September 2023 TBR Book List

Welcome, fellow book lovers!

If you’d prefer to listen to this book list, you can check out the full episode on The Bookmarks ‘n Blankets Podcast on your favorite podcast platform or listen below. 

I also invite you to my Instagram post or X (Twitter) post, where you can tell me what you’re reading this fall or drop some book recs for me. I love to keep adding to my TBR lists and seeing suggestions from other readers.

We have made it! We have started the Ber months, and now we’re heading into my absolutely FAVORITE time of year. I’m so happy that summer is over, even though the weather hasn’t changed yet, I’m seeing more and more fall-inspired videos and content pop up from my favorite BookTubers and content creators. It just puts me into the autumnal mindset and makes my heart smile.

I love the feeling of the fall season. It makes me feel so warm and cozy. I can’t wait for sweater weather, watching the leaves turn colors, eating and drinking everything pumpkin and apple (Starbucks has a new iced pumpkin cream chai tea latte and their apple crisp latte), getting my fall decorations out, using autumnal-scented hand soaps, and curling up with my blankets and a good book.

September Reading Theme

As for types of books this month, I don’t necessarily have a theme. Half of the books on my list are highly anticipated books that I just wanted to read. BUT, the other half were chosen by my husband. I saw some other readers post on social media or make videos where they had their spouse or family member or friend choose their books. So I thought it would be fun to include my husband in my choices this month. He’s been part of my new reading journey because I don’t really have anyone else to talk to about the books that I read, so he definitely gets an earful from me when I’m done reading books, or something happens in the book world, or there’s interesting news in the book community. So I chose about 20 books of various genres and age ranges and told him to read the summaries and pick five. So that’s what he did. He also chose three graphic novels for me to read, but I’ll reveal what those are and my thoughts at the end of the month in the wrap-up episode.

September To Be Read (TBR) Book List

I’m super excited for this month’s choices because I’m finally diving back into my two favorite genres: fantasy and mystery/thriller/horror. I also have a mix of adult, YA, and middle grade that I’ll be reading this month.

Dear Henry, Love Edith by Becca Kinzer

My Choice
Average GR Rating: 3.72
Genre: Modern Romance (clean) | Christian Fiction
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: After a short and difficult marriage, recently widowed Edith Sherman has learned her lesson. Forget love. Forget marriage. She plans to fill her thirties with adventure. As she awaits the final paperwork for a humanitarian trip to South Africa, she accepts a short-term nursing position in a small Midwestern town. The last thing she needs is a handsome local catching her eye. How inconvenient is that?

Henry Hobbes isn’t exactly thrilled to have Edith, who he assumes is an elderly widow, dumped on him as a houseguest for the summer. But he’d do almost anything for his niece, who is practically like a sister to him given how close they are in age. Especially since Edith will be working nights and Henry works most days. When he and Edith keep missing each other in person, they begin exchanging notes–short messages at first, then longer letters, sharing increasingly personal parts of their lives.

By the time Henry realizes his mistake–that Edith is actually the brown-eyed beauty he keeps bumping into around town–their hearts are so intertwined he hopes they never unravel. But with her departure date rapidly approaching, and Henry’s roots firmly planted at home, Edith must ultimately decide if the adventure of her dreams is the one right in front of her.

Why I Chose This Book: One of my favorite BookTubers had this book on her TBR list and after hearing her thoughts about it and then reading the description, immediately, I knew I wanted to read it. I believe it does take place during the summer, and I thought about swapping this title with another one back in July when my monthly reading theme was Summer Vibes or Summer Vacation, but I already had my TBR list put together and didn’t want to move anything around. So, I’m getting to it now. Then, that same YouTuber came back and told us that she read it in one day and gave it five stars and now, it’s one of her all-time favorites. Then I saw some other BookTubers talking about it, so I knew I had to read it soon. I do have high hopes for this one and am anticipating it to be a five-star read. 

I love the miscommunication trope and mistaken identities trope. It sounds like such a cute, sweet, wholesome book. I don’t believe there’s any language or spice in it, which I appreciate. I’m really hoping for a great clean, modern romance story since I haven’t been the biggest fan of this genre.

*I really wanted to try a couple of sports modern romance books because I’ve never read any, and with football season starting, which is my favorite sport, I thought I’d give these next two books a try.

