Books in September

These are the books I’m planning to read in September. I’ll finally finish the Mistborn series, although it’s gone quite fast. I will also continue the Richard Burton series. Which is good. And I’ll get some classics out of the way.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
I feel like I’ve had this book for a very long time, just sort of lying around, but this is true for a lot of my books. I first got interested in actually reading it when I saw a theatre adaption of it. It was completely modernized, with the garden being a computer game. It was awesome. The Secret Garden is a book about Mary Lennox who has recently been orphaned and moved in with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor (great name). She’s spoiled and rude, but then she discovers a secret garden and she changes. She also discovers a cousin, named Colin, who thinks he’s incurably ill, so he stays locked away in his tower, and Mary really wants to bring him to the garden so he can change too. It’s a children’s classic, so I really want to read it.

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder
I finally read the first book in this series last year. I thought it was this year, and now I’m sad, because time has gone way too fast, or my memory is completely messed up. Either way, not great. This is the second book about Richard Francis Burton and Algernon Swinburne. It’s a steampunk series, set in an alternate London where Victoria was actually killed in the assassination attempt, and everything was changed. Albert is king, Burton is still in London, not out in the world, doing his thing. In this one they find an abandoned clockwork-powered man in Trafalgar Square, and suddenly there are stolen diamonds, and hijinks. I quite liked the first one, I liked Burton, he’s this sort of “perfect” hero, he speaks all the languages, knows martial arts, knows everything about everything, and he’s the grumpiest, surliest human on the planet, which is why I like him. Algernon Swinburne is a poet who follows the arts of the Marquis de Sade, and he’s a drunk, and I love him. So I’m excited.

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Last of the Mistborn books, exciting. So in the first couple of books Vin and Elend are working to fix the world. There will be spoilers for the first two books. You’ve been warned. So Vin and Elend have killed the Lord Ruler, and they’ve found the Well of Ascension, and released something bad, called Ruin. It has made Vin really depressed that she did it. And Elend is trying to fix the world, again. I’m just very excited about finishing it, and reading more about Vin and Elend. I feel like I have some reservations, but they might be completely unfounded. So I’m going to make myself stop insisting on suspecting everything of disappointing me.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
I felt like I needed another books so I went to my TBR jar. I had to try three times, because I couldn’t find the first one, I have no idea if I’ve read it, or if it’s just disappeared, I’d already tried to read the second choice (Sophie’s World) and it infuriated me, so I’m not finishing it, and planning to give it away. Frankenstein was the third choice, and I got excited. It’s about Doctor Frankenstein who builds a man from dead body parts and brings him to life. And the creature who stars off as an innocent, sweet person lives in isolation and soon lashes out and goes evil. I’ve had it forever, and I really want to read it, so I’m excited.

Night Film by Marisha Pessl
I feel like a lot of people have talked about this, or I’ve seen it everywhere. And then I found it in my bookstore, when I had had a bad day and bought books to cheer me up. It’s about a journalist named Scott McGrath, who is investigating a director named Cordova, whom he believes has committed a lot of crimes. And he found nothing, and was sued, and sort of had his life ruined. And now Cordova’s daughter has committed suicide, and McGrath starts up his hunt again. It’s full of pictures and drawings and sort of news articles and I really liked the feel of it when I found it in the book in the store. So I’m really excited.

More than This by Patrick Ness

Again, booktube has been raving about it. I really like Patrick Ness, he wrote the Chaos Walking trilogy, and I really love that. It’s about a boy named Seth who drowns, dies. And then he wakes up. He’s alone and he has no idea where he is, it’s a bit familiar, but it’s deserted. And that’s basically all I know about it. It sounds really intriguing and I love Patrick Ness, as I said, so I am really excited about this book.

A final note: I want to read all of them at once, and I don't know where to start.