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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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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Summer 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 prompt was to name the top ten books on our summer to-be-read lists.

And I’m cheating right off the bat, with two books slated to come out in fall 2012! But honestly, these are probably the two books on my list that I want to read the most desperately.

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.

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 though, so I want to read Diaz’s newest work.

3. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by J.K Jemisin
This looks amazing. I’ve heard really good things from fantasy/sci-fi sites I trust!

4. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell
I’ve reallllly been meaning to read this. I even had it out of the library but it got recalled before I had a chance to crack it open. I just discovered my hometown library has it as an e-book, and I’m on the waiting list. 🙂

5. Divergent, by Veronica Roth
I don’t tend to read a ton of YA, but I’m willing to make an exception to see what all the buzz is about. I’m actually considering using my grad student powers to have this book recalled back to the library!

6. The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
Jae over at BookNympho gave this a great review, which is how it got on my radar. Followers of this blog know that I’m a sucker for violent Westerns (luv u, Cormac McCarthy!) so this book is intriguing to me.

7. Bossypants, by Tina Fey
Lucky me–my friend just gave me this as a gift!

8. Admission, by Jean Hanff Korelitz
I love college tales. Bonus: I already own this.

9. The Power Broker, by Robert A. Caro
This summer may be the time to tackle the challenge of Caro’s  thousand-page masterpiece about Robert Moses. Maybe I’ll read it while laying out on the beach named after him.

10. I’ll keep this slot open, just in case. 😉


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