Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, created due to a fondness for lists. Each week they post a new Top Ten topic. After that, it's bloggers UNITE! Participate with your own Top Ten post, have fun, and get to know your fellow bloggers.

Nothing like waiting until the last minute to get this done. I actually meant to wait a little bit since I just finished a post earlier today, but I didn't quite mean to wait this long. However...I managed to get myself sucked in to the wormhole that is the bookosphere. I currently have over 15 open tabs as a result...blog posts from new bloggers I want to read, book sites I have been browsing, linky menus for reading challenges and read-a-thons I am or have been a part of. Not enough hours in the day...seriously.

Today's Top Ten topic is a great one. The list is the Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR (to be read) List. Putting this list together has actually made me ridiculously excited. And...I just got a new charger for my Nook (my other one is lost somewhere in the recesses of our basement), so I can now bust out a whole BUNCH of books that I haven't had access to for over six months. It's like a whole new world has opened up again.

Now...a lot of readers who are making their Top Ten lists today have books that are being published in the next few months. They're the newest hot things or the most anticipated releases. While I may have a couple on my list that meet this description, my list is a little different because I have books on here that I honestly just haven't gotten to. I've been eyeballing them for a while, but I haven't made chasing them down a priority. With my new Nook charger and the fact that I have access to a functional library card, stand back...I can read just about anything I want. And when it comes to the reads I want the most...these stand above the rest.

1. Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger

I love Audrey Niffenegger. She's fabulous. The Time Traveler's Wife is one of my all-time favorite books. She released Raven Girl way back in 2013, but I am now facing a point where I realize that I need a little Audrey in my life again.

2. The Lauras by Sara Taylor

I read The Shore a few years back. While I wasn't super thrilled with the story (which felt a little disheveled to me), I really enjoyed Sara Taylor's writing and I felt that she was an incredibly talented author. So I am oh so ready to give her another shot. I have fairly high hopes for this one. 

3. Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Okay. I'm not going to lie. My initial reasons for wanting to read this book had NOTHING to do with the plot. 1...I'm from Idaho, so the title alone hooked me. 2...such a pretty cover. But, since my initial gut reaction of "ooooh", I have read the synopsis and I've read the reviews of a couple of book bloggers I trust. And now I'm truly interested in reading this book...for what are maybe the more "proper" reasons.

4. The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

I'll be honest. I was torn initially on this one. I loved the original books of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series. They were awesome. He created some fantastic characters and gripping narratives. And then, unfortunately for millions of readers, he passed away. David Lagercrantz has since picked up the torch. I'm super excited to continue reading the stories, but I'm nervous. I really need the integrity of the original trilogy to be maintained. Please, please.

5. Slade House by David Mitchell

Full disclosure...I had not heard of this book at all about two weeks ago. But it's the group read for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII Challenge. So I popped over and read the synopsis. It sounds really good. Thus, I'm joining in on that part of the challenge and I'm now seriously looking forward to grabbing ahold of it as a read.

6. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval has been on my list for a while. Pretty, pretty cover. Great title that made me initially think of The Night Circus. Pretty fantastic sounding premise. I'm ready.

7. Little French Bistro by Nina George

I adored Nina George's The Little Paris Bookshop. It was so, so good. This one was a must add for my TBR. And now that I have escaped my reading slump, let's add this one in. I need some feel goods. I have a feeling they will be in here.

8. Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

I am a HUGE Gilmore Girls fan. HUGE. I am also a big fan of Lauren Graham. I loved her in Gilmore Girls (obviously) as well as Parenthood. I think she's smart and quirky and funny. I still have not (sadly) read her novel...though it too is on my TBR. When it comes down to it though, I decided I really need to read her memoir first.

As with Lauren Graham, I am a big fan of Eddie Izzard. He is brilliant and incredibly creative. I have been a fan of him since I first saw him on the short-lived series, The Riches. From there, I found myself unable to find enough of his stand-up. I have even seen him live...something I can only say for one other comedian. As long as it remains true to his style, I have no doubt that this will be a fantastic read.

10. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

This book is probably ALL OVER Top Ten lists this week. I know a lot of readers who are impatiently waiting for this one. I have read a nice pile of John Green novels, I follow him on Facebook, and I'm a subscriber to his YouTube channel with his brother, Hank. I am very excited for this one. It's a must have.

And...that's my Top Ten. I WILL be doing my best to read these before the year is out. It's a pile of what I think will be truly great reads and I cannot wait to get started.


  1. I hope you enjoy all of these! I read Caraval earlier in the year and really loved it :)
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/top-ten-tuesday-125/

    1. I've heard a lot of great things about it. I have high hopes.

  2. I'm hoping to read Slade House for RIP too. Like you, I hadn't heard of it before.

    1. Fantastic! I look forward to seeing what everyone else thinks.

  3. I didn't like Slade House but the Lauren Graham book was fun I listened to it and the Eddie Izzard book and I would recommend the audible Eddie book because he adds footnotes in it that are not in the novel.
    My ttt

    1. Hopefully Slade House will come through for me. Nothing worse than trudging through a book. Thanks for the tip on Eddie! I love listening to the way he delivers things. I'm not usually an audiobook fan, but this is one I may have to check out.


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