Reading List | Fall 2016

Now that we have moved into our new place, and (almost) all of our books are unpacked, I’m ready to get a jump-start on my fall reading list. I’m getting over a reading rut right now (by reading one of my favourites from last year), so I’m excited to read some new stories and get back into the habit of reviewing those books here. Today I’m sharing a few of those books currently on my list.

fallreadinglist-2016The Decent Proposal // The Hopefuls // A Gentleman in Moscow // The Magnolia Story // Today Will Be Different // The Light Between Oceans

The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan. This is one of those books that I picked up because of the cover art (it happens more than you think). It tells the story of two people who are brought together after they receive a proposal from an anonymous benefactor: that they can split a million dollars if they agree to spend two hours together every week for a year. Sounds interesting, right? I’d also watch a movie with that plot.

The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close. I loved Close’s début novel, Girls in White Dresses, so I was drawn to this one, which was released earlier this year. It’s about a woman who goes with her husband to Washington to pursue his political dreams. There they are met with idealism, gossip and friendships among the young élite.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Another written by an authors whose previous work I really enjoyed. A Gentleman in Moscow tells the story of a Russian aristocrat in 1922 who is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel, the Metropol. There he resides while tumultuous Russian history occurs outside those doors.

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines. I love this couple from the popular home renovation show, Fixer Upper. I’m interested to read more about them and gain insight into their lives.

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. I loved what Semple did with her last novel, Where’d You Go Bernadette, so this story about Eleanor, a woman who must leave her small ambitions and come to a strange new reality, is definitely at the top of my must-read list.

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. I started reading this novel last month, but then we started moving and reading dropped on my list of priorities. Now that I have time for that again, I’m looking forward to finishing it, and seeing if it’s worth the hype (and if the movie is good too), which I think it just might be.

What books are on your reading list this fall?

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