It’s another month, which means another opportunity for me to come up with a ridiculously ambitious TBR and then stress out about it. It’s what I’m good at. In all honesty, though, I am VERY excited for fall and almost as excited to read the books on this list. I will love them more if I can read them in cool weather with a pumpkin spice latte. That’s just how it works. Here are (a few of) the books I’m planning on reading in September:
The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Benjamin. I loved last year’s The Immortalists, and have been wanting to read Chloe Benjamin’s first novel for a while, and I finally picked up a copy. And if The Immortalists is any indication, it’ll be great for fall. When fall actually happens.
The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. Last month, I finally finished The Priory of the Orange Tree, and it kind of turned me off of fantasy a bit (I didn’t hate it, it was just really long and kind of boring). So, instead of just not reading fantasy for a year, I decided to jump back on the horse and pick up another (shorter) fantasy novel. I’ve heard great things about this one, and I really wan to read it.
Toil & Trouble by Augusten Burroughs. I am a huge Augusten Burroughs fan. I’ve read Magical Thinking almost as many times as I’ve read Harry Potter. Which is a lot. So when I saw he was coming out with a new story collection all about his supernatural encounters, obviously I needed it. I honestly think this would be a perfect Halloween read, but since I have a copy to review for you lovely people, I’m going to try and have a review up before it’s released on October 1. So you can decided if you need to pick up a copy before Halloween.
The Bone People by Keri Hulme. Is anyone else a seasonal mood reader? Because this book just screams early fall to me. I love reading literary fiction in the fall, and this one’s set on an island and might be magical realism. It also won the Man Booker in 1985, and I am very excited about it. (It’s also a goal of mine to read more books that might not be as well-known, and I think this one definitely fits the bill.)
I will also be finishing The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt this month. I’m really enjoying it so far, and I’m looking forward to reading more.
Here’s to a great reading month! What’s on your TBR for September?