Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is pretty self-explanatory, as you might have guessed from the title of this post: “Books on My Fall 2019 TBR.” I have WAY too many I’m looking forward to, both new releases and a few backlogged books, but here are some of them, at least.
1. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Okay, let’s be real: who DOESN’T have this on their list? In mid-October she’s coming to my city, and I am so excited to see her speak! Plus, I can meet her and get the book (and one other item) signed. The anticipation is killing me.
2. Thunderhead and The Toll by Neal Shusterman
I read Scythe a while ago and loved it, but I never got around to its sequel. With the series conclusion coming out in November, I want to make sure I get caught up and then read that bad boy as soon as it is released.
3. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino
This title came strongly recommended to me by a friend, and it came out not too long ago. An essay collection by a highly regarded author, with subjects including social internet, scamming, and the modern heroine’s journey? Count me in.
4. Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan was my favorite one of the Raven Boys, and I am so excited to see him get his own series now! Magical dreamer boy, angry and sarcastic and gay and secretly a softie? Ugh, totally my type of character. (And yes, a November release totally counts as “fall.”)
5. Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
So, fun fact, I was sent an ARC of this one just a few days before it was officially published–not for me to review, but as a thank-you for helping the publisher promote an event (check out the whole haul here). Obviously, a few days wasn’t quite enough time for me, as I did have other reading plans. But now, especially with the rave reviews it’s getting, I’m excited to actually check it out myself.
6. Crier’s War by Nina Varela
This is the next book I plan on reading. I got the ARC for this one in the same thank-you package I mentioned in the previous item, and with the book dropping on October 1st, I do want to get a review in for it.
7. The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy
My first blog tour with the Fantastic Flying Book Club! I’ll be posting on October 14th, so be sure to come back then and see what I have to say. I’ll be including my favorite quotes from the book as well.
8. Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
This collection of short stories about love, by the creator of BoJack Horseman (great show, by the way–would recommend), came out a few months ago and was recently suggested to me by a friend. Given how much I love the show this man created, I’m excited to see his work on paper as well.
9. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Oh, you didn’t think I would let the fall slip by without at least one spooky title, did you? This creepy and stylistically bizarre book, about a house that is bigger on the inside and a guy slowly going crazy as he investigates it, sounds so freaking cool. I started it last fall but had to table it when someone else put it on hold at the library and then I got super busy. I’m looking forward to picking it up again now and seeing where the story goes. Fingers crossed that I don’t lose sleep over it.
10. All the other books I have on NetGalley that come out this fall
I went a little request-crazy earlier this year, and the deadlines are creeping up on me now. Some titles include Fireborne, Our Wayward Fate, Resurrection Girls, The Bone Ships, The Library of the Unwritten, Laughter at the Academy (it’s a collection of short stories by Seanan McGuire omg I’m so excited), Gravemaidens, Light It Up…and maybe a couple others. Stay tuned, folks!
11. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
GAHHH I finished the list, then realized I forgot this one, so congrats: you get one extra. The sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale has been high on my list ever since I heard it was coming out. I have so many questions about the world that the original book didn’t answer, and I’m hoping this one will clear some of those up.
So, what do you think? Read any of these, or have them on your TBR? Let me know in the comments.