New month! New set of books on my TBR list! SEPTEMBER!

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Before anything else, I’d like all my readers to be informed more specifically those who are not into “booktube” the meaning of “TBR” because just before I created this blog I have searched for it, as plain as this, “What does TBR mean? And here’s what it usually means…

but for people who were familiar with booktube community, “TBR” is defined as “To Be Read”. Booktubers, monster-readers even few simple or light readers jot down their list of to be read books every month. Their choice of book genres vary in each month but with me I do random genres every particular month, taking my August TBR as an example, I went from erotica to contemporary books which is an awesome month overall, of course.

I want to let myself savor the beautiful pieces of Colleen Hoover. Now, for my readers who do not know her, Hoover is an amazing writer. She has been known for her brilliant and entertaining young adult fiction novels which made her a New York Time’s Bestselling author. I simply aim for this month to be emotional, deep and inspiring at the same time. It is my way to unwind and reflect. Sounds weird, right? But it really works for me. Aside from Hoover’s books, you’ll also find 3 different authors whom I chose because I’ve been wanting to read their particular novels since then and I haven’t got the chance to do so because I’m just a simple reader, I also get broke. The books I’m referring to is a classic novel from Oscar Wilde, a novel from Haruki Murakami who was praised by The Guardian as “among the world’s greatest living novelists” and lastly, this book from Daniel Handler that I have been wanting to read the first time I saw it on a book store.

Let’s cut the chase. Here are the 8 books on my “To be read” list this September: (Note: All the novels descriptions are from Goodreads, credits go with them.)

Colleen Hoover’s…

  • Too Late

Sloan will go through hell and back for her little brother. And she does, every single night.

Forced to remain in a relationship with the dangerous and corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to make sure her brother has what he needs. Nothing will get in her way. Nothing except Carter. Sloan is the only good thing to ever happen to Asa. He knows this and he never plans on letting her go; even if she doesn’t approve of his lifestyle. But despite Sloan’s disapproval, Asa knows what it takes to get what he wants. He knows what he needs to do to remain on top.

Nothing will get in his way. Nothing except Carter.

Upon reading reviews about this novel, it seems to me that it’s a combination of suspense and sociology it is still under contemporary novel though. I’m not fond of reading novels containing political concept simply because it stresses me. I’ll give it a shot.

  • Ugly Love

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love. She doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered.

Love gets ugly.

Goodness! This one really hypes me up, after I read its synopsis, I suddenly had this lapse of scenes that would happen on the book. It’s getting me so excited to read, now that I heard it will be a movie. *saving all my feels*

  • November 9

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

I am getting good reviews and ratings about this novel which made me more interested and curious about that ‘ultimate plot twist’. I heard the twists and turns in this novel is unpredictable. If you know me, you should know that I love unpredictable books. I really love it when a book fails my expectations in a nice way.

  • It Ends With Us

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up — she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector.

When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

People who have read this book wanted to aware us that this book is really deep and moving. Colleen Hoover has warned her readers as well the first time its synopsis has been released, leaving this note in the latter part of the synopsis as a warning:

“This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.”

Dang! It has been only 2 weeks after I shed tears over a novel and I’m missing it. Go ahead, Colleen Hoover! Make me cry like a baby!

Enough with my Colleen Hoover fascination, these three books that I have mentioned also get to be on my list.

  • Why we broke up by Daniel Handler

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

I’ve been aching for this book the first time I saw it on a bookstore before I went to my office. The cover also caught my attention, minimal and such a mystery. According to several reviews, the book is written in letter form with illustrations on it. Seeing a young adult fiction book with illustrations is what I think one way to color your content. Probably because it appeals to be more interesting. It has a connection to the story so it isn’t just an illustration made to serve as designs.

I might do a review of this. So stay tuned and keep reading.

  • What I talk about when I talk about running by Haruki Murakami

In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he’d completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and–even more important–on his writing. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and takes us to places ranging from Tokyo’s Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him. Through this marvelous lens of sport emerges a panorama of memories and insights: The eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is rich and revelatory, both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running. ©wikipedia

This one is nonfiction, a memoir of Haruki Murakami. What I love about Murakami’s books is that you won’t end any of it without something to take for life. I haven’t read all his books but reading its entire synopsis left me with that idea. It’s like he’s teaching people through his experiences and wise deep thoughts. I am looking forward for enlightenment throughout the entire book.

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian’s beauty; he believes that Dorian’s beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat’s hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfillment are the only things worth pursuing in life. Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences, while staying young and beautiful; all the while his portrait ages and records every sin.

Made popular due to its corrupting influence and his brilliant plot, The Picture of Dorian Gray is what I think a classic novel that really anticipates me. I’ve read its synopsis even the plot several times and yet it still fascinates me to picture the splendid scenarios in it. I don’t want to force myself on scrutinizing what made it a controversial novel, I aim for entertainment whenever I read and I do not want to spoil my mood while I’m buried into the vast world of reading.

There you have it, the eight books on my TBR list this September. Have you planned what books are you going to read this month? Let me know below if these books get to your own list. Happy Reading!

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