Check out some of the books on my 2019 fall reading list!
Not gonna lie, friends. Ya girl has been slacking on the Alphabet Reading Challenge. I feel like the beginning of the year started off really strong, and even though I’ve read/listened to 25 books this year, I still have seven letters that I need to cross off before I can compete the challenge. The letters I’m missing are E, K, P, Q, X, Y, and Z.
Fall is one of my favorite times to read because the weather is getting a little cooler, which makes me want to cozy up in my pajamas and read a good book. I have five books on my fall reading list this year, which will only leave me with three more letters to cross off during the winter (because one of the books starts with a letter that I’ve already crossed off. What can I say? I couldn’t resist.).
FINAL GIRLS by RILEY SAGER
I know I already crossed the letter F off when I read Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, but the plot to this one is too good to resist. With Halloween being one of my favorite holidays, I can’t resist throwing a spooky book into the mix, and this one was suggested in a Facebook group I’m in.
Finals Girls tells the story of a woman named Quincy Carpenter who, ten years ago, went on vacation with a group of friends and came back alone, being the only survivor of a horrific massacre. Even more unfortunate for her, this also means she’s become part of a group (known by the media as the Final Girls) with two other women who were the sole survivors of unbelievable instances similar to hers. Now it’s ten years later, and Quincy has finally put in the incident behind her and life is finally looking livable again, until a member of the Final Girls is found dead. Quincy is forced to face her past and finally make contact with the surviving member of the Final Girls.
I mean, come on! How could I not put that on my fall reading list? It’s so perfect for this season. And with my true crime and Halloween obsession, I couldn’t resist making sure I added this spooky and gory book to the list.
ZODIAC by ROBERT GRAYSMITH
This is another book I chose to fuel my love for spooky season, and it helps that it starts with the letter “Z.” I love true crime, and it’s hard to talk about true crime without mentioning the Zodiac Killer. I honestly don’t know much about him other than the bits and pieces that I’ve gathered from various podcasts, so I’m excited to dive into this book and up my knowledge about all of his horrific killings. Part of me doesn’t think I’m ready, but color me curious. I gotta know.
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by STEPHEN CHBOSKY
Even though I already read this book six years ago, I figured it’d be the perfect letter “P” book to read for my Alphabet Reading Challenge. This book gives me all the feels in the best and worst ways, and I’ll probably rewatch the movie adaptation of it after I’m done reading it because, let’s be honest, I love it too.
For those that haven’t had the pleasure of reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it’s about a boy named Charlie who’s trying to navigate life between being a kid and being an adult. It takes you on a rollercoaster while he starts high school, makes new friends, deals with his past and family drama, and tries to fall in love.
YEAR OF YES by SHONDA RHIMES
I’ve been planning on making Year of Yes my “Y” book for a long time, and what better time to read it than this season? Shonda Rhimes is the mastermind behind incredible shows like Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and Grey’s Anatomy. Her book describes how she spent a year saying “yes” and how this little word both changed and saved her life. As someone who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, this is the kind of book I need in my life.
THE KISS QUOTIENT by HELEN HOANG
This isn’t a book that’s been on my radar, but I’m finding that as I get to the more difficult letters while finding books for my challenge, the more I’m discovering books that I may not have heard of otherwise. The Kiss Quotient is about a girl named Stella Lane who is obsessed with math and creates algorithms to predict customer purchases. She also suffers from Asperger’s, so when she decides she wants to take a dive into the dating pool, she does it the only way she knows how – she hires a professional escort named Michael Phan to help her practice, particularly with the kissing part, because that in and of itself gives her the heebs. Then I think we can all predict where the story goes from there.
What books are on your fall reading list this year?