What to Read in September

what to read in septemberSeptember makes me think about going back to school and it marks the seasonal change from summer to fall.  And fall, of course, means cozy days, curled up with a good book.  Here are three that I think would make a good addition to your September reading list:


Fiction:Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton is a portrait of a teacher in an English school for boys. Critics have been known to call this one sentimental but I don’t see that as a bad thing, especially not the way Hilton wrote it.


Non-Fiction:Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home by Susan Hill. This is a memoir about reading and books. (And I have to confess: memoirs based on reading are my favorite, although memoirs about food come a close second. That will be a recommendation for another month.)


Children’s Book:The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howlingby Maryrose Hill. Miss Penelope Lumley is a graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females and a new governess to three children rescued from the woods. Adventures ensue, of course. This series is one of our new favorites. This would make a great read-aloud or you might enjoy the audio version. These books are somewhat reminiscent of the “Series of Unfortunate Events” series, but I think these are actually better.

What to Read is a series that will suggest titles (fiction, non-fiction, & children’s) each month. Check back later in September to see  suggested titles for October.

What books would you suggest for September?

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