I don't know about you, but fall to me is the perfect season to cozy up and read a book! Right now I'm reading through the Harry Potter series for the first time (gasp, I know). I'm halfway through the Deathly Hallows right now and am struggling to carry on with the rest of my life. How is one supposed to focus on work when You Know Who is terrorizing everyone and all of these horcruxes are just out there threatening the wizarding and muggle worlds alike?? The struggle is SO REAL! For those of you who have already lived through this marvelous adventure or aren't feeling the whole wizards in the 90's scene, I've come up with a list of three books for you to dive into and get lost in this fall.
A MUST READ! This beautiful book takes place in the exciting landscape of New York City in 1938. Twenty-five year old Katy Kontent is a receptionist living on next to nothing with her best friend, when at a bar on New Years Eve, a handsome stranger walks in and completely changes the trajectory of her life. This book is complex and lovely; the perfect read to come home to on a crisp fall day. Best enjoyed while cuddled up with your fur babies and a steaming cup of coffee.
A modern day Dickens is the most common and accurate way to describe this book. Its big, but don't let that intimidate you out of picking it up. It's a Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. This gem has all the intelligence and interest of a classic with the pleasure, details and pace of a modern novel. Set in modern day America this story follows a young teenage boy as he moves around from home to home after being caught in the epicenter of a major tragedy. If you don't want to take my word for it, just read a few of the many reviews on it and let them convince you.
Chick-lit, meets mystery, meets a little 1920's flapper fun set in modern day London. It's light and entertaining; an easy weekend read that will leave you feeling rested, content and a touch more courageous to take on the challenges of a new week. Much different from the other two in this list, but I'm a sucker for a good lighthearted romance and I couldn't help myself from adding one in!
What books have you read lately?
Do you have any recommendations that I should add to my list this fall?