Yay, what I read in September is more than last month! It’s one more book, but still. I think up until the end of year, the days are just going to get busier and busier and reading a book will feel more and more like a luxury haha. But we’ll see!
This month, I read The Hating Game and the highly anticipated American Royals! American Royals came out the first week of September. I initially heard of this from one of my favorite podcasts, Bad On Paper. Since there has been a lot of buzz on this book, I got a few DMs asking for my thoughts before they purchased it. Scroll down and I give my review!
What I Read In September 2019
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This book is basically a Rom Com. Another book recommendation from you all! If you are into it, then you’ll enjoy the story line. A lot of people have commented on how much they enjoyed reading this book, and I was in the book for something light hearted. Plus I was intrigued by the storyline. It is about two co-workers who can’t stand each other. They are constantly competing with each other and finding ways to make the other person look back. Then there was an open position in their company and both of them are in the lead for this promotion.
To me, the first quarter of the book felt slow. At first it was funny reading about their quirks and then it felt like it was dragging a bit. Like ok, I get it they can’t stand each other. Then after getting through the first quarter of pages, it got really interesting. I got a much deeper understanding about the two main characters and their feelings and motives. And it got me to appreciate the beginning pages of the book (the parts that I felt like were dragging). It all tied together and made sense. The book is sweet and funny. Not my most favorite, but it was fun. Now I want a movie out of this book haha. I always love watching a good Rom Com movie.
American Royals by Katharine McGee
American Royals changes your perspective on the American government if George Washington was crowned king versus elected president. This book takes you to the current era but America is ruled by a Monarchy. These American royalties are descendants and heirs to George Washington. The book primarily focuses on the two princesses and the prince’s lives. One of the princesses will be the first ever Queen to rule America. Before that, only a king was allowed to rule the government and it is always passed down to the first-born son. There’s a lot of pressure on this princess to be perfect.
I LOVED this book. First of all, I loved that it switches up American history. It never crossed my mind that America could have been a monarchy government. So the play on history was really creative! Even if you are not into books about royalty, I think you will still enjoy it. There’s scandals and love stories. When I was done reading the book, I wanted more. I felt like there was so much that I need to know what happens. The last quarter of the book, so much was happening that at the end I had to know what the future looked like. Fortunately, Katharine McGee announced that she is currently writing the sequel and I can’t wait for it to come out!
So now I’m on a royalty kick. I want to read any book about royalty haha. I just started reading The Royal Treatment. Have you read this book? What have you read that you loved in September?
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American Royals sounds like very interesting book. Thank you for sharing. I would like to read it.
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It’s an incredible book to read!
I wish I could find more time to read a book… I used to read a lot but now with three young kids and blogging I hardly left any time for reading a book… Book sounds interesting and worth reading though….❤️
It’s definitely something you have to dedicate time to. Once I did, I learned to be fit it in my schedule!
I want to read American Royals!
I think you’ll love it!
I’ve heard so many wonderful things about American Royals. This book sounds fascinating & I appreciate the alternative perspective on things! I’ll absolutely add it to my queue <3 x Shannon • www.essellesse.com
It’s so worth reading!
American Royals sounds like such a fun + interesting read! I’m putting it on the list!
Le Stylo Rouge
I enjoyed every minute of it!
Mel Hwang says
Ouuu! I wanted to read some of these! American Royals has been on my list. Thanks for the recos girl!
Yes!! I think you’d enjoy!
Maria Marisa Gomes Cavaleiro says
I wish I have more time to read!!
It’s one of the those things we have to learn to dedicate time to do. Hopefully you can soon!
Theses 2 books look both really good but now I really want to read the American royals.
Looks so interesting.
It was such a fun book to read!
I’ve never heard of these books before, thank you for reviews 😉
Lots of love ♥ January Girl
I enjoyed these books!
Regine Karpel says
Melissa Kacar says
American Royals sounds like such an interesting book – I love that it takes a different perspective in an alternate version of history. I will definitely check it out! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I loved the change in perspective too! So fun to read!
American Royals sounds like a really enjoyable read! I love how it follows a soon to be Queen…very interesting. I’m definitely going to check it out! Thanks for sharing!
It was so interesting and fun!
They sound like really interesting books! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 I just managed to finish all the books I asked for for Christmas last year, ha! i need to try harder to find more time to read!
Hope that your week is going well 🙂
Haha! Hopefully you’ll read one of these!
Great recommendations dear! Thanks for sharing.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Thank you Jessica!
Anya Dryagina says
I love reading, but I haven’t come across these books yet)
Hopefully you’ll check these books out!
My friend is reading American Royals ❣
It’s a good read!
Lucy Mitchell says
Both those books sound great, I’m definitely adding them to my list to read.
Yay! I hope you enjoy reading them!
Both of these sound like fun reads! I’m adding them to my list!
Jill – Doused in Pink
Definitely they were fun to read!
I want to read more this upcoming month. I think it’s the perfect time to get cozy with a book.
It is definitely a good time!
Sounds like such a good book hon 🙂 xx
Such great recommendations- American Royals sounds super intresting 🙂
I really enjoyed that book!
oh gosh I really need to pick up a book again. it’s been a while!
Hopefully you can this month!
Must be so fun to read books again, thanks for the recommendation. After having kids, I haven’t sat down and just read, read and read 🙂
Hopefully you can soon!
Missy May says
You’ve put me to shame with this post. I have to up my reading game for sure. Thanks for the inspo, Rach.
Reading was something I recently picked up a few months. I learned that once I dedicated time right before bed, I was able to read!
Tiffany Lea Zimmermann says
I’ll definitely check out “The Hating Game” thanks for the recommendation!
Xx, Tiffany Lea
It’s a fun book to read!
I should really get back into reading! Thanks for sharing!
Hopefully you can soon!
Yay for getting to read one more book! It’s always so nice when you can get to read a lot more. I can only do a few pages a day but better than none so I will take it! I will add the American Royals and The Hating Game on my reading list. Both sound very interesting! I also love lighthearted books and The Hating Game seems like a fun one to read.
Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com
I love lighthearted books too. Puts me in a good mood! Both are great choice especially the American Royals!
Thanks for sharing Rach! I need to get back into reading! xo Nina