(The above image was taken and altered by me via Canva. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.)
It’s September, and that means that it is finally Fall! Fall is truly my favorite season. Fall, to me, means sweater weather, beautiful fall foliage, and my favorite holiday – Halloween. It also means that with the cooler weather setting in, I can snuggle up under a warm blanket and a good book.
Now, I always have a TON of books on my TBR list. But the books on this list, are the ones I’m most excited to read. The books I’m going to try my VERY hardest to read.
‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King – Pet Cemetery was the first horror movie I really wanted. I was young, probably too young to really be watching it, but I watched it nonetheless. I remember being both terrified and entranced by it. I loved the movie, and I went on to watch and love many of his Stephen King’s movies. What I haven’t done though is read his books. I’ve only read Carrie. So I decided that I should read more Stephen King. It would be good for my horror-loving heart. I decided that since I read Carrie – which was his first published book – that I should read in order. ‘Salem’s Lot is his second published novel.
The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes – I came across this book when my coworker received an ARC of this book. I hadn’t heard of it, and I really knew nothing about it. But that cover just pulled me in. I looked it up on GoodReads, and it sounded like a total me book. Ever since, I’ve been wanting to read this one. I’m going to make it a priority.
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater – It’s Maggie’s new book … do I really need to say more?!
The Possible by Tara Altebrando – One of the first book signings I went to was for the book Dreamland Social Club, a book set in one of my favorite places: Coney Island. This book was written by an author, at the time, I hadn’t heard of – Tara Altebrando. I read … no wait, I devoured this book. Everything I want in a book was found within Dreamland Social Club’s pages. It’s a book I’ve read many, but this is the one that has stuck with me until this very day. I have loved every one of her books since, and I’m certain that I will love this one too.
Warcross by Marie Lu – Admittedly, this does NOT sound like a Nicole kind of book. But I’m very curious about it, and VERY, VERY excited about it. And that cover!
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken – I’m a rather new Middle Grade reader. But when one of your favorite author publishes her first MG novel, you read it!
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo – I’m shocked that this is on the list. I didn’t think I’d be interested in this one. But then I saw Wonder Woman, and I became obsessed. This was soon added to my list.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – I haven’t read Becky Albertalli’s debut Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. And there’s a reason why: I’ve been on the fence about it. While it sounds like a great book, a book that I would really love reading. I hadn’t planned on reading this book, but than it was gifted to me, and I feel that even though I hadn’t planned on reading it, I should because it was gifted to me. Albertalli’s second novel is a different story altogether. It was one I didn’t know I wanted to read until I won a copy at BookExpo (Thanks Owl Crate!). After winning a copy, and looking it up on GoodReads, I soon realized that The Upside of Unrequited totally seems like it’s a that I would genuinely love.
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner – Bff Emma (Miss Print) told me I needed to read The Serpent King. She said it’s one hundred percent a Nicole kind of book. She said I would love it. And she was one hundred percent right. And I fully intend to one hundred percent to love Goodbye Days as well.
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jone – Between the cover and the mere mention of a demon I was sold.
(All cover images from GoodReads)