What’s On Your September Reading List?


Greetings my fellow bookworms and welcome to the month of September!

The summer days are officially numbered as it comes to an end which means its probably the end for some of us seasonal readers [ that used to be me ] as we close our ‘summer reads’  books for good well until next summer that is. I’m happy to say things have changed for me and I can see myself now reading more into next coming months as I have some awesome books that have been recommended to me and cannot wait to dive into them. Here’s what is on my September reading list. You’ll find my currently reading book listed below this post. Don’t forget to share yours with me by leaving me a comment .


1. ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [ Book 5 ] ‘ – J.K. Rowling .

I’ve been whizzing through the Harry Potter series quicker than I thought and only finished Book 4 last night. I read the entire book in less than a week. Guess I can’t get enough of Potter’s magical adventures. Voldermort appears to be back in Book 5 and is well after Potter and causing havoc in his mind, which means good ol’ Harry needs to learn how to protect himself and close his mind to the Dark Lord as he turns to Professor Snape to teach him the know-how but he’s running out of time….



2. ‘Swing Time‘ – Zadie Smith

Every time I walk into Waterstones; the bright colours on the cover of this book grabs my attention and stares at me until I pick it up but its never come home with me. It will though next time I pop in…..

This is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from north-west London to West Africa, it is a story about the turn and dip and sway of lives in endless, perpetual motion; an exuberant dance to the music of time.

On an unremarkable Saturday in 1982, two girls meet. Two brown girls who both dream of being dancers – but only one, Tracey, has talent; a talent so undeniable she is taught to rely on it as a promise, as a way out. The other is taught she has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. She is taught her future is her own to decide.




3. ‘Homegoing’Yaa Gyasi [ Paperback to be published on 05/10/2017 ]

Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One is sold into slavery; the other a wife of a slave trader. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. The story takes the reader from the Gold Coast of Africa ( Ghana ) to the cotton plantations of Mississippi ( USA ); the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations.



4. ‘The Underground Railroad’Colson Whitehead:

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it wore than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived fro Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.



5. ‘ To Kill A Mocking Bird’  50th Anniversary Edition – Harper Lee 

I chose this classic as my third book to read for 100 Classic Books To Read challenge I set for myself.

‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’
Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel – a black man charged with attacking a white girl. Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Lee explores the issues of race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s with compassion and humour. She also creates one of the great heroes of literature in their father, whose lone struggle for justice pricks the conscience of a town steeped in prejudice and hypocrisy.



Book Cover Images and hypnosis from Waterstones.com


Currently Reading: ‘ No Longer at Ease’ . The sequel novel from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.  – The story follows Okonkwo’s grandson, Obi, educated in England, returns to a civil-service job in colonial Lagos, only to clash with the ruling elite to which he now believes he belongs.


Here’s what on my September list so far. I’m sure more will be added as the days and weeks go by.


What books are you planning to read for this month? Do share by leaving me a comment.


Thanks for stopping by.

E.D.B xo


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