To Be Read : My September TBR Pile!

To Be Read pile

I went to Oxford Street Waterstones with a list. This happened. So, here is my September to be read pile.

In keeping with my ‘Hannah reads around the world’ goal, these area set in varying times and cultures.  I’ll go one by one.

The Uglies by Scott Westerfield

The Uglies is not pictured because it was 99p on the Kindle store so I am currently reading that one on my way to work and I am really enjoying it. It is very YA which I didn’t realise until I had already begun reading it but the concept is great. It is set in America in the future where they have driven our generation out and shut themselves in small cities with futuristic hover technology. They have deduced what is biologically beautiful and everybody is surgically improved but when one of the protagonist’s friends goes missing it is the protagonist herself that winds up in trouble.

A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

This beautiful story is set in Tokyo, Japan and Nao is journaling her suicidal thoughts prompted by her move from America to Japan where she feels lost. She postpones her suicide plans to spend the summer with her grandma who teaches her spirituality but the diary is later found (and the plot later narrated by) a writer who finds the journal washed up on a British Columbia island after the big Japan tsunami of 2011. I cannot wait to read it!

The Muse by Jessie Burton

Written by the author of ‘The Miniaturist’ (which I still haven’t managed to read), this book is set in 1967, Trinidad, where the female protagonist has finally (after five years) gotten herself a job. She is to be a typist and assumably a muse to an artist since the secret of the mysterious muse is searched for in a painting years later. I know nothing of the themes of this book but basically the cover was pretty and I’m shallow.

The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick

This book is set in Antarctica, unsure of the historical setting. I think they reminisce the past every time they see a comet and we learn more about them. That’s genuinely all I know of this book but I’m really excited to read it because it has good reviews.

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Scribbles

My boyfriend gifted me this one and I’ve already read it but I’m including it because it’s great.


Don’t you think all the best book come out on the run up to Christmas?

H x


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