(At least, that’s what I like to tell myself)
Hey everyone, happy Wednesday!
Guess what today is? I’ll give you a minute…
🍂🍁It’s officially the second day of Fall! 🍁🍂
In honor of Fall officially beginning, I want to talk about five books I’m excited to read this season, as well as books I used to love reading during the Fall when I was younger!
Before we get started, I want to mention that I am very much a mood reader, so this isn’t a list of books that I’m most definitely going to read, as that can very easily change in my case. This is more of a list of books that I’ve been thinking of reading, and might try to get around to in the near future.
On that note, let’s get into it!
The Year of the Witching
I love reading books that focus around the occult and paranormal all year round, but for obvious reasons, it’s even better during October. The Year of the Witching is a dark fantasy following Immanuelle as she tries to fit in with the citizens of Bethel, after her family has been ostracized, due to her mother myseteriously running off into the Darkwood surrounding Bethel before Immanuelle’s birth. However, after finding her mother’s journal in the Darkwood, Immanuelle learns about the secrets and darkness of the Church of Bethel.
Overall, the plot sounds interesting, and it has the perfect spooky, October vibe.
I actually started it this past Monday, and I’ve been enjoying the first couple chapters so far! I can’t wait to see where the story goes.
The Way of Kings
I started reading this during the summer, and although I was enjoying it, I wasn’t able to focus on the story, which, with a fantasy novel like this, makes it hard to read. A lot of people I know talk about how good it is, which makes me want to read it more! Well, until I remember how long it is, then I get intimidated and put off reading it…
However, I heard the newest book in the series will be coming out in November, and I know I won’t catch up with the entire series by then… BUT I want to at least finish The Way of Kings by then… that’s my goal, and now we’ll see if I can stick with it 😂
The Faery Reel
Another book which I picked up this past summer (that I also put back down 😅) The Faery Reel is a collection of short stories and poems based on faery folklore around the world. Since it is a collection, this is an easy book to pick up when I’m in the mood to read it, but then put back down once I’m satisfied, as I don’t have to try and remember where I left off in the story. I’ve been wanting to read another story or two in here, so I’ll probably do that at some point in the near future.
All The Light We Cannot See
I’ve had this book on my shelf for so long, and I did read the first few pages, but then stop. I’m currently doing a reading challenge on the StoryGraph, called The Unread Shelf Project 2020, where the prompts focus on reading books that have been sitting on your TBR shelves (whether figuratively or literally). One of the prompts is to read the book that’s been sitting on your shelf the longest, and since I can’t remember which book has been sitting on my shelf the longest, I’m choosing All the Light We Cannot See. It’s been on my shelf for such a long time, I figure it counts 🤷♂️
Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San
I’m reading this for Fortnight Frights at the end of October, and I honestly chose it because I love the artwork (the cover is what drew me in immediately to look further into the manga). The concept also seems interesting, as it’s a story based on the real life experiences of the author’s job working at a Japanese bookstore, and a lot of the reviews talk about how funny the story is, as well as how it does a good job portraying the experiences of booksellers everywhere.
That’s all I have for today, I hope you enjoyed! What are some books you’re looking forward to reading this fall? Did you just finish a really good book? Let me know in the comments below!
Anyways, hopefully you’ve been having a good start to the fall season, and I will see you next week with some new posts 😉
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