"There's no point in spending your life in the pursuit of something that's easy." - Alice Kuipers

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Fall Book List

Well, I hate to say it, but summer's over. Fall has arrived and with it, it brings countless cozy evenings curled up with a book. I did pretty well on my summer reading list (did you?), so I thought I'd make another. Here is my new and improved fall reading list. (And yes, you'll notice I included a few of the summer reads I didn't quite get to).

1. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Mostly it's just curiosity that's got me hankering for this book, but come on! She wrote Harry Potter! You know, you're interested in reading her first attempt at a book for adults. Maybe it'll be good, maybe it'll be awful. You've got to read it to find out!

2. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

A book about Father Time? Say no more. I'm already there.

3. Speaking From Among The Bones by Alan Bradley

Another installment in the Flavia De Luce chronicles? Yes, please! Who wouldn't enjoy a story about a young, mystery solving girl obsessed with chemistry and poison? If you guessed no one, you'd be correct.

4. Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird

Maybe it's because it's fall, and there's that certain, slightly spooky chill in the air, but I'm going to try and read a horror. I'm particularly drawn to this one, not just because it's an award winner, but because it's a fresh and creative take on the whole zombie scenario. Of course, I'm sure zombie infested nightmares will follow...

5. Here I Go Again, A Novel by Jen Lancaster

It's true. I have a Jen addiction. Even though sometimes she's mouthy about really dumb stuff (Macey's discontinuing their plus size section, annoying political views...), I still love her where it counts; her writing. I thoroughly enjoyed her first foray into fiction (shaky start, but great once you got into it), so I'm sure her second attempt will be just as enjoyable.

6. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Just when you thought I wasn't going to include any books that had anything to do with late 1930's upper society in New York, I went and turned the tables on you. I think this books sounds immensely charming and witty. I can't wait!

7. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

If the title hasn't already sold you on it, read the synopsis on Amazon. It sounds so wonderful it makes my heart ache.

And the repeats (can't believe I still haven't had a chance to read these ones)....

8. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

9. Off the Menu by Stacey Ballis

10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

What novels are you looking forward to reading this fall?


  1. are you on goodreads, mel? lots of cool ways to see what friends are reading, what they recommend etc...

  2. I just finished the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry it was SO GOOD!!!!!!! Hope you get to it soon!

  3. That's the plan! Now I'm extra excited!