Fall TBR

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

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


Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

crown of midnight


Crunching Leaves: The world is full of color. Choose a book that has reds, oranges and yellows on the cover.

If you haven’t read this series (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas) then you haven’t lived. Stop, drop, and roll on towards your bookstore/library of choice and pick it up!




Cozy Sweater: It’s finally cold enough to don warm cozy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

Fangirl gives me all of the feels. I have a feeling I’ll read this book every year forever and ever amen.





Fall Storm: The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favorite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day.

Fantasy is typically my go-to genre and The Queen of the Tearling is exactly the kind of book I’d want to read if I’m cooped up inside all day. It has everything – action, adventure, romance, political drama…plus, it has a sequel! So if you get stuck in for a few days, you’re all set!



Cool Crisp Air: Who’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?

I think Harper from Rebel Belle is awesome. She’s witty and fierce…plus, Paladin powers seem awesome. If I traded places with Harper, I’d have super powers, but honestly not that much danger. That sounds like a great trade-off.


a voice in the wind


Hot Apple Cider: What under hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?

Francine Rivers is one of my all-time favorite writers and this series is in.cred.i.ble. Seriously. This is a trilogy that takes place in Ancient Rome during the time period when Christians were persecuted. I re-read this series every couple of years. I wish everyone had read it so I had more people to discuss it with! So…read it!

angus, thongs


Coat, Scarves, and Mittens: The weather has turned cold and it’s time to cover up. What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

I chose this book because it’s the title, as opposed to the cover itself, that I hide from people. Ha!



Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favorite fall time comfort food/foods? During the fall, you can usually find me with a hot cup of licorice tea or some taco soup. (Not together, though…yuck.)

Happy reading! – Caitlyn