Monday, 30 September 2019

A Month In Books - September 2019

Welcome to September's Month In Books roundup! I will link this post up with Nicole's Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

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 Reviews

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Spotlights

  
  
 


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.



I hope you have found some books to tempt you in this selection! You can keep up with my daily book posts on Literary Flits and don't forget all the Giveaways are listed in my Giveaway Linkup.

22 comments:

  1. Two of the books under your reviews, I have read or listened to. They are both Laura Carr books. I hope you enjoyed them. You seem to have been picked to be on those tours. How was the Healers daughters? Check out my wrap up here - https://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2019/09/monthly-wrap-up-september-2019.html

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    1. Healer's Daughters was good! A deeper storyline than I had expected

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  2. A good month of reading for you, well done!

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    1. Thanks Chuckles, I got lucky with some great ARCs in September :-)

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  3. Amazing month! I want to read that book about Greta Thunberg and hoping to finish At the Wolf's Table next week.

    I hope you'll have an equally outstanding October reading month. :)

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    1. The Greta Thunberg book is a collection of her speeches and I found it such an inspirational read. She speaks so clearly that it's obvious we need to do Lots and Now!

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  4. Wow, congrats on finishing 18 books! That’s an impressive reading month. Happy October!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks Aj! I did enjoy this month's books :-)

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  5. congrats on your 18 books! We Need New Stories sounds good indeed. Here is my recap: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/09/30/2019-september-wrap-up/

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    1. We Need New Stories is essential reading for everyone, I think. Malik really helped me clarify my thoughts around how our cultural identities are determined

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  6. That's a lot of books for the month, congrats.

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    1. Thanks Mary! It's been a bit quite a stressful month so I've been hiding in books ;-)

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  7. We Need New Stories sounds really interesting. I might have to check that out via audiobook.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I'm widely recommending We Need New Stories! A vital read for the world if we are ever to progress beyond our current problems

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  8. 18 books?? How?? What is your Goodreads reading goal for the year? I'm lucky to get through a book a week at this point! Maybe when my son is finished with soccer (since I'm currently coaching the team), things will settle back down. However, the kids are getting older and starting school, and there are so many activities to attend!!

    I hope you have an equally amazing reading month in October!
    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. My Goodreads goal is 180 for this year and I'm already over 160 so well on target! I don't have kids though so that's a lot of reading time freed up ;-)

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  9. Oh wow. 18 Is an amazing amount! I hope October will be just as great!

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    1. It's shaping up pretty well so far, thank you :-)

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  10. What a great month for reading! Glad you had a good one :)

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  11. Excellent reading month! I enjoyed the variety of books and most are new to me too.

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