August 31, 2022

September 2022 TBR

I have been dreading this post. I have no idea what I want to read in September. That's not accurate. I don't want to read the things I should be reading in September to complete my goals. So there's that. Maybe making this post will help me work out what I do want to read that will fulfill some challenges.

Matrix by Lauren Groff - I love Lauren Groff's writing and I've heard this is fantastic. It is historical fiction about Marie de France who was sent away from the French court to a crumbling abbey whose inhabitants were riddled with disease. She fixed the place and made it a haven for women that men couldn't find their way to. This is on my 50 by 50 list.

The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - This is the second in the Inheritance Games series. I loved the first one a ton. It's YA so it will go pretty quickly. I think I read the first one in a day. This is also on my 50 by 50 list.

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by Lindy West - Obviously this is going to be hilarious. It is also on my 50 by 50 list. I'm trying desperately to catch up so I won't end up reading all the books next year!

Disappeared by Francisco X. Stork - This is a YA book about the plague of disappeared women in Juarez Mexico. I have to read it for a video, and I'm hoping it is A Political Thriller By A Marginalized Author for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo - This is a retelling of The Great Gatsby told from the perspective of Jordan Baker who is an adopted, Vietnamese, queer woman. This should fit the bill for the Book Riot challenge to read A Queer Retelling of a Classic Canon, Fairytale, Folklore, or Myth. Also, it's pretty short which is good because I started reading it awhile back and it's pretty dense.

The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty - Southern gothic writer? Yes, please. I need to read an Award-Winning Book From The Year I Was Born. This slim little book won the Pulitzher in 1973. I'll take it.

A Companion to Jane Austen by Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite - I'm still working on this one of course. It's very interesting and I read slowly because there are a lot of words on the page and I am annotating as I go.

So okay. I'm going to leave it at that. I have no idea what my month will look like. I will be off work til almost the middle of the month for sure, but I don't know after that what kind of reading time I will have. I want to leave a little room for mood reading in case I have time. I have a couple of books from the library that I didn't add here because reading them isn't a huge priority.

Anything here sound good?