My Big List of Fall Book Obsessions
I've been doing lot of backlist reading this summer, since much of the new stuff this season hasn't piqued my interest too much. But, fall tempts me with all its goodness and makes my book preorder finger awfully twitchy.
Here are a few of my hotly anticipated reads I'm looking forward to in the coming months. (Note: I arbitrarily cut off this list at December 1, in an unsucessful attempt to keep it short-ish.)
Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan | Aug. 27
It is a known fact that Sarah Rees Brennan relishes in torturing her readers, as evidenced by Unspoken, which all of us at CEFS adored. Cannot. Wait.
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill | Sept. 3
Well, I'm kind of cheating, because I've already read this book and am in full psycho book pusher mode with it. But I also am planning on buying a copy for the Sarah Moon Permanent Collection, because I want to make sure I support this awesome time travel novel.
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney | Sept. 3
A lot of the early reviews of this novel have complained that it's very heavy on the art history stuff, however I am a major art history nerd (it was one of my "Areas of Focus" in my undergraduate Women's Studies program), so I am hoping I will like that. It was originally pitched as "Night at the Museum, plus the Da Vinci Code, with a feminist twist," which really appeals to me.
The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond | Sept. 3
I was lukewarm on Gwenda Bond's debut, Blackwood, but I loved how imaginative is was and am really hoping the TV show becomes a thing, since it could translate well to the small screen. The Woken gods features Greek Gods as our overlords, so obviously I'll be all over this one.
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater | Sept. 17
Y'all, I read it this weekend. It's amazing. Preorder the hell out of the second novel in The Raven Cycle. Trust me.
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller | Sept. 24
This is another one I've already read. And it's spectacular. Look for my review soon-ish.
Just One Year by Gayle Forman | Oct. 10
I actually stomped my feet a bit when Penguin declined me for an e-galley of the sequel to Just One Day, which I loved. (Why do you hate me, Penguin? Is it because I am not cool? I suspect so.) Anyway, I'm dying to know how Allyson and Willem's story unfolds.
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund | Oct. 25
For Darkness Shows the Stars was a real surprise for me last year--it was inventive and moving. I'm hoping for the same for Across a Star-Swept Sea, which is a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin | Oct. 29
Gabrielle Zevin's Birthright series is another one of those surprise series that I've really been captivated by. It's got mobsters, intrigue and a fabulous narrator. I can't wait to see how it concludes. (I'll probably audiobook this one, since I loved the audio version of the second book.)
Wild Child by Molly O'Keefe | Oct. 29
That cover is basically what ereaders were invented for, right? Regardless, Molly O'Keefe's books are complex and layered and simply work for me. I can't wait for her next one.
Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols | Oct. 29
I really liked Star Crossed, Jennifer Echol's first novel for adults--it was lighter fair done very well. This one continues the series about a group of high-powered PR professionals and it sounds fun.
World After by Susan Ee | Nov. 19
I won't believe that the sequel to Angelfall is actually going to happen until it's in my hot little hands. Regardless, if it is actually a thing and it's out this fall, I'm planning on freaking the hell out.
There you have it: Twelve of my most-anticipated fall novels. I'm also dying for Fractured by Sarah Fine, which is the sequel to Sanctum, which I really enjoyed, but I have this thing for groups of threes in my image layouts and I couldn't find two more to go with it...
Winter is just as exciting, with a new Melissa Walker novel coming, and the next installments of several kickass urban fantasy series I love.
What are you looking forward to in the next season?