Read More! Reading Challenge for September

The Read More! Reading Challenge suggestions for the month of September are to read a book that’s set in school or to read a book with leaves or trees on the cover!

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A Book That’s Set in School

The Maidens – Alex Michael

Genre: Gothic fiction; Psychological suspense

Description: When a member of a secret society known as The Maidens is murdered, a brilliant, but troubled, group therapist finds her obsession with proving the guilt of an untouchable Cambridge University professor spiraling out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her life.

Bunny – Mona Awad

Genre: Black humor; Canadian fiction

Description: Invited to join a popular clique at her university, a misfit artist with a dark imagination is drawn into ritualistic activities that transform her perspectives on reality.

My Oxford year - Julia Whelan

My Oxford year – Julia Whelan

Genre: Contemporary romances

Description: Offered a fantastic job in a rising star’s political campaign on the condition that she will work abroad and return to Washington after spending a dream year at Oxford, Ella clashes with, and then falls for, an outspoken literature professor with a life-changing secret that forces her to rethink her ambitions.

Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Urban fantasy

Description: Surviving a horrific multiple homicide, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks is unexpectedly offered a full scholarship to Yale, where her mysterious benefactors task her with monitoring the university’s secret societies.

A Book with Leaves or Trees on the Cover

Where They Found Her - Kimberly McCreight

Where They Found Her – Kimberly McCreight

Genre: Multiple perspectives; Psychological suspense

Description: Struggling with memories over the loss of her own baby while investigating the discovery of an anonymous infant in the woods, journalist Molly Anderson traces a string of unreported assaults spanning 20 years.

The Most Fun We Ever Had - Claire Lombardo

The Most Fun We Ever Had – Claire Lombardo

Genre: Family sagas; Literary fiction

Description: The four adult daughters of two Chicago parents who have been madly in love for decades recklessly ignite old rivalries, until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they built.

The Family Remains - Lisa Jewell

The Family Remains – Lisa Jewell

Genre: Multiple perspectives; Psychological suspense

Description: In this sequel to The Family Upstairs, two women are faced with complicated mysteries that are linked to a cold case that left three people dead in a Chelsea mansion 30 years ago.

Seasonal Fears - Seanan McGuire

Seasonal Fears – Seanan McGuire

Genre: Love stories; Relationship fiction

Description: An ambitious young lawyer on the brink of having it all disregards a vivid dream about how different her life will be in five years, before meeting the man in her vision nearly five years later.