I love fall, and, to me, September means fall. It’s the perfect time for curling up with tea and a book. (If only California would get the memo that summer’s over.) I love fall reading, and I’m excited to get into some great books this year! I am keeping this list relatively short because I’m going to try and participate in a banned books readathon at the end of the month – Banned Books Week starts on the 25th – so I will be putting out another TBR for that later. My reading has been picking up lately (mostly because I’ve been procrastinating on my thesis by reading), so I’m hoping to get a lot read this month. Last September was my best reading month EVER, with a total of 27 books. With my thesis and my job and everything, there’s no way I’m going to beat that this year. But that doesn’t mean I can’t try!
Alright, I’ll stop talking. Here are the books I’m planning on picking up this month:
1. Loner by Teddy Wayne. I received an ARC of this book about a Harvard freshman who becomes obsessed with a fellow student from a totally different social sphere. It sounds intriguing, so I’m looking forward to reading it. Since I did receive an ARC, I will have a review up before this book comes out on the 13th.
2. The Guineveres by Sarah Domet. I was sent an ARC of this debut novel from the publisher, and it looks amazing! It’s about four girls, all named Guinevere, whose pasts have all landed them at a convent, where they develop a friendship. I am really excited about this book – which comes out early next month – and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you.
The Reading New England Challenge theme for September is Rhode Island, and it was surprisingly difficult to choose a book for this month. Turns out, not a lot of the books set in Rhode Island interest me (and most of the ones that sounded kind of good are really long). I ended up finding a book I’m actually really interested in, which is:
3. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H. P. Lovecraft. I have never read anything by Lovecraft, and this is the perfect opportunity to remedy that. This book is supposed to be really good and really dark, which I’m definitely in the mood for at the moment. It’s also pretty short, which is a plus, because I have a lot of other reading to do.
And, since I didn’t pick one last month, I decided to do a TBR jar pick for this month, and I ended up picking “an audiobook,” which is perfect, because I’ve been trying to listen to more audiobooks on my commute. This month, I’ve decided to listen to:
4. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. I love Felicia Day, and I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. Since she reads the audiobook herself, I decided to give it a go, and I’m really excited. This will also serve as my nonfiction book of the month, though I’m hoping to read another nonfiction book or two.
I also might try to read The Illiad this month, because I just finished reading The Song of Achilles and I still can’t pull my mind out of Ancient Greece. But it’s super long, so we’ll see what happens. I’m having a hard time deciding what I feel like picking up this month, but I’ll keep you updated!
What are you reading this month?