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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.