Autumn is here and although is’t not my favorite season and I’m already missing summer, I still think it’s better than winter. Long nature walks, board game nights with friends and of course some reading under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate.
I might be late to the party but I decided to make an autumn TBR as I don’t have specific reading plans yet and this post can help me pick up a next book. According to Goodreads I only need to read six books by the end of the year to finish my reading challenge of 35, but I hope to finish above that number.
Books I hope to grab in the library:
It’s always a guess which books I can borrow from the library, so mostly my list is a lot bigger than I know I will be able to read.
- Sovereign by S.J. Sansom – I need a new Matthew Shardlake mystery as it is still one of the best historical detective series I’ve read so far.
- The mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – It’s about witches in a Norwegian village. This one is never available in the library, so I really hope I can get my hands on it. Perfect autumn/winter read.
- The binding by Bridget Collins – Another darker, fantasy read. I’ve read mixed reviews of this one, so I’m curious what I will make of this story.
- Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens – This book is so hyped in Belgium! So I am quite sure it will be impossible to get this one, I can only hope.
- A thousand ships by Nathalie Haynes – I love Greek retellings!
As I won’t make it to the library as much as in non covid times and I need to choose from what is available then, I’ll probably also bring home other books not mentioned above.
Kindle books on the shelf
I still have three interesting books to go on my Kindle, maybe this autumn?
- Milady by Laure L. Sullivan – I really hope to start this one in October. Milady De Winter is my favorite female character ever.
- When Christ and his saints slept by Sharon Kay Penman – Quite a big book so I don’t know when I will start this one, it seems perfect for the colder months.
- The scarlet contessa by Jeanne Kalogridis – A novel about my favorite character of the Italian renaissance: Catherina Sforza. Kalogridis’ books are always a treat!
In the meantime, I’ve been approved for some really interesting Netgalley books, most of them with a publication date in December, so I will read them this autumn.
- The forgotten orphan by Glenis Peters – Seems a dramatic WOII story.
- A time for swords by Matthew Harffy – A new viking story set in England. I’m excited to start this one!
- The Fabergé secret by Charles Delfoure – A novel set in Russia, one of my favorite settings. I haven’t read anything of this author yet, so I don’t know what to expect.
From my own bookshelves
Sometimes I forget I also have some physical books to read from my favorite authors :D. I have selected two that might be my next read.
- Queen of the north by Anne O’ Brien – I loved ‘the shadow queen’ by Anne O’Brien a lot. So I’ve decided I want to read all of her books. This story about Elizabeth Mortimer is set during a rebellion under king Richard II’s reign.
- First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson – I’m lagging behind in reading Hickson’s books. She’s in the middle of some books set at the beginning of the Tudor reign. First of the Tudors is about Jasper Tudor, Henry’s VI uncle who helped him win the throne.
I know I won’t be able to read all these books this autumn, and I might even pick up some that aren’t on this list. But it’s always nice to have some inspiration when choosing my next read.
What will you be reading this autumn?