September 2015 Reads

1:00 pm

September is over, and what a busy month it was. I've now handed in my MA dissertation and started my new library job, so that's two 'hoorah!'s to start with. Hoorah, hoorah!

Due to spending the last week and a half of September beginning my new job, I didn't end up completing RYBSAT as I intended to, but still read How to Build a Girl during that period, which I'll have a review up for soon. It's taking a while to settle into a routine, and my weary eyes aren't that into the idea of reading on the commute at the moment. Fingers crossed everything sorts itself out soon.

At the end of August (but not in time to make my August wrap-up) I completed Felicia Day's You're Never Weird on the Internet, and you can read my thoughts on it here. I also ploughed through volumes 2, 3, and 4 of Saga, just in time for volume 5 to be released...which I haven't actually picked up yet. Continuing on the topic of comics, I also read The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and will be posting a review on it soon. It was a bit of a disappointment, but I'll go into that more later this week.

The highlight of my monthly reading was certainly The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (review here!). However Pure came a close second, which I wrote on in great length this weekend gone. It's definitely worth picking up.

My ebook reads this month included Neil Gaiman's Sweeney Todd and Other Stories, which came as part of a recent Humble Books Bundle, and Scarlet, the second offering of the Lunar Chronicles series. I'm not planning on writing separate posts on each book in the series, but I will write a wrap-up review of the whole collection once Winter is out and I finish reading them all. I can already predict the review will be something along the lines of 'Oh god, it was so good, why must it end? Please don't make it end.'

Finally, I read Eva Salzman's One Two, but I think I'm going to have to read it again before giving it a rating. It was an interesting collection and a few poems caught my eye, but I don't think I was in the right mindset for reading it, so am yet to feel comfortable about reviewing. I do struggle with poetry sometimes and find it something I really need to be in the mood for.

So that's what I read in the month of September, and I'm not expecting this post to appear a masterpiece as my brain is currently on information overload learning every little thing for the new job. Usual service will resume shortly!

M x

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