What I read in September 2019

I had a very busy September, and didn’t record on paper what I read (I’ve never forgotten to do this before) therefore have missed a couple books from this list. This month I read all physical books apart from HP (I have the series on my kindle). Enough rambling, the first book I read this month was;

  1. Harry Potter and the half blood prince: I’m sure you’ll know by now that I am only just reading/watching the HP series as an adult.. I actually saw the movie before reading this one, thus flew through this book as I didn’t quite need the same level of attention. I much preferred the book to the movie, as they missed so much out! This is so far one of my favorite HP books. Only one more to go!
  2. The kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: This is by far the best book I read in September. I’ve had this book on my TBR for years, and can’t believe I waited this long to read it. The story is very emotional, and some may find aspects difficult to read. I would recommend this book to everyone!
  3. Home girl by Alex Wheatle: I picked this book up at the library on a whim. I really enjoy books based in foster care, and thus this book appealed to me. It was an easy read, found in the YA section, but a little young for me. I still really enjoyed the story, and how it included many important topics.
  4. The shadow of the wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón: Too many words to fit on here, separate blog post coming!
  5. I also read a YA book about a mum with agoraphobia, and her son also doesn’t leave the house, until one day he decides to explore. They name rooms in the house after cities. For example, the kitchen being Paris. When exploring the boy meets another boy with the same name. I’ve googled and cannot find the book anywhere. If anyone knows what I’m trying to explain,please comment! Very odd for me to not write my books down…
  6. I’m now writing this in October and have finally finished the last Harry Potter book, so expect a blog on my opinions of reading HP for the first time!


  1. I love that you’re reading HP for the first time. I grew up on those books. Started reading them when I was 10 and felt like I grew up with Harry. I’m now 29 and still look at those times with nostalgia.

    It’s also very curious to me that you saw the films before reading the books! I had read every book at least four or five times before watching the film version of them. HP is one of the few fantasy books I read compulsively, I just kept reading them over and over again.

    Opposite of Lord of the Rings, when I saw all the films first and then read the books (also a bunch of times lol).

    HP–like LOTR (Lord of the Rings)–is one of the best fantasies ever written.

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    • I’m not usually a fantasy fan hence never reading HP. I did read all the books first, apart from the last 2, where I saw the movies. I read the first book,watched the movie,read the 2nd, watched that ect ect.

      I’m not sure I will delve into LOTR too.

      I’m surprisingly really enjoying the books though. Thank you for your comment Anna!


  2. I’m re-reading the HP series atm as well! It’s my third time reading the series & I definitely think I’ve gotten something different out of them each time bc I read them at such different points in my life!

    Hope you have a great October! ☺️

    💛 Ngoc

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  3. Half-Blood Prince is my favourite one. I actually just got that one from the library to re-read it, just coz.
    I read HP in high school and enjoyed the books a lot. I hadn’t seen the movies at the time. I was basically reading a book and watching the movie. Worked out well coz it was on the TV a lot at the time.


  4. I also was an adult by the time I picked up HP. I never read a book or seen a movie until I was 28. I read the first 4 then watched the first 4 movies. I tried to read book 5 three times but kept bailing, so that’s as far as I got. Tbh, I’m not all that fascinated with HP, but I am fascinated with how fascinated everyone else seems to be with it! I don’t really get it, but I want to lol I hope you’re enjoying it all!

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