R29 Reads: The Books We’re Picking Up This September

It's back to school season, baby and that means one thing: new books! They might not be textbooks but we can still enjoy the pleasure of roaming around a bookstore this September, picking up a dreamy selection of new stories (and maybe some cute stationery if we feel like it).
Over the last month, Team R29 has been exploring a range of top titles including Angela Hui's moving memoir, Takeaway. Charting her childhood in a Chinese restaurant in rural Wales, entertainment editor Maybelle Morgan praised Hui's emotion-filled story, stating: "I welled up through her harrowing retelling of the racism she endured, side by side with her tender descriptions of the food that surrounded her – and what the act of eating means to someone from an East Asian background."
As we head into a new month, our TBR list includes even more emotional memoirs alongside a selection of nonfiction reads about everything from art to pop culture.
To discover everything that R29 staff are reading this September, click through the slideshow ahead…
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