Books On My Fall To-Be-Read List

I looked at my summer to-be-read list, and saw that I only got to half of those books! Woops! Which is why you’ll see some repeats this go around. But I got through some of the nice big thick ones, and even an extra monster book, Words of Radiance, the second in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series, so I think I did pretty good.

Here’s what I think I’m going to read this fall — but we’ll see!

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. This fall is actually made a little easier, since there are some books coming out I’m looking forward to. One is Carry On, the oversized fanfaction that that Cath writes in Rowell’s Fangirl. I have to read this one, because if I don’t, I just failed as a version of my own self.

Ice Like Fire by Sarah Raasch. This is the sequel to Snow Like Ashes, a majorly fantastic YA fantasy. I devoured the first one, and I look forward to slurping this down when it comes out in October (right after Carry On!!)

Fairest by Marissa Meyer. This was there last time! But I really do need to read it, because in November I’ll have to get…

Winter by Marissa Meyer. The last book in the series! I can’t wait! Exclamation points!!

Saga volume 5 by Brian Vaughan. Saga is one of the greatest comics I’ve ever read. Period. Done. I only haven’t read it because I’m getting it through the library, and it hasn’t. Come. In. Yet. Blargh.

Jingo by Terry Pratchett. I actually got to Feet of Clay, and now I’m back on my Terry Pratchett / City Watch kick. Next bookstore stop, I’m grabbing this.

Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton. Kate Beaton is hilarious and smart and beautiful. I’m going to buy this one and it will sit so pretty next to Hark! A Vagrant.

These are the books I know I’m definitely going to read — I mean it! What’s in your pile?

 

This post is done as part of Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish.

New-to-Me Authors in 2014

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and the Bookish. Thanks to my yearly challenge on Goodreads, it’s easy to look up what books I’ve read this year, and I’m a little surprised at how many new authors that I love I’ve encountered this year.

Maggie Stiefvater. I’ve become completely enamored of her Raven Boys series: great characters, spooky story, and some amazing lines that I secretly (not so secretly) want to steal for my own writing.

Brandon Sanderson. Thanks to Mistborn, I’m now back into reading thick mass market-bound fantasy novels.

Austin Kleon. This graphic artist/writer nabbed me with his advice book, Show Your Work, and later with Steal Like an Artist (I worked backwards). His books inspired me and got me jazzed up to write. Actually, maybe I should go back and read those books again…

Brian Vaughan. (And, by association, Fiona Staples.) Saga. I love Saga. It is one of the most original and consistently interesting graphic novels I’ve ever read, and I’ve already been suggesting it to people even though I only just figured it out myself a couple months ago.

Tanith Lee. I finally read Wolf Tower, and put Tanith Lee on the list of authors I really should have been reading in high school. Seriously, what was I reading in high school?

Have you found any new authors this year?