All of the books I read in September, organized by mood. I’ve linked my more in depth reviews wherever possible.
- For when you’re craving a story of politely estranged families: Strike Your Heart by Amélie Nothomb
- For when you’d rather be creeped out than sleep at night: You by Caroline Kepnes
- For a novel that reads like short stories: There There by Tommy Orange
- For the rom-com with the right combo of romance and realism: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
- For a graphic memoir that will make you chuckle and cry: Passing For Human by Liana Finck
- For that story of female friendship across years and continents: The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles
- For when you just want to escape on that good old childhood adventure: Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit
- For that reminder that girls have been doing badass things for a really long time: The Radical Element by Jessica Spotswood
- For the chance to compete in a magical but dangerous game: Legendary by Stephanie Garber
- For the one that will make you cry: The Caregiver by Samuel Park
- For a swashbuckling & diverse teenage adventure tale: A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- For a melancholy afternoon submerged in words and water: The Seas by Samantha Hunt
Thank you to the following publishers for gifting me copies of the books noted. As always, all thoughts and images are my own. Thank you to Atria Books (You), Europa Editions (Strike Your Heart), Knopf (There There), Berkley Publishing (The Wedding Date), Random House (Passing For Human), National Geographic (Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret), Candlewick Press (The Radical Element), Simon Books (The Caregiver), Tin House (The Seas), and Riverhead Books/WME Books (The Air You Breathe).