It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love everything about autumn, from the crisp, cool wind to the smell of fires puffing from my neighbors’ chimneys, to the thinness I can feel in the air that tells me something spooky is on its way. There’s nothing better than the feeling of leaves crunching beneath your boots, or the taste of a perfectly prepared pumpkin pie. I am all about fall. I want to live somewhere where it is only autumn all of the time. Fall means horror movies and Christmas shopping and MY BIRTHDAY, and NaNoWriMo, and haunted houses and just… everything Fall is awesome. As such, I’ve compiled a list of awesome books I need to get to in the coming months.
1. Days of Blood and Starlight. I really enjoyed the first book of this series, but I didn’t love it like everyone else, so I wasn’t jumping at the bit to continue on. Then a friend of mine told me that the finale of this series actually made him angry. Of course, I want to read everything even remotely controversial so I can form my own opinion. I hope this book lives up to the hype.
2. In A Handful of Dust. I was so ecstatic to get an early copy of this one. I can’t wait to devour it.
3. Mortal Heart. DO I EVEN HAVE TO EXPLAIN?? I’ve been rereading the first two His Fair Assassin books in preparation for the glorious day I get to read this one. This is the first ARC Jessie and I RAN for at BEA and I’ve been putting it off because I’m always so nervous about finishing a series. I can’t hold out any longer though!
4. They All Fall Down. Confession: I have no idea what this is even about. But from the moment the cover came up on Cover Snark, I was intrigued and pre-ordered it right away. I just love the dark humor of the cover image and I can’t wait to see what’s on the inside.
5. The Darkest Part of the Forest. I just can’t hold off any longer. It doesn’t come out until January, but I’ve been itching to read it since I got it in June. Holly Black is one of my favorite authors and I’m so excited to dive into her urban fantasy once again.
1. Frostbite by Richelle Mead – Forgotten Friday pick that will force me to continue the series. Also, my love for paranormal intensifies in the fall.
2. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – This just looks like a cold night and hot cocoa read. Fantasy is a wonderful genre for the changing season.
3. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – Female-centered fantasy seems to bump up on my list during the cooler weather season. I also just flat out want to start on this series.
4. The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman – Look at that! What a wonderful Halloween pick! OH, so spooky!
5. Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine – Another creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Many readers have highly recommended this one, and I finally feel that I am brave enough to give it a shot.