September was a decent month's reading for me. I managed 11 books in total which was up on August. I kept pace with my Scandinavian reading challenge and managed to make up for the lack of an Award winning book last month with two this time around. Funny enough the 2 Award winners scored lowest on my unscientific scoreboard - both 3's for me, which usually means okay, satisfying but not overly impressive.
I didn't finish my Goodreads group choice of the month, but I'm over halfway and won't beat myself up over it. Of the 11 books I read, 8 were new authors to me and all were satisfying reads. 3 females read in the month which is probably high for me.....hey I'm working on it ok?
Two contenders for books of the month and I'm unable to split them. Both featured Nazis/Nazism as a theme or back-drop to the stories.
Reads of the month - Peter Leonard - son of Elmore - Back From The Dead and J. Sydney Jones - Ruin Value.
Jess Walter - Beautiful Ruins (4)
Kirk Kjeldsen -Tomorrow City (4)
E. Michael Helms - Deadly Catch (4)
Sarah Brannan - Noah's Rainy Day (4)
Carolyn Hart - Death By Surprise (4)
Bill James - Noose (4)
J. Sydney Jones - Ruin Value (5)
Joe R. Lansdale - The Thicket (4)
Peter Leonard - Back From The Dead (5)
Nicolas Freeling - The King Of The Rainy Country (3)
Karin Alvtegen - Missing (3)
I also managed to watch some decent films with the family, so I wasn't totally anti-social!
I also completed the Crime Fiction Alphabet Journey for the year.