Fall TBR


Since September began, I have been having a little tussle with myself about fall. Half of me is super excited for the cool weather, for bright leaves, pumpkins, and cider and doughnuts, and the other half dreads winter on the other end of this (very) short season.

But one thing I haven’t had any problems with is putting together my fall TBR. It’s not too soon for that! Most of my summer was taken up with reading YA to get a feel for the current market and the genre as it stands right now (sorry to say, I was mostly unimpressed, but maybe that’s a post for another time), so I’m rather ready for a change.

How about some classics?


Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen: Because I love Jane Austen, and I LOVE Emma Thompson’s adaption, and I haven’t gotten around to reading the real deal yet.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens: Finishing this up from this summer. Somehow I just fell off halfway through and never got back on, even though I was enjoying it.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: This is one my mom loves, and so even though I know the general storyline already, I have picked it up to read it in its entirety.

A Time to Speak by Nadine Brandes: I’m in the middle of this one, and I intend to be caught up and ready for the third book when it comes out.

A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes: Coming out in October (so excited!). Support your favorite authors. Enough said.

I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Barton de Trevino: This has literally been on my shelf for almost my whole life and my sister has been telling me I should read it for the last ten years. I suppose it’s been long enough.

None Like Him by Jen Wilkin: A wonderful study on the character of God. I’ve been using it sort of like a daily devotional…the chapters are a manageable size.

The Light Beyond the Forest by Rosemary Sutcliff: The search for the Holy Grail, beautifully and artfully done. Sutcliff knows how to handle legend.

Various works of C.S Lewis: I haven’t quite decided which to start with (I will accept recommendations), but I realized that I haven’t read much of his non-fiction and I haven’t read his space trilogy. So I’m going to remedy that.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What is on YOUR fall reading list?

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A Quiet Celebration


The Herosinger blog marked its first year in August, and what a year it has been!

I want, first off, to say a huge thank you to everyone who has followed, who has commented, who has reached out and been friendly—you are the best. I have so loved hearing your opinions, getting to know you, reading books you’ve recommended, and visiting your blogs. You are what make this blog worth it.

My ideal way to celebrate would be to meet with you all on a quiet rainy afternoon and chat over a latte, but since I can’t have that, I have come up with some fun questions (call it a tag if you like) that I would love for you to answer! Feel free to do so on your blog, or in the comments, or even, if you prefer, in an email.

And, because it’s a party and I can’t actually invite all of you wonderful readers to have a cuppa and cake with me, I am giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon for a book or two of your choice. (I think books are a moderately decent substitution, yes?)

Without further ado, here are the questions:

Three things that bring out the “inner geek” in you?

What’s the craziest thing you have done that you haven’t regretted?

Would you rather spend a day stuck on a rollercoaster or in a submarine?

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

What is the strangest character you have ever read or written?

What is the weirdest thing you have ever done in the name of reading or writing?

If you could undo one character death in a book or movie, whose would it be?

What’s one book you wouldn’t mind throwing across the room?

Worst book-to-movie adaption you’ve ever seen? Best?
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