September reading round-up


I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog because we’ve been off holidaying again. This time we’re in Yorkshire, where we’ve enjoyed a sheep fair, a brewery, some old ruins and some fancy gardens, among other things.

It’s been a really lovely week and I have even found time for reading, but I don’t plan on reviewing any of it here properly. Partly that’s because it’s all starting to blend into one. I bought the recent Neil Gaiman Humble Bundle, a digital collection of rarities either wholly or partly written by Gaiman. Among the comics and short story compilations there are some more unusual works, such as Ghastly Beyond Belief, a co-production with Kim Newman collecting notably terrible quotes from science fiction and fantasy novels. Which is hilarious.

Speaking of Humble Bundle, this week’s offering is Forbidden Comics, in honour of Banned Books Week. I’ve bought this one too and have it lined up to read next. There’s some corkers in the mix but get in there quick, there’s just a few days left.

In less than an hour it will be October, which I always think of as when autumn really starts. So I’ll be lining up some spooky autumnal reads. Maybe some Daphne du Maurier short stories.

What do you have lined up to read in October?

Books read

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Angels and Visitations: a Miscellany by Neil Gaiman

Comics read

Fantastic Four by Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley issues 8-16

FF by Matt Fraction, Mike Allred and Lee Allred issues 8-16

Ms Marvel Vol. 2: Generation Why by G Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona and Jacob Wyatt

Ms Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed by G Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa and Elmo Bondoc

Ex Machina Vol. 9: Ring Out the Old by Brian K Vaughan and Tony Harris

Ex Machina Vol. 10: Term Limits by Brian K Vaughan and Tony Harris