Books I Want to Read in Autumn?

Monday, 11 September 2017

To lack the knowledge to read is to lack the experience of another's story. Where would I be without books? Who knows? But the one thing that is for certain is that autumn is the time to cosy up with a good novel, play or poem, drink some cocoa and read till your eyes become sore hence here is books I wish to read this autumn...

Challenger Deep - Neal Shusterman

Mental illness is a topic often under publicised in books and after reading a blog post about how the main character has hallucinations and delusions/paranoia, I knew I will need to read this book. You could say this interest into mental illness radiating from me is due to studying Psychology and really wanting to understand how it is to live with certain mental illness'

"Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench.

Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior.

Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence, to document the journey with images.
Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head.
Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.
Caden Bosch is torn.
A captivating and powerful novel that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by one of today's most admired writers for teens" -Source Good Reads

Words of Ink and Show - Lena Coakley

100%? More like a 110% chance I will be reading this book this autumn. Reading reviews from other bloggers and the blurb; the dark vibes, supernatural feeling and a sense of history are really driving me towards wanting to buy the book now! Personally, I've always enjoyed odd books with quirky characters and the Bronte siblings sound rather intriguing.

" Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The BrontΓ« siblings have always been close. After all, nothing can unite four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict, spartan upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go. " -Source Good Reads

The Living Mountain - Nan Shepherd

A rather unusual genre of books to me and while not being afraid to devel into new experiences, this will be something I will not have been used to reading. Yet with deep shame admitting, I've never been to Scotland, this book may help me to explore the world near to me and potentially inspire me to visit the Scottish mountains?  

"In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape.
Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than thirty years before it was finally published." -Source Amazon

This is all for this little books to read post? (Don't know what to call this as usually people blog books they've finished reading!) I hope you enjoyed this and wonder if you've actually read any of these books? Tell me about them? 



  1. The Challenger Deep sounds SO interesting. I'm compelled by your short para on the plot. Thanks for sharing.πŸ‘‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„

    #sweetreats xx

  2. I bet Challenger Deep is a good one -- hallucinations, delusions, paranoia would all make for a story that stands out as something that sticks with you. I can imagine the leftover feeling would be a tad haunting.

    Your second choice sounds intriguing. :D Love the cover, too. Plus you can never have too much supernatural.. ;)

    Ahhh, I want to visit Scotland so bad! Sounds like we both need to make it happen some day. Whether it be in a new post or on social media, you'll have to let us know what you thought of these books once you've read them!

    Happy autumn! Enjoy this lovely season! Drink lots of warm tea & bust out the cocoa. :)

    1. Hey Eve! Long time so see, glad to hear from you again. Sadly, I haven't even started reading this list yet :'(

      (Busy reading Jane Eyre & Wuthering heights) Must say I am burning with anticipation to read challenger deep!


    2. It's been way too long! How've you been? Aw, well that's alright lol. At least you're reading something -- two very good somethings at that! I had to read Jane Eyre once for school. Don't remember any of it though. xD Are you liking Eyre and Wuthering Heights?


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