Top Ten Tuesday | Books on My Fall TBR

top ten tuesday

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

the rest of us just live here

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

six of crows

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

the way of kings

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

brutal youth

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

night film

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.


  1. Can I just say that the graphic that you made for TTT is so pretty? And it matches all the other pretty graphics in your blog. 🙂 I’ve also included non-contemporary titles (a few historicals but mostly fantasies) in my list. Fingers crossed that we’ll get to read the books that we plan to in the coming months!

  2. Oh wow, your TBR is so much win! I love Way of Kings and Dreams of Gods and Monsters, and I hope you enjoy them as well 😀 I also have an order for Six of Crows, which I’m dying to get my hands on as the reviews for it are all positive so far 🙂 I love her Grisha trilogy!

  3. First of all, I LOVE YOUR NEW GRAPHICS! Your blog banner, your social media banners/buttons… They are so wonderful!
    And secondly, great post and great picks for books to read in fall. They sound wonderful and I hope you get to them all! Just like you I haven’t gotten very far with The Final Empire – in fact I haven’t even started!! Argh!

    Much love,
    Josephine @ Josie’s Book Corner

    • Awh, thank you so much. I recently discovered Freepik (yeah, I live under a rock) and I was going to go insane if I didn’t utilize the graphics there. XD I get bored very easily, but thank you so much!
      Our reading slumps just kind of came at the same time, huh? Haha, how unfortunate! ): Oh, hopefully I’ll read it by the end of September! X

  4. I loved THE WALLED CITY. It’s different, but still exciting and interesting. I started WAY OF KINGS, but only got a few chapters in before it was due at the library. Never picked it back up, probably because it’s about a million pages long! Also, Ness — love his Chaos Walking series. I wish he’d write something else in that genre.

    Happy TTT!

    • Wuhoo! I’m really excited to read it, especially since I’ve heard it’s based on a historical Chinese city? Sounds very interesting!

      Yessss, the Chaos Walking series is one of the best trilogies out there! I really liked his ‘A Monster Calls’ too, but I thought ‘More than This’ was very meh. Looking forward to his new one, though! 🙂

  5. I’m planning on finishing the Seven Realms books soon as well!! Loving them!! I have The Diviners on my shelf but the monstrous size of it is intimidating me! Maybe I’ll read it for Halloween! I’m also really excited for The Rest Of Us Just Live Here and Six of Crows!! Great list I hope you love all these books!!! 😄

    • Yes, the Seven Realms series is really something. What book are you on? 🙂

      And the Diviners can be daunting because of its size, but it’s really fantastic. I would definitely suggest picking it up when you’re in that Halloween mood. It’s perfect! x

      • I’m up the third one as well! I need to get to it already!! It’s just sitting oh so patiently for me! I think I will pick it up next month!

    • I haven’t read that one by her, but I own it. I’ve heard some terrible things, haha. But the Cormoran Strike series is brilliant. The characters are very realistic- I mean, who’d expect a one-legged war veteran to be the hero of the series? 🙂 x


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