I think I top the list on the Guinness World Records for saying I’m going to read [insert any book title here] and never following through.
The reason for this is because I am undeniably a mood reader. I can never make a list of books that I want to read and follow it in order, especially without buying more books in the meantime and ending up reading them instead.
I thought it might be slightly helpful to make a list of books that I plan to read over September, a list that leaves a little room around the edges to whack random books I come across in there and fancy reading that day. I can read this in any order, and can also read books that aren’t on this list. Sounds fair, doesn’t it? We’ll see how it goes…
The Greater Freedom by Alya Mooro
I’ve been making a conscious effort to not just read the standard white female fiction authors recently so I have added this new release to the list first. This is a topic that I definitely don’t know much about, so I’m really excited to get stuck in.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
This has been sitting in my bookcase for years and now my brother has finally realised I have his copy and has asked for it back. He will forget again though, so I’ll use that opportunity to finally get around to reading it. Plus it would mean I can scratch another book off my ‘100 books to read’ poster.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
Another book on the ‘100 books’ poster, this was recommended to me by a friend recently and I was so intrigued by it that I went straight home and ordered it for myself.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
This book isn’t even released yet (don’t worry, I’ve had it on pre-order since the day it was announced) but it already taking proud place on this list. I am a major fan of The Handmaid’s Tale and Atwood in general, so I’ll be diving straight into this when it arrives in the post on release day (10th September).
Are you any good at sticking to your TBRs?