Hello Readers! We’re at the end of the month, so you know what that means it’s time to get my TBR ready for September. While I am always ambitious on my TBRs, my September TBR is going to ONLY be 9 books. Keep reading to see what I’m reading in September.
Let’s get into the September TBR
The Bookshop of Secrets by Mollie Rushmeyer
Hope has mastered outrunning her tragic past, she learned never to stay anywhere too long and never to allow anyone control over her life again. Now she’s in Wanishin Falls searching for her family’s history, this already has her on edge, risks are something she doesn’t want to take. But somewhere in the towering stacks of this dusty old bookshop are the books that hold Hope’s last ties to her late mother—and to a rumored family treasure that could help her start over.
Check out my Book Review: Bookshop of Secrets by Mollie Rushmeyer
The Lost Witch by Paige Crutcher
Brigid is a powerful witch and healer in the seemingly lost, but charming small town of Evermore on a forgotten isle in Ireland. But, there is one thing that she longs for above all else: a child of her own. Willing to be seduced by the mysterious Luc Knightly, head of the Knightly coven, who is potent and impossible to resist. When their child is born and falls ill, Brigid will risk anything to save her daughter–even tap into the forbidden magic.
Babel by R.F. Kuang
1828. Robin became an orphan due to cholera in Canton, brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. In London, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he’ll enroll in Oxford University’s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation — also known as Babel.
Babel is the world’s center of translation and, more importantly, of silver-working: the art of manifesting the meaning lost in translation through enchanted silver bars, to magical effect. Silver-working has made the British Empire unparalleled in power, and Babel’s research in foreign languages serves the Empire’s quest to colonize everything it encounters.
Check out my review of Babel Book Summary: Or the Necessity of Violence
Next of Kin by Kia Abdullah
ON AN ORDINARY WORKING DAY…
Leila Syed receives a call that cleaves her life in two. Her brother-in-law’s voice is filled with panic. He’s at his son’s nursery to pick up Max. But he isn’t there.
YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE…
Leila was supposed to drop Max off that morning. But she forgot.
Racing to the carpark, she grasps the horror of what she has done. Max has been locked in her car for six hours on the hottest day of the year.
And she’s too late!
Book of Night by Holly Black
In Charlie’s world, shadows can be altered, for something simple like entertainment and cosmetic preferences—but you can also alter them to increase power and influence. You can even alter someone’s feelings—and memories—but manipulating shadows has a cost, with the potential to take hours or days from your life. Your shadow holds all the parts of you that you want to keep hidden—a second self, standing just to your left, walking behind you into lit rooms. And sometimes, it has a life of its own.
Twice in a Lifetime by Melissa Baron
Isla has fled the city for a small town in Missouri after having a painful and exhausting year. Having chronic anxiety that tends to get in the way, the last thing she expects is to meet a genuine romantic prospect. And she doesn’t. But she does get a text from a man who seems to think he’s her husband. This obviously, has to be a wrong number—except when she points this out, the mystery texter sends back a picture. Of them—on their wedding day.
When she disappeared by Steph Mullin & Nicole Mabry
On a day in May 2004, Jessie went to school as normal, cheering at the end-of-year rally. That evening, she rode her bike into the forest disappearing…into thin air.
Margo hasn’t been back to Lake Moss since Jessie went missing. When she returns, the news breaks. The swimming hole everyone loves has been Jessie’s grave for fifteen years.
In this town everyone knows everyone – but like everyone they all have secrets – and the killer is certain to be close to home…
Wishtress by Nadine Brandes
This is one of my most anticipated reads for the year.
She didn’t ask to be the Wishtress.
Myrthe was born with the ability to turn her tears into wishes. It’s a big secret she has to keep. When she grants a wish and the wish goes wrong, a curse is placed on her: the next tear she sheds will kill her. She needs to journey to the Well and break the curse before it claims her life!
Check out my Wishtress Review: The Gift and The Curse
Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman
Set in London, in 1799. Dora Blake is an aspiring jewelry artist, living with her uncle in what used to be her parents’ famed shop of antiquities. One day a mysterious Greek vase is delivered, leaving Dora intrigued by her uncle’s suspicious behavior, enlisting the help of Edward Lawrence, a young antiquarian scholar. Edward sees the ancient vase as the key to unlocking his academic future. Dora sees it as a chance to restore the shop to its former glory, and to escape her nefarious uncle.
That’s up that is my September TBR as always I will add books that I am in the mood to read throughout the month. Stay tuned for reviews on each of these books throughout September.