Read in September 2012

Once again I have failed miserably as a book blogger as I only managed to write about four of the many books I read last month!

But there might be some hope yet! Several of the books read in September were for RIP VII and I suppose it doesn’t quite count if I just read the books and not blog about them. Erm, right?

Anyway, I had a great time with so many of these books. Some creepy reads, others opened my eyes to different worlds, different ideas. I armchair-traveled to Africa, the Sahara, New York, Burma, England and marvelous invented lands strange and yet familiar. And best of all, I came upon new-to-me authors whom I can’t wait to read more of (Nnedi Okorafor, Guy Delisle) and breathlessly turned page after page of Daphne du Maurier’s brilliance.

Fiction (10)
Singapore School of Villainy – Shamini Flint
The woman in black – Susan Hill
The Shadow Speaker – Nnedi Okorafor
The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
Strangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith
The machine’s child (The Company #7) – Kage Baker
The sign of four – Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sheltering Sky – Paul Bowles
The Apothecary – Maile Meloy, Ian Schoenherr (Illustrator)
My cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier

Non-fiction (4)
West with the night – Beryl Markham
Columbine – Dave Cullen
The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life – Alison Gopnik
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in one New York Tenement – Jane Ziegelman

Graphic novels (3)
Burma Chronicles – Guy Delisle
Good as Lily – Derek Kirk Kim, Jesse Hamm (Illustrator)
Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love – Chris Roberson, Shawn McManus (Illustrator)

Total: 17



  1. Sometimes I think reviewing can stop you from reading more books really. So the fact that you didn’t review that many books makes you READ a lot more book! Hurray for a productive month. 17 books?! Amazing. ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. I think it totally counts, it’s all about the reading right? ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, can I say how happy I am that you are writing up the Inspector Singh reviews? I fail at writing about them and now I’ve got five of them to do. Flint needs more exposure!


    1. Yes that is true it is about the reading. But I do hope to write a bit more, especially about books that are less well-known, yes, just like the Inspector Singh series.


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