Wednesday, September 20, 2017

10 Books I'm Excited to Read This Fall

Every year, I set myself an ambitious fall reading list. It usually includes several paranormal and horror books I’ve had sitting on my shelves for years - because doesn’t autumn seem like the perfect time to read scary, creepy books in preparation for Halloween? - as well as new releases, and a reread or two. Despite not having much success with sticking to my autumn TBR, I continue to make one every year, and this year is no different.


As you’ll see from my list, I have eclectic reading tastes. I’m hoping there’ll be someone for everyone here and we can squee over these amazing books together!

A Brit Complicated by Brenda St John Brown London Can You Wait by Jacquelyn Middleton

A Brit Complicated by Brenda St John Brown
Release date: October 11th
This is the third and final book in the Castle Calder series (A Brit on the Side is #1 and A Brit Unexpected is #2), which I have absolutely adored. Besides being set in England, which is always a huge bonus for me, these books are hilarious and sexy, and feature fantastic, memorable characters.

London, Can You Wait? by Jacquelyn Middleton
Release date: October 26th
This is the sequel to London Belongs to Me, one of my favourite books of 2017. As a nerdy fangirl with anxiety, Alex’s story spoke to me, plus it didn’t hurt that the love interest was an Irish hottie! Despite being a massive romance junkie, one of my favourite things to read (and write about) is strong women discovering themselves, growing, and having healthy friendships. London Belongs to Me ticks all those boxes and then some, while having a swoony romance that’s not the focus of the book. I’ve heard, however, that London, Can You Wait? features more romance and possibly some sexytimes, and I have to say, I’m so here for that.

The Corner of Forever and Always by Lia Riley Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Release date: September 26th
I’ve been a huge fan of Lia Riley’s books since her debut, Upside Down. The Corner of Forever and Always is a companion to It Happened on Love Street. Lia’s debut trilogy was incredibly emotional and angsty (Bram and Talia forever *heart eyes*), but since then, she’s largely written books that are laugh-out-loud funny and need-a-cold-shower sexy. I loved Pepper and Rhett’s story, and I’m looking forward to Tuesday and Beau’s story.  

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I’ve had Outlander on my TBR for years and have promised countless friends I would read it. My interest grew when the TV series was announced; I was determined to read at least the first book before watching the show, but I caved and watched the first season. My plan now is to read at least the first book and then watch seasons 2 and 3 of the show.


The Girl With the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Time travel. Magic. A Jewish main character. I’m here for all of this. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book for ages.

The Ends of the World by Maggie Hall
This is the third and final installment in the Conspiracy of Us trilogy. The Conspiracy of Us and Map of Fates were thrilling and romantic, and they fueled my never-ending wanderlust. I’m sure this final book will be just as action-packed and exciting.  

The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
A demon hunter in Regency London. Need I say more?

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
This is the sequel to Stalking Jack the Ripper. I’ve always had this sick fascination with the Ripper, so I couldn’t wait to read the first book, which was creepy and thrilling. Hunting Prince Dracula is set in Romania and sounds just as exciting as the first book.

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen Ghost Walk by Heather Graham

REREADS:

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
I don’t often reread books, even though I’m always saying I’m going to reread certain favourites. I read The Sugar Queen at least ten years ago, and for the last several years I’ve been saying I was going to reread it. Part of the reason I’ve hesitated is that I loved it so much the first time. It was beautiful, enchanting, and completely different from anything I’d ever read. Plus look at that cover - doesn’t it just scream ‘autumn’? But my reading tastes have changed so much in the last decade, and I’m afraid the story won’t hold up. I guess I’ll find out soon!

Ghost Walk by Heather Graham
Like The Sugar Queen, I read Ghost Walk long before I started blogging. It was my first book of Heather Graham’s and I absolutely loved the characters, the New Orleans setting, and the creepy paranormal twist. I’ve been wanting to reread it for awhile, and decided to do it this year because my mum recently reread it (we read it at the same time years ago) and said she enjoyed it as much the second time around.

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3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the Girl with the Red balloon. The historical time period was an interesting choice, and the magical element was quite cool. I hope the next book will delve further into the balloon makers.

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  2. I haven't heard of any of these books, but they sound great! Adding a few of these to my list :)

    Kristen | www.sophisticatedgal.com

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  3. Oooh, The Girl With the Red Balloon sounds interesting! I love magic and time travel and German history, haha!

    www.insearchofsheila.com

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