September Reading List – A New Biography of a Favorite Artist


I could not be more excited for September! Mostly because in my mind, September equals fall. Even though it’s still hot outside, I’ve been blasting the AC and lighting candles and drinking tea so I can pretend it’s fall. Which means, it’s time for some fall reading!

I’m going to keep this list fairly short because one, there is a very big biography on it, two, I haven’t decided what I’m reading for Banned Books Week this year, and three, I’m still catching up on my August reading list.

Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery. I’ve been playing it a bit safe with my nonfiction picks of the month this summer (two months, I chose really short books just to get them in), so I thought, what better way to make up for it than by reading a 500+ page biography. I’ve been a fan of Edward Gorey since long before I started this blog, so when I saw this, I knew I needed to grab it. It’s out in November, but I got an ARC, and I know it’s going to take me a while to get through it (largely because it’s one of those protected ePubs I can only read on my computer), so I’m starting it now.

Vicious by V. E. Schwab. I’m planning on rereading this one because the sequel is coming out at the end of the month! I am so excited to read book two, but it’s been a while since I read this one, so I think it’s time for a refresher. Plus, its amazing and I’ve been meaning to revisit it anyway.

Henry VI, Part I by William Shakespeare. The time has come for me to tackle Shakespeare’s three-part play. I’ve been putting them off, and now they’re my only histories left (which is weirdly kind of sad). But they just seem really long and not all that exciting – to be fair, I know very little about Henry VI – so I want to get them over with. Ideally, I’ll get to all three this month, but realistically, my goal is just the first one.

I will also be reading something for banned books week this year, but I haven’t quite decided that that will be yet. I’m leaning towards a classic (possibly a 1984 reread?). I think I’ll see what I’m in the mood for that week and how the rest of my reading goals are coming along (if I still have a lot of other reading to get through, I’ll pick something short).

That’s it for my September reading list! I’m really excited about this month. Hopefully it ends up being a good one.

What are you planning on reading in September?

10 thoughts on “September Reading List – A New Biography of a Favorite Artist

  1. Good luck on your reading in September! I’m also very interested in joining the banned books week, but I still don’t know what book to read (yet).

  2. I’ve read (a sampling of) Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and histories, and the histories are DEFINITELY my favorite. Because they take what the audience would have thought about history and turn it upside down in exciting ways. My favorite is Henry V — as in my favorite Shakespeare play of all time. DEFINITELY recommend it. 🙂

      1. I’ve read Richard III as well, and loved it. I lean toward Henry V because I love that he seems to put Henry V’s rhetoric on trial, but both are excellent. I’ll have to read Henry VIII! <3

        1. It was an interesting take considering Elizabeth I was his patron (he waited until after she died to write it, though). I was surprised by how honest he was.

          1. I hadn’t even thought about the fact that Elizabeth I was Henry VIII’s daughter! I mean, I knew, obviously, but I hadn’t thought about how recent that made it all for Shakespeare. Now I definitely look forward to it!!

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