Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What's On Your Fall Reading List?

It's officially October! You know what that means. Only a few more weeks until Halloween, then Thanksgiving. After that it'll be my birthday, as well as the release day for Purple Moon. Then Christmas will be just around the corner!

Yes, I love this time of the year. Not only are there many holidays and family get-togethers to look forward to, but there's no other season that's more suitable for curling up on the couch with a good book and a hot latte.

Unfortunately, recently I haven't had as much time to read as I'd like, mainly since I've been so busy with the edits for Purple Moon. However, there are a few books I've been trying to read (although it's taking me much longer to finish them than usual):

Learning by Karen Kingsbury

This is the second book in the Bailey Flanigan series. It's much better than the first in my opinion. Karen Kingsbury's stories are brilliant, and I can't wait to finish the series so I can find out what happens! I've never read such page-turning and tear-jerking novels as Kingsbury's. I'm guessing this is why she's known as "the queen of Christian fiction".

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This book has incredible reviews, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Although I'm still only at the beginning, I can tell it's going to be an interesting story. The voice and writing style are pretty unique also. =)

Shakespeare's Lady by Alexa Schnee

I just started reading this the other day, and so far I love it! I can't believe Alex wrote this at such a young age. She definitely has a gift. The writing is so professional that's it's almost invisible--I feel as if I'm watching a movie rather than reading a book. Can't wait to finish it!

And now for my fall reading list:

Never Gone by Laurel Garver

Back cover blurb:
Days after her father’s death, fifteen-year-old Dani Deane begins seeing him all around New York — wading through discarded sketches in her room, roaming the halls at church, socializing at his post-funeral reception. Is grief making her crazy? Or could her dad really be lingering between this world and the next, trying to contact her?

Dani desperately longs for his help. Without him keeping the peace, Dani’s relationship with her mother is deteriorating fast. Soon Mum ships her off to rural England with Dad’s relatives for a visit that Dani fears will become a permanent stay. But she won’t let her arty, urban life slip away without a fight, especially when daily phone calls with her lab partner Theo become her lifeline.

To find her way home, Dani must somehow reconnect with Mum. But as she seeks advice from relatives and insights from old letters, she uncovers family secrets that shake her to the core. Convinced that Dad’s ghost alone can help her, she sets out on a dangerous journey to contact him one last time.

The Truth About Faking by Leigh T. Moore

Back cover blurb:
Jason just wants a date with Harley. 
Harley just wants a date with Trent. 
Trent's still getting over Stephanie.

When Harley and Jason decide to fake date, they uncover a school of deceptions. Trent's got a secret, but so does Jason. And the more time Harley spends secretly kissing her fake boyfriend, the further she gets from her dreams with Trent. 

Worst of all, Harley's mom is getting cozy with her hot massage therapy student, and even Harley's Reverend Dad can't fake not being bothered by it. But when the masks finally come off, can everyone handle the real truth?

Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley

Back cover blurb:
For Missy Keiser, returning to Anna Maria Island, Florida, means two things: her mother made another poor decision with men, and Missy will have to reenter a world where she’s known as “Messy,” a social pariah who dared to have a crush on Sam King, the most popular boy in school.

But much has changed in the three years she’s been away. Missy’s next-door neighbor is no longer an elderly woman but Josh, an intriguing boy who seems genuinely interested in her. At school, she’s surprised to find few people remember who she once was. And any remaining taunts of Messy are silenced when Sam King gives her his nod of approval.

Just as things seem to be perfect, Josh’s sudden distance, her mother’s latest relationship implosion, and her brother’s strange behavior threaten to ruin it all. Missy is forced to decide between the boy she’s always wanted, a boy who is intent on trying to save her, and the brother she’s known all her life. And her decision could have consequences she can never undo.

What's on your reading list for this fall?


  1. I have been trying to find a good book to read, and this definitely gives me some options! Thank you! :)

    And I love fall for all the same reasons!

  2. I loved Like Moonlight at Low Tide! I'm looking forward to reading through many of the kindle books on my iPad... xD


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