It's been a long time since I've posted a reading list, so I figured now would be a good time to update you on what I plan to read this fall and winter. Like always, I have about a million books on my to-read list on Goodreads. Actually, my reading wish list is currently at 366 books right now, but it feels like it only ever gets longer and not any shorter! If you'd like to connect with me on Goodreads, here's a link to my profile. I'd love to see what you're reading so I can keep adding to my list :-)
I'm lucky enough to get 2 weeks off work over the holidays, so I'm already making big plans on all the books I'll finish and all the shows I'll catch up on. Here are the 10 books that I'm hoping to finish before spring hits:
Keep reading for a quick summary of why I want to read each book and a link to all the books on Amazon.
Practical Magic is still one of my favorite movies from when I was younger and surprisingly I never got around to reading the book. Alice Hoffman recently released a prequel to this novel called The Rules of Magic, so I figured now would be a good time to read both books. I've already finished the first book and I did like it even though it was different than I expected. There were a few big differences from the movie, but overall it was an enjoyable book to read and I am looking forward to reading the next one.
The Alchemist is a book I've heard about from time to time over the years, but I never really knew what it was about. It's come to my attention more and more over the last year, so I decided it's about time I get around to reading it. Other than knowing it's about the quest of a young shepard boy, I don't know much else about it. Based on the positive reviews and recommendations I've seen over the years, I am excited to check it out for myself.
The White Queen is one of Philippa Gregory's historical fiction novels that I haven't read yet. The book has been made into a TV series on Starz that I've been meaning to watch, but I decided that I would try and read the book first. I've loved every other book that I've read by Philippa Gregory, so I've got high hopes for this one!
Origin is Dan Brown's latest novel and I knew it would be on my reading list as soon as it came out. All of his books have been really good so it didn't even matter to me what it was about. I'll only start this one when I'm ready to get sucked into the story and not re-emerge until I've read the whole thing.
A Wrinkle In Time is the only book on this list that I have already read before. I read it at some point a long time ago and I barely remember anything about it. When I heard that they are making a movie from the book I knew I needed to re-read it! I just saw the movie trailer over the weekend and it looks like it's going to be good. I've already started this book and only have a few more days before I have to return it to the library. Thankfully, it's a relatively short book, so I'm sure I can sprint through the rest fairly quickly.
Letters to the Lost is a recent addition to my to-read list. I saw it in one of the reading lists I found on Pinterest recently and I liked how it sounded. It's a Young Adult novel and also a romance, which are two of my favorite genres, so I'm excited to see how well the author tells the story.
Moxie is another YA book on my list that I'm excited to read. This is also another author I've never read before. It sounds like the book is highly relevant to today's issues and topics, mostly because it tells the story of a teenage girl who starts a feminist revolution in her Texas high school. I'm hoping the story is as interesting as it sounds!
Ringer is the second book in the Replica series. I read the first book a few months ago and really loved the concept, so I was excited to see that the next book was scheduled to come out in October. Just like the first book, this one is split into two separate stories from two different characters. The book is literally split into two pieces, so you can read one story and then flip the book over and read the other one. The jacket says you can either read the chapters in both books by alternating between the two or you can also read one whole side and then the other. I read this book in only 3 or 4 sittings, so it is definitely a quick read and a good story to get sucked into!
Go Set a Watchman is Harper Lee's sequel to the well-known To Kill A Mockingbird. I bought both of them as audio books a while ago. The first book is narrated by Sissy Spacek and this one is narrated by Reese Witherspoon. Like most people, I read To Kill A Mockingbird back in school, but I wanted to re-read it as an adult. Now that I've listened to the audio book and reacquainted myself with the characters, I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to them twenty years later in this book.
And that's the end! Those are the 10 books that I have read or plan on reading for this fall and winter. Let me know in the comments if you've read any of these books or if you have your own reading list that you are working on!
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.