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Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read List
I'm pressed for time this week, so pardon the fact that I'm not posting pictures for every book on my list.
Just learned about this one this week while exploring Charlotte Hubbard's website. Can't wait to read this one. Amish fiction and Christmas---what could be better? Add to your Goodreads list.
Number 2: The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin. This one has been on my radar for a while. Not only does the plot sound intriguing, the woman on the front cover reminds me of Lady Mary from Downton Abbey. That makes it a must read for me. Add to your Goodreads list.
Number 3: A Quilt for Christmas by Sandra Dallas. Historical fiction set during the Civil War and Christmas. Need I say more? Add to your Goodreads list.
Number 4: The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy. A wartime love story. Perfect. Add to your Goodreads list.
This is a book I started a long time ago. Because I was so heavy into review books at the time, I couldn't read this one that I had gotten for myself from Amazon. I would like to go back to it. Add to your Goodreads list.
Number 6: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil. A high school revenge story billed as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars. Must read it. Add to your Goodreads list.
Number 7: Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot. Another private school story. Love them, even if I don't get to read a lot of them. Add to your Goodreads list.
Number 8: Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. Touted as Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower, this one is about a popular girl trying to maintain her social position. I find the topic fascinating since I was probably one of the least popular kids in school. Add to your Goodreads list.
Number 9: Falling into Place by Amy Zhang. This is about a girl who unsuccessfully tries to kill herself and then has to deal with aftermath. The sad reality of being a mother of a teenager and a pre-teen is that suicide among friends is an issue that must be dealt with. My daughter came to me one day in tears because one of her online pals planned to drink bleach. I had no idea how to help except to talk her through it and see what kind of information we could find out about the girl to try and alert authorities. Thankfully, the girl changed her mind; but it made me realize I can't pretend this type of stuff doesn't happen. Add to your Goodreads list. (Sorry for the downer.)
This one has been on my radar since it released in August. Set in 1941, this is the story of an Irish immigrant named Eileen Tumulty who marries Edmund Leary. Ed is a scientist, and Eileen sees him as the vehicle toward the better life she craves. She soon discovers, however, that she and Ed don't want the same things. In a cruel twist of fate, Ed is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 51, and Eileen's struggles become something different. Sounds fascinating, even if it's a bit dark. Add to your Goodreads list.