[Wrap-Up] Books read in September 2017

September was a month that just came and went. Wait – that’s been the case for all of the previous months as well… Anyway, time to wrap my reads up! All of the books I read in September were novels except one short story collection, and just like last month I only managed five books. It’s not a lot but my TBR included many highly anticipated books and wow, I ended up with so many great and different reading experiences! My reviews are linked in this post, as usual!

My September reads:

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[Book Review] The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

30558877Title: The Summer that Melted Everything
Author: Tiffany McDaniel
Genre: Fiction, literary fiction, magical realism, contemporary

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Book Depository.

My rating: ★★★★★

Summary: During the summer of 1984, when a scorching heatwave invades Breathed, Ohio, Fielding Bliss befriends the devil. The devil calls himself Sal, is a bruised and skinny 13-year-old boy, and has come to answer an invitation from Autopsy Bliss, Fielding’s father. The Bliss family takes him in, assuming he’s just a runaway boy, but after a series of strange accidents, the townspeople start to believe that Sal really is the devil. While the Bliss family faces their own personal demons, the tensions in Breathed rise along with the feverish heat.

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[Book Review] End of Watch by Stephen King

33641267Title: End of Watch
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Fiction, horror, supernatural, mystery, crime

Where I got the book: I purchased this book at Norli.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: Brady Hartsfield, the Mercedes Killer, has been in a vegetative state for five years since he was stopped by police detective Bill Hodges. Complete recovery is unlikely, but Brady is awake and in possession of new deadly powers. Bill Hodges, now retired, runs an investigation agency with his partner Holly Gibney. They are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre. This is the start of their most dangerous case yet, one in which Brady Hartsfield is somehow pulling all the strings, and he’s planning revenge not only on Hodges and his friends, but also on an entire city.

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[Book Review] The Accusation by Bandi

30358510Title: The Accusation
Author: Bandi
Genre: Fiction, short stories, political

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Book Depository.

My rating: ★★★★★

Summary: A man’s life is ruined because of a mistake his father did years ago. A privileged mother is under scrutiny because her toddler is terrified of a Karl Marx portrait. A man is denied a travel permit and sneaks onto a train, desperate to see his dying mother. This collection of seven short stories portrays daily life under the North Korean regime, set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il’s dictatorship.

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[Book Review] Nemesis by Jo Nesbø

34313100Title: Nemesis*
Author: Jo Nesbø
Genre: Fiction, crime, Nordic noir, thriller, mystery

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Bokkilden.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: A female cashier is shot dead during a brutal bank robbery. Detective Harry Hole is on the case, but after a dinner with an old ex-girlfriend he wakes up with no memory of the last 12 hours. The girl is later found dead under mysterious circumstances and Harry starts receiving threatening e-mails: someone is trying to frame him for murder. The bank robberies continue, a killer is on the run, and Harry Hole has suddenly become the number one suspect…

*I read this in its original language (Norwegian) under the title “Sorgenfri”.

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[TBR] Plan to read in September 2017

I’m a little late with my TBR again but at least not as late as last month. Honestly I still can’t believe it’s already September?? I love autumn and all but still – I’m shook. I actually don’t have that many books on my TBR this month either but I might be able to squeeze more reads in as I go. I think pretty much all of them are highly anticipated, so let’s have a look!

My September TBR:

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[Book Review] Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

29932639Title: Sleeping Giants
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Genre: Fiction, science fiction, epistolary

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Book Depository.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary: In Deadwood, South Dakota, a young girl named Rose is riding her bike when she suddenly falls through the earth and right into the palm of a giant metal hand. Seventeen years later, Rose Franklin is a trained physicist leading a top secret team that aims to solve the mystery behind the artifact, which is literally part of a big puzzle. The question is, once all the pieces are in place, will the final result bring lasting peace or will it become a weapon of mass destruction?

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