I set what I thought would be reasonable Summer Reading Goals earlier this year. I wanted to get through my Summer Stack by reaching for a book during any free moments I had. I wanted to make space for family reading time. And I wanted to read a chapter or two aloud to my boys most days.
Things did not go according to plan. And that’s okay. In fact, it has helped in shaping how I want to approach reading this fall. You can listen to what happened in more detail on the podcast if you want, but if you want a literal list of books I want to read this fall, here you go.
I’ve only read one of her books - The Likeness - but it was so my scene and such a page-turner. A mystery thriller detective British situation. Love it. I want more of those.
You might remember this from my summer stack. I didn’t read it, but it’s the perfect kind of feel good book to keep me reading. At least I hope so.
I really like Wendell Berry but haven’t read any of his fiction yet. He feels like such a fall author, so I’m looking forward to this one.
Another page turner on my shelf is a reread actually. I loved this book when I read it a year or two ago, and since it’s short and awesome, it could be a great shot in the arm if I need to look forward to picking up a book.
I’m excited to read this nonfiction title. It’s about how our bodies hold on to trauma, and I’m very intrigued by it and hope to learn a lot from it.
I’m hoping for some Hollywood fun in this one, but it’s another short interesting read that feels great for early fall especially.
I put this on my list after hearing about it on Anne Bogel’s podcast What Should I Read Next? And while it’s not my usual fare, I think I’ll love it based on her description. I remember reading Seabiscuit a couple of years ago and being oddly obsessed with it. Somehow the real story was told in such a captivating way that it read like compelling fiction. I think this book about an Olympic rowing team could be awesome. I’m strangely excited about this one, too.