Hello again, fellow readers!
Yesterday, I wrapped up my summer reading, so today it’s all about what I’ll be reading next. The morning air is getting that slow-settling chill and the leaves in trees are turning first yellow and then red. This September I’m also starting my final year at university, which is a bit sad but at the same time I’m super excited about some of my final courses. My free reading time will probably be cut to half of what it was during the summer, so don’t expect me to reach the same 9–10 books a month pace that I had during the past months.
Books on my September TBR:
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (currently reading)
- Pomes All Sizes by Jack Kerouac
- Ariana: An Epic Science Fiction Poem by Harry Martinson (Swedish)
- The Tenant of Wilderfell Hall by Anne Brontë
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- King Lear by William Shakespeare
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- The Brothers by Asko Salhberg
- The Black Tongue by Marko Hautala
My September TBR is almost 100% library books, with the exception of The Tenant of Wilderfell Hall, which got left over from my 20 Books of Summer list, and The Black Tongue, which is an ARC of the English translation of a popular Finnish crime novel that’s coming out in November. I’m currently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which has been on my radar for quite some time. I can’t say too much about it at this point, but I’m definitely intrigued by it. Unlike my summer list, which had more than few books that were over 500 pages, in September I have a lot of poetry and plays, which are quite short compared to novels. I have no idea what to expect from the two poetry collections, but from the first pages that I read in the library, Jack Kerouac’s poetry is curious. Ariana was recommended to me by one of my friends who is an avid science fiction reader – according to him, this Nobel Prize winner is among the best. As for the three Shakespeare plays, I’m pretty sure I’ll end up reading either just one or two of the plays, but it’s good to have variety, right?
The Scarlet Letter and Slaughterhouse-Five might seem like they have nothing in common, but they are both texts that I’ve heard so so much about that it almost feels like I’ve read them – which is why I really do need to read them. And finally we have yet another Finnish novel translated by Emily and Fleur Jeremiah and published by Peirene Press – The Brothers. I’ve loved the previous two Peirene Press novels that I’ve read – White Hunger and Mr Darwin’s Gardener (both by Finnish authors) – so I trust that The Brothers to be wonderful. Peirene Press is quickly becoming one of my favourite indie publishers, and that’s just based on their selection of Finnish fiction!
That’ll be all for my TBR. I’ll keep on trying to catch up with reviews, and I hope to share my summer book haul with you soon! So many new and exciting books. In the meantime, let me know what you’re looking forward to reading this month! Cheers! x