I'm so behind on my Goodreads challenge. It's not entirely a surprise. I'm usually a good 10 books behind at this point in the year. Goodreads says it's more like 12, but that's because Goodreads doesn't count rereads (get with the program Goodreads!) and I've fallen into a few slumps this year that only a favorite book can get you out of. Still, I have some catching up to do, which means that fall is going to be an overly-ambitious reading month. Which is cool. I like books.
Here are the books I hope to get to this fall (excluding Halloween reads to be featured in another post!):
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
The fourth installment into the tale of Celaena Sardothien, famous assassin and sass master. There isn't much more to say without getting into spoiler-y stuff so I'll just go with the obvious: I'm so damn excited (Edit: Already read it. Loved it!)
Shadow & Bone (& the entire Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo
My goodness, how long have I been trying to read this book, this series? It's gonna happen by the end of the year. I'm tired of being left out of the loop on the Darkling love so I'm making it a priority.
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Winter was legitimately my most anticipated release of the year and it will be here so soon I can almost taste it (November 10th). The fourth and final installment is sure to be a doozy, literally as it is titled after Princess Winter, a gifted Lunar who's a bit mad. I imagine it's going to be a little Alice in Wonderland meets Snow White and that sounds like a recipe for love.
The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
The hype around this series is real ya'll. And what's more is that every single person who has read it has said it is 100% worth the hype. Most reviewers say that Sanderson has created one of the most complex and interesting fantasy worlds they've ever seen in these novels. I haven't read any Sanderson's books so I'm thinking this might be a phenomenal introduction.
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
If you haven't heard of this novel yet, do yourself a favor and go add this to your "to-read" list right now. The synopsis promises a gritty tale of revenge as 18 year-old Kate disguises as a boy in order to avenge her fathers death, and according reviews, it does not disappoint.
"That sounds real nice, boy," he says. "Now for the love of God, lower that damn pistol."
"Alright," I says.
And I do.
Right after I shoot him through the skull.
As quoted by one of my favorite Goodreads reviewers Emily May. You guys, I can see the smoke rising from the end of that pistol. It's all 3:10 to Yuma and I love it!
The Raven Boys Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Ley lines. I've seen talk of ley lines all over the internet and I'm always so confused. In fact, every Raven Boys reference gives me a serious case of the FOMOs. The series sounds like a thrilling ride chocked full of mystical predictions, fantastical elements and weird occurrences. I'm pretty vague on the details clearly, but I like it that way. I just wanna jump right in.
November 9th by Colleen Hoover
The love story of a writer and his muse, how could I not want to check this one out? I know that it's about a standing annual date and a novelist who finds a girl's life fascinating enough to be inspired by it, but I'm trying not to know much more for fear of ruining it for myself (hello We Were Liars!).
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Another novel that's been sitting on my shelf for far too long. It's a high fantasy novel that seems like a big ball of mystery of fantasmic proportions and every time I read the synopsis I want to pick it up. Which is why it's really nonsensical that I have yet to get into it, especially considering all the wonderful things I've heard about it.
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I missed the bandwagon on this one last year when every one was raving about this book. The allure of The Winner's Curse lies in how similar yet how different it is to other novels. For one, it's set in a world where war and chaos rule, where the only choice is getting married or going to the military. But then the main character buys a slave and falls in love with the power in his eyes and might lose her life. It seems like this novel might breathe fresh air into an exhausted genre and so I'm excited to check it out.
Most of the novels on this TBR are fantasy books, which generally happens to me because colder months just seem like the perfect time for fantastical, even darker, novels.