It’s the middle of September and just a couple of days away from officially being Autumn. I can’t quite believe that we’re already into Fall. Pumpkin Spiced Lattés are already back on the menu, jumpers are coming out of the closet, and boots are back in the shops. I really love this time of the year, from now until New Year is definitely my favourite few months and this year, I get to through Disney into the mix too!
With autumn looming, I thought it was high time to construct a Fall TBR, and it so happened to coincide nicely with this weeks Top Ten Tuesday post. I have found it much easier to stick to TBRs this year than I have in the past, so I’m hoping to commit to reading a mix of books over the next few months to lessen my TBR and ARC piles. That’s the plan at least!
For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing!
1. Our Dark Duet V E Schwab
I am on a real ‘I love V E Schwab’ binge at the moment, and for good reason. EVERY book of hers that I have read, and we’re talking 6 books spread across age-groups and genres, have been spectacular. She is fast rising to the top of my favourite authors list, and I am really loving her stuff. I recently finished the book the Monsters of Verity dystopian duology, and absolutely loved it. I love good dystopian literature anyway, but there was something quite special about this. I am borrowing Emma’s editions until I go to the US and can by hardbacks there, and don’t want to take her edition out of the house, so this is going to be a house read this fall.
2. Vengeful V E Schwab
This book isn’t even released yet but is probably the book I am looking forward to most on this list. I really enjoyed reading the first book in the Villains series, and have actually bought a special edition Illumicrate box called Magic and Mayhem that will have a limited editions and lots of themed goodies because I am that excited. The fact it is a special edition will probably stop me from taking this out with me, so I’ll probably binge read it at home as soon as it arrives.
3. The Bone Season Samantha Shannon
My housemate has been re-reading this series of late, and having not shown as much interest in the past as I probably should, I’ve decided that I would really quite like to read it. Again, this isn’t my edition AND is signed, so I probably won’t take it out, but it’s good to have books to read before bed and on my days off. I have read a lot of YA/Fantasy of late, and it suddenly holds a lot more appeal. I really don’t know why, but I feel like it’s going to be a great book to read in the lead up to Halloween.
4. Boneless Mercies April Genevieve Tucholke
I received an ARC of this in on of my Book Box Club crates, and have had it on my TBR for a little while now and just haven’t managed to get round to reading it. It comes out in October, and is the first physical ARC I’ve ever owned, so I would really quite like to get it finished and reviewed before it’s official release date. I’m not sure how I am going to get on with it as I did try it a few weeks ago and wasn’t immediately hooked, but I’m a mood reader so it might not have been the right time to give a Beowulf retelling a go.
5. Damsel Elana Arnold
This ARC was delivered yesterday in my latest Book Box Club crate and sounds absolutely epic. I hadn’t heard of it until I received it, but it’s a fantasy story and sounds incredible. I am really quite into fantasy at the moment, and would love to get ahead of this and read and review if before it comes out in November.
6.A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness
This book has just been made into a TV show on Sky and is something that sounds like a brilliant combination of crap and entertaining. I didn’t realise that it was based on a chunk of a book until Emma started reading it yesterday, and her commentary on the witches and vampires living in Oxford in what is essentially English Twilight for adult just sounds like it’s not to be missed on the trashy novel scale.
7. I Am Pilgrim Terry Hayes
This monster of a thriller has been on my TBR for a while. I’ve recently been enjoying thrillers again and find they contrast really well with some of the fantasy I’ve read and feel like this has been recommended by almost everyone from my Mum to work colleagues to folks online. I think it might be the perfect holiday read as it’s long and will go well on a plane, so it might go to Florida, but either way, I definitely think it’s time!
8. All Of This Is True Lygia Day Peñaflor
There has been a recent influx of YA contemporary novels that feature either death or dark secrets, and for the first time this is a YA contemporary phase that I feel like I can get on board with. I feel like all I have done is mention books from Book Box Club on here, but it was in a crate a couple of months back and went a little forgotten on my shelf until I noticed it yesterday evening. I like the unusual premise of befriending an author you like and can’t wait to give it a go after reading some really positive reviews.
9. Lethal White Robert Galbraith
I really like J K Rowling, whether she is writing as her or her male pseudonym Robert Galbraith, and I’m really pleased that the fourth instalment in this book series has been released. Her characters are rich and her storytelling ability is still pretty unrivalled, even when entering the world of murder mystery/thriller writing, and I’ve been awaiting the next part of the Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott tales for quite some time.
10. The Helicopter Heist Jonas Bonnier
I love heists and thrillers, and when this came through the door I was pretty excited. The folks at Bonnier Zaffre sent it for review and I am really excited to dive in. I meant to start it on my holiday, but got distracted by the wonders of Barcelona instead, so it’s probably going to be the next book on my list as it’s technically something I am currently reading.
Well that’s the list. The shortlist. I will probably read a lot more than that, and knowing my reading habits, won’t end up getting to some of the novels on this list, so we’ll see how it goes.
What books are you planning on reading this fall?