Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Reading List



There is something about the cool weather of fall and a new book that go hand in hand. I love the thought of snuggling under a warm blanket, sipping on something hot and watching the leaves swirl in the wind. Nights when the lights are turned on, just a little earlier, are perfect nights to relax with a book. As always my reading tastes are varied and my wish list on Amazon is filled with authors and characters that are like old friends to me. If you are looking for me on these upcoming fall nights, leading up to a busy holiday season, you will find me losing myself in the pages of one of these books.



Another Maggie Hope mystery is always one I look forward to. She is a spunky heroine and the World War Two spy plot is detailed and fascinating.



A new set of characters awaits, by the author of The Shoemaker's Wife series of books. Her books are rich in family and tradition and always a good read.



Since this is the author of one of my favorite books, The Language of Flowers, it is highly anticipated.



Another author of one of my favorites, The Paris Wife, has written a new novel set in colonial Kenya.



Doctor Kay Scarpetta is back in another psychological thriller and I always enjoy getting caught up in the latest crime in her world of Cambridge, Massachusetts. All the characters in these books are intelligent, flawed in many ways, but extremely interesting.




I am looking forward to being back in London and the world of Scotland Yard detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers. It is their working relationship that makes these books special.

Happy Reading!



  1. I love Fall, too, for all the same reasons! It's also soup season for me. Your book suggestions sound interesting. Thanks for suggesting them. My new book club will be reading 'Natchez Burning', and 'The Midwife of Hope River.' We need suggestions for the new year so I'll bring your list along. Have a wonderful Fall snuggled up with a great book!

  2. Anyone who does a blog post about books really Has to be added to my reading list! I love historical crime so straight away looked at our library website and Yes they have the first in that Maggie Hope series so I've reserved it.
    Thank you for a new idea to read

  3. Interesting reads! i seem to be in a reading slump right now.

  4. I have read many of the Kay Scarpetta books and need to go look for this one. It's been a long time since I read one of Cornwell's books!! Enjoy!!

  5. Elizabeth George is a favorite of mine, and I'm on a wait list for the Vanessa Diffenbaugh book. I'm reading a good one now-Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan O'Dell.

  6. I loved The Paris Wife so her new book is on my to-read list. And I love anything British, especially mysteries, so thank you for that last recommendation!

  7. I always turn to your books when I'm looking for a new read - this time it's Circling the Sun and the new Elizabeth George.

    Last month, I bought House of Hawthorne (it was a nice light read) and another one by Shauna Niequiest - Cold Tangerines. They only had Bread & Wine in hardcover and I wanted to travel with it. I'm still enjoying this round up of short stories.

  8. I always love the idea having the "Perfect Fall Reading List"....I need to be more selective this year because I always end up picking up more books than I can handle! There are so many great choices here (thanks for sharing!!!) I already finished one that I think has to be put into the "perfect" category called "The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster" by author Scott Wilbanks ( The book follows the unlikely bond between 19th century schoolmarm Elsbeth Gundy and modern day Californian orphan Annie Aster. A mysterious Victorian door is the source of their connection when Annie finds a letter addressed to her from Elsbeth. The two have to figure out why they are connected in this way. Annie and Elsbeth are two lovable characters and the people they receive help from along the way are memorable and unique. This book kept me hooked from start to finish. It really has it all: murder, mystery, suspense, romance, and more. It is a MUST READ for sure

  9. Add in the rain, cool weather and a good book:) Enjoy your weekend dear Vicki, HUGS!

  10. Thanks for the book list . . .
    This will keep me BUSY girl . . .

  11. You always make me want to read more...,definitely going to try to make the time to do just that this winter...
    Hey.....we, LSU, played a Michigan team tonight.....eastern?? that's not you is it?
    Looks like our teams might be high up in the rankings this yr....woooooohooooo!!

  12. I'm reading Circling the Sun right now. It's very lush. You always pick the best books--you should be a bookstore owner, suggesting these reads!


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