Bookish Item| September TBR

It’s almost the end of August and that means it’s time to think about what I want to read next month. Of course, I have some group/buddy reads planned, there are some ARCs and a few books I just really hope to get to. My August TBR didn’t quite go to plan, but I never expect it to. It’s just an idea of what I want to read that’s almost always changes. So if you want to know what I hope to read in September, keep on reading!

Group/Buddy Reads

As you’ll see I have quite a few group/buddy reads planned. I’ve never had a month that doesn’t add at least one or two, so I’m sure that will happen in September as well!

That Weekend – Kara Thomas

As I’ve said before more recently, I’ve been loving thrillers. I love trying to figure everything out as the story is told. Kara Thomas is an author I’ve read books from before and have really enjoyed them. A trip to the lake house one weekend goes wrong. Sounds interesting to me!

Beach Read – Emily Henry

Beach Read is the next swoonalong read I’m hosting for TBR and Beyond on Facebook. I’ve been wanting to read this one for quite some time and it won the poll I had posted. A romance writer doesn’t believe in love and a literary writer is stuck in a rut. They decide to switch genres and spend the summer that way. I’m excited to give this a go.

The Book of Accidents – Chuck Wendig

I’ve heard of The Book of Accidents before, but don’t know much about it. This book was chosen for a thriller book club that I joined on Instagram. Sounds like a pretty intense and creepy story. I’m excited to step out of my comfort zone a bit more.

Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo

I’ve had Ninth House on my shelf since it released and it’s time to pick it up. From what I’ve heard this book is pretty dark, but it sounds really interesting. I love the idea of secret societies, so I’m curious to see how this story will play out.

The Maidens – Alex Michaelides

Another thriller on my list this month with a secret society. I’ve seen The Maidens all over the place since it released. I guess it’s my turn to see what it’s about.

The Girl in the Tower – Katherine Arden

In August we read The Bear and the Nightingale for a series group read, so The Girl in the Tower is up next. This story is magical and I hope this one keeps that going.

Hang the Moon – Alexandria Bellefleur

I loved Written in the Stars and I’m excited about reading Hang the Moon. Look at this stunning cover. A man recreates iconic dates from movies. The romantic side of me is very happy about this.

Namesake – Adrienne Young

Fable was on my TBR and reading it in August was a pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed it. So a friend and I are going to read the next book, Namesake. I love how these covers match and I’m excited to read more about Fable.

These Violent Delights – Chloe Gong

Another book that’s been on my list to read way too long. These Violent Delights is a Romeo & Juliet retelling that I’m excited about. It’s time to read this one, because the sequel is releasing soon and I have an e-arc, haha.

Blood & Honey – Shelby Mahurin

In August I finally read Serpent & Dove. Why did I wait so long to read it?!? After loving it so much I knew I would continue the buddy read and pick up Blood & Honey. I’ve heard quite a few mixed reviews, but I’m hoping I love it.


Blog Tours/E-ARCs

September is really nuts when it comes to releases and I have some tours and e-arcs I hope to read. I really need an extra day in the week just for reading.

The Girls are Never Gone – Sarah Glenn Marsh

I’m normally not much of a horror reader, but The Girls are Never Gone sounds like a book that I’ll enjoy. The main character is a podcaster and I always love when that’s incorporated in a story.

The Hawthorne Legacy – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games was a favorite of mine that I couldn’t put down. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the sequel. The Hawthorne Legacy is just about here and I’m so excited, because I have an e-arc. I can’t wait to read this one.

It All Comes Back to You – Farah Naz Rishi

It seems like this contemporary is going to be filled with secrets, but one that I’m going to love. Some friends have already read this one and loved it, so fingers crossed I will too. This is another book with an amazing cover as well.

Lies Like Wildfire – Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

Five friends and a deadly secret? That sounds like a book I need to have in my life. Again, some of my friends have already read this and loved every minute of it. I’m hoping Lies Like Wildfire is a book that I can’t put down once I start.

Missing – Erin Kinsley

Thrillers are something I’ve been reading more of and Missing sounds like one that is going to be emotional, but really interesting. I’ll be picking this up earlier in the month.

Vespertine – Margaret Rogerson

Sorcery of Thorns is a book I ended up loving and have been waiting to see what Margaret Rogerson would give us next. Vespertine is about a teen girl who has mythic abilities and must defend her world against restless spirits. This sounds like the perfect Fall read.


Books I Hope to Read

There are some books on my shelves that I really want to read and I’m adding a few to my TBR!

The Rebel Mages – Laurie Forest

The Rebel Mages is a bundle of two short stories in The Black Witch world. The first two books were really emotional and intense, but so good! I’m curious about these short stories in this world.

The Shadow Wand – Laurie Forest

The Shadow Wand is the third book in The Black Witch and I’m really excited about reading this. Part of me is scared though, because this book is going to hurt. I need to see how the characters I’ve come to love are doing though. This is an underrated series that really needs to be talked about.

If the Shoe Fits – Julie Murphy

If the Shoe Fits is a Cinderella retelling and I don’t think I’ve read one of those yet. Our main character participates in the reality show Before Midnight. I have a feeling this will be a fast and fun read.


So these are the books I want to read in September! Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear what you thought if you have. What do you plan on reading in September? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Bookish Item| September TBR

  1. This looks like a brilliant tbr! I hope you get to as many as possible. These Violent Delights is amazing and I have been in touch with the publisher to beg for an arc of Our Violent Ends because I just loved it so much. I have no idea if I will get one but I really do hope so!

  2. I have been loving thrillers tooooo! Thank you for this awesome list! I am happy I found your blog! My favorite crime thriller read of the summer has been “West Texas Dead: A Kailey and Shinto Mystery” by Frances Hight ( I. Could. Not. Stop. Reading. This. Book. I loved the back and forth of the dialogue, the gritty scenes, and how likable, relatable, flawed, and inspiring the main characters (female cops/partners) Kailey and Shinto are! This is not your run-of-the-mill cop versus criminal story! I don’t want to give anything away but I hope you will check out the first book of the series. I really look forward to the next Kailey and Shinto mystery!! Thanks again!

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