After doing a one month trial (where I got the fantastic Dark Matter by Blake Crouch), I got some credit for add on books, so I HAD to do another month. One of the cool things about Book of the Month is that you can add on any previous months books that are in stock for $9.99. My September choice was an easy one: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - who also wrote the lovely Rules of Civility. I immediately added Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West to my order, as I realized it was her story on This American Life that gave me an emotional gut-punch last year. It is a MUST LISTEN. She happens to be local to Seattle and is doing a joint appearance with Luvvie Ajayi next month at the Seattle Library! I think I must go - and add Luvvie's book, I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, to next month's stack, obviously.
I also added Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend to my order because I couldn't resist the cover! I think it is perfectly acceptable to judge a book by it's cover, but the content definitely sounded intriguing, too. Plus I'm pretty thankful for this book, because it pulled together the perfect Instagram shot to win me an additional three month subscription!
Looks like I'll be adding BOTM orders to my monthly haul for awhile, even though I am usually averse to buying books. Plus, every month they pick a backlist title for 'Other Favorites' that you can choose to add to your order. This month it's Ready Player One and I may just buy this special edition because it's just that good, if you haven't read it - you should. I am super excited for the October titles to be revealed on Saturday - if it sounds exciting to you, too, go forth and use this link and code FRIEND50 for 50% off a three month subscription!
Now for the rather large library haul:
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye had been in my digital queue for awhile, after I had heard good things on the What Should I Read Next podcast, but I'm always happy when a hard copy arrives at the library - exact same sentiment for The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood. Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam was another pick from the BOTM judge that chose Dark Matter, so I thought I'd give it a go. (Spoiler: I did not like it...) The A to Z of You and Me by James Hannah was a Choice Reads find, described as a story that would resonate with those that loved The Storied Life of AJ Fikry. SOLD. It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny is a book club read that I'm a bit behind on. The New Rules of Lifting for Women is going well and part of my done being injured routine! Lastly, I got the latest Liane Moriarty - Truly Madly Guilty and I'm afraid to start it because I've heard it's not her best. Would love to hear any feedback!
New digital books in the queue/ARCs:
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (I have never read this author and suddenly I'm seeing this book and many of her backlist titles EVERYWHERE.)
Still in the queue:
Small Great Thingsby Jodi Picoult (a NetGally ARC)
The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater
Shelter: A Novel by Jung Yun
The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (reading now!)
Moonburner by Claire Luana
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
As always, I'm interested in any thoughts/if you've read the books on this list or others I should know about!