As the weather cools off and the leaves start to change, my mind goes to relaxing on the porch with a blanket, a cup of coffee, and a good book.
With so many new titles coming out, I started thinking about what I wanted out of my fall reads. In this stage of my life, I want a more realistic situation in my stories. No angsty teenage love triangles on my reading list (though I normally love me a good love triangle). I also wanted to add one thriller/creepy book to my list. I’m not one for books that are scary, but with Halloween coming up I’m filling drawn towards them.
Fall is a time for recuperation after a crazy summer and I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with too many books so I kept things pretty simple. I work full-time and though I LOVE reading I don’t get a lot of time for reading so I limited myself to 2 books per month. I had a hard time narrowing down my fall reads since I have piles of books around my home that are just waiting for me to pick them up, but I finally settled on the 6 for my fall reading list.
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer – There is something about Amy Schumer that recently caught my attention and I want to know more about her. What better way than to read her book. Goodreads describes her book as “refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays” and I cannot wait to read it.
Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam-I love reading about friendships and how they unfold as life happens so this book grabbed my attention from the first description I read. Rich and Pretty is an insightful look into the relationship of best friends, Lauren and Sarah, and how it changes as they learn how to live their adult lives.
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue- I first heard about this novel while listening to the All the Books! podcast and wrote the title down immediately. This novel is about a Cameroonian immigrant who has come to the United States to give a better life for his wife and their son. When the financial world collapses, he sees the secrets and cracks in his employers facades.
Shaken Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow- I am not one for sports, but Tim Tebow’s story has been so publicized that I want to know his story and how he stayed true to his faith.
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda- This is my thriller for Halloween and I’m excited to read it. This story is of two missing young women. Told in reverse. “Told backwards—day 15 to day 1— this book is said to have twists and turns that lead down dark alleys and dead ends, you may think you’re walking a familiar path, but then it turns all upside down and inside out and leaves us wondering just how far we would be willing to go to protect those we love.” – Goodreads
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline- I picked this book because me and the hubby both want to read it and we have heard amazing things about it. Based in the year 2044, Wade prefers OASIS, a virtual reality game, to the ugly world around him. In the game, the puzzles are based on pop culture of previous decades and a promise of power and fortune to whoever can solve them.
What books are you reading this fall? Share them with me in the comments section!
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