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!
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.
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.
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?