As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
Well tomorrow marks the first official day of Fall, and while it’s still quite warm here in the Carolinas, I’m already thinking about what books I wanted to read while snuggled up in my favorite blanket and sipping a nice cup of tea.
The first book on my Must Read Books for Fall List comes from New York Times Bestselling Author, John Green known for The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. If you live in the Charlotte area and what to meet the author, he will be at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square on 10/12 at 7pm. All tickets include a signed copy of his latest book.
Turtles All the Way Down | John Green
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
I don’t typically read non-fiction or biographies, both the title and the cover of this next book had me intrigued.
The Diary of a Bookseller | Shaun Bythell
Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown – Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover’s paradise? Well, almost … In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye. – Goodreads
The last book on this list is a must read before you see the movie. If you haven’t seen the trailer for the latest remake of Murder on the Orient Express, then you definitely need to. I’ve seen a few versions of the film (as well as the Dr. Who take) and I have to say this one looks like the most exciting one yet.
Camino Island | John Grisham
So this is the book that I’m currently listening to via Audible during my commute in the evenings and one that came highly recommended by my mom.
A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.
Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts.
Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets.
Murder on the Orient Express | Agatha Christie
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.
Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer amongst a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again…
The 52 Lists: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration | Moorea Seal
Since I’m planning on going the route of the Bullet Journal for both my blog planning and my blog post ideas/brainstorming I’ve been looking into books that will give me a little bit of inspiration.
Based on the popular blog series by Moorea Seal, this bestselling journal is for list lovers. Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, that will help you discover the beauty, joy, creativity, and power you already have! This gorgeous undated journal of weekly lists will help nurture self-expression and self-development. Each seasonal section includes list prompts, with plenty of space to write your own lists, and challenges to help you take action and make your dreams a reality. With perfectly timed prompts that meet you where you are throughout the different seasons, this journal will open up new avenues of self-knowledge and help you celebrate, enjoy, and take ownership of your life, as each week of the year becomes more thoughtful and vibrant.
What books are you looking forward to reading the most this Fall? Let me know in the comments below!
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