Technically we know how it is September already, but really, how is it September already?!
With the year almost over, it’s time to break out those bookmarks, grab your library or credit card and start picking up some new books.
Reading is one of our favourite pastimes so to get us back in to the swing of reading and give you a little book inspiration, we’ve gone around the office to bring you a list of what we’re picking up this month.
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
We’re checking this out on audiobook and so far, so good. A hilarious story about a chaotic family during what should be the happiest time in their lives, this book could easily be your next favourite big screen rom-com. Complicated characters and a likeable lead are making this an addictive read already.
Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.
Providence by Caroline Kepnes
I was obsessed with Kepnes duology You and her dark and twisted plots so picking this up is a bit of a no brainer.
Growing up as best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other, though they can never find the words to tell one another the depth of their feelings. When Jon is finally ready to confess his feelings, he’s suddenly kidnapped by his substitute teacher who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity. When Jon finally escapes, he discovers he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for. He runs away to protect Chloe and find the answers to his new identity–but he’s soon being tracked by a detective who is fascinated by a series of vigilante killings that appear connected.
The Raging Ones by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
Even though this is a YA book, we can’t help but be intrigued by this plot. This book is already being buzzed about out in the bookish world so to stop us from getting a serious case of fomo, we’re picking this one up for what we feel will be an interesting ride.
In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Okay, so we know we might not be the target audience for this book but did you see the Netflix movie? DID YOU? If you’ve heard about the recent buzz surrounding the film or you’ve seen it yourself then you’ll understand why we need to feel 15 again and pick this up.
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
The Boneless Mercies by April Tucholke
As fans of sci-fi and fantasy books, we can. not. wait. to pick up this book because all the little bookworms out there are already starting to rave about it…and it’s not even out yet! If you need us, we’ll be curled up on the couch with a glass of wine devouring The Boneless Mercies.
Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies’ one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere.
Written by Monique Renee
Usually barefoot and deep in wanderlust mode, Mon loves binging Netflix, cuddling babies and stalking through Instagram looking for boho decor inspo and hotties with man buns. You’ll usually find her on holiday, planning a holiday or thinking about holidays.
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