Since I’ve wrapped up my 2016 Reading Challenge, I’m feeling free as a bird! I can choose whatever I want…which honestly is what I usually do anyway. I don’t usually see any kind of trend with the books I pick in regards to the seasons, with the exception of summertime. I tend to go for those typical beach reads during my summer vacation. With that being said, these books don’t follow any kind of rhyme or reason, necessarily. They’re just books I’d like to read pretty soon.
These are 5 books I’m planning to read this Fall.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
This is the first book on my list because I’ve already bought it! I’m ready to dive into this book. This book came out on my birthday this year, back in June, and I’ve been planning to read it since long before then. Many have compared it to The Princess Bride, saying that it matches that story’s sense of humor and wit. I’m obsessed with the royal family and their history, typically reading their stories through historical fiction and the occasional coffee table book. This will be refreshing, I hope!
The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore
Beth Moore has joined the ranks of fiction writers! She’s one of my favorite human beings ever, ever amen. I just recently learned that this book even existed and once I realized it was A) set in New Orleans and B) a MYSTERY, I knew I needed it in my life as soon as possible. I’m expecting it to be funny and poignant, moving and well thought out. My expectations are high, but Beth Moore always comes through!
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
This is the sequel to Graudin’s novel Wolf by Wolf, where we saw death camp survivor Yael, a skinshifter, survive an insane motorcycle race across the world where she ended it all by shooting Hitler. Yes. Hitler. But was it really him? Graudin has a brilliant way of writing that makes you feel like you’re sitting in a movie theatre, watching the story unravel frame by frame. This take on history imagines a world where the Allied forces didn’t win WWII and the world descended into Axis control. It’s so gripping and just straight up thrilling. I’m hoping the sequel carries that on! (This book will be released on November 1!)
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
I know that I loved the first book, Six of Crows, but I don’t remember much more than that. Last year, I read like 6 or 7 fantasy novels in a row and they’re all blending together in my mind. I’m going to have to do some kind of refresher on the first book before I pick this one up, but I AM looking forward to it! I really enjoy the Grisha universe. I think the magic is logical and different, rich in history and intriguing. This cast of characters makes for a page turner, that’s for sure! I remember someone getting kidnapped and that the crew was betrayed somehow. That’s a good place to start!
City of Thieves by David Benioff
First of all, how did Benioff have time to write this book between writing and producing freaking Game of Thrones? He’s a genius. Or a madman. Probs a mad genius. Either way, this book sounds fascinating. A thief and a deserter are given one job to avoid being shot by the Soviets: find one dozen eggs. This book ties together historical fiction, a coming-of-age story, humor, terror, and survival. I can’t wait to pick this one up soon!
What books would you like to read this Fall? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy reading! – Caitlyn