A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. —Abraham Lincoln
I read seven books this month, so I don’t feel like that is enough to try and pick out my favorites and just write about those. This means that instead of just writing about my favorites that I read you get to hear about all seven of them!
I feel like this is the least that I have read in a month for years… I just tend to read a lot, but in the past few months I have been so much busier than I used to be that there is a part of me that is amazed that I read as much as I did. Though really reading seven books in a month is not bad, it just isn’t great when I compare it to what I normally read.
Though there is not as wide a variety of books as I usually choose here. Usually I will read at least one nonfiction.
Anyways I have probably rambled on about my reading happens long enough, so let’s actually discuss the books!
The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson
I had read this one years ago and I was at the library and so I decided to get it and read it again. I ended up enjoying it, enough that I went on to the next book.
It is about these siblings that find out about this secret organization that they are actually a part of, but first they have to prove their worthiness and there is magic.
Wow. That sounds so generic, but it really was an enjoyable book.
The Drowned Vault by N.D. Wilson
Since I enjoyed the first one (see above) I decided to read the next one. I didn’t like this one as much as the first one, but it was still good.
Now the siblings and their allies are having to face even greater enemies…
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
I was listening to this one. It was quite amusing.
The plot is just a girl saving her little brother from an evil magical queen, but there was so much more to it.
The book was amazing. I may read it again some day in the future.
Empire of Bones by N.D. Wilson
This was the final book in that series. It was my least one, but it was still enjoyable enough.
If you plan on reading the series, I’m about to spoil it. The heroes win.
I enjoyed the series, but I doubt that I will read it again.
Beauty by Robin McKinley
This is a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast. It is probably my favorite novel retelling of it, although I can only think of one other that I have read…
Anyways if you have not yet read that one yet, it is one that I would recommend if you are looking for a fairytale retellings.
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
This is a fantasy book that has an amazingly complicated plot and world building. So I am not going to even try to explain it. That would just take too long. But if you like big, complicated fantasy books this is probably a good book for you to read.
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
This was another one that I listened to. It is one that I always enjoy.
It is just about a family being a family. It actually reminds me of ‘Little Women’ except that it is more modern.
So, that was what I read this September. Hopefully it has given you some ideas about what to read at some point in the future.
I’d love to hear about you have been reading this September! Did you have a favorite book you read?