The Almost Famous Writer Book Club // Fall 2019

From the new Philip Pullman book to the perfect classic read for October, these are the books I’ll be reading this fall.

Honestly, is there a better fall activity than to curl up with a good book, a hot cup of tea and a fluffy blanket? I think not, so I’ve selected the three books I’ll be reading the upcoming weeks for the Almost Famous Writer Book Club of fall 2019.

The Secret Commonwealth (The Book Of Dust Volume Two) by Philip Pullman

I’ve been excited about reading this book for two years and I can’t wait to travel back to the world Philip Pullman has created in his classic series His Dark Materials. His latest novel is The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust Volume Two), which is the followup to La Belle Sauvage. This new series takes place in the exact same fantastical world of the original series and follows the story of Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon once more. Only this time around, Lyra is in her early twenties and I’m so excited to get to know the character at this age. I first read the original series as a child, so now it feels like Lyra has grown up with me and I get to meet her and her world again.

Sweet sorrow by David Nicholls

One day is probably one of my favourite books and one that I love to reread every once in a while, because it’s sweet, romantic and funny. So I had high hopes for David Nicholls’ newest novel, called Sweet sorrow. It follows the story of young Charlie as he navigates his life and his experience of his first love. I’m now about a third into the novel and although I’m definitely enjoying it, I’m not in love with it yet. So I’m gonna keep reading Charlie’s story and I hope the story picks up.

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

I’ve always wanted to read Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman and this fall the time has finally come. The novel follows the story of sisters Gillian and Sally Owen who live with their aunts ina small village. There’s whispers on the street that the Owens women are witches and that they brew potions and practice chants. But how much of that is true? I’m now halfway through the novel and so far I’ve really enjoyed Hoffman’s writing and the heartwarming story of the Owens sisters. Also, if you’re looking for a great Halloween movie that won’t scare your socks off, I would highly recommend watching the film adaptation of Practical Magic starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock as the Owen sisters.

And these are the books I plan on reading this fall! Do you want to keep up to date with my reading? Follow me on Goodreads for my 2019 reading challenge (20 books in one year!) and on Instagram for book reviews.

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