This week, the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish have asked us to list our Top Ten To Be Read Books for Fall. I think my list could be ridiculously long, considering the fact that I have a bunch of classics I’ve never read AND a few more to read for the Debut Author Challenge…but humor me here.
1. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare– WHHHHATTT??? I know. It’s been out since April, people. April. But there is a reason I’ve dragged my feet even though I’m dying for more Clary and Jace (and let’s be honest. Even more Jace). Normally I prefer to read a series once all the books are out. It’s not that I don’t love getting involved in all the hype, because I do. It’s mainly that I’m seriously crazy and impatient and will obsess over every detail of what could possibly come next until a) the next book comes out or b) I find a new shiny object to love. So I’ve told myself to hold out until the Fall in the hopes that a few months until the next book won’t feel too terribly long.
2. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins– Let’s be honest. I already love this book even though I haven’t read a single line yet. I really enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss and all the buzz I’ve heard has been so good. Also, St. Clair and Anna make a couple of appearances, (Sarah Dessen style! Love it) so I’m in.
5. Shut Out by Kody Keplinger– I really liked The Duff because even though the content was a bit racy (yeah, I’m a major prude) Keplinger’s writing was impressive and she found a way to make me love her characters, even if I wouldn’t necessarily make the same decisions they would. Based on the premise of Shut Out, it sounds like she’ll be pushing the envelope yet again.
6. Anything by Maureen Johnson– Would you believe I’ve never read any of her books? I’m hoping to start with Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes, but I’m willing to read anything of hers since I’ve heard such praise for her books.
8. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin– From what I’ve heard, this one has some serious what the shizz??? moments. I have a tendency to love books like that; ones that totally take you for a ride and do something completely unexpected. I’m there.
9. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare– You guys, I loved Clockwork Angel and have been waiting for what seems like years to watch the next part of the story unfold. I love the characters in this book (and Will is on my list).
10. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott– I’m finally reading this (very slowly) and loving it. I can’t believe I waited my whole life to pick it up, but I’m so thankful that my nine-year old daughter loaned me her copy and convinced me I’d love it.