Does anyone else try to read “with the seasons”? During the summer, I love short novels or re-reads (usually Harry Potter) so that I can relax and not have to put a lot of effort into reading. Occasionally a good thriller or a novel that is set during the summer works for me too.
But the autumn. I go for cozy mysteries, horror and thriller genres, all the witches, a good vampire novel (which I’m deeply upset vampires are not “in” right now), all things magic. I don’t care the length of novels because I will just binge as I can between lighting candles and buying new sweaters that I don’t actually need in Texas.
1 & 2. Re-read Labyrinth Lost so I can finally read the sequel, Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova. Not only do I have a crush on the author, but her books are so fucking good. I am still mad at myself for not reading Bruja Born when it first came out. Bisexual love triangle? Yes. Please.
3. Binge on the Wicked Witches of the Midwest series by Amanda M. Lee. These are free with Kindle Unlimited and they are so cheesy and wonderful. Hella heterosexual, but the sister and family dynamics just have me chuckling.
4. The Witch Elm by Tana French. A standalone novel in a book that is praised by Stephen King. Fun fact, I read books endorsed by King, but rarely can actually read his books. I wish I could, but alas.
5. A Cast-Off Coven (A Witchcraft Mystery #2) by Juliet Blackwell. Cozy mystery with a witch and magic and a skeptic. I loved the first one and expect this will be just as good.
6. His Hideous Heart – 13 Edgar Allan Poe stories re-imagined edited by Dahlia Adler. Ob. Sessed. And I haven’t even read it yet. I am a sucker for re-imaginings and re-tellings. I cannot wait for this one.
7. The Familiars by Stacey Halls. I’ve had this on my Kindle for ages and can’t wait to finally get to it. Set around the time of the witch trials and two women, one pregnant (who literally cannot survive another pregnancy) and one midwife, some shit is sure to go down.
8. Nocturne for a Widow (Sybil Ingram #1) by Amanda DeWees. A widow, a ghost, a super hot violinist. Sold.
9. To Drink Coffee with a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace. I own every single one of her poetry books and I cannot wait for this one. I believe this is book five. Her poetry I can come back to over and over again.
10. A Taste of Blood Wine (Book #1) by Freda Warrington. I had to scour my “want to read” list on Goodreads to find a vampire novel I hadn’t read yet. This is from the early 90s so I’m expecting a hell of a good one.
*sighs in witchy fall mood* I’m so ready.