September Reading Wrap Up
Welcome to my September reading wrap-up:
The total of books I read in September was: 15
Of these: 3 were a Library Books, 8 were E-books and 4 were from my physical TBR pile
Then: Out of these I discovered 8 ‘new for me’ authors (i.e. the first time I have read their work).
And: 10 of the books read were written by Australian authors.
Best Book of the month:
Once again I was lucky enough to read a couple of A books this month, I give As (or 5 stars) to books that are complete page turners, have me reading late into the night and suck me straight into the story. They also have to leave me wanting more at the end, and are all recommended. If I give a high score to a book it means it is a top example of that genre. A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman, UNFORGIVABLE by Sharon Robards, PANDORA JONES: DECEPTION by Barry Jonsberg and OUTBACK GHOST by Rachael Johns were all top reads for me this month and are wonderful examples of their different genres. However my book of the month this month is UNFORGIVABLE by Sharon Robards because of the excellent way she has portrayed a shameful part of our history.
Least Favourite Book(s):
I say ‘least favourite’ because my lowest ‘score’ still means it is very readable, but for one reason or another I found it a bit of struggle to stay focused and finish. This month the two books I really struggled with were Elvis and the Dearly Departed by Peggy Webb and Mothers and Daughters by Kylie Ladd. While they weren’t for me – they may very well be perfect for you.
Being an eclectic reader I read many different genres. This month the genre covered were Young Adult, Romance, paranormal, General Fiction, Mystery, Dystopian and Fantasy. Some of the books were a blend of two or more genre.
My Australian authors for September were 5 of the new-for-me authors Margaret Lynette Sharp, Kylie Ladd, Sharon Robards, Danielle Wood, and S.A. Tawks, along with Fiona McCallum, Barry Jonsberg, Juliet Madison, Fiona Palmer and Rachael Johns. Just to clarify an Australian author is defined by me as either an Australian born author no matter where they live and write in the world now, or an author who currently lives and writes in Australia even though they September have been born elsewhere.
Finally, the 8 ‘new-for-me’ authors this month were my Aussie authors Margaret Lynette Sharp, Kylie Ladd, Sharon Robards, Danielle Wood, and S.A. Tawks, along with Sarah-Kate Lynch, Fredrik Backman and Peggy Webb. Other than Peggy Wood and Kylie Ladd I would happily read all of these new authors again.
Interesting book related links that I’ve come across this month:
Jaime the Perpetual Page Turner is searching for the perfect book:
Why Dukes are the flavour of the month in Historical Romance: http://www.npr.org/2014/04/27/201184280/put-up-your-dukes-romances-favorite-rank
Kendra Alvey gives us 7 reasons to love our eReaders:
A library without books? Yep a college library in the USA has opened the first book free library:
So let’s get onto what this post is about – here is the list of books that I read during September (each group is in the order I read them):
A = Excellent Stuff – a real page turner and hard to put down
A man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – General Fiction
Unforgivable by Sharon Robards – Historical
Pandora Jones: Deception by Barry Jonsberg – YA Dystopian
Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns – Romance
B = Really Good Read
The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch – Romance
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith – Mystery
Wattle Creek by Fiona McCallum – Romance
Of Merlot and Murder by Joni Folger – Romance
Love, Desire and Betrayal by Margaret Lynette Sharp – Short Stories/Romance
Haunted Ever After by Juliet Madison – Romance
The Sunnyvale Girls by Fiona Palmer – Romance
C = Above Average – very readable and enjoyable
Mothers Grimm by Danielle Wood – Fantasy
The Spirit of Imagination by S.A. Tawks – YA Fantasy
D = Average – it was OK, a bit of a struggle to finish
Elvis and the Dearly Departed by Peggy Webb – Mystery
Mothers and Daughters by Kylie Ladd – Women’s Fiction
So onward to October –Woo Hoo! I wonder what book goodies I will discover this month?