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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The Maidens by Alex Michael

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Gothic fiction; Psychological suspense

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 by Mona Awad

Bunny by Mona Awad

Black humor; Canadian fiction

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 by Julia Whelan

Contemporary romances

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 by Leigh Bardugo

Urban fantasy

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.

Where They Found Her - Kimberly McCreight

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Multiple perspectives; Psychological suspense

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 by Claire Lombardo

Family sagas; Literary fiction

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

Family Remains by Lisa Lewell

Multiple perspectives; Psychological suspense

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 by Seanan McGuire

Love stories; Relationship fiction

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.