We’re near the end of the month, so it’s time to look at what I want to read in September. I’m definitely going to be very ambitious, because September 16th is my last day of work for three weeks. It’s vacation time for me, so I’m hoping to get LOTS of reading done. Keep on reading for my September TBR (which might continue a bit into October with my vacation).
Group Reads/Buddy Reads
I’m sure I’ll have more than these three group/buddy reads, but these are the ones that I know for sure are taking place.
Blood Like Magic – Liselle Sambury
I actually started reading my e-arc of Blood Like Magic before it released, but of course I got distracted. Now we’re hosting this duology in the series group I host with two friends on Facebook. Blood Like Magic seems like the perfect book for this Fall. The main character must kill her fist love to save her family’s magic. That’s not an easy task.
Hook, Line and Sinker – Tessa Bailey
I read It Happened One Summer in July and really enjoyed it. I was planning on reading Hooke, Line and Sinker right after, but ended up not having enough time. I still do want to read about Hannah and Fox. Both seemed like fun characters!
Love on the Brain – Ali Hazelwood
Love on the Brain is one of my most anticipated releases for the second half of the year and I finally have my copy. After loving The Love Hypothesis I’m really excited about this one. And this illustrated covers is stunning!
Velvet Was the Night – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Velvet Was the Night seems to be a darker historical fiction with a mystery. The 1970s are definitely a decade that seem interesting. Historical fiction is a genre I want to read more of so, I’d say this group read is the perfect time to start.
I always have a never ending list of ARCs to read. Also, I’m sure there are a few tours I’ve forgotten about and will have to read in September as well, haha.
Kit McBride Gets a Wife – Amy Berry
Historical/Western romances aren’t something I normally read, but Kit McBride Gets a Wife sounded like something that I would enjoy. And I love books when you get to see a lot of the family members. They tend to be a lot of fun.
Apple of My Eye – Allie Marie
Allie Marie is a new to me author, but Apple of My Eye sounded like so much fun I had to sign up for an e-arc. This enemies to lovers teachers’ romance sounds like something right up my alley.
The Last One You Loved – LJ Evans
LJ Evans is one of my favorite authors and she’s back with a new book. A second change, single-dad, forced proximity romance? Yes, please!
Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake – Mazey Eddings
Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake is the second book in the A Brush With Love series and I will be reading the first book this month as well (you’ll see it later on in this post). I read the first paragraph for a post earlier this month and it sucked me in right away. Lizzie sounds like she’s going to be an amazing character.
When In Rome – Sarah Adams
Small town romances and celebrities sneaking away for a break are two things I love. That’s why I know When In Rome is going to be just the book for me. And I believe it’s a grumpy/sunshine book. Those are always fun!
A Merry Little Meet Cute – Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone
Yes, it’s only September, but it’s never too early for Christmas books. A Merry Little Meet Cute is a book I’ve been really excited about. Two movie stars that may start something romantic outside of the film set. I’m so excited for this one.
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe – Jenny Bayliss
Last year The Twelve Dates of Christmas was one of my favorite holiday reads, so I’m excited Jenny Bayliss has Meet Me Under the Mistletoe this year. The main character runs a second-hand bookstore and that’s all I really needed to know. I’m surprised that this book is just about 450 pages long.
A Taste of Gold and Iron- Alexandra Rowland
A Taste of Gold and Iron wasn’t really on my radar until I watched a booktube video earlier this week. I saw an author quote about it and it said “a delicious tangle of romance and dangerous politics”. Two things I love in fantasy books. And if I’m honest this cover has me really curious.
Books I Just Want to Read
During my vacation I want to tackle some bigger books and just books I’ve really felt like reading. This may end up changing, but this is what I’m feeling right now.
A Brush With Love – Mazey Eddings
As you saw earlier I plan on reading the second book in this series, so it’s time to finally read A Brush With Love. It’s one I’ve been wanting to read for quite some time. I don’t think I’ve ever read about a main character that’s a dentist, haha.
Cursed Fates – Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti
So I basically binged the first four books in the Zodiac Academy series and then slowed down while reading other things. They’re emotional roller coasters, so I just needed a little break. That being said the final book releases in December, so if I read one the next few months I’ll be ready for the release of the final book. I’d say that’s a good schedule.
Club 22 & Timber – Tate James
Tate James was an author I got hooked on after reading the Madison Kate series. I also already read the first two books in the Hades series and I got pretty far in Club 22. I’ve heard the third book is a major cliffhanger (like all of her books), so I want to be able to continue with Timber right away.
From Blood and Ash & A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire – Jennifer L. Armentrout
So I’ve read both of these books before, but I plan on reading along with a readalong being hosted in the author’s group to get caught up before the next release in November. I ended up getting distracted, so I’m not caught up with this series yet. So I figured my vacation would be the perfect time.
Anatomy: A Love Story – Dana Schwarz
I remember seeing this book everywhere when it released and Anatomy: A Love Story does sound really good. Recently I discovered a sequel is coming out next year, so it’s time to get prepared. I love the fact that we seem to get a female character way ahead of her time.
The Atlas Six – Olivie Blake
The Atlas Six is another book I’ve wanted to read for quite some time, but haven’t gotten around to. I actually had this on my TBR when it was still indie. The world and characters sound interesting and I’ve heard amazing things. The sequel releases in October, so it’s a great time for this one.
Things We Never Got Over – Lucy Score
Things We Never Got Over was actually on my TBR this month, but I know I’m not going to get around to it, so September it is. The author actually just released the title for the sequel releasing next year, so I need to get going on this one.
Killer Content & No Memes of Escape – Olivia Blacke
I received these two mysteries for Christmas and I’ve been wanting to read them since then, but just haven’t made the time. I think September when it gets darker a little earlier is the perfect time to start reading books like these.
A Kingdom of Flame and Fury – Whitney Dean
A Kingdom of Flame and Fury is a book I actually started reading a few months ago and like you all expected, I got distracted. I signed up to be on the author’s street team, so it’s time for me to finish this book. What I had read was something I was enjoying, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
Babel – R.F. Kuang
So I haven’t read The Poppy War yet by this author, but I think her newest release is going to be what I read first. As I’m typing this I got my Illumicrate copy and it’s stunning. I’ve heard great things about Babel from early readers, so I definitely need to give it a try. A book like this is one you need to pay attention to, so my vacation would be the perfect time to start.
So this is what I’m hoping to get to during my vacation. We have some things planned, but there’s still plenty of time for me to get lots of reading done. Have you read any of the books on my TBR? What do you want to read in September? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.