Many of you know that I am a bookworm at heart. That's a hobby that got largely neglected over the course of law school, studying for the bar exam, and my post-bar job hunt. However, now that I've gotten settled - moved into my own apartment, been at my firm for a few months, not constantly stressed about finances - I've been able to get into creative pursuits and reading again.
So, comin' in hot: every book I read in September 2021!
The Infernal Device Series by Cassandra Clare: This is comprised separately of Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess. Easily one of my favorite series, Infernal Devices has a kind of steampunk-feel with the Downworld of vampires, warlocks, and demon hunters in 1800s London. The protagonist is an orphan, Tessa Gray, a girl on a quest to find her brother, who disappeared months ago and was never heard from again. These books are full of adventure, fantasy, sass, and a bit of romance - and two dashing male leads that you're sure to fall in love with. My link gets you all three books for about $23 - best deal you'll find!
All This Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott: A story that was a major trip. A car crash, a seemingly perfect couple, and the rebuilding of what it means to love and be loved - all through the lens of profound loss. This author also wrote Five Feet Apart, which was made into one of my favorite movies of 2020.
Atomic Habits by James Clear: This one, truthfully, is still in progress. I read a chapter or two while I eat breakfast every morning. It's an incredible look into the psychology behind habits, and how we can build good ones and break bad ones. The more I read, the more inspired I am. James Clear focuses on how your habits affect who you are, rather than just what you do.
The Selection, The Elite, The One by Kiera Cass: Put all three of these together because they're a trilogy, and once you read one, you really can't pump the breaks. Trust me. It's impossible. This link goes to the first book, which is largely a combination of The Bachelor and Hunger Games (although without the whole murdering-each-other aspect of things).
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: I read this book in one afternoon and absolutely loved it. I'm not usually huge on thriller-who-done-it books, but this had me hooked. Think Breakfast Club, but with homicide. Detention gone VERY wrong - and the four prime suspects don't know who to trust. Bonus: it's also being made into a TV show, which premieres on Peacock on October 7th! You still have a few days to read up before you watch.
TOTAL BOOK COUNT: 9 books.
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