September is right around the corner with my favorite season of the year, fall! The weather is cooling down at night and leaves are already starting to turn. I am a seasonal reader in that my taste for books changes depending on what time of the year it is. As the fall (and Halloween) approaches, I stray away from the YA, romance and fantasy novels of the spring and summer and focus on darker books.
Fortunately, RIP VIII starts in September! I will be participating as a Peril the First reader this year (my first year) with the read-along -- 4 books that fit the RIP VIII guidelines and in the Estella Society read-along of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Carl @ Stainless Steel Droppings has updated his post with all of the challenges for this read-along that runs from September 1 - October 30.
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel and The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern (audiobook). I also have two books on hold at the library (Prodigy by Marie Lu and The Essence by Kimberly Derting) that I will finish by the end of August.
On Stacks: My Fall 2013 Short List
- Friday Night Lights - H.G. Bissinger
- House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski (Classics Club)
- Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (Classics Club)
- IT - Stephen King
- The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
- Winter's Bone - Daniel Woodrell
- The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
- Daughters of Witching Hill - Mary Sharrat
- Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (Classics Club Spin #3 Challenge)
- The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
I currently have 24 unread physical books in my house right now which is an all time low. At the beginning of the year I had 60+ books that I hadn't read and one of my goals for 2013 was to read or eliminate those books from my collection. I have culled my bookshelves a few times this year so I am not going to get rid of any more unread books at this point, and I am very proud of the progress I've made so far. I also have 17 unread Kindle ebooks, an all time high. I don't have a plan to read through these any time soon but I will be travelling to Florida in September and that will probably be when I utilize my Kindle the most. Most of the books I want to read I already own or have on hold at the library so I am going to hold off on purchasing any books for the next few weeks (with the exception of my Fall 2013 Anticipated Reads, of course!).