her books and adding Come Sundown to my list.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I felt the same way about the ending of The Marriage Pact. It was too open ended for me. And I'm so glad that you liked My Not So Perfect Life! It was so cute and such a fun and light read!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Loved My Not So Perfect Life and I'm adding Plantation to my want to read list asap!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Definitely adding my not so perfect life. I was so irritated with myself because the night before our trip I headed for a pedi and left my dang ipad with all my books loaded there and didn't realize it until I was packing!! Blah

    ReplyDelete