September: My month in review

Posted On 2 October 2016

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So – the months are flying by.  September felt a bit hectic one way or another.  We flew to Italy for two weeks and I managed to cram in quite a lot of reading but not much blogging or reviewing – so plenty to catch up with now.   Anyhow – here’s my month in review.

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. Twilight of the Dragons by Andy Remic
  2. The Bloodsworn by Erin Lindsey
  3. Chasing Embers by James Bennett
  4. A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt
  5. The Family Plot by Cherie Priest
  6. One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire
  7. Summerlong by Peter S Beagle
  8. The Rise of Lo by Wesley Chu
  9. Beyond the Fortune Teller’s Tent by Kristy Tate
  10. Outpost by F T McKinstry

Last month’s covers are here.

Backlist books

None this month – I’m such a slacker at the moment!  Need to find a way to read quicker.

Unfinished series completed:

The Bloodsworn by Erin Lindsey completes the very enjoyable Bloodbound series.

Books Bought:

  1. Arm of the Sphinx (Books of Babel Book 2) by Josiah Bancroft, Ian Leino – this series was one of the SPFBO entries and comes highly recommended by Mark Lawrence – so I simply had to buy them!
  2. Kushiel’s Mercy: Treason’s Heir: Book Three by Jacqueline Carey

Review Books: (with links to Goodreads where possible)

  1. The Gilded Cage by Vic James
  2. The Watcher by Ross Armstrong
  3. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  4. Dominion by Peter McLean
  5. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  6. The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue
  7. The Facefaker’s Game by Chandler J Birch
  8. The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
  9. The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
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26 Responses to “September: My month in review”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    WOW! Busy, busy, busy!!! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I need to slow it all down – the time is just flying too quickly and it’s making me dizzy!
      Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I will certainly be busy catching up! Oh well, it was so worth it.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    All in all, a great month, not to mention two weeks in Italy! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was a pretty awesome two weeks – Italy is so beautiful.
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    Ah… so that’s why it went a tad quiet from you. What a lovely reason – Italy… all that scrummy coffee – yum! You managed to pack in a fair amount of reading and 9 book reviews, given you had a fortnight away… It was an excellent month, Lynn. Congratulations! Hope October is a storming one for you, too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I still have a lot of catching up. Italy was great but the wifi wasn’t brilliant -and anyway, reading and sipping a cold drink is so much more relaxing. I hope you have a great October too.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ah, getaways are nice, I managed to cram quite a bit of reading during my week away too! Upcoming for me will be Certain Dark Things and The Facefaker’s Game as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m hoping for goodness for both of them! Can’t wait.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Steph P. Bianchini

    Hello Lynn, I look forward to your review of Seanan McGuire. Hope you enjoyed Italy (I am also Italian, as you might remember) where did you do? 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Of course. I completely forgot. I should have got in touch with you before we went for some useful tips. We went to Puglua. We had a car and travelled around. Otranto, polignano, Monopoli, Gallipoli, Vieste. We visited Matera and also Alberobella. It was all brilliant and the weather was great.

      • Steph P. Bianchini

        What a beautiful region…! My family was from Rome but I know Puglia pretty well – difficult not to love that region ! Glad you enjoyed it -next time you head to Italy, let me know 🙂

      • @lynnsbooks

        I certainly will 😀

  6. Diana

    You had a great reading and blogging month, that is nice. And a trip to Italy, I am so jealous! I only know of Italy through books and movies and it always sounds so nice. Italy and France sound like the perfect locations for all good things:-) Have a wonderful October. Happy reading:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I hope you have a great October too. And, yes, Italy and France are both perfect locations for lots of good things! I hope you get a chance to visit them.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Tammy

    This is probably the busiest review month I’ve ever had, and I won’t have time to read everything, sadly. But I’ll squeeze in as much as possible, Certain Dark Things is way up at the top of my list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I was thinking that myself. Why is October so full of new releases!! Certain Dark Things I’m really excited for – I’ve already seen a couple of really positive reviews.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Two weeks in Italy sounds wonderful!! 🙂 I enjoyed Facefakers Game, curious to see what others think of it. Definitely looking forward to Certain Dark Things!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Glad to hear that you liked Facefakers Game. I’m looking forward to that and really looking forward to Certain Dark Things too.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

    I hope you had a wonderful time in Italy! Looks like you still managed to get a lot accomplished even while on vacation!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Lots of reading, ahem, not so much reviewing so a bit behind now – but worth it.
      Lynn 😀

  10. jessicabookworm

    I am a little jealous you had two weeks in Italy but also hope you had a lovely time 🙂 I would also pick the 2nd cover of The Bear and the Nightingale.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love that cover.
      Yes, Italy was beautiful and I felt very lucky to have two lovely weeks – all back to work though now.
      Lynn 😀

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