When I came to write this post, I looked back at what I wrote at the end of August:
SEPTEMBER??????? I am not ready for it to be September yet. I haven’t had summer! Where’s my summer!!!?????? *weeps like a petulant child denied a third scoop of ice cream*
Ironically, as we moved from September into October, we had 28-29 degrees and beautiful sunshine and it felt like summer was finally here.
My Goodreads page shows that I read 12 books in September, but 4 of those were DNFs, so it wasn’t quite the reading month that it might have been. However, I also read some really excellent books and have hit on two new authors whose work I have particularly enjoyed this month.
The Immigrant Advantage – Claudia Kolker – review to come.
The two authors I mentioned before were Elizabeth Peters (I have hunted down more than half of the 20+ book series on Bookmooch and wishlisted the rest) and Philippa Gregory: I wasn’t a huge fan of The Other Boleyn Girl – too much romance and not enough history – but I loved the Cousins War trilogy. I’ve rounded up a few of hers too on Bookmooch and will be eager to see #4 and #5 in the Cousins War series when they eventually come out.
I’m in and out of a few books at the moment:
I’m listening to Stef Penney’s The Tenderness of Wolves audiobook while cycling and am up to track 76 of 80 (I’ve been listening to this since March).
As for print copies, I’ve pretty much left what I wrote last month untouched, I’m ashamed to say! I’ve tried to clear a bit of the NetGalley, I’ve started but am not enthused by the second of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, Fool Moon and I’m a little overwhelmed by review copies (see below).
In Malice, So Close by Brandi Lynn Ryder, from Penguin Group USA – this came with Mice (reviewed last month). And looks like a Lolita for the modern age. As I bought Reading Lolita in Tehran when I was in the north, maybe I should actually read Lolita, then get to these two? I’ve had this copy for quite a while though so I should definitely dig into it!
The Barros Pawns by Peter J. Earle (see Purgatory Road, also by Earle) and After the Rains, by Emily Barroso, both from Matador Publishing and received for review in The Self-Publishing Magazine.
So those should keep me busy for a while?