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Hello Hello! How are you today?

For the first time in over a year, I am so excited and happy to finally be writing and publishing a new monthly TBR. I have been able to read some books for myself in the last year, but it’s mostly been thesis books, and not always things I would pick up myself. So it’s very nice to be writing out a very tentative list of books I’d like to get to this month, be it for blog tours or myself.

Keep on reading to find out what I plan to read in September!

P.S. I’ll have a kind of year wrap-up ready in a week or so if you’re curious about what I’ve read so far this year!


Clean Sweep by E. B. Lee (15th September)

Carli Morris was looking forward to a quiet retirement. Earning billions from the sale of her Madison Avenue ad agency, she dreams of spending her golden years painting and giving back to society. But the heartbreaking discovery of a homeless woman poisoned to death reopens the wounds of Carli’s own tragic loss.

Realizing her busy career had turned her away from the vulnerable, she throws herself on a mission to get the defenseless off the streets. But as she sacrifices her own needs to support others, her new colleague’s mental illness and Carli’s unresolved grief collide in a staggering sequence of events that will alter her life forever. Can Carli dig deep and make a powerful, personal impact?

Honor by Thrity Umrigar (20th September)

Indian American journalist Smita has returned to India to cover a story, but reluctantly: long ago she and her family left the country with no intention of ever coming back. As she follows the case of Meena—a Hindu woman attacked by members of her own village and her own family for marrying a Muslim man—Smita comes face to face with a society where tradition carries more weight than one’s own heart, and a story that threatens to unearth the painful secrets of Smita’s own past. While Meena’s fate hangs in the balance, Smita tries in every way she can to right the scales. She also finds herself increasingly drawn to Mohan, an Indian man she meets while on assignment. But the dual love stories of Honor are as different as the cultures of Meena and Smita themselves: Smita realizes she has the freedom to enter into a casual affair, knowing she can decide later how much it means to her.

Rising Shadows (#1 The Pillar of Creation) by Phillip Blackwater (24th September)

As tension rises between the southern and northern nations of the small continent of Exitium in the world of Anteris, the Elves turn to their eastern neighbors, the Humans, for help. They wish to learn the ways of combat, which they are not accustomed to, for they have always wielded a power far greater than forged steel. The Shards of Creation, mystical artifacts of great and virtually infinite power, have always been their prized weapon, but times have changed. They now face the same threat as the Humans: the southern nation known as the Ethula.
Wariel Ritch, general of the Human army, will take upon his shoulders this burden. But when a shadow of a past long forgotten threatens what little stability is left in the world, he will have to leave everything behind to stop it. Medregal Tergrast, an Ethulan king, dead for a thousand years, plans his return to the world of the living to gain back his former glory and finally fulfill his destiny by gaining control of the Shards of Creation. But is he really the threat people make him out to be?
In the meantime, in the bowels of the Human Kingdom, the reign of Dana Crystaloak is put into jeopardy when people around her start questioning her decisions. If she falls, war could break out across all lands. 

Lark Ascending by Silas House (30th September)

As fires devastate most of the United States, Lark and his family secure a place on a refugee boat headed to Ireland, the last country not yet overrun by extremists and rumored to be accepting American refugees. But Lark is the only one to survive the trip, and once ashore, he doesn’t find the safe haven he’d hoped for. As he runs for his life, Lark finds an abandoned dog who becomes his closest companion, and then a woman in search of her lost son. Together they form a makeshift family and attempt to reach Glendalough, a place they believe will offer protection. But can any community provide the safety that they seek? 

The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery

When Col’s childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians – a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight – Col must race to Blitz-bombed London to save his sister.

But there are darker forces at work, even than the Nazi bombings. Soon Col is pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, who is determined to bring an eternal darkness down over everything.

Murder in Mesopotamia (#13 Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie

An archaeologist’s wife is murdered on the shores of the River Tigris in Iraq.
It was clear to nurse Amy Leatheran that something sinister was going on at the Hassanieh dig, something associated with the presence of ‘Lovely Louise’, the wife of the celebrated archaeologist Dr. Leidner. But she couldn’t pinpoint it.
In a few days’ time Hercule Poirot was due to drop in at the excavation site. With Louise suffering terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late… 

Le Jardin secret (#1) by Maud Begon, La Dernière flamme (#1) by Tim Probert & Les Louves by Flore Balthazar – These are all graphic novels, so really quick reads hopefully!

I’ve tried to keep the TBR quite small as it is my first actual list in over a year and I don’t want to get overwhelmed since I still have a lot of work on my thesis to get done, and I have two surgical operations at the start of September. I’m going to take it easy and just see how well I’II get along with this list, so wish me luck!

I’d love to find out what you’ll be reading in September, so let me know in the comments down below!

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post,

See you soon, stay safe

Ellie xx,

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