The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams

My Choice
Average GR Rating: 3.74
Genre: Sports Modern Romance
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: Hi, my name is Bree Camden, and I’m hopelessly in love with my best friend and star quarterback Nathan Donelson (so is half of America, judging by the tabloids and how much the guy dates). The first step is admitting, right? Except, I can never admit it to him because he clearly doesn’t see me that way, and the last thing I want is for things to get weird between us.

Nothing but good old-fashioned, no-touching-the-sexiest-man-alive, platonic friendship for us! Everything is exactly how I like it! Yes. Good. (I’m not crying, I’m just peeling an onion.)

Our friendship is going swimmingly until I accidentally spill my beans to a reporter over too much tequila, and now the world seems to think me and Nathan belong together. Oh, and did I mention we have to date publicly for three weeks until after the Super Bowl because we signed a contract with…oops, forgot I can’t tell anyone about that!

Bottom line is, now my best friend is smudging all the lines and acting very un-platonic, and I’m just trying to keep my body from bursting into flames every time he touches me.

How am I going to make it through three weeks of fake dating Nathan without anything changing between us? Especially when it almost-sort-a-kinda seems like he’s fighting for a completely different outcome?

Send help.

XO Bree

Why I Chose This Book: I’ve been hearing so much about Sarah Adams as she’s another Queen of Modern Romance stories, and I think she’s a clean romance writer. Everyone has been talking about two of her newer released books, When in Rome, and Practice Make Perfect, but I went with this older one (2021) and it feels like it fits the fall vibes that I’m looking for during this time of year. 

At first, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the friends to lovers trope, but it’s growing on me. I’m still curious about it and want to try some different authors, especially if they are clean romance writers. I also like the fake dating trope. It’s always fun to see how things escalate and are taken to another level that the couple have to endure and figure out. Usually, these can be some pretty funny scenes. So I’m hoping for another light-hearted, funny, sweet love story. It’s probably going to be predictable, like most of these romcom books are, but if it’s executed well, then I don’t mind if it’s predictable.

The Friend Zone by Sariah Wilson

My Choice
Average GR Rating: 3.92
Genre: Sports Modern Romance
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: From the bestselling author of the #Lovestruck novels comes a rousing romance about following your dreams, second chances, and playing the game of love. Disgraced college quarterback Logan Hunt was on his way to NFL stardom when he messed up big-time. Now the Texas star player with a bad temper has a new Seattle’s EOL College—as in End of the Line , to his fellow misfit recruits. It’s Logan’s last chance. If he can follow the rules. No parties, no fighting, no swearing, and oh, no dating the coach’s daughter, Jess. Simple. Yeah, right. For Logan, there has never been a rule he’s more tempted to break. The deal is “just friends.” The pretty, confident, and fiercely smart math whiz is fine with pizza, tutoring, and keeping Logan in line. But the closer Jess gets, the more receptive she is to his warm heart and spirit—not to mention his irresistible off-field passes. With defenses down, they’re both heading into the danger zone. It’s more than thrilling. It’s love. It’s also a game changer that could sideline Logan’s NFL goals—and more important, a future with Jess. But dreams are worth fighting for, right?

Why I Chose This Book: This is another highly, highly recommended sports romance book that was recommended by one of my favorite BookTubers. She also tries to read clean romance books and she said this one was very clean and really well-written with mature characters that know how to communicate with each other. I think a lot of my problems with modern romance books are that they are written by and for millennials with millennial (or zennial) characters, so for someone like me, in my mid-forties (Gen X), it just feels immature, lacking in emotional intelligence, lacking experience in relationships, and even juvenile at times. So any book that is the opposite of all those things, I will probably enjoy more. Again, I have high hopes for this book based on the BookTuber’s recommendation. She’s spoken about this title multiple times, so it must be good, right?! We shall see…

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Hubby’s Choice
Average GR Rating: 4.29
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy | Classic
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl’s castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there’s far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

Why I Chose This Book: I’m finally getting back into middle grade books. I haven’t read a lot lately. I read one last month, but I’m excited to get back into fantasy books and fantasy middle grade. This book, I think, is considered a classic in the middle grade fantasy realm. I’ve heard so so many book reviewers talk about this one and reference it or compare it to other fantasy books that they read. So I really wanted to see what all the hype is about. 

I also know it’s a very, very popular movie, which I plan to watch, with my husband, after I read the book. I heard that the movie is quite different from the book, but I’m all here for both. I’ve never seen any Studio Ghibli movies, and so many BookTubers that I follow talk about them that I’m ready to try a few and see what I think. I will be watching the Japanese version with the subtitles because that is its original form. I really hate dubbed movies, but I’m really looking forward to checking out this book and movie.

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

Hubby’s Choice
Average GR Rating: 3.83
Genre: YA Historical Fiction | YA Fantasy
Nominee for Best Young Adult Fiction (2022)
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: Edinburgh, 1817. Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry.

Jack Currer is a resurrection man who’s just trying to survive in a city where it’s too easy to die.

When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist’s Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr. Beecham’s lectures for being the wrong gender, she realizes that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Because Hazel has made a deal with Dr. Beecham: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, the university will allow her to enroll. Without official lessons, though, Hazel will need more than just her books – she’ll need bodies to study, corpses to dissect.

Lucky that she’s made the acquaintance of someone who digs them up for a living, then.

But Jack has his own problems: strange men have been seen skulking around cemeteries, his friends are disappearing off the streets. Hazel and Jack work together to uncover the secrets buried not just in unmarked graves, but in the very heart of Edinburgh society.

A gothic tale full of mystery and romance about a willful female surgeon, a resurrection man who sells bodies for a living, and the buried secrets they must uncover together.

Why I Chose This Book: When I was doing some research on spooky books and fall reads and watching videos from last year, there were quite a few BookTubers who recommended this one. It’s historical, gothic, fantasy, romance, horror – all rolled together in a duology. It sounds really intriguing. I’m slowly becoming a fan of gothic books and I’m definitely a huge fan of historical fantasy and just historical fiction overall. So I thought I would give one a try. 

It sounds like it could be a little gorey and gross, but I hope it’s not too graphic. But I would love to be spooked a little bit, like I was with Mexican Gothic. It sounds so dark and creepy. Perfect for going into the Spooky Season.

The Hanging City by Charlie N. Holmberg

My Choice
Average GR Rating: 4.15
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: For a young woman who wields the power of fear, humanity’s greatest enemy is her only hope in a new fairy-tale adventure by Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg.

Seven years on the run from her abusive father, and with no hope of sanctuary among the dwindling pockets of human civilization, Lark is out of options. Her only leverage is a cursed power: she can thrust fear onto others, leaving all threats fleeing in terror. It’s a means of survival as she searches for a place to call home. If the campfire myths of her childhood are true, Lark’s sole chance for refuge could lie in Cagmar, the city of trolls—a brutal species and the sworn enemies of humanity.

Valuing combat prowess, the troll high council is intrigued. Lark could be much more useful than the low-caste humans who merely labor in Cagmar. Her gift makes her invaluable as a monster slayer to fight off the unspeakable creatures that torment the trolls’ hanging city, suspended from a bridge over an endless dark canyon.

Lark will do anything to make Cagmar her home, but her new role comes with a caveat: use her power against a troll, and she’ll be killed. Her loyalty is quickly put to the test when she draws the hatred of a powerful troll who loathes humankind. Still, she finds unexpected friendship in the city and, even more surprisingly, love. But if everything else doesn’t undo her, being caught in the arms of a troll surely will. Now in the fight of her life, Lark has a lot to learn—about her past, about trust and hope when all seems lost, and above all, about the extraordinary power of fear itself.

Why I Chose This Book: I don’t have much to say on why I chose this one because Charlie Holmberg has become one of my favorite authors, and she’s an auto-buy author, meaning anything she puts out, and I will read it. So when I heard that she had a new release, I knew that I had to pre-order it and that it absolutely had to go on my list this month. However, the plot sounds really intriguing too. I’ve never really read anything with trolls in it, so I’m excited to explore another area of fantasy (outside of The Hobbit and Harry Potter).

The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent

Hubby’s Choice
Average GR Rating: 4.39
Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: Human or vampire, the rules of survival are the same: never trust, never yield, and always – always – guard your heart.

The adopted human daughter of the Nightborn vampire king, Oraya carved her place in a world designed to kill her. Her only chance to become something more than prey is entering the Kejari: a legendary tournament held by the goddess of death herself.

But winning won’t be easy amongst the most vicious warriors from all three vampire houses. To survive, Oraya is forced to make an alliance with a mysterious rival.

Everything about Raihn is dangerous. He is a ruthless vampire, an efficient killer, an enemy to her father’s crown… and her greatest competition. Yet, what terrifies Oraya most of all is that she finds herself oddly drawn to him.

But there’s no room for compassion in the Kejari. War for the House of Night brews, shattering everything that Oraya thought she knew about her home. And Raihn may understand her more than anyone – but their blossoming attraction could be her downfall, in a kingdom where nothing is more deadly than love.

Why I Chose This Book: This book has a huge amount of hype around it, which makes me skeptical but also very intrigued. Also, vampires. As embarrassing as it may be for me, I’ve never read a vampire book, so I’m pretty excited to dive into this one. This is the first book of a duology. I’ve heard some pretty mixed reviews about it, but overall, I think there’s more positive reviews than negative. I’m just so excited to hop back into fantasy books that honestly, I don’t really care. I just want to read it. I have heard there are some pretty spicy scenes, which is a bummer, but hopefully, it’s not too graphic. 

Some reviewers have described this story as Hunger Games meets Twilight, which I haven’t read either of those series yet, but I have seen all of the movies. I’ve also heard that it is a slow burn romance, which I’m fine with because I really don’t want to read a cheesy romance fantasy book. Another BookTuber mentioned that the romance in this story takes more of a backseat, which sounds good to me. I’m not on TikTok but I guess there’s also been a lot of hype over there around this book. So I’m excited to see if it’s as good as everyone is raving about. If it is good, then I’ll definitely get the sequel.

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

My Choice
Average GR Rating: 4.28
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: Celebrating her forty-fifth birthday at her local pub, popular podcaster Alix Summers crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie, it turns out, is also celebrating her forty-fifth birthday. They are, in fact, birthday twins.

A few days later, Alix and Josie bump into each other again, this time outside Alix’s children’s school. Josie has been listening to Alix’s podcasts and thinks she might be an interesting subject for her series. She is, she tells Alix, on the cusp of great changes in her life.

Josie’s life appears to be strange and complicated, and although Alix finds her unsettling, she can’t quite resist the temptation to keep making the podcast. Slowly she starts to realise that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it, Josie has inveigled her way into Alix’s life—and into her home.

But, as quickly as she arrived, Josie disappears. Only then does Alix discover that Josie has left a terrible and terrifying legacy in her wake, and that Alix has become the subject of her own true crime podcast, with her life and her family’s lives under mortal threat.

Who is Josie Fair? And what has she done?

Why I Chose This Book: After reading Lisa Jewell’s book, Then She Was Gone, back in June, I was dying to get my hands on another one of her books. Honestly, I want to read her entire backlist at some point. This is Lisa Jewell’s newest release that came out just last month. I pre-ordered it so I would be ready to read it this month. This is another book that I have really high expectations for. Then She Was Gone was 4.5 stars for me, not quite a 5-star, but very, very close. So I want to see if this one will reach that top-tier status for me. 

What really interested me the most about this book is that the main character is in her mid-forties, AND she is a podcaster. So I feel like I’ll absolutely be able to relate to the main character not just in age but also in terms of the podcasting. I’ve already heard amazing things about this book, so fingers crossed that it doesn’t disappoint. I’m ready for some twists and turns and another wild story from this author.

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Hubby’s Choice
Average GR Rating: 3.91
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.

As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly, disturbingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story—until the next day, when Ingrid disappears.

Searching for the truth about Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s dark past and into the secrets kept within its walls. Her discovery that Ingrid is not the first apartment sitter to go missing at the Bartholomew pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.

Why I Chose This Book: This is another author that I’ve heard talked about so much, especially in this mystery/thriller/horror genre, so I’ve been dying to read his books. Many of the BookTubers that I follow just rave about his books. I know he just had a new release, The Only One Left, but I decided to start with his most popular title. I’ve heard this is pretty scary and perfect for a spooky read. I’m going into this one with pretty high expectations. It might even be a five-star read, so we’ll see. 

I love a good mystery and thriller. I also love this idea of an apartment building not being what it seems with a dark, secretive past to discover and unravel. I’m not sure if this is about a psycho killer or a ghostly haunting, but I’m excited to find out.

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

Hubby’s Choice
Average GR Rating: 3.76
Genre: Mystery & Thriller | Horror
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: When Louise finds out her parents have died, she dreads going home. She doesn’t want to leave her daughter with her ex and fly to Charleston. She doesn’t want to deal with her family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father’s academic career and her mother’s lifelong obsession with puppets and dolls. She doesn’t want to learn how to live without the two people who knew and loved her best in the world.

Most of all, she doesn’t want to deal with her brother, Mark, who never left their hometown, gets fired from one job after another, and resents her success. Unfortunately, she’ll need his help to get the house ready for sale because it’ll take more than some new paint on the walls and clearing out a lifetime of memories to get this place on the market.

But some houses don’t want to be sold, and their home has other plans for both of them…

Why I Chose This Book: This is another author that I’ve heard so much about and really, really wanted to check out. I’ve heard amazing things about his books. He’s supposed to be a humorous horror writer, so I’m expecting to laugh as much as be freaked out. The title alone of this book sounds really fun. I’ve already read that there are dolls or puppets in this, which sounds like Chucky vibes or Deadly Silence, if you’ve seen those movies. Definitely not that scary but there are some jump scares here and there. I don’t think Grady Hendrix’s books are supposed to be taken seriously, so I’m hoping for a lighter comedy horror read. If I end up really liking this one, there are a few others of his that I have on my TBR list that I may push to the top.

*This month, I’m starting to pull a random title from my Leftovers List. These are books that were on previous months’ TBR lists but I just didn’t have enough time to get to them, but I still really want to read them.

Leftover List Book: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynne Barnes

Average GR Rating: 4.20
Genre: YA Mystery & Thriller
Nominee for Best Young Adult Fiction (2020)
Buy on Amazon here or the trilogy here.

GR Description: Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why — or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. 

To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch — and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a conwoman, and he’s determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather’s last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

Why I Chose This Book: This was a book that I chose back in June as part of my mystery & thriller reading theme, but just didn’t have the time to get to it. I’m still very interested in reading it, especially because there’s puzzles and a mystery to solve, maybe a romance, so I’m excited to finally read this one. This is book one of a trilogy. I have the first two novels, but still need to get the third one, and I believe a fourth book, which is a companion book, is coming out soon.

*I’m also doing a buddy read with my best friend this month. Together, we’re going to be reading:

Buddy Read: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Average GR Rating: 3.18
Genre: Horror | Thriller
GR Nominee for Best Horror (2020)
Buy on Amazon here.

GR Description: Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.

Patricia Campbell had always planned for a big life, but after giving up her career as a nurse to marry an ambitious doctor and become a mother, Patricia’s life has never felt smaller. The days are long, her kids are ungrateful, her husband is distant, and her to-do list is never really done. The one thing she has to look forward to is her book club, a group of Charleston mothers united only by their love for true-crime and suspenseful fiction. In these meetings, they’re more likely to discuss the FBI’s recent siege of Waco as much as the ups and downs of marriage and motherhood.

But when an artistic and sensitive stranger moves into the neighborhood, the book club’s meetings turn into speculation about the newcomer. Patricia is initially attracted to him, but when some local children go missing, she starts to suspect the newcomer is involved. She begins her own investigation, assuming that he’s a Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy. What she uncovers is far more terrifying, and soon she–and her book club–are the only people standing between the monster they’ve invited into their homes and their unsuspecting community.

Why We Chose This Book: I told my friend that I had never read a vampire book, and she said we had to fix that (lol). I recommended this one because I’ve seen so many book reviewers praise Grady Hendrix’s books and say that he’s a really good horror. It has mixed reviews, but I’m still interested in reading it. So now I have two of his books on this month’s list. Hopefully one (or both) is good. 

I think my friend is also going to read Sunshine by Robin McKinley this month, which I’m interested in reading. It’s a YA vampire book. But I told her that I probably don’t have time to read two books with her, and I’d rather read the Grady Hendrix book if I had to choose one.


*I also have quite a few NetGalley books to read, so I’m hoping I can get to those. One is a middle grade fantasy, one is historical fiction and horror, and one is a holiday modern romance book. Plus, there are a few more. I’ll talk more about those in my wrap-up episode at the end of the month if I can get to them. 

*My husband also picked out three graphic novels for me to read that I’m excited to check out. So I’ll let you know about those as well in the wrap-up episode.

Wow, I have an ambitious reading month! I’m honestly shocked at how much I have on this TBR list. I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m excited for all of these titles and hope to read them all at some point even if it’s not this month. I’m also really happy to be getting back into fantasy and mystery/thriller/horror books, especially given the time of year that we’re in. 

Well, there you have it, my fellow bookworms – all the books I’m attempting to read in September. Many of these books are giving me the fall vibes that I’ve been wanting as we turn the corner into the cooler months and head into Spooky Season. Check back at the end of the month to see which ones I chose to read and what I thought about them.

Until next time, my story lovers, happy reading!

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