I don’t know about you, but I’m a big believer in books. I can’t tell you how many
hours days of my life have been spent with my nose deep in some amazing-smelling paperback. I love being drawn into new and exciting worlds led by characters that grow and change and transform the story. Here are just a few of the books I’m planning to read this fall. Want to join along?
–The Woman in Cabin 10 (Ruth Ware) ♦
Lo Blacklock is a journalist for a travel magazine who scores the assignment of a lifetime – a week aboard the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship with only a handful of cabins. When Lo becomes the sole witness of a girl being thrown overboard, the ship continues as if nothing has happened because all passengers are technically accounted for. While she is sure something has gone terribly wrong, Lo keeps readers on their toes as they (and the other characters) question her credibility and above all ask “who done it?”
–Pretty Girls (Karin Slaughter) ♦
When Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister vanished into thin air over twenty years ago, their lives went two very different and very separate directions but neither has recovered from the trauma of their shared loss. When Claire’s husband is killed, the sisters find commonalities between his death and their sister’s disappearance that lead them on a twisty journey to find truth, redemption, and revenge.
–Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling) ♦
The HP series is my go-to fall read but for the sake of reading new material instead of books I’ve read 1,000 times, I’ll just stick to Chamber of Secrets which I connect the most to Halloween.
“The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Enemies of the heir, beware.”
(If you need a plot description of this book, I’m sorry, we just can’t be friends.)
–The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah) ♦
Set in WWII era, German-occupied France, two sisters are leading separate lives striving for survival, love, and freedom, and demonstrating the resilience and durability of women above all else.
–May I Have Your Attention Please? (James Corden)
James Corden’s memoir has been on my reading list for a while now. He just absolutely cracks me up and I’m super interested to hear how he became the man he is today.
–Sacred Marriage (Gary Thomas)
Sacred Marriage delves into the differences between having a happy marriage and having a holy marriage and how God designed this sacred covenant to train us to love Him and others better. My life group at church will be going through this book together and I can’t wait to see all that God will teach me and Jake!
–Turtles All the Way Down (John Green) ♦
This is John Green’s first novel since The Fault in Our Stars and I’ll be completely honest, I didn’t even research what it’s about. At this point, I’m such a huge John Green fan, I would read his grocery lists. And so should you. (Read any of his novels, I mean…)
Thoughts? What are you reading? Have you read any of these yet? Do you have a favorite book? Let’s chat in the comments!
*This post has been edited to include ♦ which signifies that I have finished reading this book. If you would like to talk about a book that I finished, I’d love to hear your thoughts!