Top Ten Tuesday: Books On Your Fall TBR List
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday at the Broke and the Bookish is a rewind to any previous topic discussed. While I’ve lurked on the blogs for a while now, this is my first ever post, so I decided to go with something simple. Autumn is already well underway, and I’m smack in the middle of revising my WIP, which means that more than likely I won’t get all of these read before winter. Sometimes a little wishful thinking doesn’t hurt though.
1. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
November 6th can’t get here fast enough! I recently read Daughter of Smoke and Bone for the second time and found myself rereading parts of it just to savour the language Laini Taylor uses. I know the first seven chapters of Days of Blood and Starlight are available to read online, but I’m holding off until I have the whole book in my hands. Getting a taste and then having to wait for the rest would be torture.
2. Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel
I loved everything about This Dark Endeavor: the atmosphere, the characters, the alchemy, the pretty damask design inside the cover. I was very excited when its sequel arrived in my mailbox recently, although there’s no pretty pattern inside the cover this time (so disappointed). Victor Frankenstein is such an intriguing main character because he constantly struggles between doing the right thing and giving into his darker ambitions. He’s certainly no Gary Stu and I can’t wait to see what this second book holds for him.
3. The Kill Order by James Dashner
I’m not usually thrilled with the idea of prequels, but in this case I’m eager to read more about the events leading up to the creation of WICKED and the Glade.
4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I received this one as an early birthday gift from my sister (Thanks, Jaime!) and I’ve heard so many great things about it. Cinderella as a cyborg has to be one of the most creative rewrites anyone could come up with.
5. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Also recommended to me by my sister. I’m eager to find out what the deal is with all the crossed out words in the text. Interesting technique. And who am I kidding? The words “oozing with romance” in the review on the back cover might have a little something to do with why I want to read it.
6.Starling by Lesley Livingston
I stumbled on this one during my last visit to the bookstore. Hadn’t even heard of it yet. Love it when that happens. And like Kenneth Oppel she's a Canadian author. Yay!
7. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
My son is learning about World War I this fall, so we’re going to read War Horse and then watch the movie. The rule in our house is book first and movie second. Looks like a real tearjerker, so I hope I can make it through without bawling.
8. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Hopefully I can get this one read on time to participate in the YA Book Club. Considering the premise involves a girl who thinks she’s going to cause her true love to die, that shouldn’t be too hard. Putting it down might be though.
9. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Just finishing up The Mortal Instruments and then I’ll be onto The Infernal Devices. I’m a little late to the game concerning Cassandra Clare’s books, but I’ve been devouring them for the last month or so. They’ve renewed my interest in paranormal and I have to admit I’m excited for the City of Bones movie.
10. The Whisper by Emma Clayton
I read The Roar quite some time ago, so I’m going to have to refresh my memory before delving into this sequel. If you’re a fan of Ender’s Game, you might like this middle grade series.
So there’s a little bit of everything in my TBR pile (which is really more like a whole bookcase to be honest). Care to share what you’re reading this fall?