Hello, book lovers! 💕
I was planning on doing this post on Wednesday, but I wasn’t reading anything then. And honestly, at that time, I wasn’t in the mood to read anything for some reason. But then I watched a BookTube video by Riley Marie (check out her channel; it’s amazing), which sparked my interest in so many new books that I didn’t have on my TBR. It was centered around fall book recommendations, and a lot of the books she mentioned I was immediately interested in reading. They were exactly what I didn’t know I was in the mood to read.
Needless to say, I added a many books to my TBR, and one of them I decided to pick up right away since it was pretty short. And the concept really intrigued me.
That book is The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz. Before watching Riley’s video, I had never even heard about this book. But the way that she described it made me want to pick it up immediately. A few key words that drew me in were ghosts, boarding school, and romance. What more could you possibly want in a fall book?
But I’m just going to include the summary from Goodreads in case you’re interested in knowing more about it:
Nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians is where Gwen Ashby stumbles upon the William Marshall Academy, and she’s given a trial position as a literature teacher. The gothic boarding school seems trapped in time yet it feels like home the moment Gwen arrives.
She’s charmed by the lovely buildings, bewitched by the eager students…and utterly seduced by the headmaster. Edwin Yorke is noble, handsome and infuriatingly proper. But his tweedy exterior and courtly manners conceal a raw sensual power that Gwen longs to unleash.
It’s strangely thrilling to be the only woman on campus—save one other. An eerie white-clad figure roams the grounds by night. She never speaks. She leaves no trace. But this ghostly blight on Gwen’s new dream life is the key to the Marshall Academy’s mysterious allure.
I’m not that far into this book yet, though it’s only 130 pages, so it should be a quick read. However, I’ve been reading books slower lately, and I was actually thinking about writing a post about that. It’ll probably take me a couple of days to get through since there are so many other things that I also want and need to do.
Anyway, I’m really into books that give me all the fall vibes recently, so after I finish this book (whenever that’ll be), I plan on picking up something from my Fall Reading Plans TBR. I recently ordered The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury and Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia from Amazon, so maybe I’ll pick one of those up, though I was kind of thinking about saving those for October since they’re more Halloween-related.
I guess I really don’t know what I’ll pick up next, but maybe that’s a good thing. I don’t want to pressure myself into sticking to reading any certain book. Nothing is set in stone. I want to be able to enjoy the books that I decide to pick up rather than feel like it’s required of me because I have it on a TBR.
I’m sorry if this post seems a little all over the place. I kind of feel like that’s how my brain has been lately. This post was also shorter than I anticipated. I’m sorry about that too. But one good thing is that it’s Friday, and I hope to get some good reading done this weekend.
So what are you currently reading? What do you plan on reading this weekend? Have you read this book or any of the other books that I’ve mentioned? I’d love to discuss it in the comments below!
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