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September 2012 Reading Wrap-Up

Another month gone, another monthly wrap-up post. Is it my imagination, or do these posts come closer together as we approach the end of the year?

September was incredibly indicative of the genre fiction I like – historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction comprised more or less the entirety of the list. I am a bit disappointed that I didn’t manage any non-fiction this month, but my first book for October is non-fiction, so I won’t be too unhappy with that.

Here’s what I read, with 11 books in total:

  • A Most Improper Magick, Stephanie Burgis
  • Spartacus: Rebellion, Ben Kane
  • Small Favour, Jim Butcher
  • The Hidden Goddess, M. K. Hobson*
  • 1356, Bernard Cornwell
  • Ashes of Honor, Seanan McGuire*
  • The Flower Reader, Elizabeth Loupas*
  • Fledgling, Octavia E. Butler
  • Blackout, Mira Grant*
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor*
  • Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People, anthology*

Except for the truly atrocious lack of reviewing, I haven’t done too badly! I’ve taken a page out of Memory’s book and put an asterisk next to the ones I intend to actually review. I hope by sometimes not reviewing books to be able to feel a bit freer around here – I already have been skipping some in practice, but it is better to get that out there.

Favorite of the Month

ashes of honor

I just loved the former, for all the reasons I love the October Daye series (and for Tybalt). Fledgling, on the other hand, was a book I enjoyed, but which also made me think, and I don’t always think as deeply about books as I would like to.

I could have added Blackout to this list, but I thought I should probably choose just one of the books by the same author.

What have you read in September that you’d recommend to me?


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