September Wrap-Up (2018)

Guess who forgot to post this until now? oops!
Basically all I read in September were books for uni, library books and ebooks! I’ve been trying to write reviews in bulk but in the end it was a lot of work still…


1) Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovsky
This was interesting but became a bit of a chore to read at some point unfortunately. (small review here)

2) Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse, by Jane Yolen
While I love the novel in verse format, this one didn’t do it for me. With such a title I thought there would be more about Baba Yaga but it didn’t, not as much as I thought. (small review here)

3) Nous avons toujours vécu au château, by Shirley Jackson
Vraiment bizarre mais j’ai bien apprécié ma lecture, même si la personnage principal semblait bien plus jeune que ses 18 ans. (small review here)

4) The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
Oops I didn’t cry like everyone told me I would! Stilll, this was very emotional and I understand all the praise it got. (small review here)


5) Ces jours qui disparaissent, by Timothé Le Boucher
Très beau roman graphique, parfois même effrayant, avec un fin qui prend aux tripes. Je ne peux pas trop juger la façon dont la maladie mentale a été utilisée, si les recherches ont été bien faites ou si cela a été dramatisé?

6) Sailor Moon Tome 1, by Naoko Takeuchi
7) Sailor Moon Tome 2, by Naoko Takeuchi
Petite chronique ici. Je pense être un peu trop vieille pour cette série maintenant, j’ai aimé certaines choses et un peu roulé des yeux à d’autres. Toutefois je comprends l’engouement et j’essaierais de continuer à lire la série pour voir où tout ça mène!


8) The Last Wish (The Witcher #1), by Andrzej Sapkowski
Small review here. I’m thankful that I knew what I was getting into because otherwise I might have noped out of it haha!

9) In the Vanishers’ Palace, by Aliette de Bodard
(eARC from the author)
Full review here! Awesome f/f dark Beauty and the Beast retelling ❤

10) Le chant du Coucou, by Frances Hardinge
J’ai vraiment apprécié ce roman, glaçant et prenant même après certaines révélations qui arrivent assez tôt, grâce à des personnages attachants. Small review here.

11) Cœurs de Rouille, by Justine Niogret
Bof, malheureusement ce roman n’a pas marché sur moi. Petite chronique ici.


12) Le Château des étoiles 1869 : La Conquête de l’espace – Vol. 1, by Alex Alice, Anthony Simon, Benjamin Brard
Sublime. Emprunté à la médiathèque et on l’a ensuite commandé car un tel ouvrage mérite sa place sur nos étagères ❤

13) Paper Girls Vol. 2, by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson (translator: Jeremy Manesse)
14) Paper Girls Vol. 3, by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson (translator: Jeremy Manesse)
Toujours aussi top, vraiment hate de mettre la main sur la suite de cette série sur le voyage dans le temps et l’amitié, peuplé d’un large nombre de personnages féminins.

15) Uncanny X-Men, Volume 1: Revolution, by Brian Michael Bendis, Chris Bacchalo
Sympathique mais j’aurais dû lire la série All New X-Men avant pour mieux comprendre!


16) The Fated Sky (Lady Astronaut #2), by Mary Robinette Kowal
Since I loved book 1 I thought I was going to love this one as well, even more since it would involve space even more. But? I didn’t, at least not as much as I thought. Small review here.

17) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Gorgeous novel, the hype didn’t lie! Small review here.

18) Sword of Destiny (Witcher #2), by Andrzej Sapkowski (translator)
Eh, same as first one but a bit better since Ciri appears! Small review here.

19) La Valise, by Gabriel Amalric, Diane Ranville, Morgane Schmitt Giordano
Les thèmes sont un peu brouillon, j’ai eu l’impression qu’il y avait plein d’idées qui bourdonnaient mais peu de substance en soi dans cette histoire. De super visuels rendent la lecture très agréable toutefois.


20) Phantom Limb, by Reiko Scott
Gorgeous and striking short story about Asian identity.

21) The Dragon Keeper (Rain Wild Chronicles #1), by Robin Hobb
While not my favourite Hobb series, I love the way she seems to switch character’s point of views effortelessly. The theme of abuse was strong, making it a true Hobb book: just as enjoyable to read as it can be hard and heartbreaking.

22) Winter’s Promise (The Mirror Visitor #1), by Christelle Dabos
Finally one of my long time favourite french fantasy book is available to read in english! I’m still very much in love with the world and Ophelie (now Ophelia.) Full review here.

23) The Girl with the Frozen Heart, by Y.M. Pang
This was nice and I liked the tale into a tale thing but the ending was really not a surprise and the whole love story didn’t really move me. (Also, use of the “something more” regarding friendship > love 🙄)


24) Superman/Wonder Woman, Tome 1: Couple Mythique, (Superman/Wonder Woman 1-7), by Charles Soule, Daniel Tony
J’ai apprécié cette lecture bien plus que je ne l’aurais cru! Un bon dosage entre action, discussions, et pas évite les mièvreries.

25) Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Tueur né (Batman & Robin 1-8), by Peter J. Tomasi
Encore une belle surprise, la relation entre Bruce et Damian est vraiment intéressante, et les remarques d’Alfred toujours la petite touche parfaite en plus.

Posted this month:

Bookstagram monthly update (august 2018)
Chronique de livres : Sailor Moon Tome 1 et 2
Books review: Children of Time / We Have Always Lived in the Castle / The Song of Achilles
Books review: Finding Baba Yaga / The Last Wish / Cuckoo Song
Books review: The Fated Sky / The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo / Sword of Destiny

Apologies for not always commenting back and everything, this new uni year is very demanding and I really do not want to fail. This means I’m going to be less active on here, but not completely hopefully 🙂


2 thoughts on “September Wrap-Up (2018)

  1. I think I’ll read In the Vanishers’ Place next! It’s so beautiful. *___*

    Ooh, thanks for the reminder to look for Paper Girls Volume 3 at my library. I really hate reading comics on my computer, but at the moment I don’t have much choice.

    I’m currently reading and loving The Calculating Stars, which makes me even more sad that The Fated Sky doesn’t live up to it.

    Don’t worry about being less active. We’ll still be here when you have time. 💚

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    1. It is 😍😍

      Yeah same, I have some on my computers but I’d rather wait for the library!
      It’s a little bit better on a tablet though since it resembles the real page

      Maybe you’ll love it, but for me it was disappointing :/
      And glad to know you’re loving book1!!

      Thank you ❤❤❤

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