September Reads: 2014

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September flew by for me and it’s very apparent from my book list for this month: I only finished one book and I’m in almost the exact middle of two others. I need to remember to make more time for myself ( ie reading time)!

Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest has a series, the Clockwork Century, which I absolutely adore. It starts with Boneshaker and it’s very Steampunk and very awesome.

Maplecroft has a very slower pace, but it is equally awesome. The author refers to this book as her love letter to Stoker via Lovecraft and I got that 100%. A book told entirely in diary entries and letters, Maplecroft tells the true story of Lizzie Borden – why she had to kill her parents and what happened afterwards. Cthulu may or may not make an appearance. Suspenseful, fun and quirky I recommend this book to anyone looking for something new and interesting to read.

What I’m in the middle of –

Dragon Men by Steven Harper

The third in a series I started last month, Dragon Men continues the madcap Steampunk adventures of its main characters and I’m enjoying it so far. My biggest problem is that because I’m reading them all in a row, the little “reminder” passages are a bit repetitive. But I’m really curious to see how the book ends and am still loving the characters and writing.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I love the Outlander series. I’ve read them through once (except the new one, going to start that one soon I think), and decided to re-read them as we watch the TV series (which I am also LOVING). I am about caught up with the show and will be putting the book aside until April… which gives me time to read the new one!

What I love most about Outlander is the relationships between characters. I also love that it has a little bit of everything. Historical Fiction, Science FIction, Romance and powerful storytelling.

What have you been reading this month? Do you already have books lined up for October?

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