Ahh September! Is it me or does September hold the promise of fresh starts, new projects and a crisp changing season? Oh, and all of that gorgeous 'back to school' stationary up for grabs!!
For me, this shiny new month calls for handwritten letters to my dears, beginning exciting projects of the handmade persuasion and wrapping up in a couple extra layers whilst diving into a great book!
Which leads me nicely into the nature of this here post. I don't usually set myself a monthly 'to be read' as I am very much a creature of mood, especially when it comes to selecting my next novel, but I decided September will be the month to give it a go:
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Not every gift is a blessing. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh. Melanie is a very special girl.
If that doesn't pull you in, I really don't know what will!! A little odd of me to include this in my 'to be read' considering I just finished it, but by now it is the 9th September and it was on my list, so...
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
One of Stevenson's most famous and enduring popular works, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde describes the mysterious relationship between a respectable and affable doctor and his brutal associate. Set in the grimy streets of Victorian London, this tale of murder, split personalty and obscure science, with its chilling final revelation, became an instant horror classic when it was first published in 1886 and has enthralled and terrified generations of readers ever since.
I am currently reading this delicious slice of gothic horror and have already fallen in love with this gritty historical setting and can't wait to delve deeper into its mysterious and dark world.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Okay, this is a book I have chosen purely on recommendation from rave reviews over in the booktube community. It seems an incredibly popular book, which unnerves me a little to say the least, but seems a relatively short and snappy novel, so as curiosity often gets the better of me I intend to find out what all the fuss is about. That being said, I absolutely hate the description on the back of the book and therefore have chosen not to include it here. From what I gather, this story consists of magic, surreal settings, mystery, quest and adventure and naturally a healthy dose of young love (hmmm). Let's find out, shall we!
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenager Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself best by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade is going to survive, he'll have to win and confront the real world he has always been so desperate to escape.
The last book on my list for this month, added in to shake up the pile of books and in hopes of creating a varied taste to round up September.
CURRENT AUDIO BOOK:
Yes Please by Amy Poehler - perfect for multi-tasking and frigging hilarious to boot!
CURRENT DUTCH BOOK:
De Boze Heks is Weer Bezig by Hanna Kraan - my latest Dutch children's book is going down a treat.
Knowing me, this could all change, but hey ho, so is life! What books have risen to the top of your pile for this month? Have you read any of the books on my list? Would love to know your thoughts!