Books for Halloween:
Read 3 - 5
My options are:
It's a classic, right? I've never read it.
My husband (the German scholar) is a huge Faust fan and is always telling me I should read a translation. It's totally creepy and would be perfect for Halloween. If only it wasn't so long...
Frankenstein would be a reread for me, but I loved it so much I really should read it again.
These two are Frankenstein prequels, YA style. They've been on my radar for a little while and are currently both waiting at my library for me to pick up. Will definitely be reading them!
I love Agatha Christie! I haven't read this one yet, but I own it, so I think I'll pick it up soon.
My favorite Agatha Christie! Time for a reread.
A new YA retelling of And Then There Were None. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it translates into a modern story. The reviews on Goodreads are pretty polarized (seems people either hate or love it) so I guess I'll have to see where I fit into the mix.
Creepy and highly recommended to me by several friends. I think it's a must for this year.
I've already read it but I can't think of a more perfect Halloween book!
More Flavia. Need I say more?
This one makes the Halloween list since it is a murder mystery. I'm so worried about it! The blurbs all sound so boring. But.... it's J.K. Rowling. How can I not read it? I'm right in the front of my library's hold line for it, so I think I'll be getting it soon.
Classics I Own (both rereads and first reads):
Read 1 - 2
It's been years since I read it, but the movie trailers are making me want to pick this classic back up.
It's a favorite. And it's been too long.
1. I've never read it. 2. I'm dying to see the movie. Pretty good reasons, no?
I bought this a while ago and have been meaning to read it ever since. I love Arthurian legends and Disney's The Sword in the Stone. It's high time I actually got around to it.
It's about rabbits. I know. But I keep hearing amazing things and I think I really ought to read it once in my life and I've been putting it off too long.
My least favorite Austen. She deserves another chance.
Georgette Heyer is an author I've been meaning to read FOREVER. It seems like I really ought to like her books, but I've never gotten around to it. So, I've been researching blog posts and goodreads listopia and I've finally made a list of potential Georgette Heyers to try. These are supposed to be her best. Please, PLEASE tell me if you have a favorite. Here are my options:
The Grand Sophy
The Talisman Ring
The Convenient Marriage
A Civil Contract
These Old Shades
The Devil's Club
I'm trying to read more about writing, and this is supposed to be one of the best. Also, being by Stephen King, it puts off a sufficiently creepy vibe for October reading. :D
YA/MG New Releases (and others):
Read lots :D
Out October 2nd! I've already pre-ordered it and can't wait to dive in.
Sequel to Ruby Red, which was a favorite from last year. Wonderful time travel!
I'm a little behind on this one; most everyone I know (in the book blogging world) has already read it since it started much-hyped. The hype has died down a bit and this book disappointed a lot of people, but I'm still looking forward to reading it myself.
Another much-hyped recent release. Most reviews I've seen are alarmingly positive. I'm excited to check it out!
Girl of Fire and Thorns would be a reread. I really liked it last year, but I was so heartbroken by the ending. From what I'm hearing about the sequel, I'm in for some serious goodness. The Crown of Embers is already released too! I need to get on it!
Pirates. Assassins. Curses. Magic. Romance. YES!!! Out October 2nd.
Sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which I loved. Can't wait to read this! Out November 6th.
Final book in the Matched trilogy! Out November 13th. I can't wait!
I think that might keep me busy for a bit. :D
What's on your to-read list this fall? Do you like reading classics? Any YA releases out soon I missed? Any Georgette Heyer or Halloween recommendations for me? Too many questions? ;)