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Five books to read this September

September is nearly upon us, mental, I know.

The nights are getting a bit darker and there is a wee nip in the air so why not just stay in with a glass of red wine, maybe pop on a face mask and read a good book?

There are five books on my September to read list this year. They don’t really fall into the same genre but all look set to be great reads.

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The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

I saw Elizabeth speak with Kaite Welsh in Watersones back in early April and picked up The Doll Factory that night. Set in Victorian London, this is all about art, love and a girls dream of breaking free. (Also, read Kaite Welsh’s Sarah Gilchrist books!)

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and The Six has been on my radar for months. First off, the cover – hello! But don’t judge a book by its cover and all that. This is all about the band, how it started and how it ended. It is different to any book I’ve ever read in that it is conversation and interview extracts. I thought the conversation nature of the book would make it a bit difficult to get lost in but it is actually really easy to follow and you do find that you get imerssed in the conversations quite easily.

Living with Coco Chanel by Caroline Young (Gifted)

When I was asked if I’d like a copy of Living with Coco Chanel there wasn’t going to be any other answer than yes, please! I love Chanel and love reading all about the lady herself. This is a beautiful coffee table book and perfect for dipping in and out of when your novels are getting a bit too heavy. The perfect mix of beautiful imagery and content about Coco Chanel.

Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe is a bit out of left field for me. Only because I don’t normally read books about the gods but I’m willing to give it a try. Why not, ay?

Gods, witchcraft and a story about survival and transformation. Sounds like a page turner to me… I’ve heard people say they totally loved this book and then others saying that they were a bit unsure whether they did actually like it… bit of a marmite book.

The Edinburgh Art Book The city through the eyes of its artists edited by Emma Bennet (Gifted)

Another coffee table book. And this requires very little reading. The Edinburgh Art Book is a collection of pictures of Edinburgh from different artists. It is a really pretty wee book that features all of the famous landmarks and some not so well known ones.

What is on your reading list for September?

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