So I’m a bit on the fence about putting together monthly TBRs since I’m very much a mood reader, and as you might have seen in my August wrap up, the randomest things can make me pick up a book when I’m in the mood for it. But I actually have a bunch of books I’d like to get to this month and writing it down will help me stay organized, so here we go!
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
My mother-in-law lent this book to me last Thanksgiving and I still haven’t started it yet, so I want to make sure and read it before this Thanksgiving! I don’t know an awful lot about it other than that it’s an account of life in the Rust Belt, but it sounds like it could be interesting.
Secrets of a Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Robert Shemin
So my dad is really interested in real estate and has gotten me more interested in it as well. He lent me a couple of books about it a while ago and I have zero excuses for not reading them already, so I’m planning to read them before Christmas so I can give them back to him. It’s not the most exciting read, but I’m sure it will be interesting and informative. And these books are usually pretty fast reads, too.
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
I got a free copy of this book at BookCon, which I was super excited about because I’m always looking for more non-medieval fantasy, and this book has a gorgeous cover. I decided to push it up on my TBR, though, because I saw it suggested on the Read Harder Goodreads group as a recommendation for the task of reading a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey.
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
I bought this book when I first discovered Book Outlet and went a little crazy! I actually haven’t seen the movie and picked this up because I heard it was a good nonfiction book for those who like Devil in the White City or Boys in the Boat, both of which I enjoyed. This is also getting moved up my TBR list since it qualifies for the Read Harder challenge to read a book about sports. It seems like a bit of a stretch to me to call horse racing a sport, but my husband insists it qualifies, and Google seems to agree.
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
So Joce from SquibblesReads recently popped up in my YouTube feed (she’s doing videos again!), which prompted me to go through some of her old videos. This book was ranked as one of her top books of 2016, and while I didn’t care much for Jane Eyre when I read it in high school, the premise of this book is really interesting. Basically, it’s Jane Eyre meets Dexter. The protagonist kills men who harm women while also falling in love with someone. It sounds awesome and I currently have it checked out from the library, so I’m hoping to get to it soon.
One Night With a Prince by Sabrina Jeffries
I really enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy but for some reason never got around to picking the last one up. I don’t remember what the premise is for this one exactly, but it’s the last brother’s story from the so-called Royal Brotherhood that three bastards of Prinny started in the first book. I’m currently in the process of trying to clear books off my shelves that have been hanging out for a while, which seems like a good excuse to finally finish this trilogy. I’ll probably make it through more than one of the romances on my shelves this month, but this is the one I plan to start with.
Going Dark by Monica McCarty
I have no idea what this book is about, but I’ll have to pick it up sometime in September since it’s our book club pick for October and we meet near the beginning of the month. Though if I wind up reading a bunch from my shelves, this one might get pushed off to the first week of October.
I’m also planning to read some banned books in celebration of Banned Books Week from September 24 to 30. I know Caz from Little Book Owl has done a readathon for Banned Books Week in the past, but I haven’t heard of anything about it yet this year. Regardless, I plan to do separate posts announcing my Banned Books Week TBR and wrapping up what I wind up reading, so stay tuned for those!
So yeah, lots of reading plans for this month! We’ll see how much I get to, but I’m hopeful! I know Tower of Dawn and Godsgrave are also out this month and Wonder Woman: Warbringer just came out, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I wound up reading them in September, but I want to prioritize some of my older books right now and wrap up the Read Harder challenge. It’ll be fun to see how much this list changes over the next month.
Have you read any of these books? What should I pick up first? Let me know in the comments and share your reading plans for the month of September!