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The Month That Was… September 2017
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The Month That Was… September 2017

I started the month with a run of just stunning books but Tower of Dawn kind of sent me into a bit of a reading slump. I had a whole week off where I thought I would read loads and I ended up just reading two books, partly because of vet stuff with Scully though. We found out what she’s allergic to at least, a yeast called malassezia which is apparently everywhere.

I highly recommend The Fifth Season, Circe and The Radium Girls. My review of Circe won’t be up until closer publication but if you like Greek mythology you must add it to your wishlist!

I’ve also spent time on Ninja Book Swap stuff which has now entered the fun buying things stage, at last! As someone with a wishlist of hundreds of books I’ve been surprised how much wishlist chasing I’ve had to do. Sometimes I wish there were less books I wanted to read!

So October also brings with it Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, hoorah! Those who follow me on Instagram will know I’ve been counting down with their photo challenge, #30daysofreadathon (although I missed day one, so it’s really 29 days).


Non Western (Real World) Setting: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (Nigeria)
Main Character with Chronic Pain: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Goodreads: 87/120

Here’s what made it onto the blog…

Book of the Month:
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin


Read and awaiting review:

Circe by Madeline Miller
Miss Marvel: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Currently reading:

The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
The Last Hours by Minette Walters

Blogged about:

Top Ten: Autumn TBR
Quest Complete!
It’s Ninja Book Swap Time!

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  1. Hanna @ Booking in Heels

    I saw the Waterstones special version of Tower of Dawn today, but I wasn't keen on the illustrations so I put it back down. If I don't get it for my ninja swap (and I suspect I might as it's one of the cheaper books on there) I'll buy it. I just don't have a whole lot of interest…

    I'm trying to write a review of The Radium Girls, but it's HARD!

    1. Ellie

      I mainly got the Waterstones edition because I'm trying to cut back on Amazon. I'm not keen on the extra page of cardboard they put in to show them.

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