Saturday, 3 September 2016

Goodreads: September to read!

September is upon us and once again, I have a pile of books to work my way through. I’m sticking (with the exception of one book which I naughtily purchased for myself despite being on a book ban…) to my rule of only reading ARCs and review copies of books as I’ve still got an absolutely ridiculous pile on my TBR. Last month was quite successful and I mostly stuck to the books I was supposed to, but this month I’m determined to be good and finish at least 5 books.

My naughty purchase was one that I should have made a long time ago. I remember taking this book out of the library when I was much too young to fully appreciate it. I can’t have actually finished it as I have no idea where the story’s heading and I’m usually pretty good at remembering plot lines. I was in town, early for a train and nipped into Waterstones. There I found THE most BEAUTIFUL copy of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I wasn’t able to resist it and now it’s sitting pride of place on my bookshelf next to my equally gorgeous copy of His Dark Materials. I started reading it at the end of August so with a bit of luck I’ll have it finished pretty soon.

Back on my psychological thriller vibe, I’ve got Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak published by St Martin’s Press to sink my teeth into. I believe that it’s the first book in a new series by Novak so I’m quite glad of that as I won’t have to get to know existing characters or be confused by references to other plots. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one so if the books anywhere near as good as the cover then I know I’m in for a treat.

The next book on my list is incredibly intriguing. The Secret is by Kathryn Hughes and was published by Headline Books. It’s written by the best selling author of The Letter, which I haven’t read myself but have heard absolutely amazing things about. The book sounds mysterious and intriguing but is also said to be incredibly heartbreaking so I’m very interested in getting through this one as soon as I can.

The final two books in my little to read list are books I’ve had for a few months now but haven’t gotten around to reading. The first is The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies, a book which concentrates itself on the Sino-American identity. I don’t know an awful lot about the book but the cover is gorgeous to look at so hopefully it reads as well. It has a lot of positive reviews and great feedback so my expectations are fully raised. My final book for the month of September is Harmony by Carolyn Pankhurst. The book follows a family who have a child who is diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum. I’m just about starting a PGCE with a specialism in SEN (Special Educational Needs) so learning a little more about autism is very appealing to me. I’m excited to see where the book heads with its tale.

What are you reading this month? It’s an ambitious one for me, but I think I can do it! Leave me comments with some recommendations for next month!

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