September in books

Good morning everyone! 

It’s finally time to share what I read in September.

And I’m going to be honest here. In September, I really struggled to get into the groove of reading. My brain was so full of WORKWORKWORKWORK and SAD that I just couldn’t. It’s not because I don’t have books to read (I have loads of brilliant books on my TBR pile); I just couldn’t muster the energy after work to read. My brain was having none of it.

(I will say now that I’ve been back at work for a few weeks, I’m not AS exhausted, so I have been managing to do some reading… but my gosh teacher brain tiredness is a real thing)


I know, a CRASS difference to August… but hey ho!

I figured since I only read 2 books that I’d feature my reviews for them in here too!

Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City

I devoured Peanut Jones in one morning (and for someone who had barely managed to read in September, this was massive). Rob Biddulph’s incredible imagination never fails to impress me! Peanut Jones has got a brilliant plot, wonderful characters and a final 3 pages which has left me gasping for more! A young girl who goes on an incredible adventure, the importance of creativity and the power of hope. I just adored this! Honestly, the story and it’s illustrations are just spot on – I bloody love an illustrated novel and this one is *chef’s kiss*. I can’t wait for more from this world.

Frostheart 3

My word, it’s been an honour to be part of this crew and go on adventures with them. I was so scared to read this final book because I am so invested in these characters and their adventures. From the first book, I knew that Jamie Littler had written something special; I knew this was going to be a bunch of characters that I was emotionally invested in… and man was I not wrong! From the first page of this third instalment, I was back with the characters I love in their incredible world. You meet some new faces along the way who add so much to the story and learn about some old faces too. This book sings of hope, of fighting together and the power of love over hate – which I think are important messages that we need in the current times. I adore Tobu with all that I am (like honestly, I was SO SCARED all the way through that something was going to happen to him). This was a rollercoaster of emotions and Jamie is an absolute wizard. Thank you Jamie for this adventure, for these incredible characters and for sharing this world with us. I am so so sad to say goodbye to Frostheart, but I know I can revisit whenever I want!

2021 BOOKS READ: 134/104

And that’s about it for this month!

What did you read in September?
What was your favourite read in September?
Do you find you have periods of time where you can’t read

Talk to me in the comments, or shout at me on Twitter! I’d love to talk and know what’s worth reading! I’d love to know from teachers who also experienced what I did so I know I’m not alone!

S x

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