Fall Reading – 2018

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Fall is officially here. There are so many fun events in the world of books during the fall, with book festivals (I’m really hoping to go to the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX this year), readathons (like Dewey’s 24 hour readathon), and PBS announcing the Great American Read. With all these fun things happening this fall, I am hoping that this will inspire me to get through the following (or at least a majority of the following) reads:

NetGalley Reads

  • The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory 
  • I Hate You, I Love You by Elizabeth Hayley 
  • One Day in December by Josie Silver
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  • Girls on the Line by Jennie Liu
  • Broken Ground by Val McDermid
  • Killer Classics by Kim Roberts
  • Tiffany Blues by M.J. Rose
  • A Christmas Date by Camilla Isley

BookishFirst Reads

  • Murder Mile by Lynda La Plante 
  • Laurentian Divide by Sarah Stonich

Goodreads Giveaway

  • Postcards from a Stranger by Imogen Clark

Book Club Reads

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz √ 
  • Strange Things Done by Elle Wild
  • Out by Natsuo Kirino √ 
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson

Other

  • Different Seasons by Stephen King – ebook
  • The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn – book
  • Bonfire by Krysten Ritter – book
  • Rooms by Lauren Oliver – book
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware – book
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – book
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – book
  • Raven and Other Favorite Poems by Edgar Allen Poe – book 
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers – book
  • Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward – audiobook
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – audiobook 
  • Kiss Me, Kill Me by Ann Rule – audiobook 
  • My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan – audiobook √ 
  • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann – audiobook
  • Endurance by Scott Kelly – audiobook
  • The Personality Brokers by Merve Emre – audiobook 
  • The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman – audiobook 
  • Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White – audiobook √ 
  • Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright – audiobook √ 
  • The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington – audiobook 
  • The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard – audiobook 
  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson – audiobook

What are you looking forward to reading this Fall?

Hope you all have a productive Fall Reading season!!! Happy Reading!!!

WWW Wednesdays – August 29, 2018

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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Time for another WWW Wednesdays, which is brought to you by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. If you too want to participate, answer the above questions and post that link on Sam’s page.

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

Due to some extra time reading this week by participating in the Bout of Books Readathon, I was able to finish the following books and also make good progress on the unabridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo.

So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta – This is a must read for any fans of Parks and Rec. I listened to the audiobook that was narrated by Retta herself. She had me laughing to and from work. She definitely made my commute much more tolerable. The section about Hamilton was my favorite.

Ordeal By Innocence by Agatha Christie – I was bless to receive a copy of this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. Glad to receive a copy of an Agatha Christie I hadn’t yet read, as her stories never disappoint. She immediate set up a story of intrigued followed by a murder in a house full of potential suspects. Mrs. Argyle, a wife and mother, was brutally murdered and one of her sons went to prison for the crime, where he proclaimed his innocence and eventually died from illness. Years later, a mysterious man comes to town claiming that he just read about the murder and can give the convicted son an alibi. Little time is spent celebrating the unfortunate and now dead son’s innocence, as they all realize that there is still a killer among them. It is slowly revealed too that Mrs. Argyle was not as beloved by her family as it might have seemed. As the story progresses, many characters seem to have some motivation for killing her. It kept me questioning everyone until the very end. This is why Christie is the Queen of Mystery.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – I started this book a while ago and made it about halfway before I had to put it down. I decided this past week to actually finish it. I may be in the minority on this, but I was really disappointed in this book. This book has been praised by former-President Obama and Oprah, but I just don’t feel like it holds up to all the hype. The topic was an important one, but I feel like that was lost in horrible characters that I disliked from almost page one. Has anyone read anything else by Tayari Jones?

Reading Next

I just got some library holds last night!!!

What are y’all reading this week? Any recommendations?

Happy Reading!!!