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Feeling like Fall? Four Titles for an Autumn Vibe!

As I write this, it’s supposed to be 90 degrees (F) here today. But this morning I got up to dark, cloudy skies and right now a thunderstorm is rolling through. I am LOVING it, because we need the rain, and we need some relief from the heat… and at the moment, there’s just a hint of fall in the air.

So it got me thinking… what books evoke a fall feeling? What can you add to your reading list for that cozy autumn vibe? Here’s a quick list of some of my favorite fall classics to get you started!

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Book Notes: Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

Hello, friends! How’s your summer reading going? I can’t believe that we’re almost done with June, but this has been a good book month for me.

I finally picked up a memoir that’s been on my shelves for like TWO YEARS and somehow I never got to it. Which is crazy, because it’s one I was dying to read.

Some of you may know I am a HUGE fan of Gilmore Girls, and by extension Lorelai Gilmore, and of course, by extension, Lauren Graham. I read her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can, in one sitting on this relaxing Sunday. (I did take a couple of breaks to refill my coffee. Which seems entirely appropriate, considering.)

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The Joy of Old Favorites

Hi friends! Yes, it’s been a while again… it’s been a busy season here with the highlight being my son’s high school graduation!

How’s your summer reading going? I still haven’t regained my pre-pandemic reading volume, but I’m picking up speed a bit. There are a lot of great books being released over the summer but I’m trying to get through some of my existing TBR stack before I buy any more. Well, before I buy *too* many more, anyway!

A reading habit that always brings me joy is to re-read an old favorite. There are just certain books that stick with you… maybe a beloved childhood book? Or the first book you read by a favorite author? Perhaps a series featuring some memorable characters?

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My Non-Fiction TBR

Although I have a miles-long list of novels I’d like to read (and more are released every week, ensuring I will NEVER catch up!), there’s something to be said for a good non-fiction title. A memoir that lets you walk in the shoes of another… a home or garden book that provides beauty and inspiration… advice from an expert on finance, health, or another critical topic… all of these enrich our minds and souls in different ways.

My Goodreads Want-to-Read shelf is overflowing with both fiction and non-fiction, and I find myself adding quite a few of both these days. It’s easy to pick up the latest bestseller or the next book in a favorite series, but I’m making a goal to increase my consumption of non-fiction titles this year.

Here are a few that I’ve recently added to my TBR…

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