Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Fall Reading List of 2016

Fall (or rather, AUTUMN, because it sounds fancier) is my favorite season. I just love the idea of reading under a comfy blanket and drinking a nice cup of tea. But it's quite hard to imagine that now, especially since it was in the nineties yesterday! And lemme tell you, it never gets that hot until summer starts saying goodbye. *Insert that one emoji where the eyes are looking up*

Knowing myself, I'd be lucky if I read five of these. I really think it could happen this time around though, especially since I'm a lot more picky about what I read now. If you're planning on reading any of these, please tell me! And maybe we can do a buddy read or something :)




1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I've been getting into psychological thrillers recently! While this one has been buzzing for quite some time now, I haven't wanted to read it until I accidentally watched the trailer. This storyline is INTENSE, and there's just something about a mysterious disappearance that entices me.

2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
This one is slightly embarrassing, considering the fact that I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter series. Even if it's just a long list of magical creatures, I still want to learn about them!

3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I'll be honest, I have little interest in reading this aside from the fact that I want to see the movie. I don't think it's the kind of genre I enjoy, but I hope I'll be surprised anyway! Seems like a perfect fit to match this season.

4. Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin // November 1st
I've already spoken about this book in my most anticipated releases post, so you probably already know I BEEN ready to read this one. If you're following this duology: do you think I'll need to read Iron to Iron (the novella) before diving into Blood for Blood?

5. Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra // September 20th
Another "girl goes missing" story, but what makes this one interesting is that it's told in the perspective of the person who takes over the missing girl's life. I've heard it's fast-paced, but I don't want to know anything else because it's a psychological thriller. (Surprise! Another PT I want to read!)

6. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff // October 18th
Yes, another book I mentioned earlier this year. For good reason, I promise. It was intense (as I keep saying ... I'm like a broken record, really) and I am dying to know what happens!!!

7. When I Don't Desire God by John Piper
In picking this book, I want to challenge myself to think about what I believe in, what joy really is, and what I can do, as the title says, when I don't desire God. Maybe it's a book I'll be able to share about on this blog when I finish!

8. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
This book has been on my radar for almost a year now, and I'm not quite sure why I haven't picked it up yet. I'm planning to read this for the #OwnVoices October read-a-thon (watch this video if you're interested!) but I'm actually not sure why it's considered "own voices" ... perhaps Heilig is from Hawaii?

9. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
I've realized just recently that while I am Asian American, I rarely read anything with PoC characters. Not that being Asian American means I should, but reading about characters like me is something I support. I've heard only good things about Ng's debut novel, and it'll be an "out-of-comfort" read for me, as I don't read literary fiction often (if at all ...)

10. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
I can't imagine being in the right sort of mood to read this one, so I don't know if I'll actually pick it up this autumn. But it's on this list because I *hope* to get to it soon. I want to learn about her experience in North Korea/China and how it shaped her to become the person she is today.

What's on your reading list this fall?

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