Friday, September 30, 2011

Monthly Roundup - September 2011

October already! Where has this year gone?

September's reading was a bit up and down due to my own lack of organising skills. I very seldom agree to review books and to suddenly find myself with three in one week along with their attending guest posts was all a bit much. It has at least helped me make up my mind whether I want to continue accepting books for reviews - I don't!

Books read in September = 15
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (NF) RIP
Days of Grace by Catherine Hall
Trees Cry For Rain by Dr.Jeri Fink
Black & Orange by Ben Kane Ethridge - RIP
Borneo Tom by Tom McLaughlin (NF)
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
The Remains by Vincent Zandri - kindle
Still Life by Joe Donnelly - RIP
The Silence of Trees by Valya Dudycz Lupescu - kindle
Daniel by Vicky Adlin (NF)
The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller
Wrecker by Summer Wood
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - RIP
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood

DNF - 1
The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland - I loved The Owl Killers but after 200p of this one I'd had enough. Disappointing!

Library Books = 8
Off my Shelf = 5
Kindle ebooks = 2

Global reading - UK - 5, US - 4 , New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Canada, Ukraine, Malaysian Borneo - 1

The Thrill Week hosted by Marce in the first week of September was great fun. I met new bloggers and added a huge list of recommended titles and authors to my TBR. This is going to be an annual event and I'll be looking forward to next year.

RIP Challenge VI  is in progress and so far I've read 5 and reviewed 3 . Also read some short stories which hopefully I'll get around to doing a post on. My favourite so far is the one I've just finished - The Ghost Writer by John Harwood.

What's ahead in October ? - nothing planned which is a good feeling. Reading and reviewing exactly what I choose to and starting to organise my Best of 2011 lists because if I leave it too late in the year they won't get done.

Wishing everyone a wonderful October with lots of great books to read!


  1. 15 books is amazing!

  2. Not really, lola.......wet weekends and several short quick reads took the total up last month.