This summer I set out with a goal to read more books. Since I don’t read nearly enough in my everyday life I thought I’d cram in as many as I could during my three weeks off. I told myself that five books were manageable and set out to find some great ones. I read some reviews and watched some books and quills videos on youtube looking for books from different genres and of varying length so that I would have some diversity and found a pretty nice selection.
As it turns out, five books in three weeks was not a manageable amount for me. I finished one. Therefor I thought I’d set myself the goal of reading all of them this fall instead, when you can cozy up on the sofa with a blanket and some tea.
Now to the list. To be honest I didn’t really read that much about the stories but went more on reviews and recommendations. You will also notice that I am slightly guilty of judging books by their cover.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
This one I actually picked up a while ago after hearing really good things about it and falling in love with the cover. This is the book that I actually managed to read in the summer and it’s just wonderful. It’s a non fictional book all about creativity and all I can say is you need to read this! Right now.
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Vinegar Girl is a part of Penguin Random House’s Hogarth Shakespeare Series where modern novelists get to retell Shakespeare plays and make them their own. This one is Anne Tyler’s version of the Taming of the Shrew and I heard of it in this video by books and quills. I of course fell in love with the gorgeous cover and added it to my list.
Fates and furies by Lauren Groff
A New York Times bestseller, Barack Obama’s book of the year and Amazon.Com’s 2015 Best book of the year. And again. The cover. As you may have noticed by now I really love a good looking book.
Girl Up by Laura Bates
Another non fiction, but this one is all about feminism. I’ve heard mixed reviews of this but thought I would give it a go just to get some variation.
Little Women Louisa May Alcott
Lastly I thought I’d throw in a bit of a classic. Again I first fell in love with this when I saw the cover but after reading a little bit about it I realized it would be a great casual read. I’ve read quite a few of these Jane Austen-type books and I really enjoy them. They are very comforting and relaxing for some reason.
And those are the books I plan to read this fall, with the addition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child of course. No reading list for this fall is complete without a bit of HP. I hope that gave you some inspiration and I would love to know what you are reading this fall.
Talk to you soon!