September is over! I’m so glad summer is over! I feel like this year has flown by. It’s definitely been a better year than last year for me. And this was a pretty good month, for reading and other stuff. Here’s a look at what I read this month, and best of each category.
It has been the year of the audiobook for me! And this month was no exception.
- Frogkisser by Garth Nix – 4 stars, review here
- Newt’s Emerald, also by Garth Nix – 4 stars, review here
- The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner – 5 stars!!!
- American Colonies by Alan Taylor – 3.4 stars, review here
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – 5 stars, review here
- Entwined by Heather Dixon – 4.2 stars
- The Sans Pareil Mystery by Karen Charlton – 4 stars, review here
Lots of great choices this time. I actually have 2 books with 5 star ratings, and I’m torn between the two. TQOA was a reread, but AMCO was new to me. Still, I love Eugenides the Thief so much, I have to give the award to that one.
Only one this time, Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon. Only rating it 3 stars, although it got higher marks from other folks. Still, I’m glad I read it. Review here.
ARCS and Review Books
Two finished this month, and I didn’t like either one.
- Trust in Axion by Bruce Meyer, 1.5 stars, review here
- Darkwater: Xenkur Chonricles by DW Johnson, 1 star, review here
This month was my Off the Shelf Challenge, to clear out some of my TBR books around the house and off my Kindle queue. I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped – those darn library books were just so tempting. (Maybe if I actually stayed out of the library it would have helped, right?)
- Passage by Connie Willis, 4.3 stars
- Enchanted by KM Shea, 4 stars
- The Dragon Man by Garry Disher, 2.2 stars, review here
- The Pierced Heart by Lynn Shepherd, DNF
- Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen by Bill Crider, 3.75 stars, review here
- Something New by PG Wodehouse, 3.5 stars
Not bad, but not great. Still, the winner was Passage, solid sci-fi by the master. I haven’t done a review yet, but it was really good.
Yeah, I meant to stay out of the library all together, but I sneaked in at the end of August and didn’t get around to reading the books until this month, so here they are.
- Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews, 3.5 stars
- Die Like an Eagle, also by Donna Andrews, 3.3 stars
It doesn’t matter much, here, but I liked the Halloween setting of the first book slightly better than the second. Still, both are recommended if you like funny mysteries. Reviews here.
So that was my month in books! I’m currently STILL reading The Queens of the Conquest (it’s going to kill me!), plus Nation by Terry Pratchett on audio, and a fantasy/myth anthology. No definite plans for October other than maybe some spooky fare. We’ll see. What was your favorite book this month?