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6 Books on My Fall Reading List {The Mixed Bag Edition}

Autumn Reads

Autumn Reads

You just never know what one book will inspire you to read next. On my Fall reading list are books that I didn’t get to over the summer, book recommendations from other bloggers, and books from authors I heart.

Second Life, S.J. Watson

If Watson writes on a paper towel and publishes it – I want to read it. That’s how much I loved his first novel, Before I Go to Sleep. Now he’s back with Second Life. “She loves her husband. She’s obsessed by a stranger. She’s a devoted mother. She’s prepared to lose everything. She knows what she’s doing. She’s out of control. She’s innocent. She’s guilty as sin.  She’s living two lives. She might lose both.”

Armada, Ernest Cline

If you haven’t read Ready Player One by Cline yet – well, I’m sorry for you my friend! His latest novel, Armada, seems like it has a similar vibe and I’m super excited to get a hold of a copy. “Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality … And then he sees the flying saucer. Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.”

Finders Keepers, Stephen King

It’s Stephen King… need I elaborate?! Finders Keepers is the follow-up to Mr. Mercedes, and it seems like there’s going to be 3 books in the series featuring the retired detective, Bill Hodges, as a returning character. I’m game.

Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty

Both Kim@Time2Read and Bree @ The Things We Read said I need to get on this book ASAP since I liked The Husband’s Secret so much. So on the reading list it goes. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.”

Ghost Summer, Tananarive Due

Where’s the diversity on my list?! Oh no no no … that just won’t do – and #Diversiverse is coming in October, so let’s check in with Tananarive Due, who recently published her first short fiction collection . Due takes us to Gracetown, a small Florida town that has both literal and figurative ghost; into future scenarios that seem all too real; and provides empathetic portraits of those whose lives are touched by Otherness.”

Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3), Robert Galbraith

I LOVE the Cormoran Strike books by Robert Gailbrath (aka JK Rowling), and thank the gods book 3 is coming out in October. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg.


There are so many more books I want to add here, but since I’m a mood reader – the minute I write them down is the minute I decide to read something else! So let’s just leave it at 6, and we’ll see where Autumn leaves us … get it – Autumn … leaves 🙂 What’s your 1 absolute must read book for Fall?

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19 comments

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  8. I’ve heard really great things about that Stephen King book! It’s definitely on my TBR list 🙂 Thanks for sharing these recommendations with your readers. I know you already have a book queue for Fall but I have one more that you must add to the list. “The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster” by Scott Wilbanks (http://www.scottbwilbanks.com/) is a fantastic novel that has romance, time travel, mystery, suspense and is quite simply a book that you will not be able to put down (perfect for a cozy couch session!) The story follows Annie and her unusual correspondence with a 19th century schoolmarm, Elsbeth,Gundy, from Kansas. Annie lives in modern day San Francisco and finds this mysterious link in her backyard. Out of nowhere appears a mailbox with a letter from Elsbeth stating “Trespass is dealt with at the business end of a shotgun in these parts!” The two have to discover what is connecting these two very different worlds. I absolute adore the characters and the dialogue in this book. It is clever and witty and I really think it is enjoyable from start to finish. Hope you will check it out

    1. Thanks for the recommendation Claudia.

  9. Where are those leaves from? They look amazing. It’s super hot where I am. I am excited about fall reading, too. I thought Before I Go To Sleep was super creepy and am definitely interested in Second Life. I also need to grab a copy of Armada soon. I thought Ready Player One was pretty fun and am interested to see what Cline does next.

    1. @FishGirl182 – the photo isn’t mine, but I found it on Flickr (link is at the bottom of the post). I just started Armada – just a few pages in though.

  10. I’m really looking forward to Finders Keepers as well! I loved The Husband’s Secret and I’m excited to read more of Moriarty’s stuff! Happy reading! 🙂

    1. @Marrie 0 I’m about halfway done with Finder’s Keepers and it’s pretty good – although I wish King would go back to writing more horror stuff.

  11. Oh my goodness, i LOVE that fall picture!!! My TTT

    1. @Carrie – Thanks. I wish I could say it was mine, but alas, I found it on Flickr.

  12. Hahaha! I see what you did there with the autumn leaves! Speaking of autumn leaves, that is a beautiful photo!
    I have SOOO much on my shelf to catch up on, I’m not even sure I have a number one. I’m working on narrowing my list down now; maybe ‘Dead Wake’ by Eric Larson. That will keep me busy!

    1. @Kim – Good luck with the reads. I’m trying so hard to not ogle too many books that I know I’ll never get to … as if I can ever stop looking at books!

  13. Great list! I can’t wait to read Armada. On my immediate list is the rest of The Dublin Squad Murders by Tana French. I’m loving her stuff.

    1. @Kim – I have yet to read something by Tana French – and it’s been on my to do list forever! I think I’m going to start with Into the Woods but do you have a recommendation?

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