TBR and TBD | Books to Read September 2018
Whoo hoo! Another month, another round of new releases. There's a new book from a very controversial author, true crime, a debut, and a book I've been waiting forever for! Here's what's new to my TBR list.
TBR 1 | The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World | Sarah Weinman | Release Date: September 18th, 2018
I've been on a true crime kick recently so this book immediately caught my eye. I think we're all familiar with the premise of the super controversial book, Lolita- Humbert Humbert is obsessed with 12-year-old Dolores Haze, and ultimately gets into a relationship with her after becoming her step-father. Around the same time that this book was being written, real-life Sally Horner was kidnapped and was moved around with her captor for 21 months. It's a terribly sad story, but I'm interested to see how the kidnapping and novel tie in to each other.
I've had my eye on this for awhile. Hank Green is probably best known from YouTube- he's the creator of Crash Course, Sci Show, and Vlog Brothers- his channel with his author brother, John Green. This is a debut and the premise sounds so interesting. He takes his knowledge of social media and has created a story about what it would be like for a character to film an unexplained phenomenon and have a video go viral and gain overnight fame.
I am SO excited for this! The All Soul's Trilogy is my favorite fantasy trilogy so any chance I get to read more stories about the characters, I'm going to take. Time's Convert is set over two time periods- during the Revolutionary War when Matthew meets Marcus and makes him a vampire, and modern day Paris when Marcus aims to make his love, Phoebe, immortal. Although I don't think it's necessary- it really makes me want to re-read the whole series.
You guys remember James Frey, right? He of A Million Little Pieces fame? It was picked as an Oprah's book club pick and marketed as a memoir, until it came out that much of it was fabricated. Either way, I remember loving the story, so I'm interested to see how I find his actual fiction. I won't lie- the two main things drawing me into this are the cover and the author, so we'll see how the book itself actually is.
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