The Reading Forecast: Back to School and Back to Books in September

September is always a busy month for me, and probably for a lot of you too. I work in a school, so we are getting ready to welcome back the students next week. My own kids will be going back to school too, so that means lots of back to school shopping, earlier bedtimes, and getting back into the routine of the school year. Even though I’ll be busy this month, I plan on carving out plenty of time for reading because there are some great books coming out this month! Of course, there are a lot of books that came out this summer, or before that I haven’t gotten to yet, so I’ll try to read some of those too. Here’s what I’m planning on reading in September:


New Releases: (Click on the images to see the publisher’s description.)

Miss Kopps’s Midnight Confessions by Amy StewartAmy Stewart

This is the third book in a series about Constance Kopp, one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriff’s. The first book, Girl Waits with Gun, is definitely where you should start if you want to check out this series. I liked that it is set in New Jersey too!

Publication date: September 5th








Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie FordJamie Ford

The latest book from the author of The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Publication date: September 12th










The Girl who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David LagercrantzDavid Lagercrantz

Lagercrantz has continued the Girl with a Dragon Tattoo series after the death of Stieg Larson; this novel is the second book he has written, and the fifth in the Lisbeth Salander series. I enjoyed all four of the previous novels and thought that the two authors’ writing style was very similar. I’m excited to read this one, but I will warn you that these books are graphically violent and not for everyone.

Publication date: September 12th










Caroline, Little House Revisited by Sarah MillerSarah Miller

I love the Little House on the Prairie series and this book looks really interesting. It’s the story of the Ingalls family’s move from the Big Woods of Wisconsin to Kansas Indian territory, told from the point of view of Caroline Ingalls, known to all of us as Ma.

Publication date: September 19th








Backlist titles on my list:

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano – Lesnevich

Part true crime, part memoir, this one looks grim but fascinating. I just checked this out from the library, so it’s probably the first of these books that I’ll get to.









Anthony HorowitzMagpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

I loved reading his YA books with my students when I was a teacher, and can’t wait to read this one. I’ve heard it’s two mysteries in one, which is right up my alley.







As always, I’m sure there will be other books that catch my eye during the month, but this is a good place to start. I hope you have a great month and get to read a lot of books!



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