Autumn Reading

Its that time of year, the sun has past the equator and things things are starting to  get a bit chilly and misty. Its no lie that I love autumn partly because its an excess light some candles and curl up with a good book; theres nothing better.

 

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In my last post I said that I wanted to start reading more, so I’ve taken the bull by the horns and made my self a list of books that I want to read this autumn. I’m classing autumn as being from Harvest to the last week of November because winter comes later down here in the Westcountry where we surrounded by the sea, and by the time November is coming to its end its nearly Advent so its defiantly Winter then. This gives me 9 weeks for some full on reading joy.

Just a note this list is a really random mix of different genres which reflects my slightly eclectic bookshelf.

The Adventure 

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I’ve always loved adventure stories and autumn seems like the best time to be reading about adventure when its harder to be getting out and having you’re own. This book seems to combine many of my favourite things adventure, history, a few slightly crooked criminals (always good for an exciting plot) and books. Defiantly one to read on the bus to work and escape to a more exciting world.

The Coming of Age 

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I’m at a weird point in my life having graduated and trying to figure out what comes next, so naturally I’m drawn to stories about people asking the same question, I’m obsessed with listening to Rent ,just discovered Fugitive Songs which is defiantly a new love, and am constantly rereading ‘The Opposite of Loneliness’ by Marina Keegan, check it out she was a writer with so much talent. I’m hoping that this book will be a similar hand to hold when things start to feel out of touch.

The Education 

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I’m unashamedly a geek I love learning and now I’ve left uni I need to find ways to keep on learning new things. I picked this up at the National Theatre Bookshop last December, a paradise and also the most dangerous place for my bank account anyone could devise. I studied English Literature and Drama so I know about plays but I’ve never really thought about the building blocks that make them up, They just came bound and ready to be studied. It should be a really interesting read.

 

The Poet 

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Now don’t get me wrong I’m not going to read the whole of this book theres 350 poems. One thing that a lot of  people don’t know about me is that I love poetry I was practically raised on it, but the last few years have all been about plays for me. so I’m going rekindle that flame with a few poems thrown into the mix of novels and non-fiction.

The One I Should of Read Years Ago

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I’m the first to admit that one of my worst habits is buying a book and leaving it on the shelf for years, and this is ones I’ve done that to for far to long. Now theres the movie out and everyone is raving about it, seems like I should probably get round to reading it.

Making Positive Change

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As a Christian I am always looking for ways to make more space in my life for my religious life, and this looks like a fantastic book to help me make more space in a busy life with many different demands.

The Fantasy 

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I love fantasy, its where I started, who born in the 90’s didn’t start by reading Harry Potter. Its a genre where you can alway find something new surprising and captivating. This book sounds like one to join the ranks of my favourite books, and what better than to escape to a fairytale when things start getting cold.

The Truthful Observation 

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I love Bill Bryson’s writing he is entertaining, insightful and funny, what more do you want. For anyone who has an interest in the Bard I would suggest his biography of Shakespeare in a heartbeat. Hopefully this will be just as good.

So there it is 8 books to for me to read this autumn, I’ll be posting reviews on Goodreads so if you’re interested in reading any of these books feel free to check that out, and I’ll try and tweet as I’m going along.

Emma x

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