New Reads: September

Looking for reading inspiration this month? Check out our round-up of what's going on in books this month!

New Reads: September

New Books


Lethal White by Robert Gailbraith

The fourth instalment of the Cormoran Strike series, Lethal White, has been highly anticipated by fans of the crime series. As one of the biggest sequels of the year this book is not to be missed.


Transcription by Kate Atkinson

A historical spy thriller from a much loved literary great promises to be one of the big releases of the year and one that is incredibly pertinent to our own times.


Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseni

Well-loved author Khaled Hosseni has created an illustrated short work of fiction response to the current refugee crisis. Written in the form of a letter from a farther to his son, this moving book explores how their home has changed to a war zone and the dangerous journey that lies ahead.


NYPL Reads

New York Public Library has given a whole new meaning to Instagram stories. Tapping into the huge popularity of the social media channel, they have created a striking visual experience and literary experiment by condensing three short novellas into bite-size chunks for online and social consumption. Try Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Metamorphosis and The Yellow Wallpaper.  


Man Booker Shortlist

The biggest prize in the UK will be whittling down the long-list to just six authors. Announced on 20th September, keep an eye out as these will be the most talked about books of the season.

Films and TV


The Little Stranger

Sarah Waters' historical Gothic ghost story will hit the big screen this month, just in time for darker nights as Halloween approaches. Fans of Waters' are sure to be flocking to see this and if you haven't yet read the book now is the perfect time to pick it up.


Vanity Fair

Autumn is approaching which means it's the perfect season to escape from the cold and settle in for a cosy classic adaptation. This year, Vanity Fair will be hitting our screens on ITV at 9pm on Sundays.


Ellen Orange

Ellen Orange Contributor

I am a 24 year old Marketing Officer from the North East with a passion for arts and writing. I did a BA in English Literature and an MA in Twentieth and Twenty First Century Literature at Durham University, because I love books and reading! I have experience in writing for a variety of student publications, as well as having contributed to Living North, a regional magazine and Culture magazine, a supplement to regional newspaper, The Journal. I have been part of a Young Journalists scheme writing for NewcastleGateshead's Juice Festival, a young people's arts and culture festival, and have since become a Team Juice member. As well as reading and writing, I love theatre, photography and crafts.

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  • Joshua Gould

    On 26 September 2018, 12:15 Joshua Gould Contributor commented:

    That's my reading for the month sorted!

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