Books On My Fall To-Read List
I’m back with the weekly meme from the amazing blog The Broke and the Bookish.
I’ve got a bunch of books on my to-read list (in fact my to-read pile on Goodreads is far bigger than my read pile) and I pick them up as my mood suits me. This is one of the reasons why I’m not that great at sticking to any kind of lists (and why I’m woefully behind my Goodreads Choice Award Challenge). Still, there is some kind of logic behind my choices, so making a list of books that I should definitely finish before winter sets in isn’t that hard. I’m also encouraged by the fact that I managed to finish 8 out of 10 books from my summer list. Yay!
This particular list can be divided into several categories:
Book Series (either starting books or last ones)
I love book series, trilogies, or just any books that promise a good sequel. I always want more than one book if it’s particularly good since it’s hard to part with amazing characters. I’ve long wanted to re-read Sabriel and finish the series, but I’m equally excited about starting new ones.
- Sabriel – #1 Abhorsen series (Garth Nix)
- Wolf Hall – #1 Thomas Cromwell series (Hilary Mantel)
- Touch of Power – #1 Healer series (Maria V. Snyder)
- Citadel – #3 Languedoc series (Kate Mosse)
Goodreads Choice Award Challenge
This is my first year participating and I’ve given myself a modest goal – read 12 books from the list. So far I’ve managed around 8; I’d really love to pass the final number and manage around 15.
- The Light between Oceans (M. L. Stedman)
- The Long Earth (Terry Pratchett)
- A Discovery of Witches (Deborah Harkness)
Boxall’s 1001 Books You Must Read before You Die
This one’s a life-long challenge. I doubt I’ll read all of them, but the list is a good inspiration for me and my literary education. I’ve read several new sci-fi books this year thanks to this list and I hope to finish many more. I’ve been doing some calculations and decided that reading around 25 of the list books a year should make me finish the list in about 40 years. I’ll still be alive then. 😀 So far I’ve managed to read 62, but who knows what the number will be at the end of the year. The ones I particularly look forward to are the following: