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We Ask a Book Blogger: What Books Are You Most Excited to Read This Fall?

September 7, 2012

Each month, we present a panel of book bloggers with a question relating to children’s books and we share their views here on the blog.  If you missed last month’s post on the best-ever teen novels, you can check it out here.

Today’s question: Which books are you most excited to read this fall? (Adult, children’s, cookbooks, anything!)


This fall has already been full of great books. I am super excited for the release of Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. I read it a couple months ago and fell in love! Two books I haven’t read that I am dying to get my hands on are The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima and Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. I absolutely adore Chima’s Seven Realms series and simply cannot wait to see how it all comes together in the end. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was one of my top three books last year. I’m anxious to go back to that world and see what’s next for Karou!

-Heidi, YA Bibliophile @hmz1505


I’m excited about The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis. This historical novel delves into the political intrigue of 16th century Italy while also featuring a murder mystery! I also enjoyed Love Anthony by Lisa Genova. This novel tells the story of two troubled women who begin to heal through their relationship. Themes in the novel include autism, motherhood, love, and loss.

-Julie, Booking Mama @bookingmama


As the summer winds down, I’m hoping life will take on a slower rhythm and I’ll have more time to read. These are some of the books I’m hoping to get lost in:
I feel like I’m the only person in the world who hasn’t read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  Even though it’s a few months old, I hope to read it this fall.  From what I’ve heard, it’s the perfect creepy read for around Halloween. A fall release that I’m anxious to read is Collateral by Ellen Hopkins.  It’s the story of a soldier and his wife and their relationship through several deployments.  Hopkins is a gifted author and her novels in verse always move me. I also want to try the cookbook, I Love Cinnamon Rolls! by Judith Fertig.  I mean, really, who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls?  I would amaze my family if I could actually create something with yeast and just think how fabulous the house would smell.

-Kathy, Bermudaonion’s Weblog @bermudaonion


Lunch Lady #8: Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril by Jarrett J. Kroscozka – The Lunch Lady series is such a hit with the kids I know. I recommend them all the time and always excited to see what new trouble the Lunch Lady will have to face next.

Squish 4: Captain Disaster by Jennifer L. Holm, and Matthew Holm – Who but Jenni and Matt Holm can develop a whole series around an amoeba? Seriously.  And I love that in every book there is a great message. 

Safekeeping by Karen Hesse – Would it be horrible to just say “because it is Karen Hesse and it has been too long since the last book she wrote”? 

Son (Giver #4) by Lois Lowry – Last year, I have a chance to meet Lois Lowry and while talking with her, I discovered there would be a 4th and final book in the Giver series. That was enough to make me add it to my TBR pile.

-Alyson, Kid Lit Frenzy @alybee930


I can barely keep myself from hounding our reps for the two next books I want to read:  Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater, and Days of Blood and Twilight, by Laini Taylor. I so very much enjoyed their other books, reading them pretty much to the exclusion of a whole lot of other things that were pretty darned important.  And “enjoyed” doesn’t even begin to tell you how much I loved reading them. 

Now, I’m conflicted; I can’t wait to read them, but I won’t want them to end.  I won’t have them to look forward to anymore and there will be that deflation that comes from knowing that the next book you pick up isn’t the one you just finished.

– Rene, Notes from the Bedside Table

And these two books aren’t new this fall, but they’re worth a read anytime!



I’m really looking forward to reading White Cat by Holly Black and Deerskin by Robin McKinley, both because of literature conferences. I saw Holly speak at a conference called Sirens and she was hilarious, not to mention her touch-specific type of magic sounds really intriguing. As for Deerskin, that one comes up in conversations at conferences all the time, and I’m left nodding along and admitting I haven’t made time for it yet.

-Rachel, Rachel Ann Hanley and Village Books

We’d love to hear from you. What book can you hardly wait to get your hands on this fall?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 7, 2012 8:31 am

    Even more titles for me to add to my wish list! Thanks for including me.

  2. September 7, 2012 8:42 am

    Lots of great choices!

  3. litteach permalink
    September 7, 2012 8:48 am

    Oh more to add to my list!!! I was super excited to read Kill Order, and it did not disappoint!

  4. September 7, 2012 2:56 pm

    Thanks for the reminders of these, some of which I knew. I’ve ordered The Raven Boys, but others can wait a bit. All look wonderful!


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