You guys would probably throw tomatoes at me if I started waxing poetic about fall again, huh? But you know–we’re still in the 90s everyday and all I dream about is a crisp autumn day where I can pull out a scarf and drink a hot coffee without developing beads of sweat above my lip. Ha!!
Even without the cool weather, there is LOTS to look forward to this fall in terms of books. At least in terms of events. My reading will be dictated by three different events: RIP X, Diversiverse, and Nonfiction November. Combined with RIP X are two different readalongs–the #SalemAlong and #MonkAlong. Remember all the fun fall things? So…here’s what I have on my radar for this fall. See more at the Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday!
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King – Because what’s fall without a little bit of King? Melissa, Care, and I will be heading up your #SalemAlong fun so make sure to watch Melissa’s blog for details! We’ll be reading this oldie throughout October.
Dracula by Bram Stoker – This feels like a major hole in my classics reading. I’m looking forward to the Audible version of the audio with so many great narrators. This WILL be the year I finally read it!
The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis – I have wanted to read this classic ever since Amanda brought it to my attention years ago. Shame on Trish! Thankfully Reading Rambo is hosting a #MonkAlong in October!
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles – Ok, admittedly this book fills in the “which book is not like the others” and I’m not sure I’ll actually get to it this fall, but I am interested in reading it! It has gotten such great praise.
Beloved by Toni Morrison – Here we move into the Diversiverse books part of my list. I actually read Beloved back when the movie came out in 1998, but I think I was too young at the time to really appreciate it. I have the audio for this time around, narrated by Morrison herself!
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko – I just picked this one up to read after I finished American Gods and I’m looking forward to the journey. I didn’t realize that the main character was a prisoner of war during WWII in the Pacific Theater-this adds another layer of complexity to the book, I’m sure.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson – I have heard so many great things about this book in verse. I’m hoping to get my hands on an audio and visual copy for maximum impact!
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri – Short stories have been incredibly absent from my reading the past several years and I figure Lahiri’s collection is a great place to jump back in. This will be my second book by Lahiri after reading The Namesake a few years ago.
The Story of the Human Body by Daniel Lieberman – And now to the non-fiction books (though I haven’t completely made my list yet as I’ll likely combine a lot of graphic non-fiction during November). The Story of the Human Body landed on my audio list after Rhapsody Jill’s glowing review almost two years ago.
All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior – A parenting book…though not based on actual parenting but how parenting has evolved over the years? I’m not entirely sure but I have heard great things about this one and look forward to reading it.
So…what’s on your list for this fall? Have you read any of the books mentioned in this post?