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Here's my list:
1. Whatever the Tuesday Book Talk group at GoodReads votes on for Oct. It's looking like 77 Shadow Street, by Dean Koontz. That's what I voted for since I haven't read any Koontz yet.
2. Touch Not the Cat, by Mary Stewart and/or The House on the Strand, by Daphne du Maurier--it'll be a reread but that's okay. I read it >40 years ago!
3. The 39 Steps, by John Buchan - I have it, it's a classic, I've been wanting to read it since it started cropping up on everyone's blog last year. Perfect timing.
4. The Daylight Gate, by Jeanette Winterson - I got this as a Christmas present last year and I want to read it this year. Here's the Amazon blurb:
After the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, every Catholic conspirator in England fled to a wild, untamed place far from the reach of London law. On Good Friday, 1612, deep in the woods of Pendle Hill, amid baptismal pools and low, thick fog, a gathering of thirteen is interrupted by the local magistrate. Two of their coven have already been imprisoned for witchcraft and are awaiting trial, but those who remain are vouched for by the wealthy and respected Alice Nutter.
I have a lot of books underway already, but most are on fairly long reading schedules so I think I can squeeze in these mostly short (not 800 pages at least) books.