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Keeping it semi-short and sweet with my Fall to-be-read list. Each of these titles coordinates with a prompt from my reading co-challenge: Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid. 75% of the year has already passed, and I’m 66% completed; these are the final ten to bring the reading year home:
1. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood–prompt: Last book from a favorite author. I interpreted this one as latest book from a fave author. I sincerely hope for more Atwood novels in the future. (p.s. I am nearly done with it and remain on the fence; final thoughts soon)
2. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey–prompt: read a yellow novel.
3. Educated by Tara Westover–prompt: A character who loves to read. Okay I realize it’s quite a stretch, but hear me out: if you fight for your right to an education against all odds, you must love to read, once you learn how.
4. Anywhere that is Wild: John Muir’s First Walk to Yosemite by Peter and Donna Thomas–prompt: a non-fiction read about the environment. ❤
5. The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke–prompt: a retelling. Uggg, I’ve been putting off this loose, female-centered Beowulf retelling. But I will read it. I’ve got to now that I’ve put it out there, right?
6. The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way–prompt: a Netflix adaptation. This was the only Netflix based read that offered a glimmer of interest to me. Am I missing any great adaptations on Netflix? Help.
7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte or Turn of the Screw by Henry James –prompt: a gothic read. I actually adore Henry James’s aloof, scathing style but it’s hight time I read this Bronte classic. It will definitely be one of these two.
8. Prompt: Read an author with my initials. So, my initials are JS. Kind of a gift when you consider Steinbeck and Salinger, but I want to stretch my reading muscles on this prompt if possible. Any JS author recommendations y’all can provide?
9. Prompt: Book set in my home state. I hail from O-H-I-O, not a mecca of literary choices. I’ve read Celeste Ng and was underwhelmed. As of now, Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions is what I’m leaning toward.
10. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. Doesn’t fit into my reading challenge prompts at all, but I’m going to read it. Cannot wait.
What’s comprises the tbr for you this fall? New releases or reading challenge books? Or, like me, a bit of both?