Hello book admirers! September is upon us which means summer is ending and fall will be beginning. I am sad to see summer go but kind of excited for the season because it will be the first year that we can decorate the house. I have already started buying harvest decorations and can’t wait to put them out.
I have taken advantage of the quiet weeks at work and have managed to get ahead in writing some posts for the blog so look out for some consistent content from me. I know, surprising. But with budget season rearing it’s ugly head in October, my work schedule is going to get hectic and who knows if I can keep up.
I have only gotten halfway through my summer TBR so my reading list this month will be filled with the remainder of the list along with my leftover book club reads from last month. I am actually going to go in opposite order than I usually do and put my personal TBR at the top of this list.
“Woman of Light” by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
I have been reading some really good books lately from my personal TBR and I have no doubts that this is going to be another. This epic covering five generations of family is about survival, betrayal and family betrayal. Need I say more?
“Dune” by Frank Herbert
This has been on a TBR list for awhile and since I received it as a gift at the start of the summer, I have been dying to read it.
“Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler
This book has made the rounds in recent months. I felt like everywhere I turned people were talking about it or I would see it on TBR lists. I read Butler’s “Kindred” for book club a few years ago and loved it. I have a feeling that this one is going to be even better.
“The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel
I really don’t know much going into this book and I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I didn’t know much going into “Station Eleven” and I ended up loving it, even if was a few months of a real life pandemic that would change our lives in ways we never thought imaginable. I have heard mixed reviews about this one and I am curious if it’s because people had expectations.
“Everything is Illuminated” by Jonathan Safran Foer
I loved “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” and this one sounds just as good. I have a feeling I am going to be a mess after this one and it’s going to hit me in a way just like his other one did.
Book Club reads
“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith
This is one of the other leftovers from August. I just didn’t get around to reading it but I am excited to. I have heard nothing but good things.
Another leftover from August but this is one I am struggling with. Once I get done with “When We Were Yours” I really need to sit down and tackle this. I have to read over 200 pages for book club discussion next week. The only good thing is that we split this book up and the second half will be discussed in October. However, if I am not liking the first 200 pages, I will probably put it down.
What are you reading in September? Let’s discuss!