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I have been waiting on writing this post for weeks! After returning from summer vacation, I had already decided I was ready for fall.  This is no surprise. I adore fall. I love the smell, the chill in the air, the rainy evenings, cozying up on the couch with a blanket, a cup of coffee (or wine, who are we kidding?) and  good book. I love going for walks in my neighbourhood once the rain has subsided and watching all the leaves turn gorgeous shades of auburn and yellow.

Being an atmospheric reader, fall is my favourite time for books. September and October tend to incorporate all the scary, don’t-read-alone-at-night books, as well as all the epic stories. I love reading Harry Potter in the fall, or books that make me think. So, I’ve made a TBR of books I hope to get to this September (I’ll save my scary October reading for another post!) I tend to be terrible with keeping up with TBRs but I am a lover of lists, so we are doing one anyway!

The Rosie Effect
I think you guys all know how much I adored The Rosie Project last year. Sometimes, you just need a honestly  heart-warming book, and this one is IT! I was able to read the first three chapters of The Rosie Effect at work and fell right back into my love for Don and Rosie. I laughed out loud, and I felt touched. These characters stay with you, and I will continue to follow them for as long as Graeme Simsion decides to write them!

Sweetland
This is not my typical book choice, but Sweetland has been gaining popularity in my office for months now. I’ve finally acquired my own copy and am really looking forward to reading this beloved Canadian story of “one man’s struggles against the forces of nature and the ruins of memory.”

We Are Not Ourselves
I love the title of this book, taken from Shakespeare’s King Lear. According to my coworker, this is a mix of Meg Wolitzer and Jonathan Franzen. This book is a tome, coming in at over 600 pages, and tells the story of a woman who is chasing big dreams, and has married the man she think can take her there. It follows her through her marriage as her husband shows signs of depression, and her life changes drastically. I’ve heard mixed things about this but haven’t read a good family saga in a while, so I will be giving it a shot!

In the Kingdom of Ice 
I won’t go too into this as I’ve already mentioned it on here recently, but I am only slightly into this one and really enjoying it. This is a non fiction book about the doomed voyage of the Jeanette, an American ship sent to explore the North Pole. After the ship sank, surrounded in ice, the crew was stranded in the coldest atmosphere possible. Though I don’t normally like non fiction, this one reads like a suspenseful novel, so I’m loving that!

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
I don’t know what my fascination is with weird facts about the human body, but it started with reading snipits of Mary Roach’s books, and has now turned me to this book. Caitlin Doughty is a young licensed mortician who runs a YouTube segment called “Ask a Mortician” and answers questions about what happens to our bodies after we die. Having read the first few pages, I already love Caitlin. This is informative, but SO readable. I’m loving it.

And that is it for now! I wanted to do a small segment on my forray into non fiction (as I normally don’t dabble in it that often) but I will save that for another post.

What do you guys plan to read this fall?!

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10 thoughts on “Oh September, How I Adore Thee (TBR)

  1. Thanks for the link! Oh dear, I got so bored halfway through I stopped. I hate stuff about childhood… are we sure this is an excerpt from the book?

    • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is fascinating! I think you’d really like it! (If, of course, you’re not too squeamish lol.) I think seeing it in the library journal is a sign ;).

  2. You don’t even know how jealous I am that you already have your hands on The Rosie Effect! I am sooo, soooooo excited. Do you know when it’s actually set to come out? Amazon says Sept 25th for the e-book but Decemeber for the hardcover, that doesn’t seem right… and either way, I’ll need the hardcover to match my copy of The Rosie Project ;-)

    • I think the release date is the 25th. I’m not sure why the HC says December… I doubt the release dates between Canada and the US are different, though we don’t get them in hardcover here, only trades!
      I hope you love it as much as the first :)!

  3. I read this post a few days ago and I cannot forget about Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty. I’m also weirdly fascinated by it, I think I’ll have to pick it up for myself when it comes out!

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