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Month: September 2018

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September Book Haul

I seem to be getting a lot better at reading books promptly after buying them. I’ve got an audiobook rule that I can’t buy a new one until I’m ready to listen to it, which has helped reduce the TBR expansion speed! However October seems…

Fantasy

Assassin’s Apprentice

Fitz is the illegitimate son of Prince Chivalry, in a land where royalty are named for the qualities they will possess. A bastard can be a liability and Chivalry abdicates his position as king-in-waiting, but not to care for his son. Instead Fitz grows up…

Young Adult

Save the Date

Charlie’s the youngest member of the Grant family, a family whose life has been semi-fictionalised in a newspaper comic strip for as long as she can remember. Grant Central is coming to an end, and with it the sale of their family home, but first…

List, Top Ten

Top Ten: Autumn TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I’ve read about half of what I put on my most anticipated spring TBR, but here I am again with ten books I have good intentions of reading soon. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor…

Young Adult

Neverworld Wake

Bea wants to get to the bottom of how her boyfriend died. After a year of grieving she’s given the opportunity to meet up with the friends she’s drifted apart from. They will be the key to finding out what happened to Jim. But that…

Science Fiction

Rosewater

Rosewater is a Nigerian town grown up around a mysterious alien dome. Kaaro is a sensitive who was there from the start, the dome sending out spores which give people like him a telepathic gift. No one knows what the aliens want, but once a…

Non-Fiction

Other Minds

Peter Godfrey-Smith is an Australian philosopher and diving enthusiast, with particular interest in cephalopods, which goes someway to explaining this book. I did find it quite hard to absorb and switched to an audiobook part way through. I possibly missed something important but it seemed…

Science Fiction

Jinxed

Lacey Chu wants to be a companioneer at MONCHA, one of the engineers responsible for creating the robotic pets called baku. First she needs to get into Profectus and get a level 3 baku. Her dreams seem to be at an end when she receives…