Reviewing the Unreviewed: September 2019

I read a lot of books that I don’t end up reviewing for whatever reason. Some because I wasn’t impressed. Some because I didn’t have the time. Some I just wasn’t feeling it on whatever particular day I finished. Reviewing the Unreviewed is my monthly post where I share my few thoughts on all the books I didn’t formally review.


The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. Read September 9-13. 2 Stars.

Um, did I read a different book from everyone else? It was not nearly as creepy as I expected it to be and the two big twists before the ending shouldn’t even be called twists. There were SO MANY hints that they seemed super obvious from very early on in the story. I can’t believe there are many people that would be surprised by them. The ending was not at all surprising either. The excruciatingly slow pace almost made me DNF this several times and I kind of wish I did.

Obviously I am in the minority here, though. 🤷‍♀️

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Part-Time Husband (Trophy Husbands #1) by Noelle Adams. Read September 13-14. 4 Stars.

I’ve been having a lot of book-ADD lately and have been struggling to get through anything. I knew I needed something quick and cute and Part-Time Husband was just right. I love a good marriage of convenience story and Noelle Adams always does them well. Though there were a few too many graphic scenes, it was sweet and romantic and Melissa and Trevor had some good banter.

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The Wedding Date by Zara Stoneley. Read September 15-16. 3 Stars.

This was cute, had some sweet and funny moments, and quirky characters. The main character wasn’t always likable, though, and there were lots of communication issues that drove me a little crazy.



The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord. I decided to re-read this before starting the long awaited sequel. I enjoyed it just as much the second time around. There was bonus content in the version I read this time that had all of Paige and Max’s e-mails from their summer apart which were pretty cute. It made me excited to read the next book.


I got into a book slump and couldn’t decide what sounded good, so I decided to re-read Take a Bow, which is one of my favorites. I loved it just as much the third time around.



The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts. DNF-ed at 21%. This was occasionally humorous, but the main character was really unlikable and I was not invested at all.

*****Books with Future Reviews Scheduled*****

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Blitzed (Playbook #3) by Alexa Martin – 3 Stars

The Map from Here to There (The Start of Me and You #2) by Emery Lord – 3 Stars

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters – 4 Stars

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell – 4 Stars

Marriage on Madison Avenue (Central Park Pact #3) by Lauren Layne – 4 Stars

12 thoughts on “Reviewing the Unreviewed: September 2019

  1. Hi Stephanie! Great rundown. I liked The Woman in Cabin Ten – sorry to hear that The Turn of the Key was disappointing for you. I’d never thought to re-read a book to get out of a reading slump – that’s a great idea! Hope you’re having a nice weekend 🙂

  2. Great reviews! I’m sorry The truth of the key was a miss for you! I haven’t read it but I’ve seen so many people loving it. I loved The truth Of you And Me! I also need to re-read that book before getting into the sequel. I hope you enjoy it!

    • Thanks! I definitely feel like I’m in the minority when it comes to The Turn of the Key, but it just didn’t do it for me. I hope you enjoy your re-read of the Emery Lord book! The sequel didn’t quite live up to my expectations, but it wasn’t bad.

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  4. I want to read that Lauren Layne series. I used to love her books. I’m saving The Family Upstairs for October. I love reading those kinds of books this time of year, and I’m so glad you liked it. I’m staying away from the new Ruth Ware. Lol. And I still need to read Take a Bow. I don’t know why I keep putting it off.

    • I hope you enjoy the Lauren Layne series! The first book was not my favorite, but the other two I loved. And what I liked about this series is that there’s no graphic scenes like in her other books. I hope you love The Family Upstairs! I think passing on the Ruth Ware book is a good idea. Although everyone else seemed to love it, so who knows haha. And you definitely need to read Take a Bow when you’re in the mood for a good YA.

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