- Frankissstein by Jeannette Winterson ★★★★☆ | review
- The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, translated by Sondra Silverston ★★★★☆ | review to come for BookBrowse
- The Need by Helen Phillips ★★☆☆☆ | review
- The Door by Magda Szabó, translated by Len Rix ★★★★☆ | review
- Valerie by Sara Stridsberg, translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner ★☆☆☆☆ | review
- A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore ★★★★★ | review
- Lanny by Max Porter ★★★☆☆ | review to come
Favorite: A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore
Honorable mention: The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Least favorite: Valerie by Sara Stridsberg
SEPTEMBER TOTAL: 7
YEARLY TOTAL: 87
Other posts from this month:
- A Liebster Award
- My review of We, the Survivors by Tash Aw
- Some mini reviews
- An exhaustive reaction post on the Guardian’s Best 100 Books of the 21st Century list
September was also the month that Hannah and I hosted our very halfhearted readathon which Laura Frey dubbed ‘ARCS of Shame.’ Basically the idea was to read as many ARCs as possible in 2 weeks. This did not go particularly well. I managed 3 – Frankissstein, The Liar, and The Need. Valerie was also an ARC though I didn’t manage to finish it in time. 3 ARCs in 14 days was… not my best work, and none of them became instant favorites, but at least I managed to knock out a few! Anyway, I know a couple of you participated in this readathon, so thanks for joining us and I hope you did better than Hannah and I did!
Literally nothing. I mean, I went to NYC for a weekend, but I already talked about that in my belated August wrap up. The highlight of the rest of my month was probably seeing the Downton Abbey movie. Which I did not think was a particularly good movie, but, I am overly invested in that show and in Thomas Barrow in particular, so… I was satisfied. Oh, and I have become addicted to Love Island UK, thanks to Claire, who is the only person whose television recommendations I will be taking from now on.
OH, what am I talking about: the most important thing I did this month was create the Twitter account BadGoodreads with Ally and Rick, to… as Rick puts it, to ‘celebrate’ the Goodreads search engine. Please follow us!
Unbelievable by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong on audio (loving this), Cassandra by Christa Wolf (also loving this – but I put it aside for a little while because I was in this weird semi-book slump this month and the lack of chapter breaks in this book was not at all suited to what I was in the mood for – but I’m getting my reading inspiration back, slowly but surely), and Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb, which I’ve been reading for months now and which I’m determined to properly get back to in October.
What was the best book you read in September? Comment and let me know!