Added to My Bookshelves: September

It’s finaaaally October. I really wish I was born in October because it’s the best month of the year – it is starting to get chilly, but not too cold; the autumn colours are so pretty; and we get to celebrate the run-up to Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas. But first, here are the books I added to my bookshelves in September.

I took a trip to Phlox Books with my bookish friends Louise and Charlie. Phlox a lovely new indie bookshop in Leytonstone, east London where I picked up Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island. I’ve still yet to read a Bryson – and I’d love to get into more non-fiction/travel writing – so this seemed like an excellent choice.

We’ve just launched a book club at work (#BABookClub) and the first pick was Exit West, a surprising read for me as I’m usually intimidated by literary fiction. I really enjoyed it and I’m excited to see what we’re reading next (I voted for The Fallen Children). I also worked a little with Bloomsbury and so they kindly sent me a copy of the eerily beautiful The Silent Companions, which went straight onto my Halloween TBR (post to come soon!).

I was also sent a few surprise review copies from publishers. I received E Lockhart’s Genuine Fraud and Beth Garrod’s Truly Madly Awkward. I’m looking forward to delving into these two contemporary reads – I enjoyed both We Were Liars and Super AwkwardA copy of This Book Will (Help You) Change the World (politics and activism for young people), Everless (Red Queen meets Downtown Abbey,) and Zero Repeat Forever (The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast) also turned up through my letterbox.

5 thoughts on “Added to My Bookshelves: September

  1. This Book Will (Help You) Change the World looks like a really good book! I like the cover and theme of young activism sounds great! I believe that citizens need to be more active in matters of politics and the well-being of their country and cities.

    I followed you on Instagram too! haha Thank you very much for sharing and the recommendation haha I have never seeing that book, but I will totally added to my TBR!

    I hope you could take a look at my blog! I’ll love to have your opinion ❤

  2. Totally agree with your thoughts on October! Great selection of books–can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them!

  3. I like this feature. I just bought a couple of neat books as well although my TBR pile is getting dangerously high.

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