My September 2016 Reading List | Goodreads

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
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
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

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

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
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!