After a long, hot, dry, allergy-stricken, wildfire smoke-infused summer, we are finally getting rain again, and I love it. Today I actually wore my thick cable-knit sweater, and my raincoat has seen a couple of outings, too.
Fall means pumpkin-flavored treats, but (as importantly) it also brings cozy moments reading a book while listening to the rain or sitting by the fire. These are the top ten books I hope to read this fall – that is, if I can make it to ten!
1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
Maybe no other book screams “autumn” like this one. It’s a re-read; I haven’t read it since childhood. The movie is one of my all-time favorites!
2. Cloaked – Rachel Kovaciny
I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader copy of a new book by Hamlette, who blogs at The Edge of the Precipice. So far I’m heartily enjoying it!
3. Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia – Michael Korda
This is a long biography which I must finish by the end of the year and return to the coworker who is kindly lending it to me. So far I am finding some interesting tidbits in it, though I am not super impressed with Korda as a biographer.
4. The Sound and the Fury, or Light in August – William Faulkner
These are two Faulkners I picked up at the thrift store, and I’ve heard good things about both of them. Any suggestion as to which I should read first?
5. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
I must read this book. I must, I must.
6. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ditto. Am I the only one who strongly associates this book with fall? I guess it’s because it takes place in New England, and New England is gorgeous in autumn. 🙂
7. Crusader Castles – T. E. Lawrence
An upcoming commemoration of a certain person’s birth might justify the purchase of this rare book by T. E. Lawrence… *innocent cough*
8. – 10. If I somehow manage to complete the above, we can talk about 8 – 10!