September : My Month in Review

Posted On 30 September 2018

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And there was September, gone.  Where did it go – I don’t know but it was certainly in a hurry wherever it went to.  And the month of October is almost upon us.  I love this time of the year.  I’ve set myself a little self imposed challenge for the month of October which will commence tomorrow.  Anyhow,  September wasn’t too bad in terms of reading and blogging, still a little bit slower than I’d like but then I’ve had lots of people visiting and much socialising *shakes fist*, only kidding of course, obviously I just love socialising – I just want to read whilst being social – is that wrong?  I read eight books, I probably didn’t catch up with any reviews that I’m behind with but on the plus side I didn’t fall further behind (difficult to catch up if everytime you write a review you read another book).  I also checked out the second batch of my SPFBO books (six books, at least 30% of each to be read during the month).   My lovely looking covers are here.  Here’s my month in review:

Books read:  this month = 8 (with reviews linked)

  1. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
  2. Dark Water by Elizabeth Lowry
  3. I Always Find You by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  4. The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
  5. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse – review to follow
  6. Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers – review to follow
  7. Priest of Bones by Peter McLean – review to follow
  8. Dracul by Dacre Stoker – review to follow

What’ve you been reading??

Backlist books

None this month

Unfinished series completed:

None this month.

Books Bought: 

  1. Charmcaster, Spellslinger #3 by Sebastien deCastell
  2. City of Kings by Rob J Hayes

Review Books

  1. Creatures, The Legacy of Frankenstein by Emma Newman; Tade Thompson; Paul Meloy; Kaaron Warren; Rose Biggin
  2. Soulbinder, #4 Spellslinger by Sebastien deCastell
  3. Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
  4. In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey
  5. Songwoman by Ilka Tampke
  6. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
  7. Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
  8. White Stag by Kara Barbieri

I have a couple of covers to compare:

Obviously, as I’ve not read this yet I’m not sure which best suits the story but the first is my favourite.  that second cover is a bit creepy.

Finally, the SPFBO.  The second month is coming to an end.   I’ve read at least the first 30% of all  six books and will be posting the outcome tomorrow.


17 Responses to “September : My Month in Review”

  1. Lit Lens

    I just finished The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet — can’t wait to read the sequels! And Skyward sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

  2. waytoofantasy

    All things said, it looks like you still had a great month. Boy did September ever fly by, though! I’d also like to know where it went! 🙂

    “difficult to catch up if everytime you write a review you read another book” — I relate to this so much, lol. Have a great October!

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    You did really well considering you also have SPFBO books on your plate. I don’t know how you do it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m having to keep on track as much as possible but even I can’t always stick to my plans.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    City of Kings has one of the best covers I’ve seen in a long time. Yes, the older one gets, the faster time passes!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Boo to time flying quickly. And, yes, that cover is ace isn’t it.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Nadine - todaysechoes

    Hand down the first cover for Skyward. I went out of my way to order that cover because it is leagues better than the second.

  6. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I prefer the cover on the left for Skyward… and like Mogsy, no idea how you keep up with everything and SPFBO! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I really should be more organised but ‘seat of the pants’ seems to be working okay at the moment.
      Lynn 😀

  7. PerfectlyTolerable

    I want to read while being social too!! That would be awesome 😀 It sounds like you had a great month! I hope you have a good October!

  8. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I don’t know where September went either! It was a busy month with starting my new job and did end up reading less, but as I said in my round-up post that will hopefully help me catch up on my reviews! Happy October reading. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Starting a new job is very tiring and probably a bit mentally exhausting too I’m thinking so you were bound to read a little less. Catching up on reviews is hard work though. I really just need to sit down and write three in a row to jump start things. Happy October reading to you too.

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