Mt TBR report: September 2016

Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, September book haul, Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock, Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the end of the Lane, Juliet Marillier, Den of Wolves, books and tea, A Toaster on Mars, Darrell Pitt, Waer, Meg Caddy, Iris and the Tiger, Leanne Hall, Kimberley Starr, The Book of Whispers, We Ate the Road Like Vultures, Lynette Lounsbury, The Curiosity Machine, Richard Newsome, Jessica Miller, Elizabeth and Zenobia, Julius and the Soulcatcher, Time Hehir, The Road to Winter, Mark Smith

September is right in the middle of Birthday Season, that time of year when just about everyone I know has a birthday. There has been much cake and not nearly enough reading. Mt TBR is wildly out of control, mostly thanks to an influx of books for the Aurealis Awards. On one glorious morning, I had a box of eight (!) books arrive from Text Publishing (you can see them in the photo above).

My #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks stats continue to slip. My goal for the challenge was to make sure 60% of the books I read this year come from Mt TBR. I finished August at 50%. September takes me down to 48%.

Books with an asterisk on the list below were part of my #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks effort.

Mt TBR Status

Mt TBR @ 1 January 2016: 244
Mt TBR @ 31 August 2016: 270
Mt TBR @ 30 September 2016: 287

Books Read

75. The Wizardry of Jewish Women by Gillian Polack. Reviewed here.

76. Wingborn by Becca Lusher *. Okay, this is a bit of a cheat, since I read it in serial form before it was collected and released. A YA fantasy set in a Regency-inspired world. Mhysra is one of the legendary Wingborn, bonded to a giant eagle when they were born/hatched at the same time. All Mhysra wants to do is join the Rift Riders and defend her country. However, her high-born parents have other plans for her.

77. Bound by Alan Baxter *. Reviewed here.

78. Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige. Review forthcoming.

79. The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig. A post-apocalyptic YA set after a nuclear disaster. Twin births are the norm with one, the Alpha, being fully able-bodied, and the Omega displaying a mutation or disability. The book explores oppression and sibling rivalry. It also does a great job with diverse representation, particularly with respect to disability.

80. Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier. Review forthcoming.

Books Acquired

We Ate the Road Like Vultures by Lynette Lounsbury
Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier
The Beauty of the Dance by Kirstie Olley
One Man Falls by Mark Healy
Julius and the Soulcatcher by Tim Hehir
Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller
The Curiosity Machine by Richard Newsome
The Road to Winter by Mark Smith
The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr
Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall
Waer by Meg Caddy
A Toaster on Mars by Darrell Pitt
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
New Ceres Nights edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Tehani Wessely
Half-off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire
Rat City by Ree Kimberley
Beyond Carousel by Brendan Ritchie
Argenterra by Donna Maree Hanson
Octavia E. Butler by Gerry Canavan

Online Reading

I didn’t do any online reading this month.


What have you read this month?


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2 Responses to Mt TBR report: September 2016

  1. Kailana October 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    Look at all the books you got! Thankfully I have read a few of them, but a bunch I will likely want to read when you get around to talking about them. lol

    • Elizabeth October 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

      October is shaping up to be worse on the acquisitions front. I’ve already picked up 11 books in the last 5 days and the Aurealis Awards have just started another awareness campaign around getting entries in before December.

      Which books were you interested in talking about? Since some of them are for the Aurealis Awards, I may not get around to saying much about them in public but would be happy to chat via email.

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