I’ll have to admit the pace and volume of books I read in September is a little weak. I wasn’t feeling myself and had quite a few headaches, that made it a bit more difficult to read in September. However, that didn’t fully stop me. I read 3 very different books. One book was a mystery and somewhat a thriller, the other was a fiction royal book (always love this genre), and the other one was a unique approach on writing.
What I Read in September
On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, guests all arrive for the most anticipated wedding. The groom is a well loved celebrity and the bride is a successful CEO for a magazine publishing company. Every detail of the wedding is beautiful. But the only way to get to the venue is by boat and the waters are choppy and the cell service is awful. Then all of a sudden someone is dead. It seems like someone doesn’t want the married couple to be a happy couple. Who died and who’s to blame? Is it the bride, the groom, the best man, the maid of honor, the plus one, or the wedding planner?
Oo it has been awhile since I’ve read a mystery book! If you love mysteries that involve trying to figure out who is the villain and who is the victim, then you will enjoy this book. I sped through reading this book. The book itself is not long and every page is a page-turner. I loved how it ended when it all came together. Looking back, there were so many clues that lead to who did it. But I was so caught up in just trying to figure out what happened that I missed all the subtle hints. So good!
American Royals II: Majesty is the second book of American Royals. If you are curious about American Royals, I did a review on it last year in September. Overall, it picks up where the first book left off. Princess Beatrice is now the Queen. She is America’s first ever Queen to rule the country. Beatrice feels so much pressure and wonders if she really can rule the country. The rest of their royal family and close friends are also going through a lot, and everything just seems chaotic. Will the country survive without King George?
I love this book just as much as the first book. I could not put it down. There’s so much drama and scandal. I personally think the author did a good job recapping the first book without overdoing it. So if you never read the first book, you’ll catch up easily. However, I do think the first book is worth reading first. You get a better depth of each character. The end is what I expected. It would have been nice if it was twist. But still really enjoyed it.
An open house unexpectedly turned into a failed bank robbery and a room full of hostages. Each hostage has their own life issues and is in a different phase of their life. Overall, these are the world’s worst hostages and what some consider the dumbest bank robber. Every single one of them has secrets and betrayals. But in the end, which one of them is the bank robber? And why did this all happen?
This book is so different from all the other books I’ve read. Fredrik Backman is known to have life lessons in his novels. While it was a different book, I did like how he was able to incorporate a fiction story line while learning about life. The entire time, I felt like I was playing a mystery game. I was trying to figure out where is the bank robber. How are all these people connected. Thankfully, at the end it was all revealed and I did enjoy the wholesome ending.
So what do you think of these books? Aren’t they all so different? I’m hoping that in October, I can do more reading! There’s so many on my TBR list!