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September Book Releases you Need in Your Life

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Vic chapter.

I know that picking up a leisure read in September is much like adding more kindling to a fire, especially with a heavy course load. However, there are some can’t-miss titles being released this month – perfect for the commute home where you can’t fathom thinking about school anymore! 


Killers of a Certain Age – Deanna Raybourn

Anticipated release date: 6 September 

Raybourn teaches us that assassins can be of all ages, as we follow four women in the sixties who are about to retire from their organization – and their employer has homicide in mind…

The American Roommate Experiment – Elena Armas

Anticipated release date: 6 September.

Okay, so you may be finished your summer romance reads but it’s too early to crack open those holiday meet-cute reads – what can you read in the meantime? Thankfully Elena Armas is publishing her long-awaited sequel to The Spanish Love Deception early this month for our romance needs (cause Tinder can be a little lackluster at times)! 

Spells for Forgetting – Andrienne Young 

Anticipated release date: 27 September.

Craving more from Where the Crawdads Sing but the recent film fell short? Look no further, as Andrienne Young’s latest release may satisfy that craving for a misty, coastal small town! When the protagonist discovers that her best friend was murdered, and her boyfriend is the prime suspect, you’ll be turning the pages every free second to discover what unfolds next! 

Non Fiction

Uncultured: A Memoir – Daniella Mestyanek Young

Anticipated release date: 20 September.

I’ve been loving the documentary-style short series presented on Netflix within the past year, and my reading reflects that. This memoir features the author’s resilience in withstanding a cult and the concept of secret groups as a whole. Fans of Tara Westover’s Educated may find that this read is up their alley! 

Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember – Lauren Graham.

Anticipated release date: 20 September. 

September is the start of Gilmore Girls rewatch seshes. There’s nothing like the soothing autumn trees and study vibes while gearing up for your first exam of the school year. Why not add some more Lauren Graham to your life? Her new series of essays feature the humour you know and love from the TV show, and you can support her on her new endeavour! 

Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides – Geoffrey L. Cohen

Anticipated release date: 13 September.

In a world increasingly filled with ways to socialize with others, why can we feel lonelier than ever? Stanford psychology professor Geoffrey L. Cohen explores how we can sustain deep connections to others in an ever-divided, distraction-filled world. 

If you’re going to be shopping for textbooks anyway, why not pick up a leisurely read for yourself? With these top picks, I hope your next book is a good one (and not for MATH 101)!

Savannah is currently in her fourth year at UVic majoring in English and Business! When not swamped with readings, she can be found exploring downtown, drinking way too many pumpkin spice cold brews, reading, and enjoying the experiences UVic has to offer.