RTW: Book of the Month

This Week’s Topic is:

What was the best book you read in September?

I read three books this month.

1) Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

2) A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley

3) vN by Madeline Ashby

Of the three listed above, only one was truly YA although all of the main characters were children. While I thoroughly enjoyed Prince of Thorns despite initial reservations, it’s just too violent and brutal to make it the best read of the month. vN was something quite different, a story about robots, which somehow just didn’t live up to the potential of its premise.

A Little Wanting Song is the clear winner. Since I read Graffiti Moon, I’ve been wanting to read more by Cath Crowley. The cover really doesn’t do this book justice. In fact the cover has little to nothing to do with the book. As the title suggests, this story revolves around music, specifically a girl with a guitar who writes her own songs much like others keep a journal.

Again, Crowley astonishes with her poetic language which renders an otherwise simple story, quite extraordinary. I also loved the Aussie setting and the well defined cast of characters.

If you like cute and simple contemporary works with poetic prose, you’ll definitely enjoy this.

Read any good books in September?

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  • I have Prince of Thorns on my TBR list — love me some high fantasy.
    I haven’t heard about the other 2 though. Gonna check them out 😉

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Prince of Thorns is high fantasy with a twist 😉 It’s also not for the squeamish or sensitive.

  • Samantha

    Oh, Graffiti Moon, I’ve heard of that! Maybe I should give A Little Wanting Song a try! Thanks for the rec!

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Both of them are awesome books. I really love Crowley’s quirky prose. Highly recommend both!

  • MsFairyFreak

    They all sound good. I’ll defiantly check them out. Thanks for sharing. 😀

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Only a pleasure. Happy reading!

  • Rachael

    I really need to read Graffiti Moon. It sounds so fantastic and I keep hearing about it.

    • Suzanne_Writer

      It’s a terrific book! Start reading today 🙂

  • Xaniver

    Definitely recommend her books, although I’ve only read these two so far. Hoping to read more!

  • Xaniver

    Then you’ll love Crowley! Happy reading 🙂

  • cds

    GRAFFITI MOON’s on my TBR. I’ve read a lot of great things about it, so I look forward to reading it. I’m glad you drew attention to this book, because I probably wouldn’t have given it a lot of consideration based on the cover alone (terrible, but true). If I like GRAFFITI MOON as much as everyone else seems to, I’ll definitely check this one out.

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Yeah this cover is really not the book’s strongest point, but judge it not by the cover 😉 Graffiti Moon has a great cover!

  • These are all new to me. Thanks for sharing!

    • Suzanne_Writer

      🙂 Only a pleasure

  • I’ve heard about this one and was wondering if it was good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it! 🙂

    • Suzanne_Writer

      🙂 It’s a lovely little book. I finished it in about three nights of reading.

  • Angelica R. Jackson

    We were talking about covers that leave you cold, and I have to admit this doesn’t do much for me. And in contemporary, I tend to like simple straightforward books over the histrionic ones.

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Yip, definitely need to redo that cover. Not much histrionic happening in this book although it is about teenagers so some melodrama is obligatory 😉

  • Adrianne Russell

    I hadn’t heard of Cath Crowley’s work so thanks for sharing!

    • Suzanne_Writer

      🙂