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Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Reading LIst 2017

It's been a long time coming but after a very busy and chaotic summer, I am finally going to be able to start reading again.  And, with the temps finally feeling like fall I can cuddle up on the sofa with one of my cozy afghans with an awesome cup of coffee and bury myself in a great book.  My favorite thing to do on a fall afternoon.  
Vintage, Paint and more... a list of great books to read this fall

I know that many of you also love to read great books so I thought I would put together my Fall reading list I am working on right now.  I have put a link under each one so you can easily find them on Amazon and enjoy them also.  (Oh, and just in case you like the afghan above you can read about it here. )


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1.  I love to read books that are written in series - I  like getting to know the characters better and many times, find that after spending so much time with them they feel like old friends.  So, this first book is the tail end of a series I read last year - "An Obvious Fact" by Craig Johnson is the second to the last in the series featuring Walt Longmire.  Also, the star of the Netflix series "Longmire".  Hubby and I love that series and binge watch it each new season.  Anyway, I just finished "An Obvious Fact" and I have to say it did not disappoint.  He has a new one coming out late October -  " The Western Star" - I can't wait to get a hold of it.

                                                    An Obvious Fact: A Longmire Mystery

2.  The second book I want to share with you is " The Underground Railroad" by Colson
Whitehead.  I picked this book up after reading a review on it that interested me because the small town I am from in Southern Illinois actually had part of the underground railroad that helped usher slaves from the South to the North.  It is the story of Cora - a slave girl on a Georgian plantation - who escapes and her perils finding her way to the North following the underground railroad as she is pursued by a fanatical slave catcher.  This book is a riveting tale of history that will keep you reading well into the night. 

The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

3.  The next book I am so looking forward to reading is "The Magnolia Story" - by Chip and Joanna Gaines.  Who doesn't love a good "Fixer-Upper"?  I can't wait to delve into this behind the scenes look at how it all came about.     

                                                                The Magnolia Story

4.  Next on my list is "All the Missing Girls by Miranda Megan.  I picked this because it's on the list of must reads if you read and liked the book " The Girl on the Train".  If you like psychological suspense with lots of twists and turns in it like I do then this may be the book for you.  I can't wait to start it.     

5. I always try to add a classic to my list as there are many old classics that I have not gotten around to that are awesome reads.  I chose "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver.  This book definitely left me pondering over it for days after I had finished it. As I think you will also. The story of a Southern Baptist minister who takes his family, his ministry and everything he thinks they need to the Congo in !959; only to find out everything is transformed by the African soil as the family meets with tragedy after tragedy. 

                                                        The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel

6.  Of course, I had to get the book "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon because of the series that is presently running on TV.  If you follow this series then I don't need to tell you about the book - but, if you don't it's about time travel.  When a former WWII combat nurse walks through a standing stone in Scotland she is transported back to 1743 where she encounters the perils of a war-torn country.  Her adventures leave you breathless at times and the ending will leave you wanting more... which this is the first of a series and yes, there is more.

This should keep me busy for a while.  How about you?  Did you see anything that caught your eye that you think you might also enjoy?  
I love to hear from you so tell me in the comments what you are reading right now - I might enjoy reading it also.  
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  1. I really enjoy reading books any time of year but I just wish I had more time to do it! Lol. I hope you enjoy your fall reading. Thanks for sharing these books suggestions at C&C with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.

    1. Thank you Julie - I really have to find time some days to even read a couple of pages, lol...

  2. I want to read Outlander and I Love your afghan is it beatiful

  3. Love your afghan -- perfect for wrapping up on a cool day and reading. Thanks for your list. I can never have too many book recommendations!

    1. Thank you so much . it is perfect for those cool fall days.

  4. Thank you so much for the book reviews. For several years I have been on a murder mystery binge. I love the Berkley Prime Crime authors (a fingerprint hand on the binding--instead of a Bantam rooster or a Harlequin H makes them easy to ID in GW! A lot of the series have great characters and I get to travel vicaariously. I don't watch much TV and lay down for an afternoon siesta to rest my bad back so I can read a lot. With the arthritis in my thumbs, I need paperbacks. Also if I get drowsy with a hardcover, I could give myself a concusssion!!! One good thing, with just enough short term memory loss, I can come back in 2 years, reread the book, and not have remembered (most times) who the bad guy is!!! I try to read a bit about vintage/antique/craft/cooking stuff, too to become more knowledgable!

  5. I love murder mysteries - I will have to check on these.

  6. Oh, I love reading! I still need to check out All the Missing Girls. I hear great things.

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  7. Great list, Cathy ~ thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  8. If only there were more hours in a day. I like to get lost in a book bu I have recently got back into craft and it is also time consuming. Thanks for sharing the list, it is always good to hear recommendations.
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  9. I have to agree with you - if only there were more hours in the day. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Sounds like a great list Cathy. I just finished the Magnolia Story. I really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thank you Jann. I love the Magnolia Story - found it so inspiring and fun to read.

  11. Cathy I too love to read but cannot seem to find enough time lately. I'll have to make sure to check out your recommended books.

  12. I understand completely. I have been trying to read a book for two weeks and am still only on chapter 4. I'm thinking this is a really busy time of year for me.....