It’s my birthday at the end of the month and finally the end of my very difficult 2
months without buying books. I have SO many on my list of what I want to
purchase but the ban has meant that I’ve got to a few books that I probably
would have left gathering dust on the shelves. I’ve been sent a few ARCs over
the last few weeks so September’s reads will be made up uniquely of review and
The book I’m probably most excited to read is Force of Nature by Jane Harper. I read and reviewed Jane’s debut book The Dry at the beginning of this year
and absolutely loved it- you can read my review here, if you so wish. This one
arrived in the post completely by surprise, sent to me by the lovely team at
Little, Brown. I’m excited to get this one read and share my thoughts on it at
some point over the coming weeks! I have really high expectations for it,
naturally, having loved The Dry so
much but I honestly don’t think it’s going to disappoint!
Hodder, being the lovely creatures that they
are, sent over a copy of The Most
Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey
Lee Johnson. I know absolutely NOTHING about this book, other than the fact
it has a delightful cover but the story sounds like it’s going to be a good one
and I’ll be glad to get stuck into it this month.
A book I’ve had on my shelves for quite a while
now is Madame Bovary of the Subarbs by
Sophie Divry. This book is a
translation from the French edition and the cover is absolutely beautiful. I’ve
read a couple of chapters of this already and I am enjoying where it’s going
but nothing’s really happened as of yet to get me well and truly stuck into it.
I’m sure hoping that changes though! This beauty came to me from MacLehose
The final book on my September reading list is The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting, also sent over by MacLehose
Press. This book sounds absolutely fascinating and I can’t wait to see what it’s
all about. I’ve heard a bit about this one and there’s quite a good hype coming
from it all, so fingers crossed the book’s right up my street.
I’m hoping that September is a productive
reading month but with starting a new job and trying to get back into the swing
of things work wise, I’m not sure just
how much I’ll actually get around to. Fingers crossed!