Monday, 7 September 2015

SEPTEMBER TBR


Seeing as we are already a week into September I thought it was about time I shared what I plan to read this month, because you were obviously all wondering! I haven't given myself too huge a list as I'm hoping to get some more spontaneous reads in later in the month. So without further ado, here's what I'm going to be reading in September:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I think I'm the only person in the bookish community who hasn't yet started this series, so when I was in a bookshop in Cromer over the bank holiday weekend I decided it was about time I rectify that. I think I was slightly influenced by all the recent hype over the recent release of the fourth book in the series, Queen of Shadows, which made me realise quite how popular this series has become, and what I'm probably missing out on. I'm going to be starting this book soon and no doubt I'll want to be diving right into the rest of the series so I'd better pick those up!

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I picked this up on the same bookshop visit because there was a buy one get one half price offer and this YA contemporary has been on my radar for a while. The book follows Simon, a junior in high school, who is just trying to figure out who he is whilst exchanging emails with anonymous love interest, Blue. But when his emails fall into the wrong hands things suddenly get very complicated for Simon. This was the first book I picked up this month so I've actually already finished it and really enjoyed it. If you're looking for a YA contemporary with great LGBTQ characters then this one's for you.

The Dumb House by John Burnside
If you've been hanging around BookTube or Twitter lately then you might have seen a bit of hype going around about this Scottish classic. Jen Campbell and Jean of BookishThoughts have both had nothing but great things to say about it and I, along with a lot of other people, haven't been able to resist the recommendation. It's kind of hard to explain so here's the book blurb:

As a child, Luke's mother often tells him the story of the Dumb House, an experiment on newborn babies raised in silence, designed to test the innateness of language. As Luke grows up, his interest in language and the delicate balance of life and death leads to amateur dissections of small animals - tiny hearts revealed still pumping, as life trickles away. But as an adult, following the death of his mother, Luke's obsession deepens, resulting in a haunting and bizarre experiment on Luke's own children.

Creepy, right? I've already read this and it's AMAZING, especially for only just over 200 pages. I'll go into more detail in my wrap up or perhaps it's own review, but if you like your stories beautifully written and your narrative dark and twisted, then you really should get your hands on this.

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
This was my TBR jar pick for the month and I'm really pleased with it as I haven't read Bill Bryson in a while and I don't think I would have got round to this if I hadn't picked it out of the jar as it really is quite intimidatingly large. The title is kind of self-explanatory, it's Bryson's quest to investigate how we got here, from the Big Bang to the rise of civilisation. I love Bryson's writing style and I'm always interested in reading about science and history so I'm looking forward to diving into this one.

Being Me by Pete Kalu
I was kindly sent this book for review from Hope Road Publishing and I'll be participating in the blog tour that starts with my blog on the 21st of this month so keep an eye out for that!
Being Me is the story of Adele, a girl with a rotten family, an aching heart, and a questionable best friend, it’s a witty, lively novel of growing up female, black, and middle class in contemporary London. As Adele navigates an everyday gauntlet of soccer matches, fights with her best friend, texts and furtive kisses with her boyfriend (her first!), and the travails of her screwed up family, Pete Kalu takes us back to those tough teen years, of learning to hold things together in the midst of chaos—and sorting things out by figuring out just who you are, and who you want to be. [summary from Goodreads]
I've just started this book and I'm really enjoying it so far so keep an eye out for more blogposts later in the month :)

What will you be reading this month?

2 comments:

  1. you're only reading throne of glass now omg? read it quick and binge read crown of midnight, heir of fire and queen of shadows asap. i can't wait for you to read simon vs the homo sapiens agenda. becky's debut novel is fantastic and it would forever be special to me. my books to be read this month would be vengeance road, everything everything, dumplin and fans of the impossible life :)

    isha @ two sisters bloggin'

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  2. I've only recently picked up Throne of Glass too! We may be the last two people in the blogging community to have read this series ;) x

    Megan / www.pixiecrop.com

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