Guys! It’s fall! Sweater weather, pumpkin spice everything, Halloween, Thanksgiving. Just a great season. I love curling up with warm blanket, a steamy cup of coffee, and a good book. I’m going to be using this Monday post to wrap up my September reading and give a bit of a TBR (even though I’m horrible at them)!
As far as reading goes, September was not the best month for me. I read four books, as compared with the nine I read in August. And I’m not in school, so I can’t use that as an excuse :PBut other than the numbers, it doesn’t feel like it was a bad reading month. I’ve decided that since I’ve already reached my Goodreads goal of 75 books in 2015, I’m going to do my best to not think about the numbers. It’s not a competition, y’all! So in light of this, I’m challenging myself to read more big books. Like, the ones that I have been avoiding because they take longer to read.
But, without further ado, let’s get into it!
The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo
I read this book for a TLC book tour and really enjoyed it! Check out my full review.
I Crawl Through It by A.S. King
This book is truly amazing. I loved it and had such a book hangover when I was finished. I did a full review that you can read here.
Orphan #8 By Kim van Alkemade
This book is a historical fiction with a really interesting premise. However, it wasn’t exactly what I had expected—which I found both good and bad. (3.5/5)
Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers
This was another book for a tour. I did enjoy it, but not quite as much as I felt I should have. Check out my full review and enter the giveaway (ends 10/8/2015)!
My favourite read of the month was definitely I Crawl Through It by A.S. King. This is going to be on my top reads of 2015 list and probably even my all time favs list!
Right now I’m in the middle of A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I started it about a week and a half ago, and I have to say it’s amazing. But it’s still going to take me a little while to finish.
I’ve also began my next tour book alongside A Little Life. It is A Fine Summer’s Day by Charles Todd, just released in paperback. I’m about 50 pages in and enjoying it so far. I’ve read one other Charles Todd novel, Hunting Shadows and you can read my review here!
Now onto the TBR portion of the evening. Well, morning. Or, whenever it is that you’re reading this. The funny thing is that the last Top Ten Tuesday I did was about my fall TBR. And this one looks nothing like that one! Again, I’m generally a TBR failure, but let’s see!
This October I obviously want to read some spooky things. But probably not all spooky things because I’ve been really feeling litfic atm. Anyway, here are some of the things that I am thinking about picking up this month.
Ghostly by Audrey Niffenegger
This is a collection of ghost stories and it sounds amazing! It’s got some Poe, some Wharton, some Gaiman, and, of course, some Niffenegger! The only problem is that there are only two copies available at my library and I’m 8th in line. So… I might not get it until November. Who knows. I also might break down and buy it so I can read it during Halloween season. WHO KNOWS.
Through The Woods by Emily Carroll
I’ve had this graphic short story collection on my shelf forever but have yet to get around to reading it. It’s supposed to be very eery, so what better time to read it amirite?!
Obviously, if you’re looking for something spooky you have to include the master of horror himself:
The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
I’ve wanted to read this one since I started watching the show Haven. I know that technically the show is based on King’s novella The Colorado Kid, but The Tommyknockers also takes place in Haven, Maine and the main character is one of the first troubled people they help on the show. The only drawback would be that this book is over 700 pages, so it would end up taking up most of the month probably. Or…
The Shining by Stephen King
This one is a classic. I didn’t actually particularly care for the movie, but the book is always better, isn’t it? Also, it’s shorter. So, who knows at this point.
I also want to check out…
The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson
This is another one that has been languishing on my shelf. I’m planning on buddy reading this one with a friend of mine. However, I don’t know if we’ll be getting to it this month or next! It just depends when his hold comes in from the library!
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis
This books is up for the Giller Prize, and I’ve heard nothing but great things! I’m really intrigued.