Can you feel it? According to my calendar, fall is just around the corner. I can only wish! As one of the hottest –and I mean HOT! – summers on record comes to an end, it’s hard to imagine that balmy days and crisp breezes lie ahead. But autumn will eventually find its way here – glowing jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows will appear, football fever will take over my husband, and my will-power will, yet again, be tested by all the pumpkin-spiced goodness at Starbucks. Mmmm…I can smell the spicy aroma already.
To get in the spirit, I’m listing all the books I plan on reading this fall.
Graveminder by Melissa Marr
From Goodreads: Melissa Marr is known to young adult readers as the author of the popular faery series Wicked Lovely. Her debut leap into adult fiction lands her in the small community of Claysville, a town where the dead walk free unless there their graves are not properly tended. Into this eerie maelstrom, Rebekkah Barrow descends as she returns to a place that she once believed she knew.
Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier
From Goodreads: With planning the town’s annual Halloween Party, the drought wreaking havoc on her garden, and her brood of four children, Lucy Stone’s got her hands full this fall. As the air turns crisp and the trees blaze red and gold in the tiny town of Tinker’s Cove,Maine, a newcomer arrives who seems to suit the Halloween season. Diana Ravenscroft has just opened Solstice, a charming little shop featuring candles, crystals, jewelry, and psychic readings. But after an unnervingly accurate reading by Diana, Lucy starts to get more than a little spooked.
If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Repair #1) by Juliet Blackwell
From Goodreads: Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line. At her newest project, a run-downPacificHeights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man-and not end up a construction casualty herself.
The Secret of Cypriere Bayou by Jana Deleon
From Goodreads: For Olivia Markham, laMalediction is the ideal setting in which to complete her work. But something is sending a chill up the usually fearless author’s spine. There are the unearthly noises, the sliding panels, the hidden passageways…and John Landry, the sexy caretaker who seems less than welcoming.
John has work of his own to do and he doesn’t need the distraction of a mysterious beauty claiming the old mansion is cursed. But he can’t ignore the fact that someone is doing everything to scare Olivia away – permanently. Working together to uncover laMalediction’s alarming secrets and root out the evil stalking them, John finds Olivia impossible to resist, and he knows it’s only a matter of time before something unexpected – and undeniable – happens between them.
Halloween Party by Agatha Christie
From Goodreads: At a Halloween party, Hercule Poirot aids mystery writer Ariadne Oliver in an investigation into the murder of a young girl-who may have witnessed a murder herself. But unmasking the killer proves more daunting than bobbing for apples.
Do any of these books look good to you? What are you reading this fall?