What I’ve Read – September 2018

September was a month full of audio books and picture books! At least it felt like that.

I started the month with an audio book, Full House by Janet Evanovich. I picked this up in the library as I loved the Stephanie Plum series. This was a fun book to listen to on long journeys, however the single Mum in the story bugged me a bit by jumping into a marriage with a man she hardly knew, but it still had the craziness that I enjoyed in the Stephanie Plum books.

The other audio book was Mothers and Daughters by Minna Howard. I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much. The main character started to get on my nerves a bit by the end, however it was still a good listen during long drives.

My son and I discovered a couple of fun picture books – Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert by Morag Hood and illustrated by Ella Okstad, and How to Look After Your Dinosaur by Jason Cockcroft. Both of these were delightful books that looked at kids caring for their pets. There was a wonderful message about looking after pets, no matter what they are.

Unicorn books are always on the cards, and I read Pearl the Magical Unicorn by Sally Odgers. This was a fun story, full of adventure and magic. I just wish the cover wasn’t so pink!

The last book in September was Without a Trace by Lesley Pearce. I borrowed this from the library, but it took me a while to start reading it! It was an interesting story that begins on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation with a murder and abduction and is as much a story about a young woman finding herself as it is a mystery.

That was my September. What books did you read?

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover