My reading list for September


For our book buying ban in September I went through my TBR pile and decided what books I am going to read in September. I’m planning 7 books, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to read them all, since my reading time is limited. 

  • The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
    This might be the September read for the Unputdownables book club at Goodreads. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time, I even went to Engelthal last year to have a look at the place. If this will be the September read it would be my first read along of sorts.
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
    Seems everybody has read the Millennium trilogy.
  • The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Jay Fowler (from the library)
    Carin already told me she didn’t like it, but I think we have different tastes in books for the most time, so I’m optimistic.
  • The Shipping News by Annie Proulx (I am already reading it but find it hard to get into. I should not have watched the film before reading the book). Not sure whether this won’t turn into a DNF. I’d be very unhappy about it, but I’m not reading something just to be able to say I read it.
  • Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier
    I’ve only heard good things about this book.
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
    So many people recommend it, I just had to get it.
  • And now for something completely different. Super easy reading: The Black Dragon by Allyson James. Paranormal romance, the second instalment in a series. I read and reviewed the first book “Dragon Heat” and was not particularly impressed. However, the second book deals with the characters I very much preferred to read about in the first, so I hope this is going to be better. 

These are the covers I have. Most of the shops here only sell the Canongate issue of The Gargoyle, but I very much prefer the Anchor cover (maybe I’ll show some of its covers in the next comparing covers post), so I waited for a bit until I found it on my book swap site. The same with I capture the castle. This cover below is so much nicer than the one with the castle photograph.

gargoyledragon-tattoo janeaustenclub 

shipping pearlearring castle


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  1. Interesting list! Two girls with tattoos on their backs and one man with one on his arm. Two “The Girl with the …” books.

    I found the Larsson book(s) fantastic, Girl with Pearl Earring is really good as well (takes place in the Netherlands – go check out the film if you haven’t, it’s very good). The Shipping News is a favorite too (I do hope you’ll find it getting interesting soon, but if not, well don’t read against your wishes), and I Capture the Castle is a great book as well.

    That should be a lot of great reading this month! Happy reading!
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  2. Reese, great, I’m already looking forward to reading it.

    Judith, I know, coincidence. I didn’t choose the books based on tattoos, but I do love them, so I really like the covers.
    I know, I’ve got a nice little list here to go through.


  3. You do have a good list of books. Girl with the Pearl Earring is on my TBR list as is I Capture the Castle (my mental one anyway–people keep recommending them to me so I definitely want to read them).

    I am wondering if I should do a post? I hardly ever keep to my posted books when I do that though! LOL!


  4. Carin, I don’t know whether I’ll stick to it 100% but it sure helps to have a list to focus. I just love lists, lol.

    SenoraG and Angelique, oh, good, I’m glad you’re saying that. I have heard different opinions, so I’m really curious to see what it’s going to be like.


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