I’ve been an avid reader pretty much since I can remember learning to read. I like visiting city libraries while traveling (Vancouver, B.C. has one of the coolest I’ve seen yet) and bookstores are my happy place. I happen to be blessed with the good fortune to live in the same city as Powell City of Books, home to the largest selection of book for sale than I’ve ever seen under one roof and have (dangerously) spent hours keeping myself entertained there (usually to the detriment of my wallet). This pension for books doesn’t seem to be curb while I’m abroad either: I lugged books home from my visit to Shakespeare & Co. in Paris and splurge on books in the most beautiful bookstore I’ve ever shopped in: Fang Suo Commune in the Taikoo Li shopping neighborhood in Chengdu, China. (These books later had to be shipped home from China because I didn’t have room in my suite case…oops.)
Since I tend to stay up late to finish books and cram in reading time during my commute, I thought it might be fun to put all this reading to good use and share what I’m looking forward to reading this fall. (I’m planning on this becoming a quarterly series, so let me know if you like it or have any suggestions for what type of content you’d like to see on my seasonal reading list.)
I also have a few other books from my Book of the Month subscription that are on my reading list, but I may not get to them until spring (reading all seven Harry Potter books might take a up a chunk of my reading time this season). These include Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert, The Lying Game by Ruth Ware, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, and Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Additionally, I have a stack of of biographies I’m looking forward to and might work into the mix if I’m needing a break from all my fiction reading: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (love her!) and Unfiltered by Lily Collin—I’ve already read part of this one and love the frank way she talks about difficult subjects.
What are you reading this fall? Let me know in the comments section below. I’m always up for constructive book discussions and suggested book ideas. Never stop reading.
GRETCHEN IS A WRITER-BASED IN PORTLAND, ORE. SHE GOT HER START AS A JOURNALIST WORKING ON THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND RESTAURANT BEAT BEFORE MOVING INTO COPYWRITING AND ADVERTISING WORK. SHE CURRENTLY BLOGS AND WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER.