Fall Reading List

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel the need to curl up with a good book the second it starts to feel like Fall?

I don’t know what it is, but once it starts getting a little breezy out, all I want to do is light a Bath & Body Works candle, cuddle up in a pile of pillows and blankets, drink some coffee (or even hot cocoa) and just read. And although I do read my fair share of ebooks, there really is nothing like a physical book with dogeared pages (I know it’s bad but I always get lazy when it comes to looking for a bookmark).

Lately I have really been slacking on reading any good books and I really wanted to write down all of the books I want to read this fall. Take a look and see what’s on my Fall reading list!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

What it’s about: “Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved.” (Summary c/o Amazon)

Why I want to read it: Aside from the fact that I’ve been saying I would read it for MONTHS now, there are 2 reasons I need to read it. 1) I want to see the movie (I love Emily Blunt) and 2) I loved Gone Girl and I can only imagine how good this book is. It doesn’t help that anyone who has read it goes on and on about how good it is.

Harry Potter: The Complete Series by J.K. Rowling

What it’s about: “Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright.” (Summary c/o Amazon)

Why I want to read it: I’ve actually already read the entire HP series (last fall), but it was just such a perfect time to read them, and since I’ve only read them once, I felt as though I should do it again before I read the last book. Everyone who is obsessed with Harry Potter has read the series multiple times and watched the movies over and over again, and I need to get on that level. Plus, I need an excuse to buy the entire set.

Wreck and Order by Hannah Tennant-Moore

What it’s about: “Purposefully aimless, self-destructive, and impulsively in and out of love, Elsie is a young woman who feels lost. She’s in a tumultuous relationship, is stuck in a dead-end job, and has a relentless, sharp intelligence that’s at odds with her many bad decisions. When her initial attempts to improve her life go awry, Elsie decides that a dramatic change is the only solution.” (Summary c/o Amazon)

Why I want to read it: This book follows a twenty-something year old woman asking the questions of life that everyone has, while traveling around the world meeting new people and seeing new places. This is what I wish my life was like right now, finding myself and finding the answers to everything I’ve always wondered about myself.

Love Her Madly by M. Elizabeth Lee

What it’s about: “Glo never expected to become best friends with a girl like Cyn. Blonde, blue-eyed, and a little wicked, Cyn is the kind of girl other girls naturally envy. It’s Cyn who talks Glo into sharing Raj. Half the time he’ll be Cyn’s boyfriend, the other half he’ll be Glo’s. Glo reluctantly accepts the proposition and for a while, everything goes smoothly. Until the simmering tension between Glo and Cyn boils over during a study abroad trip to Costa Rica. Until Cyn disappears into the jungle of a secluded island, leaving Glo searching for answers. Until, seven years later, Glo spots a familiar pair of blue eyes behind a sweep of blonde hair in the streets of New York City.” (Summary c/o Amazon)

Why I want to read it: There is no perfect time to read another mystery novel than in the Fall. This novel seems very intriguing, from the relationship between Glo and Cyn, to the disappearance of Cyn, and to the supposedly reappearance of Cyn. The fact that the summary has already gotten me hooked is a testament to how good the book could be.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

What it’s about: “In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.” (Summary c/o Amazon)

Why I want to read it: Okay this book sounds awesome. I love Game of Thrones, and this book sounds just as intense and crazy as the TV show by HBO. I also love that the book features not one, but three strong female leads. I’m guessing this will be a book a read within 24 hours without putting it down for more than a minute.

What books are on your reading list for Fall?

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