Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR list

Top 10 TuesdayIt’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! 🙂

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR list

  1. Lianne @ says:

    I’ve been meaning to check out Kate Beaton’s comic collections, they look fantastic! Hehe, I actually saw Step Aside, Pops in the bookstore earlier, looks like fun 🙂

    Aww, now I feel like re-reading Northanger Abbey; I saw a cute hardcover edition of it earlier too 🙂

    Great list, happy reading! My TTT

  2. emilynelson89 says:

    I am so glad someone else has similar feelings about Carry On as I do. Like I am so excited for her to have a other book released but I am not too excited it’s that one. But who knows. Maybe it will surprise us and be awesome. Nice list!

    • Christina says:

      Yeah, Six of Crows certainly does seem to be one of the most popular fall releases! I just recently read Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy and liked it (although I didn’t LOVE it as much as most people seem to). But I’m excited for Six of Crows because I love a good heist story, as well as stories of unlikely partnerships. 🙂 And I do recommend Rainbow Rowell…I know there’s a ton of hype, but I really feel like it’s deserved in her case! Eleanor and Park and Fangirl are probably her most popular, and they’re great — but I also have a soft spot for her first novel, Attachments.

  3. curlygeek04 says:

    I’m curious what the issue is with Carry On… but I didn’t love Landline as much as her other books. As always you’ve given me some great ideas. Sorcerer to the Crown and Girl Waits with Gun sound intriguing! And I still mean to read the Finch series.

    • Christina says:

      Phew, I have a lot of feelings about Carry On! The short version is that I feel like Rowell is just writing fanfic of J.K. Rowling, and also fanfic of herself, rather than coming up with her own original plot. When I read Fangirl, I was like, “Okay, Simon Snow is a Harry Potter stand-in, and it’s just a device to show the kind of fanfic that Cath is writing.” But making it a real book? I don’t know…it just seems like it’s trying to capitalize on the huge Harry Potter fandom or something. I know this isn’t very articulate, and I definitely need to gather my thoughts more before I do a full post about it. That said, I still plan to read Carry On, and I do love Rowell’s books in general, so maybe it’ll be a pleasant surprise. I hope so!

  4. M&M Mariam says:

    Looking forward to your review on the Grisha books. I’ve heard mixed reviews on it, but the covers sure look interesting.

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