I’m posting something low-effort because school is killing me, look away.
I’m sure you’ve had enough of me complaining about school, so I’ll spare you the excuses! Today I’m just gonna list a few books I plan to read in the rest of September. I am 0% certain that I’ll manage to finish all of these before the month ends, but a girl can dream. (Also, I need to step up my reading game because The Starless Sea put me behind on my reading challenge. 🙃 I’m sure you’re judging me for not just lowering it but I’m too competitive for that okay.)
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
I’ve already started this, and the writing is incredible and the worldbuilding is fascinating so far! I wasn’t interested in it at first because YA fantasies, especially debuts, disappoint me more often than not. Plus, the synopsis honestly wasn’t that eye-catching. However, I’ve heard SUCH amazing things about it. All the reviews for it are glowing, as in this is a new favorite and it’s so well-written glowing. I’m so excited to read it and see if I love it as much as everyone else!
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I read this LGBT classic years ago, and I didn’t like it. But I think I just wasn’t at the age to “get” it. Now I’m the same age as the main characters, and I’m holding out hope that I’ll love it as much as everyone does. Maybe I’ll even form a personal connection with it like so many people have, but I’m not holding out too much hope because I rarely do. :((
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
I don’t usually read romance (I think I’ve realized in the past year that it isn’t the genre for me?), but I’ve heard amazing things about this one, especially from Vee and Ilsa. It’s apparently a fun, serotonin-inducing hate to love! Also I find the concept of fiances turned enemies finding their way back to each other so intriguing. 👁👁
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Yes, I’m reading the last book in this very white, very diversity-lacking series. I’ve heard that it’s the best book in the trilogy and that the ending is devastating. I actually have an inkling of how it ends and some of the plot twists because of spoilers I’ve come across, but hopefully that doesn’t ruin my reading experience. This book is like, 800 pages long though, so I’m not very optimistic that I’ll finish it this month. :”(
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
In case you didn’t know, there are three books that I’ve been meaning to read forever. I’ve already read The Starless Sea and With the Fire On High, so all that’s left is to read Anne of Green Gables and I can finally be at peace. It’s the one that’s been on my TBR for the longest lmao. I convinced my mom to buy the stunning Puffin in Bloom edition years ago, and if all goes to plan I’ll finally finish it this month.
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
This is the first #ownvoices trans book to ever hit the New York Times Bestsellers list!! I think everyone’s been anticipating its release lmao. I mean, how could you not? It’s about a trans Latinx brujx who accidentally resurrects (and falls in love with) the school bad boy! I’ve heard that the romance is very reminiscent of fanfiction, and that this book is meaningful in the way that only #ownvoices QPOC books can be.