The Light Between Oceans
I just started this book and I *can not* put it down. It is SO SO good. I haven't seen the movie yet, because I really wanted to read the book first, but I definitely see a movie night date in my future. The Light Between Oceans tells the story of Tom and Isabel. Tom and his wife, Isabel, are struggling to start a family when they discover a baby and a dead man where Tom works managing a lighthouse. Can not what wait share my thoughts on this one, it has been such a great read so far.
I somehow managed to get my hands on "Dark Matter" at my local library and I really want o find the time to read it! I have been seeing this book *everywhere*. I haven't read any reviews of it yet because I don't want to spoil it for myself, but the buzz overall seems to be good! "Dark Matter" is about a man who is kidnapped and finds himself in a bizzare and scary situation. The waitlist for this book is a mile long at my library now, wish me luck!
Into the Forest
I started reading this in early September and then, predictably, like every request I had at the library came in - at the same time. blerg. But what I had read of it so far was very intriguing. This post apocalyptic book follows two sisters who are living in their home in a forest. The book is beautifully written ( and the cover is gorgeous as well!) and post apocalyptic books are one of my favorites. I really hope I get to finish this one before it heads back to the library.
The German Girl
This is an ARC I received and it is at the top of my TBR. The book releases on October 26th, which it feels like that'll be tomorrow in no time! The fall really flies by for me. I was intrigued by this book and requested it because I love historical fiction set during the WWII-era and because this is a unique story for that time period. This book follows a young girl who escapes Berlin on a luxurious boat headed for Cuba, the SS St. Louis. I do not know much about the true story of the SS St. Louis and I am excited to learn more after reading this book.
To Capture What We Cannot Keep
Another ARC and more historical fiction, too! I love the cover of this book, it definitely feels like fall heading into winter to me. This book is a love story (ooooo) set against the backdrop of the building of the Eiffel tower. According to amazon.com "stylish, provocative, and shimmering, ( this book) raises probing questions about a woman's place in that world, the overarching reach of class distinctions, and the sacrifices love requires of us all." Sounds like a great read to me!
The Boy Who Escaped Paradise
I am equal parts fascinated and terrified of North Korea, so when I saw the description for this ARC I knew I had to read it. The Boy Who Escaped Paradise is a mystery that follows Ahn Gilmo, a young math savant, who escapes North Korea. When a man is found murdered, Gilmo is a suspect and Angela, a CIA operative, is assigned to the case. Angela attempts to gain Gilmo's trust and also understand his unique mind. This book won best book of the year from the Smithsonian - and I can't wait to read it!
Small Great Things
God, I love Jodi Picoult books and I can't wait to get started reading this one.Small Great Things follows Ruth Jefferson, a nurse in a NICU unit who is told she is not allowed to care for a baby because the parents do not want their baby cared for by a black nurse. Tragedy strikes and Ruth hesitates to help the baby. The book follows Ruth as she receives legal counsel from Kennedy a white public defender, whose opinions Ruth is troubled by. I am a little anxious about reading this, actually, because it deals with some pretty delicate topics - racisim, gender, medical ethics- gulp. I love Jodi's other books that have touched on these issues, and I am sure this book will be both thought provoking and also a great story.
Girl On A Train
I have no idea how I haven't read this book yet! It is kind of shameful, to be honest! I have heard such great things about it and I can't wait to start reading it. Especially because the movie stars Emily Blunt, who I absolutely love, but I refuse to watch the movie version of a book until I have read the book. That's my rule and I'm sticking to it!
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
Part of my morning routine is checking my email and then checking my library requests. I am next in line for the audiobook of The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo and I CANNOT WAIT. I think Amy Schumer is hilarious. She is also super vulgar- so might need to listen to this during nap times : ) I chose to listen to this instead of reading it because it seems like it could just be an extended stand up set and I love her timing. This is going to be great!
The Night Circus
And last, but not least, The Night Circus - which, again, how have I not read this book? I love when books have buzz and you see them everywhere- and this is definitely one of those books. I am not a huge fan of fantasy, so that might be one of the reasons I haven't read it yet but I am happy to give this one a chance. This is also a heavy hitter at over 500 pages- sounds like a great excuse to get cozy, grab a blanket, and read for hours this fall.
Have you read any of the books on my Fall TBR? Let me know what you thought of them below! What books are on your Fall TBR? Tell me below- I'd love ideas for more books to read this winter and spring. Interested in reading any of the books I have listed? Click on the picture of the title to view their page on Amazon through my affiliate link!