A teeny-tiny September TBR

Does anybody else feel like September is the Monday of the year?

I spend three months doing nothing, going to sleep at 3am, waking up at noon and living off an ice-cream and late night take-away only diet and then *boom* just like that I’m expected to get back into a routine and be productive! Ugh. I hate it.


But yes. In 15 days I am heading back to school. I think. Here in Spain each province is doing something different. The big boss of Andalucía, where I live, wants us all out there meaning I’m going back to school full time.

This will be my 7th (and hopefully final!) year at this school and yet the first time I’ve ever seen soap in the bathrooms was on the last day before lockdown so how long we last back at school is the question.

Either way I’m going to be super busy this month as I’m in my final year of bachillerato which means lots of work, lots of stress and I expect very little time to read which breaks my heart.

Because of that I’ve only got a TBR of 5 books this month. Hopefully I’ll be able to surpass that but I’m already going to have a lot going on, I don’t want to stress myself out:))

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn


Last year I read and reviewed an ARC of this novel and I loved it so much that I went and got myself a physical copy which I’m not currently in the middle of re-reading!

You’d Be Mine follows famous country singer Clay Coolidge who must convince Annie Matthers, daughter of two late country star legends, to join his tour in order to save his career after a fair few wild drunken nights and bad press.

When I first read this I had 0 expectations due to the fact that old school Taylor Swift is the closest I get to country music and, at the time, I wasn’t a huge fan of romance heavy novels.

Ultimately I was blown away by this book! The plot, the characters, the musical elements. All of it is perfection. Hahn’s writing is so beautiful and she’s definitely one of my favourite authors.

Trigger warnings for: alcholism, addiction, suicide,

You Have a Match by Emma Lord

you have a match

Is September too early to read an ARC that comes out in January of next year? Probably but I don’t care at this point. With me going back to school I’m scared I’m going to fall behind on ARCs so I want to fit this in before life gets hectic again … also I’ve been dying for more of Emma Lords work.

You Have a Match is Lords sophomore novel. It’s set at a summer camp, I believe, and follows a girl who discovers she has an older sister she never knew about.

I don’t know much more besides this but the cover is cute, I loved Tweet Cute, and this definitely feels like a book I should read while it’s still summery and warm outside as opposed to November/December time.

I don’t feel too bad about reading this ARC so early because if I choose to review this book then I’ll do so after reading it and just schedule it for a couple months later, closer to release.

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell


I was supposed to read this in August. I’ve legit had the book sitting on my bedside table for nearly a week and a half now with the promise I was going to pick it up before bed but that didn’t happen.

I did this with Carry On too. It ended up on about a million TBRs before I finally picked it up.

Besides from loving the first book and wanting to know what goes down in the sequel, one of the main reasons I need to read this book is because I’ve got this backlisted on tumblr in an attempt to avoid spoilers. I don’t know how much longer I can put out before I cave and go scrolling through that tag. Hence why I need to read this ASAP!

The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu


This book comes out today and hopefully by the time this post goes live I’ve already added it to my basket and spent money even though I should be saving for Uni. Yay.

I’m really, really hoping this book comes before I go back to school but I feel like it’s gonna pull a Call Down the Hawk on me.

Basically when CDTH came out I ordered it straight away, hoping it would arrive quickly like my others normally do so that I could read it during a week I had no exams. In the end my most anticipated release of last year arrived just as my exams were kicking off and I had to put it off for nearly a month. I was very sad.

Really hoping I don’t have a repeat.

Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp


And the final book I’m really hoping to get to this month is Even If We Break. I have an ARC of this and once again I was meant to read this in August as it comes out in September but time got away with me.

I’d love to tell you what this book is about but … I don’t remember.

I originally requested this because I read Nijkamp’s previous novel This is Where it Ends what feels like a lifetime ago and I was interested in this new book.


So those are the 5 books I’m hoping to read this September. I am hoping I’ll read more then just five (I’m lowkey trying to hit 100 books by the end of the year) but these are my top priority books.

I’d love to know what you’re reading this month! Thanks so much for reading and stay safe:)))

Elli xx

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