Fall 2012 Book List

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

Luckily I like to read… a lot. So according to George R.R. Martin, I’ve lived. From fiction to history, romance novels to sci-fi, I read most kinds of books. Now that it’s Fall (think: hot chocolate, comfy socks and big blankets), it is the perfect time to jump into a good book, or three. Below is my Fall 2012 book list:

  1. When Life’s Not Working by Bob Merritt – This is written by a local pastor in my hometown and came highly recommended by my friend, Carli. I’m starting it today and will share my thoughts.
  2. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles – This is the next book for my book club and is supposed to be great. Takes place in New York City in the 1930s and journeys through popular spots like the Upper East Side and Park Avenue.
  3. The Pact by Jodi Picoult – According to reviews this page-turner has it all: love, heartbreak and suspense.
  4. Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist – Another recommendation from my friend Carli who swears that every 20-something-year-old girl must read it. I love the quote on the back: “When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”
  5. Bond Girl by Erin Duffy – My roommate, Laurie, works at a publishing company and always has good book recommendations. She said this one is like Devil Wears Prada, Wall Street-Style. Sounds good to me!
  6. Postmortem by Kay Scarpetta – My coworker, Sarah, recommended this author’s books. The murder mystery looks like it may keep me up some nights, but in the spirit of Halloween…I’m ready.
  7. Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist – A third book recommended by Carli, that I’m really looking forward to reading. Another great quote from the back of the book: “I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud.” Don’t we all?
  8. Still Alice by Lisa Genova – A talented women, mother and wife goes out for a run and forgets how to get home. A story that brings you through the gradual and life-changing experience of Alzheimer’s. This is close to my heart and a must-read for me.

For more suggestions and to see reviews on books I’ve read, check out my Goodreads. I also just finished Gone Girl and definitely recommend everyone read it, if you haven’t. It’s one of the best books I’ve read this year. What’s on your Fall book list?

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