Books on My Fall 2021 To-Read List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme run by That Artsy Reader Girl. I can’t believe I have to start thinking about my Fall to-read list already. I did a decent job getting through the Summer list I posted, but some cuts had to be made as my schedule suddenly got busier.

It was pretty easy to conclude what I’d need to be getting to this season, as I still have a handful of personal reading challenges that need finishing up. Since autumn lasts until nearly the end of December, these are essentially the books I mean to get to between the start of October and the end of the year.

A Gather of Ghosts by Karen Maitland

A Gathering of Ghosts

This book I wanted to get to this month, but was cut due to time constraints. Nevertheless, it’s a part of my yearly to-read list, so I am determined to have it read before the end of 2021.

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

The Grip of It

This is one of the novels I intend to read for the Halloween season this year (October). I’ve never read the author before, but it’s a haunted house story I’ve had my eye on for a while, and I’m excited to finally check it out.

‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

Salems Lot

My other Halloween read chosen for this year, I always try to make time to read another King book every year. This is his second ever novel, and I’m really excited to finally read it, despite knowing a fair amount about the story already. I feel like I’ve read a number of his classics, but I’ve only read a few of his really early works.

The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino

The Complete Cosmicomics

I’ve really been wanting to read this book since finish If on a winter’s night a traveler, though it looks to me like this book will be very different. From what I can recall, it’s a collection of short stories told from the perspective of a cosmic, alien consciousness. Calvino’s style is really unique, so I’m looking forward to digging into what sounds to me will be wonderfully weird book.

The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett

The Last Continent

The final Discworld novel I intend to read for the year, I’m more particularly looking forward to this book because it continues the cliffhanger ending of Interesting Times. In it, Rincewind the wizard was accidentally transported to the Discworld’s equivalent to Australia. He’s not my most favourite character, but I’m still interested in seeing what trouble he gets into next.

Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn

Thrawn Treason

Probably the last Star Wars read I will get to this year, if I get to it, this is the last book in the Thrawn trilogy. I’ve got plenty of Star Wars novels that I could get to, but knowing that this is the last one I need to read to finish up a trilogy puts it higher on my priority list. I hope I’m able to get to it.

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

A Closed and Common Orbit

The last book in my series challenge for the years, I’m really looking forward to continuing Chambers’s Wayfarers series with this book. I know the focus in characters shifts with this one, though, so my expectations are a little tempered, but I loved the first book enough that I’m sure I’ll really like this one too.

Berserk by Kentaro Miura

Berserk 31

Despite my intentions, I didn’t actually continue reading any volumes in this series over the summer, and I doubt I will before autumn starts. Nevertheless, I intend to read more before the end of the year, and I cement that intention here.

Scott Pilgrim: Color Edition Digital Omnibus by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Scott Pilgrim Color Edition Digital Omnibus

I don’t know that I’ll actually get all the way through it, but since buying this omnibus I’ve been thinking about rereading this series a lot, especially since I last read it in black and white. It’s been so long since I first read it too that it’ll be a nice revisit.

Hope is the Thing with Feathers: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Hope is the Thing with Feathers

This last one is a bit of a joke, though I am entirely serious. I’ve been in the middle of this book for a long time now, because I’m just not all that driven to read a big book of poetry like this. I really do want to get it finished before the year is out, though, so I thought I better include it here.


Until next time, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own list down below.

2 thoughts on “Books on My Fall 2021 To-Read List

    • Thanks! I hope you enjoy yours too. I’m sorry to hear The Odyssey wasn’t for you. Epic poetry is definitely a challenge, at least in my experience.

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