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September 2019 TBR

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.

Contemporary-A-Thon challenges:

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.

Littlemore, Clare - Flow 3 Drift    Jordan, Robert - The Wheel of Time 11 Knife of Dreams

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 🙂

L. xx




8 thoughts on “September 2019 TBR

      1. No, I couldn’t do that! I wouldn’t want to either. This is about right for me. Sometimes I ‘only’ read six or seven. I hope to get to all these books, but I may not.

  1. Great TBR! I can’t wait to read Sleep but I’m still waiting for my preorder to arrive… I also have Ramona Blue on my TBR pile. I hope you will enjoy these!

      1. Oh I actually do have a copy already on my kindle, but I’m still hoping they will actually have the book in stock again some time soon so they’ll finally send my preorder even if it’s 5 months late. xD

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