What’s On Your Fall Reading List?

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 by 6 Comments
What’s On Your Fall Reading List?

I like to fancy myself an OK writer until I read really good writers, then I’m half inspired and half intimidated. Inspired to work on my craft, to hone my skills, to slow it all down and play with words. Intimidated because, well, you know, it’s intimidating.

Like the other day when I read Ernest Hemingway’s Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises

Talk about a gooooood read!

Now I’m back to my junk food beach reads. They may taste good, but there is no real substance there.

Daily Candy, a fun melange of a site, recently had a list of 101 top reads. It’s a good place to go if you’re looking for a recommendation for something different than whatever rut you are in book-wise.

I’ve actually read a few of them! Like David Sedaris’s Me Talk Pretty One Day

I see few others that I have read, but need to read again because I enjoyed them so much (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee!) and a few I’ve read and cried so hard (The Kite Runner

Got any other recommendations that Daily Candy missed? I’ll start my own reading list…maybe even share some of ya’ll top picks, like a reader’s choice list or something.

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  • Julie C.

    My current fave reads are the Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin. I’m on the 5th book now and will be sad when I’m done because the author has promised two more books to complete the fantasy medieval saga, and I don’t know if I can wait! :)

    I’m a voracious reader. So many books, so little time.

  • Pinchus Rose

    What happened to NY times bestseller’s list? Is that not a good map for reading? Well, assuming that not all books on the list are interesting… It’s just that if so many people buy it, read it and recommend it, it must be good.

  • http://www.adventuresinbabywearing.com Adventures In Babywearing

    I just preordered Mindy Kaling’s new book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? That is about all I have on my list for now. I need to carve out more time for reading books other than the ones I read to my kids!


  • http://www.sexyshoesexpert.com Silke

    I am waiting for the conclusion of the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini. The last book of this trilogy is due to come out in early November, just in time for my son’s 20. birthday.
    I bought him the first one book, Eragon, when he was 16 and we both got hooked on it. The author Christopher Paolini was only 15 years old when he wrote the first draft of this series. Amazing!

  • http://jagerfoods.hubpages.com/ Nick

    Preordered Michael Connely’s, The Drop. I also heard they have a Michael Crichton novel coming out as well with a ghost writer. Should be interesting.

  • http://villy-k.blogspot.com/ Villy K

    Sometimes I just wish I had more time to read a real book. Did we all forget how nice is to read a book in a bed and don`t want to go to sleep, because you just want to finish one more chapter, and one more, and one more. Or just stealing 5 minutes in your break time to read a little bit. I think we all need to give a nice gift this season of a luxurious book, that we can feel in our hands, smell the paper and fall in love with reading again!