Labor Day is a celebration of the American labor movement. It also signifies the end of the summer and ushers in that weird "no wearing white" rule.
But let's be serious, for most of us, it's a holiday dedicated to a SHIZZ TON OF READING.
Take a tour of our September stacks below, then hit us up in the comments with the books you're dying to tackle this month!
The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) by Traci Chee
Turn-ons: Power of literacy, strong female character, POC-featuring cover
The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2) by Genevieve Cogman
Turn-ons: Irene + Kai, book love, aversion of Armageddon
Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson
Turn-ons: Gold Rush, lady settlers with magical gifts
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Turn-ons: New "fairy" tales, Peculiar history
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
Turn-ons: The "enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn," Russian folktale retelling, "a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers"
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas
Turn-ons: More Aeiln, More Chaol / More Ronan, Maas' writing, revisiting the world of Erilea
The Lost and the Found by Cat Clarke
Turn-ons: Complex family dynamics, kidnapped sister returned, mystery and intrigue
Once, in a Town Called Moth by Trilby Kent
Turn-ons: Mennonites in Canada, starting over
Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen
Turn-ons: Revolutionary women, history!
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Turn-ons: Brujas, magic mishap, quest
Into White by Randi Pink
Turn-ons: Accidental wish granted; examination of race, class, and gender
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
Turn-ons: Gender non-conforming protagonist, identity, Canadian content
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Turn-ons: Revenge, opposites attract, animal shelter, some dark shizz
Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner
Turn-ons: Estranged friends, competitive swimming, portrait of grief
The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day
Turn-ons: Enemistry, smart kids, first-gen American MC
Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith
Turn-ons: California noir, murder mystery, shades of Veronica Mars
Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt
Turn-ons: fake identity, support groups
Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz
Turn-ons: another first-gen American MC, good girl gone bad, politicians' kids
American Gods by Neil Gaman
Turn-ons: About to be a show with Ricky Whittle.
That Summer by Sarah Dessen.
Turn-ons: Sarah Dessen, assumed swooniness, and prolonging summer just a little bit longer.
Harmony House by Nic Sheff.
Turn-on: Haunted House. Hello?
Escape From Asylum by Madeleine Roux
Turn-on: Enjoyed the original
The Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir
Wake Up Call by E.M. Ervin
Turn-on: Met the author, she's insane
The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner (snicker)
Turn-on: I don't recall asking for this one so I assume there's some sort of hidden message from the CIA hidden in the pages.
Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke and Varmints by Andy Hirsch
Turn-on: Check out those covers
Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools by Milton Chen
Turn-on: I hate myself