Reading Lists

Books I’m Excited to Read (This Fall?)

Alternate title of this post might be “books that have been sitting on my bookshelf for a while now and I feel a bit guilty for not showing them some more love”, but that sounds slightly too long and not quite as catchy. Huh. I need to catch my breath after this sentence.

You see, before quarantine (the dreadful word!) I acquired some lovely classic titles which I intended to read in summer; but when summer came I wasn’t really in the mood for reading classics and I got distracted by some other books… oops. Anyway, now that fall is at the doorstep I’m feeling drawn to classics again. With the exception of one novel, most of the books I’m thinking about reading soon date back to Victorian period or before that; I guess there is something about fall that calls for the 19th century.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818) This one seems like an obvious pick for October, and I really hope I’ll be reading it around that spooky time… I haven’t read many Gothic fiction novels so far, but it looks like an exciting genre which I’d like to delve more into.

Little Women & Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott (1869) I wanted to read Little Women for so long now, and I got this beautiful copy for my birthday this year. I have seen this listed as a Christmas pick on some people’s lists, so I suppose this will be the latest one for me to pick up (because I can read it in December just as well, if it “reads” as a Christmas read!).

Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan (1954) I am listing this one last even though I intend to read it first, because it doesn’t really fit into what I said earlier about craving Victorian literature. I admit this one was meant to be a late summer read, but as I said, I guess I got a bit distracted. Still, I hope I’ll get to reading it while last summer days still linger on… (yeah, it’s not fall here yet!)

This is it for now – I won’t even begin to talk about books that are on my mental TBR list, but not on my shelf yet… because I’m already on that “too many books, too little time” point, and I don’t want to get too tempted away.

*all pictures by me (I have no idea what I was doing with the props!)

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