Today is the Autumn equinox and that means that my favourite season has arrived! When I picked the books for this TBR, I was leaning heavily into particular genres because I associate them with Autumn so, genre-wise, there isn’t a lot of variety but I think the books will be very different to one another.
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
Fitz has survived his first hazardous mission as king’s assassin, but is left little more than a cripple. Battered and bitter, he vows to abandon his oath to King Shrewd, remaining in the distant mountains. But love and events of terrible urgency draw him back to the court at Buckkeep, and into the deadly intrigues of the royal family.
It’s time to read the second book in the Farseer Trilogy! I was going to read immediately after I read the first book but I ended up reading other books instead. I am very much looking forward to reading this and maybe I’ll even read the third book after finishing this one.
Misery by Stephen King
Misery Chastain was dead. Paul Sheldon had just killed her – with relief, with joy. Misery had made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wanted to get on to some real writing.
I’ve had this one on my shelves for a while and I think it’s finally time to read it. I haven’t read many books by Stephen King but I do want to read more and I think Misery might be a good choice. Fingers crossed I think it’s sufficiently terrifying.
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
In this, the final collection of Sherlock Holmes adventures, the intrepid detective and his faithful companion Dr Watson examine and solve twelve cases that puzzle clients, baffle the police and provide readers with the thrill of the chase.
I’m finally going to finish reading the Sherlock Holmes stories! This book has been sitting on my shelves for at least five years (maybe more) and I don’t know why I’ve been reluctant to read it.
Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
Audere, agere, auferre. To dare, to strive, to conquer. For generations, privileged young men have attended St. Oswald’s Grammar School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric Classics teacher who has been a fixture there for more than thirty years. But this year the wind of unwelcome change is blowing.
I have no idea what to expect from this book but it was recommended to me and I’m looking forward to reading it!
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
Historical paranormal fiction? Sign me up! This one was recommended to me and I had to wait ages for my local bookshop to get it in stock so I’m excited to be reading it. I’m aiming to read this one towards the end of the season but who knows, maybe I’ll pick it up after my current read.
In the Woods by Tana French
Another murder-mystery-thriller! I was actually recommended another book in this series but I prefer to start reading a series at the beginning, even if the books work as standalone novels and even if the first book isn’t as good as the other books in the series. As long as this is a solid intro to the characters etc., I’ll be happy.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought of them!