It’s September, fall is round the corner, the world is gearing up for jumpers and pumpkin spiced lattes, and I am going on holiday. I have been eagerly awaiting September for a while, and although I am not someone who usually wishes the summer away in a quick whirl of sunshine and ice creams, I am very glad it’s here! This month, I am tackling books I have bought and been sent over the past few weeks and months, and I am diving in with the knowledge that nothing needs to fit a readathon challenge. I love a good readathon, but I am also a mood reader, so this month I have decided that I am just going to read what I want when I fancy!
I am also jetting off to Barcelona for 5 days! We aren’t taking checked luggage, so anything I take to read must be able to fit into carry on with all of my clothes etc. so I have tried to think ahead and take a mix of paperbacks and digital ARCs. You’re probably wondering how I plan to read that much in a great city like Barcelona, well, there is a good 5 hours of plane time that will allow some reading, and I shift through books when I am able to stress free read and enjoy them. There’s a beach, and there’s going to be lots of free-time and chillaxing, things that are vastly improved by a good story, so with that in mind I am planning ahead! Any potential holiday read has a little sun next to it!
Saga Vol. 8 Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
I absolutely adore Saga and it has been one of my reading discoveries of the year. The drawing style is pretty incredible and the story told is so much more layered and intricate and brilliant than the number of words used would suggest. Volume 9 comes out next month (I think) so I have to be up to date!
Shadowblack Sebastian de Castell 🌞
I started reading this in August and have been struggling through this at a slowish pace. I feel like I should really like the series but haven’t been super into it so far. It’s taken me a while to get around to it, which would usually be fine, but I was actually granted an ARC of this and now want to finish and review it so I can improve my Net Galley feedback ratio.
Charmcaster Sebastian de Castell 🌞
I mean, see above to a certain point. This is the third novel in this series and directly follows the previous book on this list. I don’t want to force myself to read something I am not super into, but I really want to like this series, and to finish another Net Galley ARC. Hmmm…
The Helicopter Heist Jonas Bonnier 🌞
I was sent this heist thriller by the lovely folks at Bonnier Zaffre and I have been itching to read it for a few weeks but have saved it for my holiday. I absolutely adore reading a thriller on my holiday and it’s already packed in my case!!
The Girl from Everywhere Heidi Heilig 🌞
I have also been excited to read this story for a while. My friend’s Emma and Daniel both really liked it and recommended it recently, and I’ve taken part in chats and been recommended it repeatedly so I think it’s time. It has pirates, so I think that is an instant win! I thought it would accompany The Helicopter Heist as a great holiday read, so it’s the other paperback I have packed to go with me.
Our Dark Duet V E Schwab
I just love V and I am not ashamed to admit it. I read This Savage Song bfuring NEWTs readathon last month, and loved it, so I am planning to read the second Monsters of Verity book when I return from my trip!
City of Ghosts V E Schwab
It was a bit of a saga to actually get this book, but now as I have the pretty pretty in the house I am going to enjoy it. I managed to finally acquire the hardback copy I wanted, and now as I have I want to protect it so it’s not going away with us. I think it will be a good read when fall starts properly arriving later this month.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J K Rowling
OK, I am going to preface this by saying that I do mean the illustrated edition because I haven’t read it yet! I love reading Harry Potter at the beginning of what would be the school year, and if I read the illustrated version for the first time it also doesn’t count as a re-read for my book savings jar and wrap post so that’s a sly sneaky win if ever I created one!
Well that’s the proposed TBR, but who am I kidding, I will undoubtedly deviate all over the place!
What are you planning to read this September?