Here I go participating in Top Ten Tuesday at the last second.
I hate to be left out.
Fall is my favorite time to reread books.
This fall, I want to reread some books and try some spooky new reads. (Hey, Mansfield Park.)
1. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
This is my favorite book in the Graceling series.
Rain, bad dreams, and painful recovered memories scream fall to me.
2. Blue Lily, Lily Blue + The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
I made it to the latter half of my Raven Cycle reread!
I’ve read the first three books multiple times, but The Raven King only once.
It should be interesting to revisit the final book after a fresh reread of the rest of the series.
3. Northanger Abbey + Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
About ten years ago, I tried to start a Jane Austen Book Club with my mom, grandma, and aunts.
Starting with Northanger Abbey proved to be a mistake.
The other members dropped out halfway through the book.
I finished the book out of spite and ended up regretting it.
It’s been a decade; perhaps my feelings on the insipid Catherine Morland have changed.
It’s also a nice spOoOoOoky book to help me celebrate three months of Halloween. (This year, I started celebrating on September 1st.)
Since I’ve never read Mansfield Park, I might as well add that to the list.
4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
How long ago did I start this book? Last November?
CLEARLY I’VE HAD A REALLY HARD TIME GETTING INTO IT.
I would really like to cross this one off my TBR.
5. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
More spooky girls, please.
This feels like a quick read to me.
No idea if that’s TRUE; it’s just how it feels.
6. The Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart
I reread these books every year.
Now’s the time!
These books cover the gamut of teenage experiences: anxiety, rejection, first love, break-ups, all that jazz.
Pour me a cup of that angst.
7. The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
I didn’t want to admit how excited I am to read this book.
It looks like a fun one.
I am a fantasy snob…except when there are tense alliances and runaway royals involved.
I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET THIS BAND OF UNLIKELY HEROES
8. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
More spooky books, please.
Nothing like a purple book covered in skulls to make me appreciate the fall.
9. My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
I have a tradition of reading Jane Eyre every fall, but I’m not really in the mood this year.
What if I read about Jane Eyre’s exploits as a Victorian ghostbuster instead?
What’s more, the books I’ve picked so far are pretty heavy as far as content goes.
I need something light.
10. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.
REREADING THIS BOOK DURING SCORPIO SEASON IS A TRADITION THAT I WILL KEEP UP FOREVER.
I CAN HARDLY WAIT.
For those who DIDN’T know The Scorpio Races is the perfect fall book: YOU’RE WELCOME.
I have Crooked Kingdom ready to roll.
The fall TBR has begun.