The temperatures are cooling where I live, and the streets are lined with crunchy, golden and red leaves, regardless of how often the leaf vacuuming truck passes by. The sun is setting earlier each night, shortening our time outdoors or forcing me to grab a blanket as I head for the front porch seats. This is the time of year that my greatest longings involve lighting a candle, snuggling under a blanket, and settling down for some quiet reading.
When you love to read, there’s never a shortage of items on your to-be-read list. That book your friend recommended. The one you saw on display at the library. The novel you heard about on NPR. (It can’t be just me, right?) Even when I’m not seeking out additions for my TBR list, I’m finding them left and right. As a result, my Goodreads bookshelves are virtually overflowing. Not that autumn brings any sort of slow-down to life’s everyday craziness, I still see this time of year as a perfect opportunity to get into a mindset of tackling that list. I find that I must put things down in writing to commit to a task, so these are a handful of books I’m set on finally reading this fall.