Fall Reading: for all you bookworms or the long list of what I’ve read in the past 2 months.
Michael has been working and traveling a lot over the course of the past few months. We miss him a lot and the evenings can get really lonely after I put Noe to bed. There is nothing good about him being gone, but it does allot for a lot of time for reading.
For some reason I am just not that interested in TV right now. Instead, I’ve taken to spending my evenings and many of Noe’s naps, reading book after book. I don’t think I’ve ever been this voracious of a reader before. I’m loving the phase and embracing it fully.
Today I thought I’d share the books included in my fall reading list. Just in case you’re looking for something to pick up before the Thanksgiving holiday. Or if you’re like me and are over all the reality TV.
Before We Were Yours – I absolutely adored this book and cried my way through the majority of it. It tells the stories of the corruption behind the Tennessee Children’s Home Society. It’s a heartbreaking and lovely story.
Touch – A book about what all this technology is really doing to our relationships. I found some of the insights in this fiction tale really thought-provoking.
We Were Liars – I didn’t realize it before I read this but I think it’s a young adult book. To be honest it was hard to get through. I needed two borrows from the library to finally finish it. It does get good reviews on Amazon so maybe worth a read?
The Address – This was a surprise for me. I don’t typically like books set in the 1800s but it follows the tale of the help at the infamous NYC apartment building The Dakota. I really enjoyed this book.
Emma in the Night – I followed up an atypical book with my typical suspense murder mystery. This story is about two sisters who both disappear. I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. A no brainer, quick read that still held my interest so if you like mysteries, I say go for it.
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore – This is another murder mystery book centered around the famous Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver (which they rename for the novel). It was fun to read a book set in Denver, it’s so rare.
The Bookshop on the Corner – I must have been in a certain mood because I followed up one book store book with another. I loved this light read about a woman who tries her hand at running a mobile book store in rural Ireland. An easy, feel good book. I loved it.
Minding Frankie– Every once in a while I crave a little Maeve Binchy. I didn’t love this as much as some of her others. But no denying she was a master at developing character stories that all intersect.
The Gates of Evangeline – What can I say, I’m a sucker for mysteries. This book follows a journalist covering the 30-year-old disappearance of a little boy from a wealthy Southern family. It held my interest from the start.
At the Water’s Edge – God I loved this book! It’s from the same author who wrote Water For Elephants, which I actually haven’t read. I was skeptical of the premise. It follows some friends who go in search of the Lochness Monster (yawn) but that’s such a small part of this book set in WWII. Loved, loved, loved it.
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir– Another book set in WWII following the characters of a small town in England during the lead up to the Nazi invasion. It had a sort of Maeve Binchy feel with multiple character stories told through letters written by the women of the choir.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – This story follows a ’60s starlet through her multiple marriages. It’s been hard to put down. Full disclosure though, I haven’t finished it.
So there you have it, one seriously long list of fall reading books. I loved so many of the characters and am envious of those of you who get to start some of these books from the beginning.
I don’t know if anyone else feels like this but after I finish a book and before I start another one, I have a sense of sadness for the characters that no longer exist. It seems silly writing that out, hopefully I’m not the only one who feels like this :), Either way, I hope you pick up a few of these and enjoy them as much as I did.
And if you want more fall reading book recommendations or a reminder on how to make reading cheaper and greener, click here.
Lastly, please, tell me what you’ve loved lately? I need more books!