Books to FALL into – 2011

Pardon the pun, but the Piers Anthony/Robert Aspirin fan in me just cannot resist them!

It’s already October, so I thought I’d best organize my book queue for the fall and let everyone in on it.  And so…..

Fall 2011 Must Read Books

*   The Parasol Protectorate Trilogy, by Gail Carriger. “The Parasol Protectorate books are comedies of manners set in Victorian London: full of vampires, dirigibles, and tea. They are Jane Austen doing urban fantasy…” For the record this series has also been highly praised by my sister, who is a fellow bibliophile.  I just uploaded it to my Nook today!

*   On Killing: the Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, Lt. Dave Grossman. This looks to be a fascinating book about the cost to society of training soldiers to overcome human beings’ natural aversion to killing. Grossman connects the dots between the wars our country has engaged in, as well as violent statistics in our country.

*   Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell. Yes, I’ve read this book too many times. However, it is a wonderful romance illustrating the ever important “grass is greener” issue, and paints a perfect portrait of a woman who does whatever needs to be done to take care of her family.

*   Inheritance, Christopher Paolini. The 4th and (supposedly) final book in the Inheritance trilogy. I absolutely fell in love with the book Eragon, and was as deeply disappointed as the rest of you with the awful film adaptation.  Although in my personal opinion the second two books could have used a much heaver hand with the editing, I’m still hooked on the series and am early anticipating the final book in the series.

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  • I’m a few chapters into the Parasol Protectorate, and am planning on heading to bed EARLY tonight to get in some extra reading. That in and of itself is praise for the book!

  • The most wonderful sis in the world

    Hope you enjoy the Parasol Protectorate trilogy. Feel free to give me your unbiased opinion (like you’d ever hold back…tee hee). Won’t be reading Inheritance…you have way more stamina for those books than I do. Can’t wait to read GWTW with you and On Killing. 🙂