Thursday, October 6, 2016

Autumn TBR!

It's been a rough year for reading. 

Life happens. 

You get busy. Your mind becomes consumed with other things. Headaches plague your eyes. You break your finger. People are born. You start to wonder if it all means something...or nothing. 

But then you have a birthday and receive money from your gommie (a.k.a grandmother), and you realize you can buy books with said money. And by buying books...happiness is regenerated.

So as I try to type this, minus one finger and with my dog attempting to lick remnants of popcorn from my hands, bear in mind that for me, this year, this list is ambitious which is why it is an Autumn TBR and not just October. It will certainly be spilling over into November...maybe even December. And January. But hey, it's good to have goals. 

Northanger Abbey

I joined the Goodreads Austentatious book club created by readbyzoe. An Austen book a month? Sounds like heaven to me. Unfortunately, the first two months I wasn't able to fully participate. This month is Northanger Abbey, and not only is it one of the smaller Austen books, it's one of my favorites. I'm determined to finish this month's!

Jane Eyre

I received this gorgeous edition of Jane Eyre for my birthday. It's currently displayed beautifully on my book shelf and by far the prettiest book. I haven't read this book since I was in my mid-teens, so I can't wait to revisit it!


I don't know much about this book except that it deals with problems such as high school drama, bullying, and rape. A friend recommended this with the warning that the material is heavy. I have a feeling it will be a tear-jerker and deeply thought-provoking. 

Jennifer's Way

I first discovered Jennifer Esposito while watching the cop TV show Blue Bloods. Anyone else a Jackie fan? After reading her experience online expressing her ordeal with illness and celiac's disease, I knew I had to read this. As someone who has dealt with undiagnosed chronic illness my whole life, I already know this book will bring me to tears and also shine hope. 

Throne of Glass

This series is all over Pinterest and Booktube. After drooling over hundreds of fan art photos as inspiration for my own fantasy works and hearing the name over and over again, I finally broke down and bought the first book. I'm skeptical, but anxious to read it. 

Theft of Swords

At nearly 700 pages, this fantasy book won't be finished in October, that I know at least.  I've read mixed reviews, but the premise was something I couldn't get out of my mind. Two medieval swashbuckling partners framed for murder, sprinkled with a bit of sarcastic humor and mystery? Bring it. 

 What are you reading this fall?



  1. Jane Eyre was one of those books I was forced to read in school and ended up falling in love with. You never know what you are going to love until you try it. This term at school we are reading Different Seasons by Stephen King. A different kind of Classic.

    1. Jane Eyre was also a school project for me, though I believe I was able to choose the book (ah, the joys of homeschooling). I remember reading in bed for hours, unable to put it down.
      I haven't read Different Seasons, but it's now on my list! Hope your term goes well.