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.

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