Sunday, 30 September 2018

A Month In Books - September 2018

Welcome to September's Month In Books roundup!

We were super busy with lots of travelling around through September, plus we hosted two great visits from friends and family, so I didn't think I had read many books. Putting this post together reveals that I still managed to read 17, only one of which was a DNF, so I am happy about that!

I've changed the format of this roundup post this month so there's only cover images rather than the extra information I used to include. It makes the post a little quicker to compile and I love seeing all the books pictured together like this. Let me know if you think it's better or worse! Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my review or the book's Spotlight page

Regular blog series:
I blogged another five excellent female-authored books for ReadingWomen on the 10th with the Around The Blogosphere choice coming from Laura at Blue Eyed Books. Life got in the way of blogging again this month so I haven't posted any Books From The Backlog or 50/50 Fridays. I did my second Bookish Bingo though which I will blog about on the 4th of October.

September's WorldReads featured books from Poland and I will be 'visiting' South Korea for October's WorldReads on the 5th.

Reading Challenges:
Alphabet Soup: none added, KXZ remaining.
Books In French: none finished
Classics Club: 2 added, 42 remaining
Decade Challenge: 3 added, 9 remaining. If you want to join me, there's more info and a sign-up here

Now, on with this September Reading Roundup!
(Click the cover images to visit their Literary Flits review/Spotlight pages)

My Reviews




And my Book Of The Month is:

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.

Friday, 28 September 2018

State Of The ARC - September 2018

I saw this State of the ARC meme over at Avalinah's Books blog in January and thought it would be fun to join in.

The idea is to keep track of all the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) books I've got awaiting reading and reviewing, and to make headway through the overdue pile. For my State of the ARC, I am including all books sent to me for review whether they are pre-publication copies (as ARCs should be) or simply review copies of books already available publicly. I don't include books that I have purchased myself, book exchange swaps, or free downloads.

In September I blogged my reviews of these ARCs:
(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)

We've got the excitement of a nine-spot Bingo game to play with our ARCs for the rest of this year too. Here's my completed topic grid:

ARC with your favourite colour cover
ARC of a debut book
Your oldest ARC
#ownvoices ARC
A nonfiction ARC
An overdue ARC
ARC with sensitive social issues
A fluffy and happy ARC
A new-to-me genre ARC

Here's my State of the ARC numbers as of today:

Awaiting Reading

Read / Reviewed / Blogged






From Authors




Blog Tours




From Publishers




RRB (Read, Reviewed and Blogged) essentially means those book reviews are completed and I'm just waiting for their scheduled blog post date.

I'm disappointed that I suddenly have far too many overdues! This month has seen lots of socialising and travelling about with life getting in the way of my valuable reading time! I kept up with all the blog tours I had committed to, but NetGalley took a hit. I'm still above the magic 80% though. Hopefully October will be calmer so I can catch up again?

No State Of The ARC would be complete without checking out the additions to my ARC stash. I've managed to be fairly restrained this month although I do also have a couple of pending requests that I am waiting to hear back about.

Here are September's new arrivals

If you want to join this State of the ARC meme check out This Page at Avalinah's Books.

My next State of the ARC will be blogged on the 29th October.