What’s up readers? It’s the 5th day of Blogtober! If you don’t know what Blogtober is, it is a series I am conducting that starts from the first of October where in I post on my blog eveyday until Halloween. Today, I’m gonna share to you the books I’ve finished reading this September! 😄📚🌟🍁
1. 続星守る犬 by 村上たかし (Zokuhoshi Mamoru Inu by Takashi Murakami)
🌟🌟🌟 (3 stars) First is Zokuhoshi Mamoru Inu. I borrowed this from the library at school and I picked it up because of its cover. It’s so cute with all the cherry blossoms and a cute dog. It’s in mangga form and I like the story but it just didn’t meet my expectations so I give it 3 stars. I shouldn’t have expected that much.
2. ナルニア国物語: ライオンと魔女、訳: 間所ひさこ (Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe translated by Hisako
🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4 stars) I got this from Book Off for only ¥108. The Chronicles of Narnia is my favorite series growing up. This is the translated version of Narnia: The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe and I picked this up because I thought it would be fun reading a translated version of one of my favorite books. I really enjoyed it but I like the original one better than the translated so I give it 4 stars.
3. House of Chaos by Sarai Henderson
🌟🌟🌟 (3 stars) I received an ARC of House of Chaos via NetGalley. Overall I think it is a very interesting book and a unique way of telling a story. I like the setting and the characters are great but the only problem I have with this is the antagonist because I don’t find him that powerful when they were fighting with the protagonist. It would have been better if the antagonist was a little bit stronger.
4. Beginning French by les Américains
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5 stars) Another ARC I received via NetGalley. It’s a travel memoir and what I like most about this book is that it’s set in France. Another feature I like about Beginning French is that at the back there is a Glossary of French words being used throughout the book so you can learn French vocabulary while enjoying reading. It’s great for those who are learning French or even those who are not. I give it 5 stars because I loved everything about this book. From the setting to the character to how the story is told. I think it’s a magnificent story that deserves to be read by many. I wrote a book review of Beginning French so if you’re interested, it’s here. After I reviewed their book, they e-mailed me asking if I would like to receive a signed copy of their book and I said yes so they sent me their book. I’m so happy to have a signed printed copy of one of my favorite books of the year! 😄
5. Buzz Books 2017 YA Fall/Winter
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5 stars) This is another ARC that I received via NetGalley and I like most (not all) of the books being featured in this book. Books within a book. Cool. It contains 1 or 2 chapters of each featured book. It’s nice that you get to read a chapter or two to get the feel of the book and the writing style of the author before buying a book instead of just the blurb and summary to decide.
6. ドラえもん 第一巻 (Doraemon)
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟(5 stars) Next is Doraemon, which I borrowed from the school library. It’s also in mangga form same with ZokuHoshi Mamoru Inu and I enjoyed it. I used to watch Doraemon on tv when I was younger and it’s nice to read it as mangga. If you know Doraemon, comment down below. 👇☺
7. The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5 stars) This is one of the books that I got from Book Off when I was shopping for Fall Reads. This is a true story of espionage during Cold War and I really enjoyed reading this. A true story paced like a thriller, it kept me in suspense with every page turned. Deeply engrossing and skillfully written, this is a must-read for those interested in Cold War and espionage. I will be writting a review of this book so I’m excited for that. Overall, I give it 5 stars.
8. Edgar and Ellen: Under Town by Charles Ogden
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5 stars) The last book for September is Edgar and Ellen: Under Town by Charles Ogden is another one of the books I got for my Fall Reading. I think it’s a perfect book for Halloween because of the theme and the cover of the book is freakin’ awesome! It’s a story about two mischievous kids which means trouble. If you’re a fan of The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch and A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, I highly recommend this book.
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Thank you for reading and cheers to more books! 🍷📚💕😄