Shelf Selection September

I fear I am in the mood for classics at the moment. However, I do wonder how long that will last?

As promised, I also pictured War and Peace (though it is rather a confrontation having that in the picture – knowing how behind I am at the moment)

And yes.. I realise that there is one big gap where there should have been RIP VIII titles. I had been so excited about composing the reading list, for, I think, the past month or so? But right now I feel completely uninspired. Instead, I stare at my shelves and wonder whether the books I’d like to select are not actually more suitable for Once Upon a Time. We’ll see. I will try to sign up by next week. I hope you don’t mind two book list thingy posts close together.

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Shelf selection is a monthly post where I share what I plan to read from my shelves that month. It is an attempt to recreate the excitement I often feel when listing library finds but instead focuses on my own library, which has way too many unread books in it.

15 responses to “Shelf Selection September

  1. That is quite an impressive pile of books!

  2. I’ve been in a classics mood myself. I’m knocking them off left and right. And hey, My Cousin Rachel could count toward RIP, so you’re ahead of the game.

  3. ooh lovely lovely books, I haven’t read that Irene Nemirovsky though I have some of her short stories in a Persephoe edition. I loved My Cousin Rachel and The Home Maker and have read Shirely twice although it has been many years. Enjoy your September reading.

  4. Oooh some good picks. I should start doing this each month with my at-home library…the unread section is getting a little out of control!

  5. September is always the time of the year when I want to read classics, for some reason. I just bought Shirley last week, so I’ll be interested to see what you think of it.

  6. Well I’m thoroughly thrilled by the looks of your pile. I’ve been dying to read War & Peace. Hope you’ve bought a good translation. As for Suite Française, it was fantastic. Brilliantly told! Basically I’m interested to hear what you have to say on all of these. :D

  7. Those are some ambitious reading plans you have there!

  8. Oh, I love Daphne DuMaurier! I should reread My Cousin Rachel myself.

  9. I should join your shelf-selection and post about my books and how excited I was about them when I first bought them…

  10. You sound a bit like me – phases of wanting to read classics? If that’s so, my advice is read as many as you can now! Two book lists actually sounds pretty appropriate with autumn arriving soon, challenges and plans for the end of the year.

  11. I wish I were more in the mood for classics. I’ve neglected them AGAIN this year. :( Shirley is awesome by the way.

  12. look forward to your thoughts on Suite Francaise Iris ,all the best stu

  13. What a wonderful month of reading you have ahead of you! The Home-Maker is amazing and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.

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