Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.
Today’s topic is ‘Top Ten Books on Your Fall TBR.’ I’ve been meaning to compile a Halloween TBR, and I think this would be the perfect place to include those books in here too. You’ll notice that most of these have a similar atmosphere to them; they’re almost all fantasies, and those that aren’t should have an eerie quality to them. Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I’m so excited to jump into these books.
1. Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3) by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling
This book has not yet been released, but it’s coming out late October. For those of you who didn’t know, this is J.K. Rowling’s adult mystery series, full of creepy murders, brilliantly realistic characters and a very eerie atmosphere. These books are perfect for the fall time. I’m not one for mysteries, but these books are brilliantly crafted. I’d recommend them to anyone, and I can’t wait to see what Rowling has in store for me with this third book.
2. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
I feel like I’ve been mentioning Patrick Ness constantly for the past few weeks on my blog. I can’t help it- he’s just that great. Again, this book hasn’t been released yet (well, not in the US at least), and I’m anxiously waiting for it to come out. For those of you who didn’t know, this book is unlike anything else out there- it revolves around everyone BUT the Chosen One. And if that doesn’t sound exciting, I don’t know what does. Psst, Patrick Ness is actually signing near me on the date this is released in the US, and I’m so freaking excited because I’ll get to see this perfect writer! :O
3. Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Again, this hasn’t yet been released, but it’s coming out later this month. This has been getting rave reviews- people who weren’t blown away with the Shadow and Bone series have been giving this brilliant reviews. Bardugo is a talented writer- she’s brilliant when it comes to crafting an eerie atmosphere and great characters. She’s not afraid to take risks, nor is she afraid to disappoint her readers by doing what is best for her characters- she is consistent through and through, unlike other authors I have read *cough* Sarah J. Maas *cough*
4. Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray
This came out in August, and I can’t believe I still haven’t read it. I read the Diviners last year on Halloween, and I was so happy with my choice, because it was the perfect Halloween read. Maybe it’s because I want to read this on Halloween that I’m putting it off. Either way, I’m excited for this, and I’m sure Bray is going to astound me with her skills. Also, the Patrick Ness event I mentioned earlier? LIBBA BRAY’S GOING TO BE THERE TOO, WHUUUT? So I’m going to be meeting two of my favorite authors on one day, what is life.
5. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archives #1) by Brandon Sanderson
I know, I was supposed to read the Final Empire , but this stupid reading slump I’m in made that impossible. I’m a little over 60 pages into that book, so hopefully, I’ll be able to finish that before the end of the month. So when fall is in full kick, I’m hoping to start his other series, because I’ve heard even better things about it than I’ve heard about the Mistborn series. Super stoked.
6. The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms #3) by Cinda Williams Chima
I actually plan on finishing this entire series this fall. Hopefully, I’ll be able to achieve that.
7. Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor
After reading this, another series will be crossed off from my list, woot woot. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now, but it’s size is a little daunting and I don’t want to finish this series, because it’s so freaking good!
8. Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican
This book has been staring at me from my shelf for a very long time. I got it on a whim from Book Outlet last December or something, and I just haven’t gotten the chance to read it. Apparently, it’s a very dark contemporary about a bunch of kids who mess up at a boarding school. It sounds like a mix of the Secret History and A Separate Peace, and I really enjoyed both of those books, so I’m hoping I’ll love this just as much.
9. The Night Film by Marisha Pessl
I’ll try to read this as close to Halloween as possible, since it sounds like the perfect Halloween read. It revolves around a cult horror director’s daughter’s suicide, and I believe it’s a thriller/horror. I’ve heard nothing but brilliant things, so I’m very excited.
10. The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
I’ve heard some mixed reviews about this one, but I have it on my shelf, and it sounds interesting enough. I think I’ll go into this with low expectations and an open mind. It sounds like a dark, dark fantasy/dystopia, and that’s just what I want this fall.