To me, fall is the perfect season to snuggle up in a warm blanket with a cup of coffee and read. (Okay, let’s be honest, I can find an excuse to read during any season).
These are the books I plan on reading this fall.
First up, some nonfiction. I haven’t been reading much of it this year, and want to be more balanced in my reading. So I’ve got these both on hold at the library.
I’ve heard great things about this book. I’ve always been interested in the autism spectrum, and even more so since Mister BS works in special education and we live with an individual on the spectrum. Also, the novel I’m writing has a character who is not neurotypical, and so I think this could inform my revisions.
Obviously this is professional reading.
Young Adult Fiction
Since I mostly work with teens and purchase teen fiction for the library, the bulk of my reading will always be YA. I try to read a variety of genres. These are the books I’ve carefully selected. There are so many I want to read—it’s hard to narrow it down to just the handful I’ll actually have time to get to.
This book has had so much buzz, and I never got around to reading it, mostly because when something is hyped so much and also sounds like something I’d really like (and as a near future queer novel, this one has “me” written all over it) I get nervous that it won’t meet my expectations. But, I’m going to read it.
Kate is coming to visit our library! I just finished her Spring release with Penguin Teen, Exit, Pursued by a Bear, and it was phenomenal. There are about half a dozen retellings of Arabian Nights out over the last 18 months, but I’m most excited for this one.
What if your best friend was a hero, the chosen one, but you still had your own problems and sometimes they needed to take precedent over the apocalypse of the week. This fantasy promises to be funny and a bit lighter than More Than This, Chaos Walking trilogy, or A Monster Calls.
Patrick Ness is just so amazing.
I just got invited to the launch party for this book at Tumblr HQ. You better believe I almost thought it would be worth $1000 to make the trip to New York City. That’s how excited I am for this book.
Slash fanfiction forever.
I adore Edith Wharton, and this is one of her lesser known novels that I haven’t yet read. It’s standard fair for Wharton—relationship drama and ambition in New York City elite—but I heard this one doesn’t end as tragically as most do.
I haven’t ever read David Mitchell. This one is shorter than most and features a funny, smart, young narrator, so I think it will serve as a good introduction to his work and let me know if I should check out any of his other titles.
Here by Richard McGuire
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This graphic novel is all about place and perception, and I’m excited to finally read it.
Graphic memoirs are not usually to my taste (I’ve tried several, from Liz Prinze to Roz Chast and just haven’t clicked with one) but this story of summer camp and first (lesbian) love sounds adorable and I like the watercolor illustrations.
What’s on your fall TBR list?
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