Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fall Reads

I'm excited about this post because I'm excited about these books!  Now that I've gotten through almost all of my summer reads (All of the Light We Cannot See being my very fave), it's about that time to order up a new set of books.  Most of these have come at the recommendation of other bloggers and I can't wait to get into them!  You'll have to let me know if you've read any of these or have additional recommendations for me.  Happy reading!


The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
Chicago 1920; Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight year old who has all but given up on love and happiness - until she meets Ernest Hemingway.  Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris.  Eventually they find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage - a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they've fought so hard for.

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
Growing up on her family's Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets.  The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred.  The secret ingredient in her mother's lasagna: chocolate.  The secret behind ending a fight: holding hands.  But just a week before her wedding, Georgia discovers her beloved fiance has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever.  Georgia does what she's always done: she returns to the family vineyard, expecting the comfort of her long married parents, her brothers, and everything familiar.  But it turns out her fiance is not the only one who's been keeping secrets...

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
In the quiet village of Carriveau France in 1939, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front.  She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France... but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything.  Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

After You by JoJo Moyes (the sequel to Me Before You!)
Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life.  After the transformative six months she spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him.  When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started.  She ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group - sharing insights, laughter, frustrations and terrible cookies.  They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding - the paramedic and the one may who might be able to understand her.  Then a figure from Will's past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future...

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself.  Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiance, she's this close to living the perfect life she's worked so hard to achieve.  But Ani has a secret.  There's something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales.  Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune.  Yet it's Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain's future king.  And when Bex can't resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.

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35 comments

  1. I read The Nightengale in mere days because it was so good. I didn't want to put it down and when it was over, it took everything in me to not read it again. I hope you absolutely love it! I read The Royal We recently and it was also really good :) A little bit of a long read, but I enjoyed that it was so well constructed! Can't wait to read those Jojo Moyes books! I keep hearing she's got good reads. xo

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  2. I read The Royal We, The Luckiest Girl Alive and Eight Hundred Grapes. I don't remember much about The Luckiest Girl Alive... :( I think next on my list needs to be The Paris Wife! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Love a good book post. I've heard the Royal We is fabulous and I LOVE anything by Kristin Hannah! I was pretty meh on the Paris Wife, I could NOT enjoy the main character. I suggest the SELECTION SERIES, it is soooooo good! I read it a year ago and loved it! Fun, easy, enjoyable reads.

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  4. You'll love eight hundred grapes, the royal we and luckiest girl alive!! I really enjoyed all three of them!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. The Royal We was awesome! I loved it!! I haven't gotten After You yet but I really want to--let me know how it is once you read it!.

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  6. The Royal We, After You, and The Luckiest Girl Alive are all on my list too! I have to say I did read the Paris Wife, and I didn't even finish it. The events and how the characters handled them just made me so angry while I was reading, and I didn't care enough about them to see how it all ended.

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  7. I really liked the Paris Wife, mainly due to the history, but it was also a little depressing which I don't usually like in a book. I am a little weird when it comes to books, I don't usually read mainstream ones. I like to read old, unknown books :)

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  8. I didn't know there was a sequel to Me Before You! I'm excited and terrified because that first book made me cry so hard!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  9. I picked up the Paris Wife thinking I would love it but I could not get into it! Idk why. I've been meaning to read The Royal We for a long time. Thanks for sharing suggestions!

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  10. What great recommendations--- requested several at the library :) Excited to pick them up!! Thanks!!

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  11. Thanks for sharing these! You and Carly are pushing me to read!!! Hehe!

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  12. All The Light We Cannot See was so incredible. Adam just started it - and he never reads fiction! The Royal We is a fun read, pretty lighthearted and easy to get through. I want to read The Nightingale next!

    xx, Carly | carly blogs

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  13. I'm currently reading The Canterbury Sisters and LOVE it!! Would highly recommend you adding it to your future reading list.

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  14. Well, I now have three more books I need to add to my reading list! You will love Grapes and The Royal We - my favorites from this year so far!

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  15. I read The Luckiest Girl Alive and really liked it. Eight Hundred Grapes is on my TBR list. :)

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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  16. The Royal We is SO good! I couldn't read it fast enough. The Paris Wife was a big thumbs down from me. I tried really hard but couldn't even get half way because I was so bored.

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  17. I've read all of these except The Nightingale and The Paris Wife but I really enjoyed the others!

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  18. Oooh got to add some to my goodreads list. I have a new one myself, Country by Danielle Steel, that I need to make time to read.

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  19. I didn't love the Royal We. I have After You and The Nightingale on my list of to-reads and I just grabbed All the Light We Cannont See from the library.
    -Jess at Just Jess

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  20. I need to read The Royal We, I saw it everywhere this summer so I need to jump on that. Some of these others sound great too, thanks for the list!

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  21. I've only read The Paris Wife and thought it was only okay. Not sure if I've given you some recs or not, so: The Night Circus, The Kitchen House, and Devil in the White City.

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  22. After You and Luckiest Girl Alive are both on my "books to read" list for this fall/winter! I am definitely adding Eight Hundred Grapes to the list...it sounds really interesting!

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  23. I've read three of the books you listed and the Nightingale was my absolute favorite! It couldn't put it down :)

    www.beingbradfords.com

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  24. Yes to The Paris Wife! I sat in bed and cried when it was over. I wanted more. I have a lot of these on my reading list to, I just need to finally READ THEM!! I am like the least busy person on the planet, yet I find it so hard to finish a book anymore. Maybe it's because I'm on the internet too much these days haha.

    x. Morgan

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  25. I expected to read the Royal We in like July but now finally just found the time, ha! I just packed it for a weekend away this weekend and am hoping to get a good way through it!

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  26. The first three sound REALLY good!!! Thank you so much for sharing, I'll check these out on the Kindle. :-)

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  27. After You actually sounds really good and interesting! And plus I love the name Louisa haha so that makes it sound even better :) The story line sounds like the type of books I already like to read so I'll be checking it out!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  28. "After You" is on my "to read" list, too! Can't wait to hear what you think!

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  29. I loved Eight Hundred Grapes! Such a fun read. Luckiest Girl Alive is on my list too!

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  30. I have a few of these on my list too! All The Light You Cannot See is at the top!

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  31. oh my gosh, i finished the nightingale this week and i'm not kidding, it's still breaking my heart.

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  32. The Royal We and The Nightingale are the very next two on my list!!

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  33. I've heard that The Royal We is really good! I'm adding it to my to-read list! :)

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  34. Book posts are my FAVORITE. I'm such a bookworm. I read The Paris Wife a few years ago and loved it. I have an English degree, so reading about Hemingway and his friendship with other writers of that time was fascinating. So good.

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  35. I always love when other bloggers share what they are reading and their thoughts. Gives me new ideas!!

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