It is officially fall! Or autumn (which honestly sounds prettier, but whatever). I am so very excited for cooler weather and nice, cozy evenings in with my books. My reading this year has kind of been… not great. I’ve read some great books, but I just haven’t been reading the same way I used to. I won’t go into it too much here, but you can check out my last post where I talk about it. I’m hoping fall will be a good sort of motivation for me to really get back into books.

Since I decided to kind of wipe the slate clean with my TBR last week (I just kept adding to it and it got overwhelming), today I want to share five books that I still really want to read this fall. Because it’s about time I read a damn book (it’s been like a month – send help). These are books I’m still pretty excited about, and I think having a slightly less overwhelming group to pick from might help. I’ll keep you updated.

Here are the books:

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series is seriously one of my favorite series of all time. I love the stories. I love how they are all so different, and I love that they’re short, quick reads that pack a huge punch. I can’t believe I somehow still haven’t read the fifth book in the series, but I definitely want to get to it very soon.

The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett

I have been hearing amazing things about this book, and it definitely sounds like something I will enjoy. I really don’t know why, but I just get the impression that this will be a great book to curl up with when the weather cools down a bit. Hopefully my instincts are correct, because I could definitely use that kind of book right about now.

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

I’ll be honest with you: I kind of have no idea what this book is about. But Homegoing is one of my favorite books of all time, so obviously, I need to read this. I’m just going to ignore the fact that she is my age because her achievements make me feel like a moron. Seriously, though: Homegoing feels like something someone wrote after a lifetime of experiences and I can’t wrap my head around it. I’m both excited and a little scared to read this. But I’m still going to do it!

I Am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume

I have actually read a few pages of this already, and was actually loving it. But then I put it down to try and finish some of the books for a project and got “bookstipated” (an awesome word I learned from one of you) and just never picked it up again. But I do still really want to read this one! Because it’s a Japanese classic with a main character who is a cat, and that just sounds kind of amazing.

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

I only have a very vague idea about what this book is. But Freshwater blew my mind, so I just really want to give this book a shot. It seems like it will be pretty dark, which, again, is what I’m in the mood for this time of year. Hopefully this is as good as Freshwater, even though it seems pretty different, but either way, I want to read this.


That’s it for my fall reading list! I want to keep it fairly short since I am already putting together my October (Halloween) reading list – which will be up next week! No idea how it’s already almost October, but I’m pretty excited about it.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Which of these books do you think I should read first? Is there anything you’re looking forward to reading this fall?

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