Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my fall TBR list

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, we’ve been asked to list the books on our fall TBR list. I’m not sure whether this means “books that will be published this fall” or simply “books that you personally want to read this fall.” I doubt I could think of 10 of the former, so I’ll stick with the latter interpretation! Thus, in no particular order…

1. Seanan McGuire, Ashes of Honor — I love the Toby Daye series and buy each new installment as soon as it comes out. This one, coincidentally, comes out today! Can’t wait to read it!

2. Jasper Fforde, The Woman Who Died a Lot — Fforde is one of my few autobuy authors; I’ll even buy his books in hardcover. I especially love the Thursday Next series, of which this is the latest installment (coming October 2).

3. Rachel Aaron, Spirit’sEnd — I’m dying to find out what will happen in this final book of the Eli Monpress series! Alas, the release date isn’t until November 20.

4. Gillian Flynn,Ā Gone Girl — I have this one on hold at the library. Right now I’m something like #200 in the queue, but it’s been moving pretty quickly, so maybe I’ll get there this fall!

5. Susanna Clarke, The Ladies of Grace Adieu — I bought this book after reading and loving Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. But thanks to R.I.P. VII, I have the perfect excuse to read some gothic and creepy books this fall!

6. Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon — Another book I plan to read for R.I.P. VII. I’d also love to watch the movie (which I’ve never seen) so that I can compare the two.

7. William Davis, M.D., Wheat Belly — My mom has been at me to read this book for months. She’s lost 19 pounds by (mostly) eliminating wheat from her diet, so I figure the book is worth a read! šŸ™‚

8. Pope Benedict XVI, Holy Days: Meditations on the Feasts, Fasts, and Solemnities of the Church — I won this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. I haven’t received it in the mail yet, but it should be coming soon.

9. Kristan Higgins, All I Ever Wanted — I just got this one from Paperback Swap, and I’ve really been enjoying my fluffy contemporary romances lately. I’m trying to save this one for later, but I doubt I’ll be able to withstand the temptation. šŸ™‚

10. Juliet Barker, Conquest: The English Kingdom of France 1417-1450 — OK, this one is probably cheating because I’m reading it now. But it is a long nonfiction book about the late Middle Ages, so I’m thinking it will take me a good chunk of the fall (or at least September) to read it!

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my fall TBR list

  1. stuckinva says:

    Ooh, Susanna Clarke! I didn’t realize she had a new book out. It took me forever to get through Mr. Norrell, but it was a really fun book to read, even if it *did* read like a dry history textbook. If only all dry history textbooks read like that, right?

    • Christina says:

      I don’t think Grace Adieu is all that new, but it didn’t get anywhere near the amount of publicity that Jonathan Strange did. And yes, I totally agree that all textbooks should be written like Jonathan Strange!

    • Christina says:

      Glad to know you loved Grace Adieu; I’m certainly looking forward to it! I think the Benedict XVI book will be very interesting. I haven’t read much of his work, but I’ve been very impressed by what I have read so far.

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