Looking Forward to Fall Reads.

With the end of summer swiftly approaching, I thought it’d be a good idea to make a list of books I hope to read this fall. Before I do so, I thought it’d be a good idea to look over some of the books I had read planned to read over the summer. I have to admit, I’m a little embarrassed. I thought I’d crush this list over our honeymoon (we drove 10,000 miles – I thought I’d at least put a dent in it!) but, alas, I did not.

Maybe the list was overly ambitious? I started two of the books but quickly became uninterested. I’m hoping to read much more this fall (hopefully while outside on my front porch with a blanket and cup of tea/coffee!)

– Kasher in the Rye by Moshe Kasher
– Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin This wasn’t my favorite Giffin novel. Read my full review here.
– The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
– The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
– The Descendents by Kaui Hart Hemmings  I really loved this novel. It was original and well written. Read my full review here.
– The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
– Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs
– Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro I read about 4-5 chapters and it just couldn’t keep my interest. I even started to watch the film but found myself a bit too bored.
– Eden Lake by Jane Roper
Promises to Keep by Jane Green There have been better Green novels. This one was a bit too depressing for my taste. Read my full review here.
– The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
– The Devil in the White City by Erik Larso I started this book but just couldn’t get into it. Maybe I’ll pick it up again one day.

Books I’m Currently Reading:

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
I’m about halfway through this wonderful memoir. Stayed’s writing is absolutely fantastic and it has a way of luring you in for longer than you originally plan on reading. I can’t wait to see how it ends.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
I recognized Kaling from The Office but had no idea how funny she’d be in her own book. I have about seventy pages left (I plan to finish this afternoon.)
Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll
I’m a huge fan of ‘self-help’ or ‘inspirational’ books. True story. Anyways, this book has been a huge help so far. It has given me some great wisdom into the roles of husbands and wives.

Books I Plan to Read This Fall:

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
I’ve read several great reviews of this novel (not to mention the praise from Jonathan Franzen.) Plus, how cute is the cover?
Red Rain: A Novel
by R.L. Stine

A new adult horror novel by one of my favorite childhood authors? Yes, please! I’m so looking forward to reading this book (I even have it on reserve at the library already!) I believe the release date is October 9th.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I’ve seen so many bloggers posting about this book. I’m looking forward to reading it.
Smart Girls Like Me by Diane Vadino
This book was reviewed on the Today Show and it sounded like a fun, light read. It’s nice to read ‘fluff’ every so often!
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
This novel seems charming and fun!

And there you have it. My fall reading list!

What is at the top of your list this fall?

8 thoughts on “Looking Forward to Fall Reads.

  1. Your reading list looks very similar to mine (as far as genres and everything!). I am currently reading Gone Girl, but have no idea what to read next. I might have to pick up that R.L. Stine book since I loved his books as a teen!

  2. I just finished Gone Girl; you’ll get sucked into it; it’s a quick read! I want to read Real Marriage, and now that I know it exists, Mindy Kaling’s book — she’s so funny! I also want to read Emily Giffin’s new book, even though I’ve read mixed reviews.

    1. I read the first chapter part of Giffin’s new book on my Nook (previewed it) and it didn’t pull me in as much as Something Borrowed and Love the One Your With but I think I’ll read it (since I’ve read the other ones!) 🙂

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