Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall Reading List

Fall is getting so close I can hardly stand it! 

There is nothing that I love more than going outside when it gets cool, drinking a pumpkin spice latte,  and curling up to a good book.

Fall Reading List

Here are my top 5 books that I plan on reading this fall (in no particular order):

1.  Sorority Sisters by Claudia Welch. 

Ok, first off anything that has the word sorority in it draws my attention. As a former sorority girl, I have come to the sad realization that anytime Greeks are shown in the media it is usually in a negative manner (or we're the subject of a horror film or porno) so imagine my excitement when I found a book written by a sorority woman (Alpha Phi)! I can't wait to open up this one and I'm sure I'll need some tissues handy. But don't just take my word for it, read the overview:
In 1975, trying to find a place to belong, four young women found each other in the same sorority pledge class. Through parties and pranks; finals and skipped classes; boyfriends and break-ups, they forge a bond that takes them by surprise. No one expected it to last beyond college graduation. But some bonds are too strong to break.
Now they’re sisters. And with sisters, it’s not about what happens. It’s about no matter what happens.

2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. 

So many people have recommended this book to me, so of course I have to see what all the hype is about! From what I heard it's a thriller and will keep you guessing the entire time. Can't wait to start this page turner close to Halloween.

Marriage can be a real killer.
   One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. 

3. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close.

Being in my early, almost mid-twenties (yikes!) I have gone to a wedding almost every month and am about to add bridesmaids dress #4 to my closet. So after reading the back of this book, I knew I had to read it! I mean it is basically the story of my life.

Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working a dead-end job, Mary is dating a nice guy with an awful mother, and Lauren is waitressing at a midtown bar and wondering why she's attracted to the sleazy bartender.

With a wry sense of humor, Jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, bewildering years of early adulthood as she pulls us inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life.

4. Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham.

As awful as this is, I judged this book by its' cover. It looks pretty and I'm drawn to lovely looking things, but after reading the back I became extremely intrigued. Takes place in Texas, is coming of age story, and it has a love triangle? Count me in.

Recently orphaned, eleven-year-old Cathy Benson feels she has been dropped into a cultural and intellectual wasteland when she is forced to move from her academically privileged life in California to the small town of Kersey in the Texas Panhandle where the sport of football reigns supreme. She is quickly taken under the unlikely wings of up-and-coming gridiron stars and classmates John Caldwell and Trey Don Hall, orphans like herself, with whom she forms a friendship and eventual love triangle that will determine the course of the rest of their lives. Taking the three friends through their growing up years until their high school graduations when several tragic events uproot and break them apart, the novel expands to follow their careers and futures until they reunite in Kersey at forty years of age. Told with all of Meacham's signature drama, unforgettable characters, and plot twists, readers will be turning the pages, desperate to learn how it all plays out.

5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth.

I can't even express how long I've been waiting just for the release date (which is October 22 in case you were wondering)! It's the last of a three part series which has so far been amazing! If you liked the Hunger Games, you will be hooked to the Divergent series. 

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent. 

What are some books you plan on curling up to this fall? 

And as always, this bookworm is open to suggestions!



  1. These books all look great. I read a ton during the summers and my winter break, but during each semester I hardly complete one book because I read so much for my classes. I am definitely adding these to my reading list though!


  2. I read Girls in White Dresses over the summer & loved it! I wish I could find similar books.
    Good luck on your fall reading!


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