In the spirit of using that “Back To School” vibe to keep myself motivated to do everything I love, I decided it was high time I shared one of my To Read lists on here!
I share my bed with what is affectionately known as ‘Book Husband’. He is loyal, he has been with me for a very long time, but he’s a little quiet and quite often takes up more of the bed than he really should. Book Husband is of course my seemingly endless pile of ‘currently reading’ books that I read each evening before falling asleep and plopping them on the duvet next to me rather than doing the sensible thing and inserting a stylish book mark and placing it gently on my bedside table. Don’t be ridiculous. I have fallen asleep with books on my pillow, in my bed and occasionally just on my face ever since I was tiny and I don’t think any amount of ‘back to school’ motivation is going to change that.
Anyhoo, I digress, I always have some books that I’m desperate to read. Whether they’re classics I have never got round to finishing or ones that I haven’t read in years and am having a yearning for, or they might be brand new books that I know are coming out and have got the itch for. It’s all very exciting in book land these days. So, here is my Autumn To Read List and I promise to update you all (I know you care, deeply) on my reading progress as the season moves on!
Ever since the latest film adaptation of Little Women came out I have been desperate to sit down and re-read the book. I remember my Mum reading passages of it to me and her love of Jo March was so clear to me, even at a young age. I’m really excited to nestle in with a cup of tea and indulge my inner March sister with this re-read.
Similarly for Jane Eyre, I occasionally just get pangs of wanting to become part of this book again. If I never get to use the phrase ‘Reader, I married him.’ in my life then I will be sorely disappointed.
The Vanishing Half is a book I’ve been hearing loads about and feel pretty guilty for not having read yet. It’s currently sitting in my basket, waiting for me to click purchase, and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.
One of my favourite people is part of a book club and their book a couple of months ago was American Dirt and from the way she raved about it on social media I knew it had to go on my list!
Everyone from almost every generation has recommended The Thursday Murder Club to me. Given my love of a good murder mystery, especially those with a little comedic touch to them (hello Death In Paradise), I am 100% sure that this will immediately become a favourite book in my household.
A Discovery of Witches is on here because I have been holding on to a copy of it for a year waiting for the perfect moment to get properly reading it and it seems like Halloween-time during a pandemic is probably the best time as any to read it!
On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous has such a stunning title that it almost brings tears to my eyes. I have some limited experience with the poetry of Ocean Vuong and the reviews I read of this told me straight away that it is a book that will affect me for the rest of my life. I’m not sure I’m ready for it, but I need it.
So, there you have it! My Autumn Reading List, laid bare for you all to see! Let’s hope I can get through these and maybe a few more over the coming months! What are your favourite books to read during fall/autumn? Are there any books due to be published this autumn that you are particularly excited about? Let me know!