Fall Book Bucket List

Fall Book Bucket List

I found myself reading less than I used to and I wanted to change that during the summer. I created a summer book bucket list to tackle when I wasn’t working. If you want to see how I did with that list, check out my summer book check-in.

One thing I mentioned in that post is that it was hard to complete the list because I didn’t currently own all of the books on it. With bills to pay and cats to feed, I couldn’t justify spending money on books when I know I have plenty on my shelves.

So for my fall book bucket list, I found books that I’ve been meaning to read that I haven’t gotten to yet. Once I get through the unread books I currently own, I can look to purchase some new ones for a future list. Or I can finally sign up for a library card. Shooting for the latter this winter because I know when it’s snowing I’m not going to leave my house.

The Fall Book Bucket List

  1. Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
  2. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  4. We Are Liars by E. Lockhart
  5. Before I Knew by Jamie Beck
  6. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  7. The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders & Leslie Saunders
  8. Happy Doomsday by David Sosnowki
  9. Match Making for Beginners by Maddie Dawson
  10. Tips for Living by Renee Shafransky

I’ve been waiting to start reading these books until I finally wrote this post so that I didn’t cheat. Now that you know what I’m planning to read this fall, I can get cracking!

Let me know if you’ve read any of these books. Or if you have some suggestions, leave me a comment and maybe I’ll check it out this winter!

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Summer Book Bucket List Check-In

Summer Book Bucket List Check-In

Reading has always been a way for me to wind down. I love getting lost in books. But since I quit my job, I found I had less time to read because I was always working. That’s one of the downsides to being a freelancer. In order to strike a better work/life balance, I vowed to get back into reading.

Back in June, I posted a list of books I wanted to read this summer. I was used to devouring a book a week so 10 books to read in 3 months seemed like an easy task. Let’s just say I was out of practice.

My Summer Book Bucket List

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  2. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  3. We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler
  4. All The Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler
  5. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  6. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Abertalli
  7. And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz
  8. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
  9. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  10. The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims

If you’re keeping score I read five out of 10 books. Good not great.

One thing that held me back from reading them all was my budget. I couldn’t justify spending all that money on books when I had bills to pay and cats to feed.

That made me realize that if I made a book bucket list for every season, I’d end up running into the same problem. Unless I decided to read one of the books that I haven’t cracked open already on my shelves.

But there is a solution. I don’t know if it’s taboo to admit that I’ve never had a library card. Sure in high school and college I could check out books from my schools’ libraries with my ID. But the regular old county library is a place I haven’t visited.

Maybe I add getting a library card to the fall book bucket list?

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Summer Book Bucket List Check-In

Summer Book Bucket List

I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. I could get lost in a book for hours. Still can, actually. But I don’t read as much as I used to.

I’d like to say I have a library that rivals my DVD collection. I went through a phase where I collected all the classics I should’ve read but hadn’t yet after finding a website that sold them for a couple dollars each. That was in college and I still haven’t tackled many of those.

Even though I’ve been accumulating new reads, I haven’t yet devoured them. But it shouldn’t be shocking since more than half of the DVDs in my collection are still wrapped.

So, in addition to everything else I want to accomplish this summer, I’m also going to challenge myself to read more.

Here is my summer book bucket list that I hope to get through by this fall.

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  2. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  3. We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler
  4. All The Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler
  5. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  6. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Abertalli
  7. And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz
  8. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
  9. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  10. The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims

If you can’t see a trend with my list, I’m still really into Young Adult books. I’m not 30 yet so I’m still a young adult, right?

I’ve also got a slew of books I got for free because of Amazon First Reads and my Prime Membership. Since Kindle books are easier for me to read on the go, I might swap titles out as I go, but I’ll try to keep this list as updated as possible!

What are you reading? I’d love to get new recommendations so that I have more summer reads to add to my summer book bucket list.

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