Top Ten Tuesday: To Be Read List for Autumn 2015

Top Ten Tuesdays

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish is top ten books that are in my to be read pile for autumn. Here are some of mine, in no particular order…

Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear is the fourth book in the Maisie Dobbs series. I gobbled up the first three earlier this month and I look forward to continuing to read the series. 

Each month, there’s this great day in my mailbox where the new issue of the National Geographic magazine arrives! I’ll be reading October’s and November’s. 

I was in a used book shop recently. Stacked with overflowing book shelves, there were many interesting finds. I picked this one up that I’ve been wanting to read: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. The owner was also very helpful and offered both tea and cookies to everyone who entered the bookshop! 

Halloween picks… Each year, I read atmospheric books for the holidays. I’m intrigued by this one by Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere sounds like it will be suitably accommodating in a world that exists somewhere below London. 

Continuing on with the Halloween theme, I’m looking forward to this version of Frankenstein: This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel. I first read the original in high school. 

Watching the Universal Classic monster movies is a Halloween tradition for me. Having watched The Invisible Man, I’m looking forward to reading this classic by H.G. Wells.

There are always many books I want to read and I don’t often reread books because of that, but I make a huge exception each year to read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This is the exact version of the book that I have. I remember ordering it from a Scholastic book flyer in middle school and every year since I was 12, I’ve read it at Halloween. Yes, I’ve read Rip Van Winkle in it as well, but it’s the first half of the book that I return to time and again. 

Pre-dating Dracula and published a year after Frankenstein, Vampyre by John William Polidori emerged on the literary scene in 1819. I’m interested in seeing how it is!

I’m looking forward to reading more work from clients this autumn! Novels (especially literary, historical, women’s, mystery, suspense and YA), memoirs (preferably inspiring), short stories and essays (humor, lessons, etc) are always welcome! I provide both content editing (my speciality) as well as proofreading and offer help with queries, synopses and submission packages in addition to full manuscript critiques.

And… finishing what I’m reading now. Currently, I’m reading The Trial by Franz Kafka and The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader: An Eyewitness History of the Civil War’s Greatest Battle by Rod Gragg.

What are you planning to read this autumn? Do you read atmospheric books or books to coincide with holidays as well?

My best to you all,

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