My first thought when I woke up this morning was “omg it’s September it’s fall where are my scarves?” This is the beginning of my favorite time of the year, so I thought I would ring it in with a new monthly tradition.
Especially with school starting back up and the inundation of reading I have as an English major, I wanted to have some book to turn to that didn’t feel like I had to read it. I’ve never been big into audiobooks, but this is probably as good a time as any to start.
For the inaugural book club installment, I’ve chosen a fiction and a nonfiction book with the hope that I can get through both in this month. The fiction choice is Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham. I just started rewatching Gilmore Girls this week (granted, I never watched it in its entirety, only when it was on after school when I was younger) and it is the flipping coziest show ever. Maybe I should just remake this into a September TV Club where we fully embrace the cozy hygge vibes and just watch Gilmore Girls.
Anyway, I digress. Basically, I was scrolling through some audiobooks and saw this one (which came out 4 years ago and apparently I’m just very behind on the times) and decided on it because of my recent barrage of Lauren Graham on my television. So far, so good and my friend confirmed that she loved reading the book.
The nonfiction choice is Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. I don’t know if the nonfiction choice will always be a self-help book, but I’m feeling like this time of year is when I always want to embark on new habits and better ways of living. I was really drawn in by the subtitle* of this book, which is “How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.” Maybe it’s just that I identify with my zodiac sign a little too much (where my Cancers in the house) but I was really attracted by the idea of using vulnerability instead of hiding it away, which always seems to be my tendency.
Well, that’s it for this post! I’ll check in at the end of the month with my roundup and thoughts. I hope this gives you some inspiration to read these books or find some new reads of your own!
*Is that the proper name for the secondary/additional title of a book? Answers on a postcard or comment, please.