10 New Books To Read This September


She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

Read the story of the New York Time Reporters, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey who launched the investigation that’s started a worldwide movement. In 2017, they dropped the story about Harvey Weinstein’s long record of alleged sexual misconduct, launching the #MeToo movement.

For years rumours of Harvey Weinstein’s mistreatment of women have circulated. When the Pulitzer prize journalists Kantor and Twohey began their investigation into the prominent Hollywood producer for the New York Times, he was still a very powerful, well connected figure in the industry, able to make or break a person’s career. 

Having evaded scrutiny in the past and employing the very best high profile lawyers and private investigators, Weinstein had always managed to remain untouched.

Nothing could have prepared Kantor and Twohey for what followed their publication, women all around the world came forward with their own traumatic experiences.

The New Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The New Testaments by Margaret Atwood

We of course couldn’t have this list without Margaret Atwood’s hotly awaited sequel to the Handmaid’s tale. Set 15 years after Offred’s final scene in the original book. Narrated by three different women of Gilead, Atwood promises that readers will find out the true fate of Offred.

“Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.” Magaret Atwood.

The Confession by Jessie Burton

The Confession by Jessie Burton

From the bestselling author of The Miniaturist comes The Confession, a story about two women Elise Moceau and Constance (Connnie) Holden. This deeply moving novel is about secrets, storytelling, motherhood and friendship.

In 1980, 20 year old Elise Meets Connie, a renowned novelist, in around Hampstead Heath in North London. A relationship ignites, initially caring and nurturing that later turns torrid.

Upon following Connie to LA Elise is thrown into the world of the glamourous, as Connie thrives on the electricity of their new world, Elise is left floundering.

Three decades later, Rosie Simmons is seeking answers about her mother, who disappeared when she was a baby. Learning that Connie was the last person to see her mother, Rosie seeks her out for some answers and ultimately her confession.

The Things We Left Unsaid by Emma Kennedy

The Things We Left Unsaid by Emma Kennedy

A tender and thoughtful story about a mother and daughter with and unforgettable secret between them.

Rachel’s relationship with her mother, Eleanor has been strained at best. Rachel has forever lived in the shadow of Eleanor, a renowned artist who was born in the swinging sixties.

When Rachel is left at the alter by her fiancé the morning of their wedding she had no choice but to move back into her family home and spend the summer with a mother that she feels distant from. It will take another turn of events before Rachel realises that sometimes the past holds exactly the comfort we need. And that behind the words left unsaid are untold stories that have the power to define us.

The Dutch house By Ann Patchett

The Dutch house By Ann Patchett

A powerful novel about the bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood and the past they cannot let go of.

The Dutch House tells the story of Danny Conroy and his older sister Maeve. Exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother, the two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty that their parents had escaped from.

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch house is a dark fairytale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Filled with suspense the story of Danny and Maeve will stay with you for a long time.

The Nobodies by Liza Palmer

The Nobodies by Liza Palmer

Charmingly candid, hilarious and deeply moving. The Nobodies is a novel about failing but never losing the core of yourself. When journalist, Joan Dixon is left without a job after another failing newspaper and her online writing jobs dry up, she is left with very few options. 

Moving in with her parents, Joan decides to reinvent herself. Taking a job as a junior copywriter at a company called Bloom, Joan finds herself surrounded by bosses that are all a decade younger than her.

For once she has a steady salary and a stable job, and befriends a group of misfit co-workers. But once a journalist, always a journalist, and as Joan starts to poke beneath Blooms’ bright surface, she accidently stumbles upon the scoop of a lifetime. Is it worth risking the new life she has built for herself for the sake of a good story?

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, brings us his latest book all about what happens when we encounter people we don’t know, why it often goes awry and what it says about us.

Through a series of puzzles, encounters and misunderstandings, from little-known stories to infamous legal cases, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected. You will discover that strangers are never simple.

The Nanny By Gillian Macmillan

The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

When her beloved Nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in 1988, seven year old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Haunted by the loss, Jo grew up to be bitter and distant, leaving her parents and Lake Hall, their aristocratic home, behind.

Thirty years and Jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake in the estate. Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew.

The Secrets We Kept by Laura Prescott

The Secrets We Kept by Laura Prescott

A tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice. Inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate he hearts and minds of Soviet Russia.

At the height of the cold war, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given a assignment of a lifetime. Their mission was to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where it would never of been published. 

The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in history of literature - told with soaring emotional intensity and activating historical detail. At the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world. 

Yale Needs Women by Anne Gardiner Perkins

Yale Needs Women by Anne Gardiner Perkins

Perkins tells the first time, true story of the young women who broke the gender barrier at yale to become the first female attendants to the historic university. 

Coming from all over the United States, they were not prepared for what they found when they arrived. Outnumbered, by the gender quota that Yale had put in place, most of these young girls were just teenagers that were barred from the privileges that their male counterparts enjoyed. 

Yale Needs Women follows the story of five women students in particular two black and three white through the turbulent early years of co-education.