Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On Your Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a topic and encourage fellow bloggers to list their own top ten answers. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday asks us to post the top ten books on our fall TBR lists! For this TTT, I looked back at my post about the top ten books on my summer TBR list. Predictably, some of them carry over, because I never get to all of the books I want to during the summer!

1. The Twelve, by Justin Cronin
This is the sequel to Passage, which I devoured but still felt a bit disappointed in. That doesn’t mean I won’t be reading this follow-up, if only for more information the Twelve, the originators of vampires. I’d been hoping it would should up on NetGalley, to no avail! Out this October.

2. This is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz
I actually know nothing about this book. I do know that I loved The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, so I want to read Diaz’s newest work. I appreciate the realistic, sensitive approach he takes to writing about outsiders.

3. Lirael, by Garth Nix
I loooooved Sabriel after reading it earlier this summer, and was psyched to discover that it’s the first in a trilogy. My library has all three as ebooks, and I’m just waiting for the perfect time to delve into Lirael.

4. All Clear, by Connie Willis
The novels Blackout and All Clear were supposed to have been one gigantic book, but they were divided up and released separately. I recently read Blackout, and considering it ends with everything still in flux, I know I’ve got to get my hands on All Clear soon. Willis is a favorite of mine!

5. Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver
I have an uneven appreciation of Kingsolver’s works (loved The Poisonwood Bible, disliked Prodigal Summer, liked The Bean Trees, wouldn’t touch Animal, Vegetable, Miracle with a ten-foot pole) but her hits far outpace her misses in my eyes. I like the slight magical-realism aspect to this novel and will be gobbling it up come December 2012.

6. Crossed, by Ally Condie
I thought Matched was some perfectly serviceable YA dystopian lit, and I can’t lie–I’m curious as to where Cassia ends up! Onto the TBR list it goes.

7. The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich
Yeah, yeah, I know–I tore Mezrich’s Sex on the Moon a new one when I reviewed it. But sometimes, I just want to read something trashy that I know I’m going to roll my eyes at, and this tale of Facebook’s founders seems as good a candidate as any.

8. The Marriage Plot, by Jeffery Eugenides
I’m late on this, but I need to be able to talk about this book with my friends, and my new neighborhood’s library has it in stock. This will be my third attempt at a Eugenides novel. (Three strikes and you’re out, mister.)

9. NW, by Zadie Smith
I thought Smith’s On Beauty was a literary masterpiece. I hardly ever reread books, but I think I will need to revisit On Beauty again and again to truly appreciate its nuanced take on race, class, and love. I want to read all of Smith’s works, and I was excited to see that NW–her first new book in years–will be out this September.

10. The Mirror and The Light, by Hilary Mantel
When is this coming out!? I know it can’t be this fall, but in my dreams, this book is already out.

Hmm. Lots of sequels on my list, in addition to authors I have already read and enjoyed (or hated)! What ten books are you dying to read this fall?

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5 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On Your Fall TBR List”


  1. 1 J September 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I looks like you’ve got some great books ahead of you.

    Sabriel is one of my favorite books, the sequels, however, I felt kind of iffy about, though thinking about it, I’m not really sure why I didn’t like Lirael.

    Happy Reading!

  2. 2 rubybastille September 4, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Yay, I’m excited for you to read Lirael! I remember at first being bummed out that it wasn’t about Sabriel anymore (I desperately wanted to see how she and Touchstone got together), but the expanded mythology in the last two books is really cool.

    You’ve just reminded me that I don’t own those books and I really should…

  3. 3 Jay September 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Hi Taryn,

    Sounds like you have a fun season of reading on the horizon! Thanks for the reminder that the sequel to The Passage is coming out soon. I was “disappointed” in The Passage too, writing about it on my blog a couple years ago. (you can read it at http://bibliophilica.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/the-passage-by-justin-cronin/ if you have time) Re-reading it myself just now, it sounds a little too harsh compared to my memory, but that may just be the product of having had unreasonably high expectations.

    My old book club (since broken up) had Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall on our bookshelf for awhile and I was hoping someone would pick it, but no one ever did. It sounded interesting to me, though.

    -Jay

  4. 4 Book Nympho September 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    What a fabulous list! I still haven’t read The Passage but it’s high on my TBR because of The Twelve. I also want to read This is How You Lose Her which sounds fascinating. And I never thought to pick up Matched but since you give it your stamp of approval, maybe I’ll pick it up. Hope you have a wonderful time reading all these good books! 🙂

  5. 5 Renee September 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I haven’t read any of the books on your list, but I’m also excited to read “The Marriage Plot.” And I’ve heard so much about Zadie Smith, I really should add her books to my list. She seems to be a love-her or hate-her kind of author, which is always intriguing!


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