Allie’s Reading List: Fall 2019

Hey readers, happy December 1st! It has been 3 months since my summer reading list, so it is time to chat about what I have been reading this fall. I don’t know about you, but I love these posts. It is so fun for me to talk about books because reading is something that I enjoy so much. Whenever I get home from a long day at school, there is nothing I love more than lighting a candle and curling up with a good book. Of course, I have to mix textbooks into my reading as well, but that’s not as much fun to write about. I also wanted to mention that I discovered my new favorite app Goodreads this fall thanks to my friend Sam. This app allows you to rate books that you have read, see what your friends are reading, and challenge yourself to a reading goal. Once you rate 20 books, you even start receiving recommendations for books you may enjoy! So far I have read 20 books, and my goal is to read 22 by the end of 2019. Here is what I have been reading (and loving) this fall:

What I Read This Fall

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Follow the lives of 3 sisters on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard while their brother is deployed in Vietnam during the summer of 1969. This is one of Elin Hilderbrand’s newest books, and it is hugely popular – I was on the waitlist at my library for 6 months!

Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

A secret life, a tragic death, and a trip to a Caribbean island – this is the first in Elin Hilderbrand’s Paradise series. I read this book in under a week and was left on a cliff hanger. I can’t wait to read the sequel!

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

Rumors spread like wildfire on the tiny island of Nantucket. How will they affect best friends Madeline and Grace? I loved this book, as well.

Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur

After reading G’Morning, G’Night!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda, I started reading Milk & Honey. I’ve read about half of it so far and love her writing!

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

This is a collection of essays by Roxane Gay that discuss topics such as being a woman of color, culture, feminism, and society today. I have read about half of this one and really enjoy it. It is the kind of book where you slowly read bits and pieces, rather than reading it all at once. I definitely recommend this one!

Currently Reading:

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand – This is book #1 of Elin Hilderbrand’s Winter series. I want to read all 4 this winter. I just started reading it, but knowing how much I love all of Elin Hilderbrand’s books, I’m sure I will enjoy this one!

On My List:

What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand – This is the sequel to Winter in Paradise, and I can’t wait to read it. This is one of Elin Hilderbrand’s most recent releases, so I am on a 6+ month waitlist for it at my library. (I think someone may have bought it for me for Christmas…)

Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand – I am on the waitlist for this one at my library as well, and I am excited to read it because rumor has it that this book may be developed into a mini tv series. Exciting!

Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl – I requested this from my library in audiobook format, which will be my first time ever listening to a book rather than reading it. I’m excited to try it out, especially because it is narrated by the author. I have heard great things about this book!

The Winter Series by Elin Hilderbrand – Once I finish Winter Street, I want to read the rest of the series: Winter Stroll, Winter Storms, & Winter Solstice. It is the perfect time of year to dive into this series.

Comment below what your favorite books of the fall were, or if you have read any of these. Thanks for reading!


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