These are the books I’m dying to get my hands on this fall

Alas, it is almost the end of August and come September, a whole slew of new books and new music will be released, and I can’t wait for any of them. I’m the kind of person who buys half a dozen new books and then lets them languish on my shelves for months while I read through my extensive back catalog of books, and the cycle continues ever on and on. But this fall, I’m so looking forward to ushering in a new, multi-hued season with these books.


The Girl In The Spider’s Web

I don’t know how I feel about this one, to be quite honest. I was totally in love with the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series a few years back, but the trilogy satisfied me enough, and I’m not a huge fan of new authors continuing the thread of other authors’ stories. It feels somewhat disrespectful, and in any case, “sequels” like this are never as good as the original. Even so, I’ll have to stop by my library and peek into this one, and maybe I’ll be proven wrong!

Lair of Dreams, by Libba Bray

I’ve been a huge fan of YA author Libba Bray since I was 12 or 13 years old, and it took her over three years to get her sequel to 2012’s The Diviners to a release date! She’s notoriously terrible with deadlines so I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I’m still beyond impatient to read this YA novel. The first one is a supernatural historical thriller set in 1920s New York City. If that doesn’t sell you on this novel, nothing will!

The Girl From Krakow, Alex Rosenberg

This is a book I just heard of. It tells the story of a young Polish woman named Rita Feuerstahl who moves to the University of Krakow as a student in 1935, and it’s set against the looming presence of Nazism in Europe and World War II. Sounds like my kind of historical novel!

What is everyone looking forward to reading this fall? signoff

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  • I’m not sure how I feel about the idea of The Girl in the Spider’s Web either. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it.

    • Totally. Stieg Larsson’s voice and style were so distinctive that I don’t know if another author can measure up. Nor do I think I’d want him to, you know?

      • I agree. I think it’s a fine line to walk between retaining the previous style for the sake of the series and not coming off as though you’re just copying.