Tuesday, September 04, 2012
First of all, writing the words "Fall" on the top of my subject line fills my heart with gladness. It has been a crazy few days moving into my new apartment in Los Angeles and I haven't really started to think about or decorate for my favorite season. Also, I love these quarterly Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that give an opportunity to think about what to read next. Even though I only rarely follow my plan, I like to pretend I know what I want to do. I read 4 of 10 on my summer TBR (although I am halfway through one of them). We'll see how I do with this one. By the end of fall I will have a baby so who knows what will happen to my reading after that!
1. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins -- I can't wait to read this one for Halloween.
2. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh -- I have been waiting for this book for almost a whole year (and I know there are some out there that have been waiting longer because they discovered it earlier!). I cannot wait to read it, right in time for the Halloween season.
3. Some Sherlock Holmes books -- I said this one for the summer. But I mean it this time.
4. Dracula by Bram Stoker -- I read The Historian last fall and loved the creepiness of Vlad the Impaler. While they discussed the historical inaccuracy of Dracula, reading so much about it made me excited to read the actual book.
5. East of Eden by John Steinbeck -- I know that this one was on my summer TBR too... but I have to read it soon, because my son's name is inspired from this book.
6. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor -- Daughter of Smoke and Bone rocked my world last fall, and I am so excited for the sequel. It may or may not be the book I bring to the hospital. :)
7. Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas -- I'm probably going to read this one this week, and I am thrilled. I loved the novellas and am excited to get to a longer, meatier story about Celaena.
8. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke -- I don't know if I'll actually have time for this one, but I really would like to read it for R.I.P. VII as well.
9. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult -- Now that I'm in a little break from nursing, I think I could handle reading this one. I have been wanting to read it for a while but I didn't think I could handle it while I was actually working on a kid's cancer floor.
10. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson -- Something about hiking screams fall to me. Maybe because I spent the last six years in Utah, where the mountain leaves in the fall are unbelievably gorgeous.
What are you excited to read this fall?