Fall Reads

Have I mentioned how much I love Fall? It’s my favourite season. When I was a devout NFL fan, I couldn’t wait for that first leaf to turn burnt orange. But now that I don’t watch it anymore, I look forward to this season because of how conducive it is for readers like us. Second only to Winter, I think it’s the best season for us, readers. Thick sweaters, fleece pjs, socks…it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Today, I would like to share with you some of the books I definitely want to read this season. I will update this list as I go along because I’m only putting up 5 books for now. We all know I read more than 5 books in a month, but these are the books that I want to get to first:

  • Brood by Chase Novak is a horror about children that were made in a lab that go feral when they reach a certain age. Apparently, this is the second novel to a series that I’ve not read, but I’m throwing caution to the wind and see how this one will go.
  • Beartown by Fredrik Backman. I picked this up a couple of weeks ago on my thrift store jaunt with my daughter. I love this author but I’m a little intimidated, if a little scared as this one has themes of rape. I’m looking forward to reading it regardless.
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. This summer, I had the privilege to read A Thousand Splendid Suns by this author. I was awed by how beautifully he described Afghanistan despite the horrors of wars, poverty and violence that his country can’t seem to get away from. This is his debut novel which has won a ton of awards and accolades. Looking forward to this one, even though it’s probably going to hurt just as much.
  • Contagion by Erin Bowman. Now, I haven’t had much luck with Ms. Bowman’s books in the past, but I love these kinds of stories. This one, however, is set in space.
  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. The overwhelming response to this book is: “meh, nothing new here, folks”. I still want to read it, though.

So these are the books I’m planning to cozy up to this Fall — among others that are in my TBR, that is. Let me know if you’ve read any of these, and if you’re planning on creating Fall reads list as well.


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