I’ve been in a reading slump for nearly two months now and I’m finally starting to feel like I’m coming out of it. So, I’ve been setting up a fall tbr because it’s just unrealistic to do a monthly one.
Anyways, I’m mostly asking because I want to add nine more books to a bingo board I created for myself.
I don’t specifically have autumn themed books to read, but these are on my Kindle waiting to be read: ლ ლ (˘ᵋ ˘ )
Crazy Rich Asians
Leave the World Behind
Love in the Time of Cholera
Machines Like Me
Never Let Me Go
Play It As It Lays
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Constant Rabbit
The English Patient
The Kite Runner
The Remains of the Day
The Secret History
The Song of Achilles
The Underground Railroad
The Virgin Suicides
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Valley of the Dolls
Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
If you want spook or creepy,
My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (personally, not spooky enough for me)
I’m a mood reader so my immediate TBR always changes, but here’s the tentative list:
A Thousand Splendid Suns (current read)
The Last Firefox by Lee Newbery (depending on what splendid suns made me feel, I might still want something dense and not middle grade fantasy, but for now)
All The Birds In The Sky (fantasy, yes, but maybe I’ll want it)
Blood to Poison (this one has been speaking to me lately “read me, you know you want to”)
Star Daughter (if I still feel for fantasy by the end of all this)
The list is like this because I went through a middle grade fantasy mood for a really long time and now I’m in the mood for some dense, sad, heart-wrenching, stories about life and war and history and death and stuff. Basically, I want book hangover from dark stories that grab your heart and shatter it to bits. Looking for a beautiful book like All The Light We Cannot See or Where the Crawdads Sing. Or a dark, about-life book like Sadie or The Citadel (oh my GOSH those two books just left me stunned. Wow).
Haven’t read that one. But I assume it’s got Afghan history, a very approachable writing style (I find the style in Kite Runner quite plain for my taste but maybe he’s developed it more over the years) and a complex main character?
I have like twenty others I want to read this fall but I’m going to try and read as many of them as I can. Aka most of those twenty books have been on hold forever so I needed a new tbr while I wait for those to come in.