Five Books On My TBR – September 2020


Hello everyone,

My Goodreads TBR has risen quite considerably in the last two months. This is mostly because of the number of fantastic new releases we have seen lately, and also a lot of great recommendations from other book bloggers. I would love to be able to read them all at once, but I need to suspend my excitement for a little longer!

As evidence of this, my physical TBR pile next to my bed – which is actually composed of three separate piles – is starting to get quite high. In addition to this, I have four books on my Netgalley shelf, and I even keep a few unread books in my office at work.

Anyways, here are five of the more recent additions to my list. The aim is read them before the end of the year, but I realise that target may prove too ambitious!


King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

I finally introduced myself to the Grishaverse this year by reading the Shadow And Bone trilogy, which I quite enjoyed for the most part. The next stop for me will be King Of Scars, and I am really looking forward to it because it is a spin-off focusing on Nikolai, who was probably my favourite character in the trilogy.


The Shadows by Alex North

I recently read Alex North’s debut novel The Whisper Man, and I loved its eerie atmosphere and the way it took such a thoughtful approach to character development. This one sounds like another great thriller, so I hope to get to it sooner rather than later.


Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

The sequel to one of my best reads of the year – this is an absolute must-read! I have already bought a copy and will get to it as soon as I can. If it is anything like as enjoyable and full of twists as A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder, then this will be another special book.


The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

I have never read anything by Ann Patchett, but this one has caught my eye and the synopsis really has me intrigued. Also, I love atmospheric historical fiction so this one looks right up my street.


The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Everything about this book tells me that it contains a beautiful story – the cover, the synopsis, the diverse representation. This is high on my list for October.


Let’s Chat

Have you read any of these books? If you have, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!

33 thoughts on “Five Books On My TBR – September 2020

  1. Hi Stephen – I read The Dutch House and loved it! I’m a bit of an Ann Patchett fan, although I haven’t read all of her books – just 4 of them. If you like The Dutch House, I’d also recommend Commonwealth and Bel Canto. Happy reading!

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  2. The Shadows was good!! I listened to the audiobook, The Whisper Man will be my next one from Alex North. Can’t wait to see what you think of it. Not read any of the other, but hope you end up enjoying!! Happy Reading!!

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  3. Hi Stephen! I would suggest reading the Six of Crows duology first before going to King of Scars. You’ll miss some references from this series if you go to King of Scars first. 🙂 I’m reading this now! Hopefully, I’ll finish it this weekend.

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  4. Great list! All of them are on my TBR except for Henna Wars which I read earlier this year and it was so wonderful! I’m keen to check out The Shadows after reading and enjoying North’s debut last year. Hope you do manage to get these in before year end!

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