September, during my time, was also the bar exams month; now they’ve moved it to October. September is also the month when several bookish affairs/events are scheduled: there's the annual Manila International Book Fair, which is now on its 34th year, and there’s the National Book Store cut-price book sale. For bookish people, therefore, September is also the month we are at our poorest – financially speaking - and happiest. :)
August was a pretty good reading month. I finished reading all the titles in my list, and more:
- Unseen Moon by Eliza Victoria - Eerie things, dark secrets. 4/5
- It's a Mens World by Bebang Siy - Brutal truths, maintaining innocence. 3/5
- Tall Story by Candy Gourlay - Sibling love. Book club book for the month. 3/5
- Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri - Beautifully-written stories. 5/5
- Stoner by John Williams - Quiet dignity. 5/5
- This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz - Cheating is cheating is cheating. 4/5
- Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman - Deliciously dark magic! 5/5
So, without further ado, here's my reading list for the month of September:
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - The book club's book for the month. I am so ready for this book.
- The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis - I have wanted to read her ever since she was awarded the Man Booker Prize.
- The Book of Other People edited by Zadie Smith - A collection of short stories from brilliant authors (including my favorite David Mitchell) compiled and published for a cause.
How about you? Which books are you reading this month? :)