Princess Geek Reads: Everything I Want To Read In September

Hey guys! It’s finally September, and that means it’s time for autumn!!! I have been in the fall/halloweeny mood for a while now, so I’m excited that this time is practically upon us. This means that I’m in the mood for books that give me the autumn vibes, so I’ve got a couple of those on the TBR list! Also, since I’m in the midst of a busy schedule, I’m going back to only have a few books on the list, though of course that doesn’t mean I can’t read more if the opportunity presents itself. Take a look!

The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Genre: Mystery

Synopsis: Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound that is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense. And immersed in another case, he sends Watson to Devon to protect the Baskerville heir and observe the suspects close at hand. With its atmospheric setting on the ancient, wild moorland and its savage apparition, The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the greatest crime novels ever written. Rationalism is pitted against the supernatural, good against evil, as Sherlock Holmes seeks to defeat a foe almost his equal.

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Mysteries always remind me of autumn, so I thought it would be appropriate to get back to reading some Sherlock Holmes. This is a shorter book (not exactly a short story, but still short), so I hope to get it done quickly. But the version I have has tiny font, so which me luck…

Seasons of Chaos by Elle Cosimano

Genre: Romance

Synopsis: As immortal Seasons, Jack and Fleur wielded powerful magic in their roles as a Winter and a Spring. Yet there wasn’t magic strong enough to keep them apart, and they risked everything for their love, for the freedom to live their lives as they choose—together.

That choice came at a cost. Jack sacrificed his Winter magic—and his immortality—to ensure their survival. Although he’d do anything for Fleur, he can’t deny the emptiness he’s felt since. Or the fear that his choice to give up his magic may have doomed them after all.

The world they thought they left behind is still dealing with the fallout of the rebellion they started. With Professor Lyon as the new Chronos, Seasons are free to do as they please. But not everyone is happy with the change in leadership. When an old enemy seeks revenge, the world’s most powerful magic runs wild and unchecked, creating global chaos.

Thrust into the middle of a new war, Jack and Fleur are faced with the aftermath of their choices. But are they strong enough to save the world from a storm that’s spinning out of control.

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This is on my TBR yet again, because I just can’t make myself pick up this brick of a book. I mean, what if something terrible happens? I was BAWLING when I read the first one. It was that bad! And now this is the last book in the duology, so that means whatever happens is final. I’ll see if I can make myself read it this month…

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis: Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl’s castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there’s far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

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What says “fall” more than magic, wizards? and Howl’s tantrums? I’ve been meaning to reread this for a while, but now that it’s fall, I got into the mood for it (especially since I will be going as Howl for Halloween this year! More on that later). This was such a lovable book, so I can’t wait to get to it again! I’ll have to watch the movie, too.

The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Genre: Mystery

Synopsis: To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life. And the only thing getting Avery through it all is the Hawthorne brothers. Her life is intertwined with theirs. She knows their secrets, and they know her.

But as the clock ticks down to the moment when Avery will become the richest teenager on the planet, trouble arrives in the form of a visitor who needs her help—and whose presence in Hawthorne House could change everything. It soon becomes clear that there is one last puzzle to solve, and Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are drawn into a dangerous game against an unknown and powerful player.

Secrets upon secrets. Riddles upon riddles. In this game, there are hearts and lives at stake—and there is nothing more Hawthorne than winning.

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I have preordered this and I can’t wait for it to finally come! Unfortunantly Amazon says it won’t be here until the middle of September, so I will have to exercise patience. At this point, I’m not really interested in the main mystery of the book since it kind of let me down the last two books, so I’m here for the REAL question of the day: Jameson or Grayson? I’m Team Grayson all the way, but we’ll have to see who Avery chooses.

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Genre: Mystery

Synopsis: For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.

But Kya is not what they say. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life’s lessons from the land, learning the real ways of the world from the dishonest signals of fireflies. But while she has the skills to live in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world—until the unthinkable happens.

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Ever since the film of this came out, the hype has been REAL. I’ve seen the trailer for it, and I have to say it does look good. But I have a policy in which I don’t allow myself to watch the movies/TV shows of adaptations until I’ve read the books they’re adapted from. Sometimes that doesn’t happen, but I wanted it to happen for this.

That’s all! I don’t want to overload myself with too much stuff to do…even though I’ve kinda already done that. I just want reading to be fun for me, and not a chore, so I’m not going to really push myself. If I don’t make the goal, I don’t make it. At least I read!

Let me know what you’ll be reading this month! I’d love to hear from you! As always, God bless y’all and have a wonderful week!

Synopses taken from Goodreads

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