So I thought I’d give this a try, sharing with you everything I read this past month.
Everyone likes a nice recap, right?
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
A story about Kingdoms with huge religious differences and dragons. Not to mention positive queer representation. I ended up giving this book 3.75 out of 5 stars.
The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
The story of two black sisters from a small southern town. I found myself liking this book a lot more than I anticipated, which was nice given all that I had heard about it. I gave it 4.5 of of 5 stars, You can read my review here.
Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb
A deadly assassin is after Roarke and all he holds dear. Eve will protect Roarke with everything she has, even the full might of the NYPSD. I have been reading the In Death books for years and they are suffering a little from series fatigue. I gave this one 3 out of 5 stars. I’m gonna read the next one too!
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
A short novella about a robot that would rather watch it’s shows than perform it’s duties. What’s not to love? I gave this 4 out of 5 stars.
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
A modern exspansion of the Authurian legend and female lead who also happens to be a person of color? I’m down for that. I gave this book 3.75 out of 5 stars. You can read my review here.
Recursion by Blake Crouch
A mysterious pandemic is leaving people with memories of lives they have never lived. This book took me through it! I gave it 5 out of 5 stars!
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
All this villain wants to do is bring down his arch enemy, within the rules of course. Enter his new sidekick Nimona, who just wants to sow chaos. This graphic novel was so cute! I gave it 3.75 out of 5 stars.
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
A young girl looks to forbidden magics to save an Empire on the brink of revolution. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. You can read my review here.
Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
In the kingdom of Pell you’ve never seen a Chosen One quite like this. I DNF’d this one. And I wanted so much to like it. Is no stars an option? No? I gave it 1 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente, art by Annie Wu
A series of intertwined stories from hero/villain connected women who have been fridged (killed). If you love comic books this is for you! I gave this 4 out of 5 stars!
A Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
Patricia finds a vampire lurking in her small town and and the ladies of her book club are the only people she can trust. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
A band has to perform in a singing competition for the fate of humanity. In space! I wanted to like this book, as I loved The Refrigerator Monologues by this author, but alas, it was not to be. I DNF’d this frantic, hyperactive book. Sorry book. 1 out of 5 stars on Goodreads because you can’t give zero stars!
Fangs by Sarah Andersen
The adorable graphic novel about the love story between a werewolf and a vampire. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
Of everything I read this past month, I’d have to say I loved Recursion and A Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires the most. Obviously, I gave them both 5 stars!
What did you read in September?