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Now that fall is upon us, it’s time to take stock of the year’s reading, including my To Be Read books. My TBR list is growing all the time, but here are ten of the books to which I’m most looking forward to reading this fall.
1. Warm Bodies (Isaac Marion) – A book about a zombie who falls in love with a human through the memories of the brain he is eating. Sounds a little gruesome, but I’ve only heard great things about it. I’m guessing it shows some interesting answers to the question of what makes us human.
2. Agnes Grey (Anne Bronte) – I’ve read the other sisters (Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights), but I’ve ignored poor Anne. I know very little about this book, but I hear that Anne’s writing style was very different from her sisters’, so I’m interested to see how I like it.
3. Eyes Like Stars (Lisa Mantchev) – The first in a series set in the Theatre Illuminata, where every character in every play ever written can be found. Bertie is not a character, but the Theatre is her home, and she must fight against dangerous odds to protect it.
4. My Soul to Take (Rachel Vincent) – I don’t think this will be the next Great American Classic, but it’s the first fantasy series I’ve heard that stars a banshee. Kaylee can’t see the dead, but she knows when someone near her is about to die. And then all she can do is…scream. It may turn out to be your typical YA fluff, but I’m interested enough to give it a try.
5. The Magicians (Lev Grossman) – First in a series starring Quention, a high school senior who discovers that the magic land of Fillory, a place he thought was just for storybooks, really exists. Seems to be a cross between C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling.
1. My Year with Eleanor (Noelle Hancock) – A memoir by a young woman who decides to take Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice to “Do one thing every day that scares you” literally. I want to see this woman’s journey, and maybe gain my own courage from it.
2. Every Living Thing (James Herriot) – I think I’ve read every book Herriot wrote, except this one. His final book contains more tales of the small-town man and his adventures in veterinary medicine.
3. Jesus, a Very Jewish Myth (R.G. Price) – A book that takes on the question, If Jesus were real, why do none of the writings and writers of the time mention him? I’m not looking to prove or disprove the existence of God or Jesus, but I’m always interested in learning more about what people think about faith.
4. Cinderella Ate My Daughter (Peggy Orenstein) – What I hope will be an interesting look into the “girly-girl” culture, the virgin-whore dichotomy, the myth of happily ever after, and what we as a society can do to make life better for everyone.
5. Missed Her (Ivan E. Coyote) – I fell in love with Ivan after listening to her poem “To all the kick ass, beautiful fierce femmes out there…” and I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection of her short stories. She’s a master storyteller, which I love, and has interesting ways to make you see things from perspectives that you might not think you could understand.
Your turn, readers. What’s on your TBR list for fall?