Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
I am ridiculously excited to participate in my first “Top Ten Tuesday.” It probably comes as no surprise that I am a voracious reader of book blogs, and I’ve been wanting to join in on the fun for quite some time (learn more about the weekly meme here). I figured this week would be a good one to start on because the topic discusses books and kicks off my favorite season.
That’s right. It’s fall y’all! Our house has been taken over by pumpkins and scarecrows, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. With just about three months left to wrap up the year, I need a good 10 books to reach my page number goal.
Top 10 Books On My Fall To-Read List
These books are in no particular order and they come from a variety of genres, so hopefully there will be something that piques your interest, too!
1. Rooms by Lauren Oliver: This is our book club pick for October, and I’m really intrigued! Having read several of Lauren Oliver’s young adult books this year (the Delirium trilogy and Before I Fall), it ought to be interesting to see the differences in her writing style for her adult debut. Plus, the novel is narrated by two ghosts. That sounds pretty amazing.
2. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling): Having been thoroughly entertained by Cormoran Strike in The Cuckoo’s Calling, I’m excited to see where one of my all-time favorite authors takes him next in this latest installment.
3. The Traitor’s Wife by Allison Pataki: I first heard about this book via theSkimm newsletter (by the way, if you haven’t subscribed to that already, I highly recommend it – super witty and fresh way to get top news headlines). I love historical fiction and have particularly enjoyed reading novels based on real-life females (such as The Paris Wife), so am excited to to see what Peggy Shippen Arnold’s life was like during the Revolutionary War era – especially given her marriage to a rather controversial general whose first name rhymes with Schmenedict.
4. Matched by Ally Condie: My friend Nicole recently alerted me that this trilogy was on sale for $2.99 each in the Kindle store. I’ve been wanting to read these books for awhile now, especially after Delirium, and started the first one a couple of days ago. So far, so good! It’s yet another dystopian series that I hope to become addicted to this year.
5. The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin: I read Daisy Goodwin’s first book, The American Heiress, last year, and have had my eye on this one ever since I heard it was coming out. Once again I love that it is loosely based on a true historical story.
6. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn: Having read Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, I can’t help but want to pick up this third and I’m sure equally creepy book from Gillian Flynn. It’s also going to be a movie, so I’m looking forward to seeing two of her novels on the big screen.
7. The Children Act by Ian McEwan: I still get goosebumps when I remember how long Atonement stuck with me after I finished it. Ian McEwan has a way with words, and I have no doubt his newest novel will be just as gripping.
8. The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian: This was a recommendation from my mother-in-law, who knew I might like something that has The Great Gatsby tied into the narrative. Yep, I’m sold!
9. The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas: My friend Sheena recommended checking out the first book in this series, calling it a cross between Harry Potter and The Infernal Devices trilogy. I mean…enough said.
10. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert: I’ve had this one waiting for me on my Kindle since the beginning of the year when my sister-in-law, Cara, recommended it to me. I’ve let new releases and book club books pile up in front of it but am excited to finally check it off my list.
There you have it! And, as a bonus in honor of my first ever Top Ten Tuesday, I wanted to share 10 additional books that I have already read this year and think should be on your to-read lists this fall! Some of these I’ve blogged about, some I haven’t. All were captivating reads.
- Landline by Rainbow Rowell
- Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
- Legend trilogy by Marie Lu
- If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
What’s on your to-read list for fall? Have you read any of the books in this post?