On My Nightstand: September 2019

Happy September!  ‘Tis the season of stress breakouts and tension headaches!  While I’m struggling transitioning back into the school routine, these are the books I’m hoping to read, acquired on one much-needed Barnes & Noble trip.

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

I adore Murakami, and I’m (slowly) working on making my way through his entire bibliography.  Killing Commendatore is his newest release, and now that school has started I’m craving some purely escapist reads, so I’m planning on picking this one up very, very soon!

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

I’ve been in a serious nonfiction kick lately, and so many readers I trust have recommended this one to me.  I’m really into modern essay collections, and Chee’s seems like one I’ll like, equal parts pop culture and memoir.

Severance by Ling Ma

Lina Ma’s Severance has been described as a “deadpan satire,” and what better phrase to get me to pick up a book?  I haven’t read a post-apocalyptic, science-fiction-y novel in a long time, so perhaps Severance will be the novel to break that streak.

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

The Pisces sounds a bit outside my comfort zone, and its shelved as both fantasy and romance, which are two genres I typically avoid.  Though it seems to be a very divided novel, earning either one star or five stars from readers, I’ve heard nothing but good things, especially due to its appearance on the Women’s Prize longlist.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Am I the last person to read The Night Circus?  Probably.  I’m going to try to remedy that either this month or next, because it seems like such a perfect moody fall/winter read.

What are you reading this month?  Let’s chat!


16 thoughts on “On My Nightstand: September 2019

  1. What a clever series! There is *always* something on my nightstand ha ha… though mine tend to sit there for a bit and I keep going back to the bookstore or to my shelves! XD
    Thanks for sharing this 🙂 I loved The Night Circus, and it’s definitely great for fall!

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  2. I hope you enjoy ALL of these books! I loved Severance and The Pisces, and have Autobiographical Novel and Night Circus on my TBR. I want to read some other Murakami work before this one, but am still intrigued. This looks like a great stack for fall!

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