Good evening, you guys (or, to be fair I should say ‘night’ but that sounds like I’m sending you off to sleep and that’s the last thing I want) how are you doing today? I’ve mentioned before how much I love the night owl life (thanks to all that coffee I drink, it’s an easy one to live!) and it’s once again going to bring a new (and hopefully fun) blog post your way! I was actually planning on going to bed, but then I stumbled upon BookTube and inspiration struck, so here I am!
For today’s post, we are going to talk about some books I want to read this fall, some books I think you guys should read because I loved them a lot and books that I think would make great fall reads and that I will hopefully get to eventually (let’s just go with this, shall we? We probably also all know that it will take me years to read them…)!
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Books I Read
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Up first, we have The Raven Cycle quartet, a series which is going to take us on a journey to find an ancient, sleeping Welsh King who is going to grant the person who wakes him up a wish. We’ve got trees who speak Latin, mysterious objects, ghosts, magic, a group of friends that you are going to absolutely fall in love with and a house full of badass psychics! Do you really need to know more? Get yourself to your local library or bookstore and get your hands on copies of the entire series!
Six Of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
Question: Who wants to go on an epic heist with a bunch of misfits? An impossible heist, I might add! Ketterdam is a dark, dark city with some really questionable people living there, including most of our protagonists! We have badass women, men who would crawl if they couldn’t walk to get to them, great character arcs, diversity on so many levels and just ridiculously good writing because it’s Leigh Bardugo! Seriously. Do yourself a favor and read this duology.
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Can you guys believe I wrote this entire post without mentioning The Infernal Devices? Because I am quite disappointed in myself right now. Especially since I make it my mission to include these books in as many posts as possible! But yes, please for the love of everything that is good: read this trilogy. This is so far my favorite Cassandra Clare series (at least for the moment, I feel like The Dark Artifices might take that spot by the end of 2018) and I need everyone to read it. And you can read this without having read any of her other books as this is a prequel so you’ve got no excuses! 😉
Books On My TBR
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
For some reason, I still haven’t made any further progress on my quest to read most of Victoria Schwab’s books and I am rather disappointed in myself. But, this sounds like it’s the perfect fall read with what seems to be a rather dark city, with bad people and actual monsters. I have heard nothing but great things about this series and since I do really like Victoria as a writer, I can’t wait to get to this! Who doesn’t want to read about monsters during the fall time???
Daughter Of The Burning City by Amanda Foody
Now that I finally have my UK paperback edition of this book, it is about god damn time that I get to it! I’ve had the audiobook for a little while but I wanted to wait until I had the physical copy too so I could read along and highlight/tab any awesome scenes! Any reaction I have seen to this book so far has been positive and apparently, the mystery of who is killing our main protagonist’s illusions is a really great one!
Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Oh look, another book that I have owned for quite a while now but still haven’t read. I keep talking about how I want to read this book and yet I keep pushing it off? Maybe it’s because the audiobook is over 18 hours long (I plan on listening and reading along with this one too) and that’s kind of intimidating. But I 100% want to get to it this year. I need to know what all the hype about Lazlo Strange is all about, okay? And I need to finally read a Laini Taylor book. I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by her yet. I feel like a bad book blogger/reader.
The Girl With The Red Balloon Katherine Locke
This is a fairly recent release but I have been waiting for it for months! I saw the cover on NetGalley and pretty much fell in love right away. We travel back in time to East Berlin of 1988 when people use balloon magic to flee over the Berlin Wall. This concept sounds so good to me and I love anything related to German history so I am stoked. And this is a fairly short book so I should be able to read it in a single day/sitting which is always a bonus!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Leading up to the release of Caraval at the beginning of this year, everyone kept comparing it to The Night Circus and then after saying how much better The Night Circus is which basically convinced me that I needed to read this book. I have forgotten what it’s all about and I kind of want to keep it that way. The only plot related things I can remember is that there are two people who are competing against each other and only one of them is supposed to survive. I have a copy of this sitting on my shelves too so I don’t even have an excuse not to read it.
Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
I keep hearing people talk about this series and how great it is especially with the second book’s release later this month and I feel like a book dealing with a main character who goes against any societal standards for a woman of her standing to apprentice at her uncle’s laboratory and gets dragged into a serial murder investigation is the perfect fall read! We are also back in Victorian London in this book, which I think makes for a rather great time period to read during the fall time too!
Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
Hey, my name is Swetlana and I still haven’t read a Harry Potter book. *runs off and hides*
But yes, I feel like it wouldn’t be a complete recommendations post for the fall time without mentioning Harry Potter? Especially since the story seems to start with the new school year in September! I might actually finally get around to reading this series. I mean, I did say I wanted to read it in a very early post on here and seeing how the year is almost over and I haven’t done it yet, it might be about time.
Adam Silvera’s Books
Now, this isn’t exactly a book recommendation as such, but I feel like Adam Silvera and his tendency to rip out his reader’s hearts might be a good fit for the fall! You can get in bed, get all comfy with a nice hot beverage and cry your feelings out in style! I keep saying that I want to read his book and I constantly wonder when the perfect time is because who wants to have their hearts ripped out on a fun summer day, right? Fall seems to be a much more reasonable time for that. So yes, all three of Adam’s books should be on all of our TBRs this fall!
Phew, okay! This post has gotten quite a bit out of control but I’m sure we all love a good book recommendation, so I hope you guys didn’t mind too much!
Have you read any (or all?) of the books I’ve mentioned above? Or do you have some of them on your fall TBR too? What is the book you’re most excited to read this fall?
Also, do any of you guys make it a tradition to reread Harry Potter at a specific time each year? Or reread it each year in general? Let me know!