I tend to focus on what I've read rather than what I'm jazzed about reading. So, breaking that mold, here's a sampling of the books I'm most excited about reading this fall (or spring if you are down under).
The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel - the third in the marvelous trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's hatchet man who has the tables turned on him. I loved reading both Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies as well as watching Wolf Hall. Mantel is incredibly good at making this 500-year old story relevant and gripping.
Vesper Flights, by Helen Macdonald - I loved H is for Hawk and am eager to read Macdonald's essays on birds, nature, etc.
Code Name Helene, by Ariel Lawhon - just read a review of this last week and was enthralled. French resistance during WWII, based on memoir, just up my alley!
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennet - heard really good things about this book, and should be a good tie-in to Nella Lawson's Passing, which I recently read.
Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia - probably my October scary read. Listened to an interview with the author on NPR and cannot get this book out of my head. The cover alone is absolutely delicious.