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Shomeret | 1380 comments 5)Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes (historical romance) 397 pages Source: paperback from publicist Started: 9/12 Finished: 9/16

Why Read: Suffragette is in the title. I'm hoping there will be more women's suffrage than stereotypical melodrama.

Comments: The character I really liked wasn't the MC. She was a woman's dress reformer. Rating B- See my review at http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/2017/...

6)Among the Ruins by Ausma Zehanat Khan (mystery) 357 pages Started: 9/16 Finished: 9/17

Why Read: The first book in this series is the best mystery I've read so far this year.

Comments: It's not as extraordinary. This gets a B.

7)Avishi by Saiswaroopa Source: blog tour
Started: 9/17 Finished: 9/20

Why Read: It's about a woman warrior who fights with an iron leg.

Comments: Dramatic, and great research. Rating A. So far this is the best book of 2017. See my review at http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/2017/...

8)When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (children's fantasy) 373 pages. Source: Library Started: 9/21 Finished: 9/24

Why Read: I really enjoyed Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by this author.

Comments; Not as good, but I really liked the tale of the magic paintbrush. Rating B.

9)Linen Shroud by Destiny Kinal (historical fiction) 399 pages. Source: ARC from publisher Started: 9/24 Finished: 9/27

Why Read: I was interested in the Native American aspect of this Civil War era novel.

Comments: Loved some of the characters and the challenge to factory production. Unfortunately, there was some Da Vinci Code kind of stuff that isn't historically accurate. Rating B+ See my review at http://shomeretmasked.blogspot.com/20...


10)Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts ed. Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law (science fiction and fantasy anthology) 361 pages. Source: Library
Started: 9/27 Finished: 9/29

Why Read: This is an anthology about underdogs and outcasts.

Comments: Decided to review this because my favorite story came in for a lot of negative comments. A girl got a schizophrenia diagnosis because she saw the Fae. Since this is fantasy they were really there and she wasn't insane. Some people thought it was horrible that a diagnosis was questioned. I disagree. See my review at http://shomeretmasked.blogspot.com/20...

Ten books in one month! I haven't done that many in some time. Well, one was a graphic novel, and one was an anthology.


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Ann (annrumsey) | 14609 comments Nice month Shomeret! And several high ranking books too. Avishi sounds intriguing.
Shomeret wrote: "Ten books in one month! I haven't done that many in some time. Well, one was a graphic novel, and one was an anthology ..."


message 3: by Carol/Bonadie (new)

Carol/Bonadie (bonadie) | 8053 comments Interesting books. I appreciate that you tell us why you selected them.


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