I read a massive eightteen books this month including the earliest female-authored science fiction 'novel' I'd ever heard of: The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish. I'd found mention of it in Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kroger and Melanie Anderson which is a fab history of women authors in the horror and speculative fiction genres.
I also blogged three of my older reviews which hadn't made it to Literary Flits before, and nine Spotlight posts.
Regular blog series:
In September I blogged Reading Challenge and Bookish Bingo, and State of the ARC updates as well as a rather striking (if I do say so myself!) Cover Characteristics collection featuring Eyes. In a similar yet totally opposite theme, my 5 Books, 1 Theme quintet were all novels with Blindness. WorldReads featured books from Denmark and, as it's now Hispanic Month, I will be 'visiting' Mexico for October's WorldReads on the 5th. I also continued my favourite Bookish Etsy Finds and posted a Giveaway Roundup.
Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)
My Book Of The Month for September is Nesrine Malik's amazing We Need New Stories, a nonfiction work exploring how our cultural identity is formed by the stories we tell about ourselves - and how that identity is skewed by the predominance of stories that only positively reflect upon a small group.