OK…how did this happen? We are somehow in the final quarter of 2020 (thank god it’s nearly over) and I can’t quite believe how quick it has come and gone. This year has been one huge whirlwind and it definitely could have dragged but for some crazy reason, time has passed so quickly and now we are coming up to Christmas!!
Now, having failed miserably at keeping to my TBR’s over the last month, I am introducing a new way of doing my TBR this month which I hope will work best for me and take the pressure off a little. So from now on, every month I will pick ONE book that I am determined to read! I will also feature all the book club reads I have this month AND I plan to do a separate post about all the books on my NetGalley shelf which are being published that month too!
So don’t fear, with me, you’ll be sure to be in the know about all the latest releases!
My September must-read is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.
Now, if you have already read or are aware of this book, then you will know that IT’S A BIGGIE!!! It’s 720 pages but I have seen so many people reading this on Bookstagram and Book Twitter so I thought I would tackle it whilst I’m still on furlough. It’s supposed to be a heartbreaker so keep an eye out for my review!
Here is the blurb if you are interested: When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realise, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.
GET YOUR COPY HERE!
Book Club Reads:
I’m part of a few book clubs but the three below are the ones I am most committed to! Here is what we are reading/discussing this month!
Beth’s Book Club:
We always have two books to read with Beth’s Books Club and the first is The Kicking the Bucket List by Cathy Hopkins. Not usually my type of book but it is about three sisters who realise that their mother’s inheritance comes with strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother’s ‘bucket list’.
Let’s Get Classical Book Club:
I run the ‘Let’s Get Classical’ Book Club in which we read a different classic every month. This month is Brontë month and the book we have chosen to read is Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.
Local Book Club:
I only found out about my local book club a few months ago and I joined in with my first discussion last week! We had to do it via Zoom because the weather was awful so we couldn’t meet in the park and due to lockdown restrictions here in Manchester, we couldn’t go to a pub.
This month, as I’m a new member, they let me nominate two books. Everyone voted for their favourite out of the two and we decided to read Half A World Away by Mike Gayle. I have never read anything by Mike Gayle before but I have heard fantastic things about his writing so I’m excited to read this on.
Here is the blurb if you are interested: When Kerry reaches out to the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will have life-changing consequences for them both.
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AND THERE WE HAVE IT! My September TBR! Let me know if you have read any of the above or, like me, are planning too soon!
Have a great month bookworms!