Well hello there strangers, it has been a while! I have completely given up on ever keeping up with regular posts and memes, but as I haven’t posted a non-readathon TBR in a while, no was the time to jump back on the band wagon! So here I am, doing a Fall TBR, wondering what seasonal reading actually is, and panicking that I have no idea what I am planning on reading. I’m back!
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I am going through a real funk with books. Not an actual reading funk, no sir, I’ve read 100 books this year. It’s a book funk, or more specifically, a TBR choosing funk. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to choose a book to read that isn’t to fit a readathon challenge, so I’ve been a bit lost as to what to read this autumn, sorry, fall. So, in no particular order, my list (and yes, it contains 20 books, because I am aiming to reach at least 120 books read this year):
- Good Omens Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: Emma absolutely loves this book and has on/off raved about this for a long time. David Tennant and Michael Sheen have just started filming an adaptation for Amazon Prime, so I think if there was ever a time to read it, that time is now!
- Stardust Neil Gaiman: I have literally just downloaded this from audible. Mostly to listen to the unbelievably unbelievable sound that is Neil Gaiman’s voice, but also because I want to read it.
- The Bat Jo Nesbo: I just really want to read this. It’s that simple. I want to try and get started on this Harry Hole series, so that I can read enough of them that the film stops me reading the books.
- The Chemist Stephanie Meyer: I don’t know what it was about this that made me want to read it, but I bought the hard back because I was desperate for this to be another Host and not Twilight Saga. We’ll see!
- You Caroline Kepnes: I took this to America with me this month and didn’t pick it up, but as I’ve recently read Stalker, and I am finding a groove again when it comes to thrillers, I want to give this a go.
- Billy and Me Giovanna Fletcher: I follow Gi on Instagram, and Youtube, and Twitter, but I haven’t read anything buy her. I’ve just acquired her first book second hand, and think it will make a nice break from some of the heavier reads on this list.
- The Burning Page Genevieve Cogman: I need to read this book before I completely forget the first two instalments and have to reread them. It’s not too long until the next book is published either, so now is the time. I can feel like.
- The Ascent of Gravity Marcus Chown: I have enjoyed reading a bit of non-fiction this year, and this book just sits on my shelf, right in my eye line when I am on the sofa, winking and pretty and stuff. I’m a little concerned that it will be on the intellectual side, but hey ho!
- The Nine Tailors Dorothy L Sayers: This was one of the first books I received from Willoughby Book Club, and I still haven’t read it, so I think it’s time. It sounds fascinating as well, and counts as a classic, which I need to read more of. Win, win, win.
- A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess: I’ve wanted to read this for a while, and then I found out that Tom Hollander narrated the audiobook, and have decided that it is going to be my next audible purchase!
- Sin City Vol. 7: Hell and Back Frank Miller: I have put this off for so long, but every time I walk past it, it’s like a magnetic pull is there making me want to pick it up. But I don’t want it to end….and it’s the wrong edition…
- A Closed and Common Orbit Becky Chambers: I am currently reading The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet that is the first book in the universe that Chambers has created, and I am loving it so far, and I am fully expecting to want to read her next book pretty soon.
- The Horse and His Boy (Narnia #3) C S Lewis: I would really like to try and read The Chronicles of Narnia by the end of the year, but I’m not sure that is realistic. For now, I’d like to try and keep the momentum vaguely going by reading the next book in the series.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Screenplay) J K Rowling: I bought this almost a year ago and have pretty much only touched it to move shelves. I really need to read it. It can’t be as bad as Cursed Child, right?
- Muhammad Ali: A Memoir Michael Parkinson: I went to Louisville, Kentucky earlier this year, and we immersed ourselves in the museum and childhood home of Ali. I’m excited to read more in depth about him.
- Chew Vol. 4: Flambé/ Chew Vol. 5: Major League Chew John Layman and Rob Guillory: I love Chew and it’s been too long. I’ve only put reading these off for so long because I know that once I read them I then have to buy more to keep them going!
- In Cold Blood Truman Capote: Again, I’ve wanted to read this for ages, and again, I just haven’t got round to it.
- The Long Way Round Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman: I love a good travel book, and I really enjoyed Boorman’s book By Any Means. It’s been over a decade since I watched the TV show, and now as I have acquired this, it will be a nice accompaniment to some thrillers and heavy reads.
- The Sellout Paul Beatty: I picked this up a long while ago, and while I read His Bloody Project, this kind of sat forgotten on my shelf. In a bid to read more respectable novels, and books I have bought and then stuck on a shelf, I am planning to read this.
- The Bourne Identity Robert Ludlum: OK, this is the last on the list (and by no means least). I finally own the trilogy, and I want to read them. So I plan to. I’m not committing to the trilogy yet, just the first one for now.
Sooooo…that’s what I plan to read over the coming months. We’ll see how many of these actually materialise and appear on my read list, eh? If you plan big, then you’ll do big. Or something? I dunno!
What will you be reading this fall? What is on your TBR?