Thursday, September 3, 2015

Books I plan to read in September

I'm linking up again with The Deliberate Reader to share the books I'll be reading this month.

August was a good reading month, mostly due to my weekend alone where I read 3 books. I finally finished the last book from my June list (Inkheart), and I finished 8 of 9 books from my August list. I am about half way through the last one (The Truth According to Us). I also finished 3 additional books that weren't on my list. I'm still only 38% of the way through All Roads Lead to Austen from my July list, but I'm not ready to give up on it yet. I want to find some time in September to buckle down and plow through it.

For September, I plan to read these 11 books. Clearly I'm in denial that summer is over because there are a look of beach-y books on this list. I also have several re-reads that I'm hoping will go quickly, so I can get through this (perhaps) ambitious stack.


Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I love Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone and Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, but I hadn't heard of this book until reading Becca's review on Lost in Literature. Since then I've read several other great reviews, so I knew I needed to read this book.


The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I knew I had to read this book after Grace (Rebel Mommy's Book Blog) mentioned it in her TTT: Retellings and Fairy Tales. I love the Little Mermaid. I selected this book as my YA Book Club's September book.


Ana of California by Andi Teran
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Cassi (My Thoughts...Literally) mentioned this book in her TTT: Books on her Summer TBR List, and I knew I had to read it. I love Anne of Green Gables.


God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I don't remember where I first heard about this book - someone's blog. But after reading the review by Jamie (Perpetual Page Turner), I immediately reserved this book from the library.


Casting with a Fragile Thread: A Story of Sisters and Africa by Wendy Kann
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: After mentioning that I didn't really like memoirs, Sheila (The Deliberate Reader) threatened to make it her mission to change my mind. I gladly accepted the challenge, so I selected this book from her recommendations based on some input from me. I'm going to use it as my 2015 Reading Challenge selection for this month: Read a book recommended by someone with good taste.


You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Speaking of memoirs...I did select this one on my own because I love Felicia Day. I think celebrity memoirs fall into a different category. Right? :) And hopefully this book will work better for me than Yes Please did since I'm actually a fan.


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library. It's a 7-day loan. Yikes!
Why did I get it: I've been on the hold list for a while. I wanted to read this book as my "Book Everyone Has Read" book for my 2015 Reading Challenge. It came in way earlier than expected, so it bumped a different book off of my September list.


In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It's Judy Blume. I put myself on the hold list at the library as soon as it was available. I've been waiting a long time for this book as well.


Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
How did I get it: I'll be listening on my friend's Audible account.
Why did I get it: I am re-reading this book as part of The Lunar Chronicles Read Along hosted by Brittany at The Book Addict's Guide.


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
How did I get it: I'll be reading this on my iPhone (Kindle app).
Why did I get it: I need to re-read this book because...Carry On is coming out in October!!!


The Martian by Andy Weir
How did I get it: I'll be re-listening to this book on my friend's Audible account.
Why did I get it: I want to re-read this book before seeing the movie in October.


What are you reading this month?

14 comments:

  1. Great selections. I loved the Martian and can't wait to see the movie this fall. Clicking over from the Deliberate Reader. Tanya

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    1. Yes, The Martian is SO good. I just started re-listening earlier this week. I forgot how funny it is. :) I hope the movie is done well.

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  2. Oh looks like a great TBR for September! I loved The Girl on the Train! I have the Martian audio I need to get to soon. Can't wait to hear what you think about Second Chance Summer - It is one I have had my eye on. Good luck with them all!

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    1. Thanks, Grace! I started The Girl on the Train earlier this week, and I am really enjoying it so far. It's not what I expected. Everyone has compared it to Gone Girl, which I hated. I'm so glad that I am liking the characters in this book.

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  3. The Martian and The Girl on the Train are on my list for this month too!

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    1. Cool! The Martian is really good. I hope you enjoy them both.

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  4. The Martian is sooo good on audio. I hope you enjoy Fangirl!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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    1. It is! I've read Fangirl twice already. It's probably my favorite book right now.

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  5. SO MANY BOOKS I LOVE. I'm glad you love Fangirl as much as I do.

    And that weekend alone sounds FANTASTIC. I mean, I'd rather have a weekend away... I'm home all the time anyway. :P But oh how much reading/tv-ing I could get done!

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    1. Yes. Fangirl is amazing!

      Since I work full time and travel a lot to see family, a weekend at home was perfect for me. :) Time alone was really the main goal.

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  6. I'll be anxious to hear your thoughts on The Girl on the Train. I was just so-so on it. I bought The Martian to read, and it must be good if you are going through it again!

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    1. Yes, The Martian is really good! It's very funny, and I loved the science of it. I'm about 85 pages into The Girl on the Train, and I am really liking it so far.

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  7. I had In the Unlikely Event from the library but had to return it unfinished. I forget what happened - sick kids maybe - and now I'm back to the end of the holds list. I'm going to have to restart it, it'll end up being so long since I started it by the time I get another chance with it.

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    1. I just picked it up this week, and it's 7 day. I need to start it tomorrow or I might have to do the same thing. How was the part you read? Good?

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