The Five Books I Want to Read Fall 2016 Edition
I’ve been doing this seasonal list of Top Books I’d Like to Get To for a while now and this is the third time in a row I’ve read or started all of the books I picked.
For Summer I picked 5 books and read four and have started the fifth. Yay me!
Back in June when I picked my Summer possibilities that I wanted to read before the Autumnal Equinox. I once again tied this in with my goal to Read My Own Damn Books in 2016 and choose books that were already on my shelves, ereader or audiobook library
The four I finished are:
Room by Emma Donohue – I bought this back when it seemed like everyone I knew was reading it. I’m glad I finally read it and now I understand why it got all the buzz it did. I might need to watch the movie adaptation now.
Hexes and Hemlines by Juliet Blackwell – This was one from my audiobook files. It’s the third book in Blackwell’s Witchcraft Mystery series. The audio editions read by Xe Sands are very good. I was happy to back to this series which features the proprietress of a vintage clothing store in San Francisco who just happens to be a witch.
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson – I enjoy Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) and I listened to her first book andhad preordered this second one. I finally listened to it and enjoyed it quite a bit.
In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides – This was just excellent nonfiction. It’s about an expedition to get to the North Pole beginning in 1879. The ship spent two years locked in the drifting ice pack before finally sinking and leaving the crew with no option but to make their way across the ice and try to get to Siberia.
The one I haven’t finished yet:
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig – I had heard good things about this author’s work. I’m not sure exactly why I picked this one of his to read first but it really doesn’t matter. I’m enjoying it quite a bit and hope to finish it up this week. I don’t know whether or not I’ll finish it before the official end of summer or not.
Thursday is the Autumnal Equinox so it’s time to move on and pick my Winter possibilities that I want to read before the on December 21st. Once again I am tying this in with my goal to Read My Own Damn Books in 2016 and choosing mostly books that are already on my shelves, ereader, or audiobook files.
The Five Books I Want to Read This Fall
A Gentleman’s Game by Greg Rucka
A Gentleman’s Game by Greg Rucka – This is a novel related to Rucka’s Queen and Country comic series. This isn’t one from my shelves but I have now checked it out from the library twice and I’m determined not to return it unread a second time.
The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles – This one will actually be a reread. This is the first in a ridiculously long family saga series. I read it several years ago and liked it a lot. I bought the second in the series shortly afterward. Since it’s been so long I want to reread this one before I read the second.
The Likeness by Tana French
The Likeness by Tana French – This is yet another second in a series book that has languished on my shelves for years. I finally figured out that I kept putting it off because the print in my copy is too small for me to read comfortably. I now have the ebook which will be much friendlier to my eyes.
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson – The first two books in this Shades of London series for a long time and read the first earlier this year. I don’t want to let this one be another one of those second in a series books that I read years after the first.
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
Girl Waits With Gun – This one was on my Fall list a year ago but I never got around to reading it. This time I hope it’ll be different.
What books are you looking forward to reading in the next few months?
Hope you’re having a great weekend!