#HauteReads: 6 New Books You Have To Read This September
Can you believe that September is already here? This year is certainly going by faster than expected. And to let you in on a secret, I had promised myself that I’d read at least 12 books this year. But that has not been possible because of my hectic schedule (yes, I am going to shamelessly blame it on work). Now that I have read 5 and I’m not even halfway through, the hunt for good fiction books has began.
There is no shortage of books out there, and the more we read, the more we realise this is true. This month too, there are a number of book releases that look promising and exciting. So, instead of reading old material, I decided to indulge in these new reads. And if you are looking at reading some great fiction, take a look at this list and keep a tab on their release date. Or just pre-order them right now!
1. A Torch Against The Night – Sabaa Tahir
The sequel to Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember In The Ashes is as amazing as the first story was. A Torch Against The Night spells a beautiful tale of fantasy that have you hooked. Join Laia and Elias as they fight their enemies while trying to figure out their feelings for each other. They have to protect their empire and set Laia’s brother free from the prison. While on the other hand, in the city of Serra, Helena’s loyalty has been questioned by the new, twisted leader, Marcus. She sets on a journey to prove herself but, in the process, endangers herself. Will the characters be able to complete their tasks in time?
2. Leave Me – Gayle Forman
This one is for all of you hard-working ladies! You will find a little bit of yourself in Maribeth as she handles her family and work, with no time for herself. So burdened, she doesn’t even realise that she has suffered a heart attack. That’s when she packs a bag and leaves. Where to? She has no idea. She follows her heart and finally opens up to secrets that she had long buried within her. Gayle Forman is a master in depicting human nature and here he dwells deep into motherhood and the tribulations that come with it.
3. Only Daughter – Anna Snoekstra
Soon to be a major film, this psychological thriller by Anna Snoekstra has already created a lot of buzz. A normal teenager living a normal life soon starts noticing mysterious things. Blood on her bed, blackouts, memory loss, and meeting strangers who recognise her. 11 years later, she is replaced. An imposter starts living her life. The girl living Bec’s life soon realises that the people who claim to be her own are not what they seem. Wherever Bec is, she is still in danger and this new girl has to make sure she is alright. Learn how one girl’s dark past becomes another one’s deadly future in this chilling thriller. This one is unputdownable!
4. Nevernight – Jay Kristoff
All you fantasy lovers out there, this book is for you. Recent New York times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff takes us on a journey where the heroine is destined to big things in a dark world. Mia was given her first lesson in death when she was 10 years old. From then on, she has to kill to prove her worth. She is thirsty for revenge and, being brought up by the shadows, she will soon have it, but it won’t be easy. The Red Church is not an ordinary school and Mia is no ordinary student. Follow her life as she becomes the one to take down those who try to destroy her.
5. Agatha Christie Closed Casket – Sophie Hannah
Famous crime detective Hercule Poirot is back, and this time Sophie Hannah, one of the bestselling crime authors, has penned him down. The character was designed by the world-renowned author Agatha Christie, who has been read by every thriller lover across the world. Dive into this mystery and unearth the secrets of Lady Athelinda Playford in this nail-biting novel. She is ready to announce her will at a party when suddenly a murder takes place — and the victim is someone unexpected. Find out what’s going on and how will Poirot will solve this case in Agatha Christie Closed Casket.
6. Here I Am – Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Foer comes back after 11 years with another novel that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Here I am is a story set in modern day Washington D.C. where a family is entangled in many problems. Follow Julia and Jacob who, along with their three sons, form the main characters of this story, a story that takes place across one month. They fight identity crises, personal relationships, natural disasters and a lot of politics. A story worth reading for those who like high intensity drama and emotionally wrenching work.