It is officially the start of spring and we are more than happy to say goodbye to winter and all those cold days!
With the weather warming up it is the perfect time to head back outside with a good book and enjoy reading in the sunshine.
Luckily for us September is overflowing with wonderful books to choose from!
We are excited to share some of the books we are most looking forward to this month with you.
We are fairly certain we aren’t the only ones eagerly awaiting The Testaments by Margaret Atwood coming out. The long awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale and short-listed for The Booker Prize 2019, this is one we have been looking forward to for awhile.
The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy which was long-listed for the 2019 Booker Prize has also made it on to our list. This brilliant novel about what we see and what we fail to see, about carelessness and the harm we do to others, is already a staff favourite in store.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow is a beautiful and enchanting fantasy novel we have been looking forward to for months.
In a house filled with exotic treasures, January Scaller is largely ignored by her guardian and spends her days reading about all the far-flung places she can only dream of visiting.
But then she stumbles across a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger with each page revealing impossible truths about the world.
The last book to make it on to our top featured books of the month is Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell.
No one shows us who we are like Malcolm Gladwell. in Talking to Strangers he sets out to understand why we act the way we do, what happens when we encounter people we don’t know, why it often goes awry, and what it says about us.
Other titles we are excited for this month include:
- Quichotte by Salmon Rushdie
- Rich Man’s House by Andrew McGahan
- The Old Lie by Claire G. Coleman
- Platform Seven by Louise Doughty – not yet released; available from the 17th of September
- The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
- To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith – not yet released; available from the 10th of September
- Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar
- The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre
- The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz
- A Better Man by Louise Penny
Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
- The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier
- The Institute by Stephen King – not yet released; available from the 10th of September
- There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool – not yet released; available from the 10th of September
- Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill
- Dominion by Tom Holland – not yet released; available from the 10th of September
- Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide to Atheism by Richard Dawkins – not yet released; available from the 17th of September
- Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta
- How Powerful We Are by Sally Rugg
- Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company by William Dalrymple – not yet released; available from the 10th of September
- Golden Country: Australia’s Changing Identity by Tim Watts – not yet released; available from the 17th of September
- Monuments by Will Kostakis
- The Girl Who Chose: Chess Raven Chronicles by Violet Grace
- This is How We Change the Ending by Vikki Wakefield
- Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell – not yet released; available from the 10th of September
- Nibbles: The Monster Hunt by Emma Yarlett
- Kindness Grows by Britta Teckentrup
- Franklin and Luna and the Book of Fairy Tales by Jen Campbell
- You Can Change the World by Lucy Bell – not yet released; available from the 17th of September
- How to Make a Movie in 12 Days by Fiona Hardy
- Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan
If you would like to learn more about any of the titles featured or to purchase them from our website you can click on the image of the book.
Stay tuned for next month to find out what titles we are excited for in October!