Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Spell the Month in Books - September


I found this on one of the blogs I follow, Books are the New Black who found it at One Book More. It was originally created by Reviews from the Stacks, and the idea is to spell the month using the first letter of book titles.

This month, I was lucky again to find some books with just one title. Hurrah!

Chabon, Michael "Summerland" - 2002

This is fantasy mixed with a little sports and adventure. A youth novel but interesting for adults, as well.

Austen, Jane "Emma" - 1816

Not necessarily the most famous of Austen's novels. However, there is something likeable in Emma, Jane Austen's only heroine without money problems which makes it different to her other books.

Rutherfurd, Edward "Paris" - 2013

Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world. And Edward Rutherfurd is a wonderful writer of history related to places.

Dash, Mike "Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused" - 2000

This book gives a lot of extra information about the craze about Tulips in the 17th century and almost reads like a crime story.

Glover, Douglas "Elle" - 2003

This award winning novel is based on a true story or legend, not a favourite among our book club members but interesting.

Eliot, George "Middlemarch" - 1871-72

A wonderful book, a must for anyone who loves classic novels. "Middlemarch" is more difficult than, let's say, a Jane Austen novel but it is definitely worth reading.

Mann, Thomas "Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (German: Buddenbrooks) - 1901

I have read "Buddenbrooks" a couple of times and think this is one of the best books of German literature. A great family saga.

George, Margaret "Elizabeth I" - 2011

The story of Elizabeth I. 680 pages of it. Told by herself and her cousin Lettice, the granddaughter of her mother's sister. So we can see various sides of the Virgin Queen's life.

Munro, Alice "Runaway" - 2004

A brilliant collection of very interesting short stories that grip you from the first page.


  1. You found nine perfect titles to spell out September! Kudos. :)

    1. Thanks, Lark. I've only started this in July, so this is the first time I needed "e"s and "r"s, it will get tougher in the next months, I'll probably need to either repeat some titles or use books with more than one word in the title (as I already did in July because I didn't find any one word title starting with Y). We'll see.

    2. I guess there are a lot or "E"s and "R"s in the remaining months of the year, aren't there? That'll make it trickier for sure.

    3. Well, September has taken away three already, then there will be one more in October, two in November and another three in December. Yikes! I'll never make it. LOL

  2. Uh, I missed it again! October, maybe you'll be the month!

    1. No problem, you can still do it, if you like. But I'm looking forward to it, no matter when you decide to do it. I've started preparing Octoberb because otherwise I won't be able to finish it in time.

    2. I definitely need to start prepping it now...otherwise it will be next year before I manage to start!

    3. I know what you mean. I started with the idea to use one word titled books only but have run out of "e"s already without having had to do February and June. Well, I will do what I can do.

    4. Can you use the same book for more than one month?

    5. I'm sure you can. That's just me being picky or wanting an extra challenge. LOL