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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