What’s On My Plate – September 2015

On My Plate

What’s On My Plate is my monthly post where I share my blogging and reading plan for the month ahead! It helps keep me on track and gives me something to look forward to: lots of amazing books:-)

So, this month’s plate is waaaay out of control, LOL! There’s no way I’ll be able to read all these, especially since I wasn’t able to complete my August list. So some may have to be pushed to October. But here’s what I’ll be attempting to read, and as usual, I may add extra books that aren’t on this list:

Here are the books I have lined up to read/review in September:

Dragon Coast (Daniel Blackland #3) by Greg van Eekhout. I’ve loved this series from the beginning, and book two ended on one of those cliffhangers that makes you gasp, so you can bet I’m excited about this book:-)

Lumière by Jacqueline E. Garlick. I just picked this up from NetGalley, and I’m reading it right away because it releases this month. Plus I’ve heard good things…

The Apex Book of World SF 4 edited by Mahvesh Murad & Lavie Tidhar. I really enjoyed the last book in this series, it’s so nice to step outside of the U.S. and UK authors that I usually read and experience SF from other countries. I highly recommend this series if you haven’t started reading it.

The Drowning God by James Kendley.  Urban fantasy that takes place in Japan? Yes, I’ll read that:-)

Badge, Book and Candle (Bookburners #1) by Max Gladstone. I’ve already read this, and I’ll be reviewing it soon. Serialized fiction is a new format for me, so I’m still getting my feet wet. So far, I really like the idea!

Bat Out of Hell by Alan Gold. This is billed as an “eco-thriller,” a genre that I don’t read enough of. I’m up for a change of pace:-)

Menagerie by Rachel Vincent. I’m excited to get to this, as I’ve read some reviews calling it very dark. Plus, it takes place in a creepy circus!

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett. I’m super excited to read this YA horror novel, and it’s coming up on the pile very soon. Stay tuned!

Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson. I feel like I’ve had a copy of this forever. But it’s finally release month, so yay!

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher. I’m cringing while I write this, but this will be my first Jim Butcher book. Please don’t judge:-) Also, this review will be posted on another blog as well as this one…Intrigued? Keep reading to the end of this post and I’ll explain…

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee. This is a Frankenstein story, with the actual publication of Frankenstein incorporated into it. I can’t wait.

Shattered Blue (The Light Trilogy #1) by Lauren Bird Horowitz. I’m probably going to read this sooner rather than later, the story sounds sooo good.

The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett. This story is about parallel Earths, and could be a head-scratcher, but I think it’s going to be good.

The Machinery by Gerrard Cowan. The author himself asked me if I’d like to read this book, and I was very happy to agree. This is a HarperVoyager UK title, and I’ve read and enjoyed several of their recent titles.

Supersymmetry by David Walton. I may have my review of this book up by now, but if not, you’ll be seeing it very soon. I’m calling Supersymmetry “Superfun”!!

Giveaways/Blog Tours/Author Events:

My monthly Book Review Giveaway continues, this month with only one winner;-) Check back on the 15th, when you can enter to win one of the books I reviewed in August.

This month I have an interview with author R. S. Belcher, along with a giveaway of his book Nightwise! It was definitely one of my favorite books of the month, and I’m excited I get to host the author. I don’t have this scheduled yet, so keep your eyes peeled for the interview when it’s posted.

I’m participating in the blog tour for The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore on the 26th, and the publisher will be giving away a finished copy of the book, so don’t miss my review and the giveaway!

I’m helping the folks at Serial Box kick off their inaugural title called Bookburners this month, with a review of Episode #1 (Badge, Book and Candle) on the 17th, and an interview with author Brian Francis Slattery, who penned Episode #2, on the 14th. In case you don’t know what Serial Box is, they are using the format of episodic television but doing it in book format. Bookburners has 16 episodes planned, with one releasing each week beginning on September 16th. The format is digital and audio, so there’s a format for everyone to enjoy.

And even more fun…


I’m also thrilled to be starting a new adventure this month. I’ve been asked to join a joint review blog called The Speculative Herald, and I couldn’t be more excited. Don’t worry, nothing will change here on Books, Bones & Buffy, but I will be cross-posting two or three reviews per month on the new site. What’s even more fun is that I’m blogging buddies with the other members of The Speculative Herald, and you may be followers of their blogs already as well! I’ll be joining Steff from The Bibliosanctum, Lynn from Lynn’s Books, Bob from Beauty in Ruins, Nathan from Fantasy Review Barn, and the instigator of this whole thing, Lisa from Tenacious Reader. It should be a lot of fun, and if you love speculative fiction as much as I do, don’t miss out, because there will be lots of reviews of the latest and greatest in the genre, not to mention giveaways and perhaps even author appearances. You can follow us on Twitter here and subscribe to the blog here, so you don’t miss a thing. The festivities begin at the end of the month!

And that’s a wrap…catch you on the flip-side!

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Posted September 1, 2015 by Tammy in What's On My Plate / 14 Comments


14 responses to “What’s On My Plate – September 2015

  1. Oooh! I like your review line-up for this month, Tammy. 🙂 Especially looking forward to reading your thoughts on Lumiere, This Monstrous Thing, Shattered Blue, and Walk On Earth A Stranger.

    I have to confess, though: I haven’t read Rae Carson’s debut series yet. Have you?

    And you pretty much sold me on visiting Speculative Herald based on who’s on the staff. Can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for us! *clicks the link to pay a visit*
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    • Tammy

      No, I haven’t read it either, Sara! But I’ve heard great things about it. I think you’ll love The Speculative Herald, although there isn’t much up right now:-)

    • Tammy

      September is always such a huge book month, on one hand that’s a good thing, but it’s also frustrating, because how can you get to all of them??

    • Tammy

      I know, right? I may start the Apex book today, their editors are amazing at bringing together so many stories from different cultures. Thanks for visiting!

  2. I spy a few similar books on our TBR’s this month! XDD I am SO excited for The Aeronaut’s Windlass — its your first Jim Butcher!??!!!? 1) YAY!!! 2) I have no idea how it’ll hold up in comparison with his other (finished) fantasy series, Codex Alera, but regardless of how you feel about TAW, you should DEFINITELY check out Codex. It’s flipping AWESOME. Love it so much.
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  3. Some books on your September list will be on mine as well. I really REALLY desperately want to try to fit in Bat out of Hell because it looks very interesting. I also got a nice email about The Machinery from the author, so I’ll be reading that too! Supersymmetry is on my list as well, but after I finish the first book. I’ve been trying all summer to fit in Superposition, I want to read it very badly 🙂
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