Is it just me or has there been a lack of great books released in the past few months? I typically have a “to read list” about a mile long but, this fall it seems to have shorted quite a bit. This past weekend, however, I was determined to find a few exciting reads. So, off to the bookstore, I went with my travel mug brimming with tea. Heres is what I got to read this autumn:

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

This young adult novel is one of the 2017 Zoella Book Club choices that peaked my interest. Having just finished “Girl Up” by Laura Bates, I thought Moxie would be a good fiction companion read. I am also in love with the book’s cover (I am one of those people who judge/buy books based on their covers) and feel that is will be a nice rainy weekend read; perfect for late autumn.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

I know absolutely nothing about astrophysics but, I love looking at the night sky so, this book intrigued me. I also I have a few work trips this month and the books small size will be perfect for carrying on a plane.

A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

The cover of this young adult novel drew me in. Then, after reading the synopsis I was intrigued by how the story was presented. It seems to be an anti-romance novel about a girl told through the eyes of her male friend (the main character). A Short History also looks like it’s going to be a bit of a topsy-turvy read with many aha moments for the characters. Again, this seems like a perfect read to cozy up with on a blustery autumn weekend.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

This is one of those classic novels that any self-respecting reader should cross off their list. I found a copy with a cover I love and felt it was time to give this mystery novel a read.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

I have been reading a lot of modern feminists literature over the past two years. So, when I saw this book I had to get it. To me, it looks like it will depict an attainable or balanced version of feminism; a book that will weave the intricacies of our modern culture with some glass ceiling smashing. But, we shall see.

No Refuge for Women by Maria von Welser

The conflict in Syria and Syrian refugees have been constant topics in the news. And, I will admit I am not as well versed on these topics as I should be. So, when I spotted this book by Maria von Welser I snatched it up. I am interested in learning more about Syrian refugees and loved that this book spotlights women and children.

Have you read any of the books in my autumn haul? If you have, leave your review in the comments below or tell me what books you have planned to read this season!  

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Great recommendations! I have a few trips coming up and am looking for some ideas on what to read while traveling=o)


Glad you enjoyed the article. I just started Bad Feminist and its great!



I need to get back into reading! These sound great and I am guilty of sometimes judging a book by it’s cover too haha


Hey Katherine,

Glad you enjoyed the book selection 🙂 It is always okay to judge a book by its cover 😉



Bad Feminist is definitely one on my list, would love to know if it is any good! I am so glad I stumbled across your blog also, well done you on all your hard work with it! x

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