Top 10 Books That You Must Read In September
03-09-2016 2:50am | by Web Desk
Top 10 Books That You Can Look Forward For Reading In September
Looking for the latest releases to get your hands on? If you’re a book worm looking to be the first to read the next best sellers, here’s a list of the top ten releases this month. These September releases are all coming from prominent authors and are sure to be the stories that you simply can’t put down. Keep reading to find your next favorite book.
The Pigeon Tunnel By John Le Carré
The top story thousands of readers can’t wait to steal off the shelves is The Pigeon Tunnel by John Le Carré. This memoir, based on Carré’s time working for MI5 and MI6, is an absolute must-read. Though the spy novelist has been a best seller for several years, this will be his first publication to actually detail some of his undercover adventures. His publisher, Penguin Random House, says that his latest book will give us another look at some of Carré’s previous characters. Carré thinks that this book will brand him the spy-turned-writer, as opposed to most of the other authors in his genre who only did a stint in the undercover world. The Pigeon Tunnel will be available in most bookstores on September 6th, and is sure to be a big hit.
Commonwealth By Ann Patchett
2001 Orange Prize winner Ann Patchett returns this September with another great novel. Commonwealth centers around an American family in Southern California, and begins when character Bert Cousins turns up uninvited at a Keating family christening. Before the day is done, Bert has kissed the child’s mother, leading the families down the path of divorce and re-marriage. The book spans fifty years of two families’ lives, and is filled with love, drama, and romantic suspense. Anne Patchett’s Commonwealth will be available on September 13th, and is sure to fly off the shelves. Commonwealth is absolutely a book to watch for.
Konundrum by Franz Kafka, Peter Wortsman
Franz Kafka, famed for his short stories and novels, is known as a man who fuses realism and fantasy. Konundrum, likely the final posthumous publication of Kafka’s work, features all the stories Kafka wrote in his short life as an author, as well as journals, articles, and letters discovered after the author’s death. This is first and only English-translated publication of Kafka’s writings to give us a look into the author’s immensely strange and oddly humane thoughts. Konundrum, put together by Peter Wortsman, features retranslations of short stories such as The Metamorphosis and In The Penal Colony. This beautifully crafted opus of Kafka’s work will be available on September 20th, and will be published by Archipelago.
The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies
Next on our list of books to read in 2016, The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies. This funny, smart, and hard to put down novel centers on one hundred and fifty years of Chinese American history. From the author of The Welsh Girl, this multi generational novel restructures the lives of four Chinese Immigrants in completely different walks of life. From a railroad man’s valet to the first Chinese American movie star, Davies’ funny and insightful new novel wraps fiction with imagination to create an incredibly readable story. The Fortunes will be in bookstores on September 6th 2016.
Time Travel by James Gleick
The next must-read for this September is a history of man’s interest in time travel, featuring the authors who dreamt of slipping through space and time and the physicists who took inspiration from the idea. Time Travel by James Gleick is a mind boggling journey through the origin, evolution, and influence of our understanding on time travel. Gleick, author of The Information and Chaos, begins this epic novel with HG Wells, as the sci-fi founder writes and rewrites The Time Machine. Gleick takes his readers through history and the inventions that changed the world as he explores what the idea of time travel has done to influence our history. Time Travel will be available to buy on September 27th 2016.
Vampire in Love by Enrique Vila-Matas, Margaret Jull Costa
Enrique Vila-Matas brings us one of the most exciting books to look for this September. This twenty-time published author and winner of the 2014 Prix Formentor gives us Vampire in Love, a culmination of nineteen short stories filled with wit, suspense, and Vila-Matas’ unique imagination. Translated from Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa, these incredibly unique stories will keep the reader questioning life as we know it. Vampire in Love is set to release on September 27th from publishing house New Directions.
The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena, Stories and Songs By Ursula K. Le Guin
The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena, Stories and Songs, brings together all of Ursula K. Le Guin’s mind bending science fiction stories. Le Guin’s richly imagined country of Orsinia goes through an epic revolution and her works tell the story of how an individual’s will can change history. The Complete Orsinia’s hero, Itale Sorde, leaves his estate, Val Malafrena, to explore the western world. Le Guin’s world is incredibly imagined, and her stories will pull you in as though they were the world around you. The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena, Stories and Songs will be flying off the shelves on September 6th.
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
Ruth Franklin gives us one of the best books of 2016 with a biography of Shirley Jackson. Famous for her novel The Lottery, Jackson was beloved by millions. But in her later years the famous novelist seemed to disappear from mainstream literature. In Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, Ruth Franklin explores the literary genius’ complicated and tumultuous life, and the darkness most of her fans never knew about. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life will be available on September 27th.
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
Eimear McBride, loved by millions and winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize, brings us a surefire success in her latest novel The Lesser Bohemians. This great story centers on a young Irish girl struggling to become an actress. When she meets an older man, their relationship and their careers in acting make for an intense and romantic read. The Lesser Bohemians will be one of the best books on the shelves as of September 20th 2016.
Here I Am By Jonathan Safran Foer
Last but definitely not least, Jonathan Safran Foer’s Here I am explores the conflicts that every man, woman, and child face in life and religion. The story centers on Jacob, Julia, and their three sons as an earthquake, the conflicts in the Middle East, and the distances between them force the family to question how much life their family can bear. Here I am will be available in bookstores on September 6th 2016.
These amazing September releases are thought provoking, beautifully written novels that will be cherished by millions of readers all over the world. Regardless of your preferred genre, September is definitely going to have a book you won’t be able to put down.