It’s time for another seasonal TBR list for Top Ten Tuesday! A lot of my favorite authors tend to come out with new books in the fall, so this list was an easy one for me to compile. Here are 10 books I’m excited to read this fall, in no particular order:
1. Deanna Raybourn, A Curious Beginning — I really liked the first few Lady Julia Grey mysteries, and I keep meaning to read more by Deanna Raybourn, but for some reason I haven’t yet. A Curious Beginning is the first book in a new mystery series, so I’m excited to see how it will compare.
2. Rainbow Rowell, Carry On — I adore Rainbow Rowell’s books, but I’m not wholeheartedly excited about this one for several reasons (which I’ll probably detail when I review the book). Nevertheless, I definitely still want to read it, and I’ve put it on hold at the library, so hopefully I’ll be able to form an opinion soon!
3. Zen Cho, Sorcerer to the Crown — Any book that combines Regency England and magic is going to pique my interest, and this one has been compared to Georgette Heyer and comes highly recommended by Jenny. So obviously I had to buy the hardcover, and I can’t wait to read it!
4. Amy Stewart, Girl Waits with Gun — I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through LibraryThing. All I really know is that it’s based on a true story about kickass women in the Old West, but that’s definitely enough to convince me to read it!
5. Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows — I gave into the hype about this book and pre-ordered it before I’d even read anything by Leigh Bardugo! Now I’ve read the Grisha trilogy and enjoyed it overall, although I do have a few quibbles with it (reviews will be coming one of these days, I hope!). But I’m still very excited about Six of Crows — I love a good heist story!
6. Kate Beaton, Step Aside, Pops — Oh, how I love Kate Beaton and her smart, silly comics! I already have her first collection, Hark! A Vagrant, and I can’t wait to snatch this one up as well!
7. Seanan McGuire, A Red-Rose Chain — I’ve been invested in this series about since book one, and the most recent installment, The Winter Long, was a huge game-changer for Toby Daye and her allies. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
8. William Ritter, Beastly Bones — I loved Jackaby, so naturally I’m excited to see what will happen in the sequel! Abigail Rook is a wonderful narrator and heroine, and I definitely want to learn more about the mysterious R.F. Jackaby.
9. Charles Finch, Home by Nightfall — This is the latest installment in yet another series I love, featuring Victorian gentleman-detective Charles Lenox.
10. Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey — Halloween is the perfect time to re-read Austen’s hilarious send-up of the gothic novels that were popular in her day. Plus, Mr. Tilney is adorable! 🙂