How is it time already to post about the books to read in September? September has crept up on me so quietly and so secretly! Surely I cannot be the only one who feels this way? Nevertheless, autumn is shortly upon us, the air smells different in the mornings already and I am so ready for cosy reading evenings and of course — HALLOWEEN!
Recently I’ve been on an absolute Kindle binge. Before you congratulate me – no, not reading binge but purchasing! I’ve become totally obsessed with checking the daily and monthly deals every morning. You know, just in case I found something I really wanted to read with a price I couldn’t possibly say no to. And I did, too! Mostly because I have been staying in Estonia for a month and have not been able to buy any paperbacks. So I guess I had to make up for it in another way.. Oops! (also, not even sorry!)
So without further ado, here are the Kindle books I am hoping to get through in September:
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
I picked this, because I have been drooling over this story for a few months now. Time travel trope is something I have become more and more interested in and this story in particular sounded so good!
In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a cafe which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time.
In Before the Coffee Gets Cold, we meet four visitors, each of whom is hoping to make use of the cafe’s time-travelling offer, in order to: confront the man who left them, receive a letter from their husband whose memory has been taken by early onset Alzheimer’s, to see their sister one last time, and to meet the daughter they never got the chance to know.
But the journey into the past does not come without risks: customers must sit in a particular seat, they cannot leave the cafe, and finally, they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold . . .
Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s beautiful, moving story – translated from Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot – explores the age-old question: what would you change if you could travel back in time? More importantly, who would you want to meet, maybe for one last time?
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
I picked this because two of my real life friends were posting about it at the same time, and neither of them talk about books online that often. So I became intrigued. It sounds incredible.
Four years ago, Glennon Doyle, author, activist and humanitarian, wife and mother of three—was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. Soon she realized that they came to her from within.
Glennon was finally hearing her own voice—the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. She vowed to never again abandon herself. She decided to build a life of her own—one based on her individual desire, intuition, and imagination. She would reclaim her true, untamed self.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
I’ve been meaning to get to it for a while. It has definitely been one of the most talked about books in the recent months and I cannot wait to find out if the book is worth it’s praise.
Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan
This book called out to me. Honestly, no other book title has ever spoken to me so loud. It’s basically me, all the time. I’m a 30 something year old woman who jumps from joy if plans get cancelled and there is no need to leave the house. *chuckles*
What would happen if a shy introvert lived as an out-and-out extrovert for one year? Jessica Pan is about to find out…
When she found herself jobless and friendless, sitting in the familiar Jess-shaped crease on her sofa, she couldn’t help but wonder what life might have looked like if she had been a little more open to new experiences and new people, a little less attached to going home instead of going to the pub.
So, she made a vow: to push herself to live the life of an extrovert for a year. She wrote a list: improv, a solo holiday and… talking to strangers on the tube. She regretted it instantly.
Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come follows Jess’s hilarious and painful year of misadventures in extroverting, reporting back from the frontlines for all the introverts out there.
But is life actually better or easier for the extroverts? Or is it the nightmare Jess always thought it would be?