I am setting a large part of my September TBR with the Contemporary-A-Thon in mind. I think summer is the perfect time to read contemporary books. Although the actual readathon takes place 23-28 September, I will simply use the challenges and read them throughout September instead.
1. Read a 2019 release.
- Sleep (C L Taylor) – this is a murder mystery as far as I can tell.
2. Colour challenge: yellow
- Tin Man (Sarah Winman) – finally a good excuse to pick up this short book
3. Diverse contemporary
- Home Fire (Kamila Shamsie) I have been meaning to pick this one up for ages.
4. Book with an illustrated cover
- Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan) – basically to find out what the fuss is about and I fancy a light read.
5. Dark / hard-hitting contemporary
- A Long Way Down (Nick Hornby) – this is also of one my Lingering Books. Not sure how hard-hitting it is, but is about a bunch of people who meet on a roof of a building, all there to commit suicide. That sounds like a pretty hard-hitting subject to me!
6. Book with plants on the cover
- Never Greener (Ruth Jones) – I hope Ruth Jones as a novel writer is just as good as Ruth Jones as a screenwriter.
7. Contemporary that is beloved by a member of the book community (and shout out the creator!)
- Ramona Blue (Julie Murphy) – I seem to remember that at some point I saw Peter Monn (Youtube) talking about this book and it made me want to read it. It’s a good enough excuse.
8. Knife of Dreams (Robert Jordan) – continuation of my re-read of The Wheel of Time series – this is book 11! It’s a big book…
9. Drift (Clare Littlemore) – I am looking forward to continuing this wonderful dystopian series.
That’s it. Nine books is plenty to be getting on with. Considering Knife of Dreams is a pretty big book, chances are I won’t get to all nine of them, but I will do my very best!
There is also quite a big chance I won’t have finished my current reads, so they will come on top of this. Good luck to me 🙂