Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Waiting for Seasonal Reads!

I don't have any specific book I'm waiting on this Wednesday, but I'm definitely waiting on those great seasonal reads! I love reading creepy stuff in September and October and Christmas books in late November and December. Last week, Diane of Bibliophile by the Sea posted a list of forthcoming Christmas books and I can't wait to read them all! I actually got a couple of Christmas books for review last week as well. (hint to publisher and publicists: I'm very open to reviewing Christmas books!)

As far as September and October...well let's be honest, I won't be reading anything much until after Book Blogger Appreciation Week is over. Well, except for other book blogs. :) Which by the way, if I don't get around to comment as much it's not because I don't love you..I do, I'm just swamped pulling together a whole week of love for you. :) But when I do get a chance to breathe, I'm looking forward to:
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith hee!
And so much more! I've been stockpiling books like October is two months long!

How about you? Do you like to read something a bit more mysterious or creepy as the weather turns cooler? What's the creepiest or scariest or moodiest(you know not necessarily scary but very FALL) read you can recommend to me?




Amy

29 comments:

Melody said...

I loved The Ghost Writer!! I hope you'll enjoy it and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this book as well as the others!

Meghan said...

I just found out that my new library has the first two Vampire Diaries books, so I will be joining the challenge very soon when I get the first one. =) I'm excited!

I'm not really a seasonal reader but I hope that you find some good ones this year!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Oooh, the Ghost Writer is excellent (Harwood just came out with Seance too, which is on my list). I have Let the Right One In on my shelves, patiently waiting for some love. I am a sucker for spooky, Gothic stories!

bkclubcare said...

oh yes, you've reminded me to dust off Something Wicked This Way Comes for October! thank you.

Nymeth said...

I've been saving creepy books for October too :) I have a few collections of ghost stories I'm looking forward to - especially Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts.

And Amy, we completely understand about you commenting less! Seriously, I have no idea how you manage to do all you do. Do you not sleep? :P

Beth F said...

I have so many books here -- review and bought that you could say I was into stockpiling.... I don't read Christmas books, but I understand the appeal.

jennysbooks said...

It isn't spooky, but it's definitely very moody - and suspenseful and great - have you read Donna Tartt's The Secret History? With autumn drawing closer (I guess - it's hard to believe this is true when it's in the 90s all day every day), I am looking forward to rereading this one.

Nicole said...

My reading doesn't usually change with the seasons. It's so eclectic anyway, but I have never read A Christmas Carol. I have the audiobook now and I had planned on reading it this summer, but at the rate I am going it probably won't be until Christmas that I read it.

bermudaonion said...

Oh, I do love a good Christmas book - I'm looking forward to them too! Thanks for all the BBAW work!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love seasonal reads too! If only the weather would change a bit in the Arizona desert to reflect the actual season it would be even better!

And we know you aren't breathing much, and probably not sleeping much either! Even without breathing or sleeping, however, you just put out an amazing amount of work!!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm not a fan of creepy books, but I love those sappy Christmas stories!
In the summer I prefer the lighter, chick-lit type books.

xalwaysdreamx said...

I definitely do look for the gothic ones as falls comes around! Interesting list of books you have there, I'll definitely be rummaging about for some of them at the library and bookstore!

--Sharry

caite said...

I always love creepy books and as much as I love Christmas, I don't really read Christmas books. Rather odd when I think about it, but true.

Cat said...

You have probably read this one already, but I would highly recommend The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I read this last September and it's perfect for rainy, dark Fall days!

Also, Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall is also high on the suspense/creepy factor as well. This one is YA, the one above is not.

I do like a darker story when Fall comes around!

Jennsbookshelf said...

Oh you know I love spooky reads! I have an entire bookshelf full of books to choose from in October. I'm really looking forward to the season! I'll be reading (among many others) The Vampire Diaries series, The Sookie Stackhouse Series, and I'm hoping to crack open a few of my classic horror reads!

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I like Christmas stories around December. I like to read non fiction uplifting stories in January. We don't have Holloween in Australia so the I don't read scary stories!

I do want to read the Vampire Diaries, been hearing lots of good things about them.

Becky LeJeune said...

I love creepy reads all year long, but especially in the fall. Ghost Writer is one of my favorites and 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (mentioned above) is an excellent collection - highly recommend that one! Another that I'm a big advocate for recently (in the past couple of years) is James Herbert's Haunted. It's one of the best ghost stories I have ever read. Perfect for fall.

Amy said...

Hi Amy!I wondered if you could tell me what Book Blogger Appreciation Week is all about since I am new to these here parts :o) You said you won't be reading much until after that week and you are pulling together a whole week of love for us. Would you mind telling what it's all about? It sounds great, whatever "it" is!

I love Christmas Books, I read as many as I can and re-read a few every year. I have one that my mom read to me when I was a little girl and I still read it every year!
Amy

Jenny Girl said...

When Halloween rolls around I do like to read creepy, spooky, scary books.
This year I plan to read the Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Hear it's a classic.

Dani in NC said...

I am not a seasonal reader at all. In fact, if I can tell from the title and cover that a book has a Christmas theme, I run in the other direction! I've cried at my share of sappy books, but I don't want it to be so obvious on the cover :-).

Memory said...

I almost always find myself craving literary fiction in the fall, just because I associate it with the start of school. I feel like I ought to give my brain a workout. :) I'm most definitely looking forward to some creepy reads, too. Autumn feels like the perfect time for a ghost story or two.

J.T. Oldfield said...

Amy, I gave you an award! When you have time, come see!

lilly said...

I haven't read any of the books you mentioned but I'm definitely looking forward to all the spookiness in the upcoming months. Oh, it'll be fun fun fun.

Lenore said...

The winter is perfect for dark reads!

Trish said...

No Christmas books for me yet--too dang hot here. Instead, I've been in the mood for Halloween. I think it must be because the shops are all starting to put their fall stuff out. Nothing like rushing into the holidays, huh?

Ti said...

I don't know if you've read The Thirteenth Tale but that is like a classic Fall read. It's been out for a few years but I really enjoyed it.

I got all excited about Fall when I read today's Shelf Awareness blast.

Jenners said...

I never really thought of reading seasonally ... kind of an interesting concept.

And I just want to tell how exciting the BBAW has been so far ... but I realize it must be a TON of work. I imagine you've been swamped and overwhelmed ... and it will only get bigger and bigger! You're doing a great job.

Elena said...

It's the end of winter where I am and I have been reading a lot of really chilly books lately, and only just realised it when I read your post :P Cold weather is great for scary books (snuggling under the doona and all that)

I just watched Let The Right One In and it was fantastic and creepy, really want to read the book now. (Also well done with BBAW! Everyone's getting so amped up)

MizB of Should Be Reading said...

I don't normally choose books based on a season... I read what I read 'cause I want to (or 'cause they're review books! LOL).

Although, admittedly I did get myself into a vampire-book-seeking mood, recently... and found a whole slew of books! (See my Friday Finds post here).

~MizB

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