September Reading Wrap-up

Another month, another FOUR books read. Not to bad if I do say so myself.

Kitchen Witchcraft: Crafts of a Kitchen Witch | by: Rachel Patterson ★★★☆☆

Kitchen Witchcraft seems to be a popular trend within the pagan community as of late. I’ve seen a fair few books about the topic and so decided to pick one up and give it a try. This one came off as more of a general basic witchcraft book than something that’s specifically kitchen witchery. It’s also very Wiccan influenced if, like me, that’s not the sort of thing you’re looking for. It wasn’t a bad book as an introduction to witchcraft with a bit of a kitchen witch flair.

The Clockwork Dynasty | by: Daniel H. Wilson ★★★★★

This was an amazing book. Steampunk is one of my favorite genres that I haven’t read enough of and this was definitely one of the better ones I’ve read. I’ve had a few days to process it but i still have no words to describe how much I loved it.

In the Night Garden | by: Catherynne M. Valente ★★★★★

Another five star book. This one was a bit slow at times, and sometimes even hard to follow with it’s format sometimes. I’ll have to try to get the continuation of this one soon so that I can see how the stories end.

The Hobbit | by: J.R.R. Tolkien ★★★★★

This is probably the fifth or sixth time I’ve read this book so I already knew I love it. It is the first time I’ve read it since the movies were released though so it was interesting to reread it with those in mind.

Goodreads challenge: 31/35 (If I keep this up I may have to raise it again.)

So that was it for this month. What did the rest of you read?

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September’s TBR

I’m not feeling very sure what I’m doing with myself as far as reading this month. A couple of my friends and I started a book club but if I’m going to be honest I don’t really see it working out that well. (Our first book was decided upon without them even asking me my opinion, just as an example.) I also want to try and get back into reading some pagan non-fiction books again but finding non-Wicca material that I haven’t read yet sometimes feels impossible.

In short, I’m in the middle of a reading slump and I don’t like it. Either way I’m going to try and make it through these books:

In The Night Garden (The Orphan’s Tales #1) | by: Catherynne M. Valente

The Hobbit | by: J.R.R. Tolkien (re-read, book club)

The Clockwork Dynasty | by: Daniel H. Wilson (Book of the Month box)

Also, I increased my Goodreads reading challenge up to 36 books. That’s only eight more books for the rest of the year so it shouldn’t be to hard.