RTW: Best Books of September 2011

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors and followers post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their blogs. You can hop from destination to destination through the YA Highway site and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's topic: What was the best book you read in September?

I didn't read much this month, at least not many new books. I attempted The Dead Father's Club by Matt Haig, and despite the voice being very similar to the much-enjoyed The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, DFC didn't hold my interest.

And over our vacation, I treated myself to rereads of the last two books in the Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer, in preparation for the release of the next one, The Mark of the Golden Dragon, on October 4. Yay! I predict that title will make an appearance in Best Books of October.

And these are arriving tomorrow, so I'll cover them in October also:

Yes, you might recognize The Replacement from so many RTWs last week--y'all talked me into finally reading it! So enough about what I haven't read this month, and let's get to the book I did read:

Some of you may have read the interview I did with author Karen Sandler back in May, well before the book release this month, so I was excited to finally read Tankborn. It lived up to my expectations, with a detailed world and society, and the spice of forbidden romance. Here's the short blurb: When best friends Kayla and Mishalla, genetically engineered slaves on the planet Loka, develop friendships with higher-status boys, they discover a shocking, evil plot that leads them all to begin to question the strict caste system of their world.

So did you read much this month? What was the best book you read in September? Don't forget to go to the YA Highway RTW post and follow the links in the comments to see everyone else's answer!


Unknown said...

Tankborn sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. Also, I can't wait to read The Daughter of Smoke and Bone. So many great books, so little time to read them all.

Rebecca B said...

I've heard so much about Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and I love the title--so I might have to check that one out.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Love the Bloody Jack series, though I've only heard the first two so far.

Jillian Schmidt said...

Oooh, I didn't know about the Bloody Jack series or Tankborn, and now I'm really excited to check out both. I loved The Replacement though, and I've been waiting for Daughter of Smoke and Bone forever. Excellent choices!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Thanks for all the comments--these RTW Best Books are such a mixed blessing! so many new good books to add to my list, but on the other hand there are so many books to add to my list.

Alison Miller said...

I didn't read as much this month - life just gets busy sometimes.

But The Replacement and DOSAB are on my TBR wish list! Can't wait to read them!

Alicia Gregoire said...

Glad to hear your thoughts on Tankborn. I had heard about it, but have been on the fence.

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