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Monthly Motif September Check In {Steampunk, Science Fiction, Fantasy}

september check inThe theme for this month’s 2016 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge is Steampunk, Science Fiction, Fantasy. Pretty self explanatory, right? Here’s a look at what Tanya and I have picked to read…

Kim – I’m pretty much in my element this month. So much so, that I’m having a hard time narrowing it down to just one book. I picked a book that is both science fiction and fantasy and one that I’ve really wanted to make time for: The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin. It just won Best Novel at the 2016 Hugo Awards so now seems like the perfect time to pick it up…

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A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.


Tanya – Like Kim – this genre is pretty much my jam! I decided to go with Parable of the Talents (Earthseed #2), Octavia Butler. I read the first book in the series almost a year ago, so it’s high time I moved on to book 2 (there are only 2 books in the series).

This Nebula Award-winning sequel to “Parable of the Sower” continues the story of Lauren Olamina in socially and economically depressed California in the 2030s. Convinced that her community should colonize the stars, Lauren and her followers make preparations. But the collapse of society and rise of fanatics result in Lauren’s followers being enslaved, and her daughter stolen from her. Now, Lauren must fight back to save the new world order.

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Are you picking Fantasy, Steampunk, or Science Fiction this month?

When you’ve completed your September read for this challenge, link to your review using the linky below. The linky will remain open until October 10th.

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Kim and Tanya
Kim is a librarian | life hacker | ancient history nerd | mom to 2 little boys | Utah native | digital archivist | British comedy/British detective show junkie | outdoor lover. Tanya is a digital lifehacker | Food Science guru | teenage boy wrangler | husband tamer | adventure seeker | avid reader.

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  3. I recently added The Fifth Season to my wishlist as I too have read nothing but glowing reviews for the book and series. Did you end up liking it?

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