autumn reading list

October 8, 2014

One thing I learned from my reader survey is that you guys like to read about and talk books! That was really exciting for me to discover because I could discuss them forever.

For most of this year I’ve been in a reading slump as I’ve adjusted to two kids and reordered my life, but lately I’ve been reading a lot more and I’m excited about it. I’m going to continue sharing what I actually read each quarter, but I’ll be sharing more in-depth reviews when a book really affects me or an issue sticks out. I’ll probably also be bringing up other reading topics from time to time.

Today I’m talking about the books I’d like to read this fall. I’m totally a seasonal reader – certain books are just better for my mood in certain seasons. However, I’ll also totally go for a beach read in the winter depending on my mood. The following books really feel “fall-ish” to me, and are ones that I am in the mood for right this moment. I am seriously going to make an effort to read them before the end of the year!

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Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier – This is one of my favorite books, and it’s one I’ve been wanting to re-read for awhile now. I’m not a re-reader, but this one begs for it. Also, it’s so perfect for autumn.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman – I’m not sure if a series could be more in my wheelhouse (that’s the first time I’ve ever used that word, btw, felt kinda weird but I’m going with it). Since the third one was just released and it supposedly gets better and better with each book, it feels like time. And as a bonus, my brother-in-law will read it with me.

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This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper – The movie is coming out. I own the book. It only makes sense.

Foundation by Isaac Asimov – I’ve read a bunch of books by Asimov but not this one, possibly his most famous. It’s been awhile since I’ve read some serious sci-fi. And I own this one as well.

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Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell – This is one that is recommended for fans of Jane Austen, which I am. It feels like a good choice for my next classic.

Quiet by Susan Cain – Too many people have mentioned this to me recently and I can’t continue not to read it.

Have you read any of these books? What’s on your reading list for the next few months?

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Comments on autumn reading list

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    From Kim:

    I just started the audio of The Magicians. It sounded like it’d be right up my alley. I’ve never read anything by Asimov but all those books have been on my radar for awhile. I listened to the audio of Quiet last year and liked it. Looks like a good Fall list!

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    From Manda:

    Quiet. I’ve come across that several times now too! I’m totally an introvert so I think I need to give it a go.

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    From Nora:

    I LOVE Rebecca; one of my all time favorites. Re-reading it would probably be a good idea…

    I definitely want to read This is Where I Leave You as well; I’m very curious about the movie so this means I must read the book first!

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    From rachieannie:

    I just picked up the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie. My little library had all three, so I’m excited to be able to get through them all at once!

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    From Kerri:

    Rebecca is one of my all-time favorites! I haven’t read it in ages upon ages, so maybe now is a good time to reread that one. :) Thanks for the reminder!

    And I really loved Quiet, but didn’t finish it. I want to get it again from the library and really dive in!

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    From Scott:

    I don’t actually know anything about The Magicians except that everyone says I will enjoy it. I have my copy now and it’s next on my list, so I should start it sometime this month. Very excited we’ll be able to talk about it!

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    From Kessi:

    Unfortunately, I’ve tried twice to read “The Magicians” and I haven’t had luck getting past about 40% of the book. It has failed to give me any motivation. Let’s talk (Scott – you, too) when you read this and maybe I can get back into it. I hate leaving books unfinished… but in my aging grace, I have also decided that life is too short to read books you hate. ;)

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