Thoughtful Thursday: Best book you read in September 2012

It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s time to report:Readers' Favorite Books

What is the best book you read in September 2012 and why did you love it? It doesn’t have to be a newly published book, or even SFF. We just want to share some great reading material. Feel free to post a full review of the book here, or a link to the review on your blog, or just write a few sentences about why you thought it was awesome.

(And don’t forget that we always have plenty more reading recommendations on our Fanlit Faves page and our 5-Star SFF page.)

As always, one commenter will choose a book from our stacks.

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BILL CAPOSSERE, who's been with us since June 2007, lives in Rochester NY, where he is an English adjunct by day and a writer by night. His essays and stories have appeared in Colorado Review, Rosebud, Alaska Quarterly, and other literary journals, along with a few anthologies, and been recognized in the "Notable Essays" section of Best American Essays. His children's work has appeared in several magazines, while his plays have been given stage readings at GEVA Theatre and Bristol Valley Playhouse. When he's not writing, reading, reviewing, or teaching, he can usually be found with his wife and son on the frisbee golf course or the ultimate frisbee field.

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  1. April V. /

    I didn’t read as many five star books in September as I did in August so it is a short list this month with only one five star which was Alif the Unseen by Willow G. Wilson and two four stars in Riveted by Meljean Brook and The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper.

    Actually, there were more four stars but they were all in romance and cozy mystery so I left them out ;-)

  2. I had to go back and look–it was definitely Blade Song by J. C. Daniels. GREAT UF read. Okay, yeah, there’s this one part that is … uncomfortably violent. But I really did like the pacing, the magic system, and so on. Good stuff with a lot of room for a second book.

  3. SandyG265 /

    Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire. It’s one of my favorites in the Toby Daye series.

  4. Definitely the Blinding Knife, no contest. Weeks just joined my list of Sanderson, Martin, Abercrombie, Butcher and Erikson of must-read authors.

  5. It wasn’t science fiction or fantasy, but the graphic novel Daytrippers was the best book of September and might be in my top five for 2012.

  6. nellwyn /

    i think book of september for me is Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke .to me it is one of those books you fell in love from the firts is magical book about magic wich captivates you from the very beginning.

  7. Esteban /

    A Dance with Dragons of George R.R. Martin… do i have to explain anythig else =)

  8. I didn’t read any books I absolutely loved, but the best was probably 7th Sigma by Stephen Gould.

  9. Another light month for SF/F, so my best reads were Creole Belle by James Lee Burke and Double Indemnity by James M Cain. DI is technically a re-read, but it’s still great.

  10. Kevin B /

    Among Others by Jo Walton. One of the best books I ever read, and nothing much actually happens in it. Remarkable.

  11. RedEyedGhost /

    Wolfsangel by M.D. Lachlan – it was an extremely engrossing world where the Norse gods actually existed and liked to meddle in human affairs.

  12. Existence by David Brin

  13. Esteban, if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks. Please contact me (Tim) with your choice and a US address.

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