September Reading List

September is here! I’m going back to school, in a flurry of moving boxes and new eraser smell and tears over how much my textbooks cost. There are so many books I’d rather buy. It’s fine, though. I’m over it.

My reading (and writing) might slow down a bit, but I’m still feeling pretty ambitious. There are several books on my TBR pile that I’m ready to tackle once and for all, and of course there will always be random books that I pick up. I’ve got several books on hold through my online library system (if you’re not connected to yours, definitely check it out!), and my birthday was in August, which means I have some gift cards to spend. *devilish smile*

A photo by James Tarbotton.

So here’s what’s on my reading radar:

I’ve been working my way through this one for a while. It’s not dull, it’s just. so. long. I tend to lose interest and motivation when a book takes me more than a couple of days to read, so I’ve been cheating on Brothers K with other books. I’m committing to finishing this thing, though.

I actually just checked this one out from library, so it’s getting pretty real between me and Arthur Dent. This is a nerd classic, my brothers love it, and it’s really time for me to read it.

I’ve been hearing great things about this one. The Chicago Tribune says it’s “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and it apparently features some hilarious characters and a completely platonic boy/girl friendship. Whaaaat?! I didn’t even know that was possible!

A creepy classic. Maybe I should save it for Halloween, but I saw it at the library and just couldn’t resist.

Hey – my family is German… and I live in Wisconsin. What a coincidence! My grandparents actually still speak German, so love for the Vaterland runs strong in our clan. I’m excited to dig into my own heritage a little.

I’m not an education major anymore, so I’m not on a fast track to a classroom right after graduation. I’m still passionate about education, though, and trying to understand the politics and practice of teaching is both fascinating and maddening. And who knows, maybe I’ll end up in a school one day after all.


  • One, by Sarah Crossan One

I can’t say I ever imagined a book told from the point of view of a conjoined twin, but now I need to read it. And it’s in free verse! And that cover! Basically it looks and sounds amazing, and I’m prepared to love it.

I’ve always got to include some poetry. Despite the apparent hopelessness of his work, Charles Bukowski is one of my favorite poets: don’t think of him as creating a depressing world, think of him as describing one. That means that he sees all the pain too, and you’re not alone.

I guess that’s all for now. Have you read any of these books? Do you also love Charles Bukowski? Lemme know!

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Author: Anna Enderle

Reader, writer, traveler, homebody, and champion at carrying in all the groceries with one trip.

2 thoughts on “September Reading List”

  1. Ugh, buying new textbooks always depresses me. They’re incredibly expensive, even used. Your TBR looks great–I’ve read Jackaby, and it’s pretty good. And I do need to read more poetry, so I should give Charles Bukowski a try.

    1. Right? Buying textbooks just hurts my soul a little. And you’ll have to let me know how you like ol’ Charles. People definitely seem to love him or hate him!

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