What I read in September 2017 was surprisingly little and mostly disappointing. Some of the titles I was reading for over a week, unable to get into them. Instead of reading, I'd find myself on Pinterest or playing games on my iPod instead. Despite most of the books falling flat, I did enjoy one of them - shockingly, it was the non-fiction that was my favourite this month.


Read on for mini reviews on what I read this month. As a disclaimer, most of my reading material comes through Netgalley, in exchange of reviews, but all opinions are my own. Some of the books are avaliable on Kindle Unlimited and even less were bought outright. You've gotta penny pinch on a working holiday to survive, am I right?

All The Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso
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All the Wrong Chords
"Scarlett Stiles is desperate for a change of scenery after her older brother, Liam, dies of a drug overdose. But spending the summer with her grandfather wasn't exactly what she had in mind. Luckily, Scarlett finds something to keep her busy--a local rock band looking for a guitarist. Even though playing guitar has been hard since Liam died, Scarlett can't pass on an opportunity like this, and she can't take her eyes off the band's hot lead singer either. Is real happiness just around the corner? Or will she always be haunted by her brother's death?"
I can't say no to a music heavy plot with a tragic backstory. Heck, I've been writing that kind of thing with my best friend for over a decade. I was hyped to read this book, but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped. Scarlett is a cliche, the love triangle between band mates is predictable and I couldn't help but feel that the tragic backstory didn't really add anything.

 I considered giving up on it multiple times but kept pushing on in the hopes that it would get better. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. All The Wrong Chords is pretty dull.

On The Free by Coert Voorhees
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On the Free"Santi agreed to join the Bear Canyon Wilderness Therapy Program for one reason: less time in juvie. Amelia signed up to prove a point. Victor—well, no one can figure out why Victor's on the trip, but he's definitely not out to make friends. After a mudslide sweeps away other campers, the trio is left stranded in the Colorado wilderness and short on supplies. They'll have to band together to survive the elements, their demons, and each other."

Okay, this book was a little... turbulent, to say the least. To start with, I couldn't get into it. And then, suddenly, I did. But then, as we neared the end, I was not into it at all again. It was boring, the plot was poor to nonexistent and overall, when I finished it, I felt like I'd wasted my time.

I didn't enjoy it at all and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong - and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini
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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story"From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Angela Saini takes readers on an eye-opening journey to uncover how women are being rediscovered. She explores what these revelations mean for us as individuals and as a society, revealing an alternative view of science in which women are included, rather than excluded."

Perhaps my favourite book of the month, Inferior was an extrem
ely interesting read that I was reluctant to put down. I read it between classes and while waiting to pick up my boyfriend from work, so eventually I had to, but I feel sure that I would've read it in one sitting if I'd been able to. As I'm not an expert in anything, the non-fiction I read tends to give a broad overview of the subject and plenty of ideas for what to read about next, and this was no different.

It's so interesting to see how gender has influenced science and consider how less gender bias could improve it in the future. Ten out of ten, would recommend - especially if you're interested in feminism and science.



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