Well there goes the summer. A a fan of the hot weather it’s very disappointing for me. I don’t mind the fall, or Autumn if your fancy, but the temperature drops way too quickly for my taste; one day it’s 60 the next it’s 30. I do try to look on the bright side and there are some great things to look forward to, garlic festivals, Halloween, and new books. Okay so new books come out all the time, but for some reason this fall seems to have so many great books, a few I’ve been waiting months for.
My Fall 2019 TBR List
Institute by Stephen King
I decided to include this even though it came out in August, technically still summer. It was only last week, close enough, and it’ll be September when I read it. From the description think it might be a Dark Tower related book. The story takes place at The Institute, where children with psychic abilities are imprisoned and their gifts extracted. I can only guess at who’s running this place and their intentions, but I think I have a good idea. I’ll just have to wait and see.
Grim, Grit and Gasoline: Dieselpunk and Decopunk Fairy Tales
Another collection for the list. I’ve kind of been really into fairy tales lately. It might have something to do with binging fairy tale based TV shows; Grimm, Once Upon a Time, etc. I’m also kind of intrigued by the dieselpunk and decopunk aspect; described as alternate histories of the WWI and WWII eras, 1920’s-50’s. I’m not exactly sure what to expect, maybe a flapper fairy godmother or Pinocchio as a Nazi double agent. I don’t know, I have to find out.
Quichotte by Salmon Rushdie
Rushdie is one of my other top favorite writers who never disappoints me. I love the magical surrealism of his stories and the beauty of his writing style. I know he’s not for everybody, but I hope you’ll give him a shot. Quichotte has been described as a modern day Don Quixote, or at least an homage to it. Set up as a story within a story, Quichotte, who is actually the creation of writer Sam DuChamp, takes a cross country trip with his imaginary son to win the love of a famous actress. As always with Rushdie I’m excited to see what ridiculous trials his characters go through and how he intertwines their stories.
Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction- 9/17
When I saw this title, I absolutely knew I had to read it. Described as “part biography, part readers guide,” it includes over a hundred women authors. I am always looking for new horror and sci-fi writers and bonus for only focusing solely on women writers. I’m almost certain it’ll have to be a new addition to my library.
Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery- 10/1
Here we have a short story collection. The theme of the collection is witchcraft and witches, with all the stories being written by women. The book is described as classic tropes infused with “fresh, feminist perspective and present-day concerns.” Although I have to wonder, with the emphasis on feminism why it has a male editor. Not that I care, just seems a bit odd. Anyway I’m just here for the stories of witchery, but bonus for female perspectives and featuring Kelly Armstrong.
Toil and Trouble by Augustin Burroughs –10/1
It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this book to come out, an excerpt was release early summer, and I still have another month to go. But I’m pretty sure it’s worth the wait. His books include some dark topics, his wit and humor keeps it from becoming bleak and depressing. In this upcoming memoir he shares his lifelong secret of being a witch.