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  • Writer's pictureJessica

My Favorite Read in September...

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...was Anxious People by Fredrik Backman!

I was so excited to win this new Backman book since I loved A Man Called Ove so much. (Beartown and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry are still on my list.) In true Backman style, it's a story about anxiety, secrets, suicide and mental illness, and why you shouldn't judge people at face value. I laughed and cried while reading this, multiple times.

Other books I read in September and who I'd recommend them to

  • If you like classic horror that's more about tension and suspense, try The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

  • If you love The Witcher show and video games, try Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski (though I'd recommend the short story collection The Last Wish first)

  • If you're looking for a story about family, love, and post-slavery America, read Beloved by Toni Morrison

  • If you like whimsical British fiction a la Neil Gaiman or Douglas Hicks, try The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

  • If you like domestic thrillers, read Don't Look for Me by Wendy Walker

  • If you're looking for a spooky book that combines horror and family drama, read A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

  • If you like iconic 80s horror, try Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Genres read: literary fiction, horror, fantasy, contemporary fiction, thriller

POC- or Black-authored books read: 1/8

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Oh, and I made my first Reel on Instagram. Am I a cool kid now?

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