September To-Read Books

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I mentioned before that September was going to be my month for both stretching boundaries and diving deep. So, to that end, I wanted to share my reading list for September. These are all authors I either haven’t read, or haven’t read in a long time, with stories that are not my usual thing, so I am really excited. It will be a literary odyssey indeed 🙂

My list:

The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family
The Language of Spells by Laura Painter
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
The Scavenger’s Daughters by Kay Bratt
Mr. Penubra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Crush by Richard Siken
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz
This is a massive list. I don’t know if I will get though it. But I do read fast and will have no television, so who knows. The good thing, though, is if I don’t get through it, so what? It just means that I have more to look forward to in October 🙂 So, what new and strange books have caught your attention today?
And, also, this list, because I relate to every scenario like it’s my religion: from (http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/signs-youre-addicted-to-books-reading#.epbwdAeePP)

1. When you were little, books were your best friends in the world.

2. When you’re reading a good book, you forget to eat or sleep.

When you're reading a good book, you forget to eat or sleep.

3. Your ups and downs are completely dictated by the book you’re reading.

Your ups and downs are completely dictated by the book you're reading.

Sometimes there is yelling.

Sometimes there is yelling.

Sometimes it’s more subtle.

Sometimes it's more subtle.

4. You’ve been traumatized by things that “only” happened in books you read.

You've been traumatized by things that

5. The picture window in your wallet displays your library card instead of your driver’s license.

The picture window in your wallet displays your library card instead of your driver's license.

6. You think of colors in terms of Penguin classics.

You think of colors in terms of Penguin classics.

7. Rainy days > sunny days.

Rainy days > sunny days.

Although you do manage to get outside on a pretty day…

25 Signs You're Addicted To Books

8. This is all you think about when you picture your “dream home.”

This is all you think about when you picture your

And your idea of a fun weekend is rearranging your library for the 100th time.

And your idea of a fun weekend is rearranging your library for the 100th time.

9. Walking by a closed bookstore is torture.

25 Signs You're Addicted To Books

When they’re open, you’re incapable of going in without buying something.

When they're open, you're incapable of going in without buying something.

You’ve even developed a crush on a bookstore employee based solely on their staff picks.

You've even developed a crush on a bookstore employee based solely on their staff picks.

10. Anytime you undertake any idea or project, the first step is to read a lot of books about it.

Anytime you undertake any idea or project, the first step is to read a lot of books about it.

You assume that a book can teach you anything.

You assume that a book can teach you anything.

11. You would never shame someone for reading.

You would never shame someone for reading.

But you’re happy to shame them for not reading.

25 Signs You're Addicted To Books

12. When others come to you for advice, you just give them books to read.

When others come to you for advice, you just give them books to read.

13. When you go on vacation, your suitcase looks like this.

When you go on vacation, your suitcase looks like this.

You’re not sure what people who go to the beach without a book even do there, to be honest.

You're not sure what people who go to the beach without a book even do there, to be honest.

14. TV is OK…sometimes.

25 Signs You're Addicted To Books

15. The stack of books by your bed resembles the beginning of a Jenga game.

The stack of books by your bed resembles the beginning of a Jenga game.

It’s a pressing concern in your life.

It's a pressing concern in your life.

16. The sexiest someone can look is when they’re holding a good book.

The sexiest someone can look is when they're holding a good book.

The bigger the book, the better.

The bigger the book, the better.

17. You make decisions about people based on the number of books they have.

You make decisions about people based on the number of books they have.

But books are better than having to deal with people, anyway.

25 Signs You're Addicted To Books

Yeah, you have your priorities straight.

Yeah, you have your priorities straight.

18. But when someone reads a book you recommend to them, your faith in humanity is completely restored.

But when someone reads a book you recommend to them, your faith in humanity is completely restored.

19. The book is always, always, always better.

The book is always, always, always better.

20. One of your life’s greatest pleasures is the smell of old books.

One of your life's greatest pleasures is the smell of old books.

21. Book violence concerns you greatly.

Book violence concerns you greatly.

You’re angry this picture didn’t come with a NSFLIFEwarning.

You're angry this picture didn't come with a NSFLIFE warning.

22. Sure, you work out!

You know that even reading itself can be exhausting.

You know that even reading itself can be exhausting.

And sometimes it’s downright painful.

And sometimes it's downright painful.

23. You often have spats of, uh, “insomnia.”

You often have spats of, uh,

And when you do fall asleep, it’s often with a book still in your hands.

And when you do fall asleep, it's often with a book still in your hands.

24. Finishing a book you loved is like losing a best friend.

Finishing a book you loved is like losing a best friend.

25. When you’re between books, you feel lost.

When you're between books, you feel lost.

That is, until you open another.

That is, until you open another.

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4 thoughts on “September To-Read Books

  1. Love the lists!

    I’m also interested in the books about books. Little Paris and the 24-Hour Bookstore. Still have on my list: A Novel Bookstore which I bought from one of my favorite bookstore in Denver: Tattered Cover. Have you read 84 , Charting Cross Road ?

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