As we roll into the “Ber” months of 2017 (September, October, November, and December), there are likely many who would be inclined to spend the month wondering where the time went. After all, does it not seem like New Year’s Day was just yesterday? How could the year be two-thirds of the way over already? Others may take the time to begin preparing themselves for the spooky month of October, especially if their favorite holiday is Halloween.
But then, there are those of us who are just keeping an eye out for the best reads. This September, there are plenty of novels you could read that would leave you feeling satisfied, but there are a select few that are surefire recommendations. They just can’t fail to please!
The first of these is Jesmyn Ward’s follow-up to the novel (Salvage the Bones) for which she won the 2011 National Book Award, Sing, Unburied, Sing. The story is a based around a road trip set in Mississippi, grappling with ideas like racism and drug addiction.
Two more worthwhile reads include Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder by Amy Knight, a timely read to be sure, and Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus by Vanessa Grigoriadis, which chronicles multiple cases of sexual assault on college campuses. No matter what you read, make sure it is worth your time!
I know it can be hard to keep up with reading requirements now that school has started up again, especially for younger people. Between jobs that you work and classwork you have to accomplish, it can be quite challenging to allow yourself some free time to get caught up on reading you are interested in, but you have to do so if you truly love reading. It can be easy to fall out of a routine with something, but when it comes to literature, it is really quite rewarding to power forward.