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September 17, 2013

top ten books on my fall to-be-read list
posted by soe 1:52 am

The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday meme asks this week for the top ten books on our to-be-read list this fall. Since I didn’t do a great job of reading the books on my summer list, you’ll see some familiar titles:

  1. Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl (I loved Eleanor & Park earlier this year and the folks up at the local bookstore inform me they thought this was even better.)
  2. Elizabeth Wein’s Rose under Fire (Ditto for Wein’s latest. Her last book, Code Name Verity, which I read for the Cybils, made me bawl. Had I realized that this title wasn’t due out until this late in the month, I wouldn’t have included it on my summer list.)
  3. Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior (I picked this up this spring and I started it on a plane flight, but it didn’t fit into the headspace I had available at the time.)
  4. A.S. King’s Ask the Passengers (This made its way off my to-read list and onto my request-from-the-library list when author Eliot Schrefer raved about it on Twitter.)
  5. Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling (There were still over 100 people on the hold list at the library the last time I checked, but I’m hopeful that means it should become available later this fall. Mum had good things to say about J.K. Rowling’s foray into detective writing.)
  6. Gayle Forman’s Just One Year (The sequel to Just One Day is high on my list of anticipated fall releases.)
  7. Bill Bryson’s At Home (This has been on my TBR list so long that I have it a pre-publication ARC of it.)
  8. Jacqueline Winspear’s Messenger of Truth (Fall is a good time for reading mysteries and the Maisie Dobbs series is a favorite.)
  9. Anne Bronte’s Agnes Grey (I’m thinking November seems like a good month for reading a Bronte, particularly since my copy is included in a complete tome of all their novels — good for reading in one place, rather than on the go.)
  10. Homer’s The Odyssey (I bought a pretty copy of it several years back and I’d like to finally dig it out.)

What’s on your list of books to read this fall?

Category: books. There is/are 6 Comments.

I’m looking forward to The Cuckoo’s Calling to. Hope you enjoy!

Lauren @ The Hottie Harem

Comment by Lauren 09.17.13 @ 4:15 am

The Odyssey is very cool but just be aware that Homer used epithets like rosy fingered Dawn an awful lot. I guess that comes from it originally being shared verbally but it can be a pain. Here’s my TTT
Vilia @ Backchatting Books

Comment by Vilia 09.17.13 @ 5:47 am

I’d read anything Bill Bryson!

Here’s my list of Top Ten Books I Can’t Wait to Read This Fall!

Comment by Deb Nance 09.17.13 @ 6:27 am

I too can’t wait for Fangirl!

Cuckoo’s Calling is really very good – I’m hoping it’s the start of a series!

I’m waiting for Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, Maggie Stiefvater’s Dream Thieves, and Scott Lynch’s Republic of Thieves! Luckily they all come out over the next month! Well, Dream Thieves came out today but I preordered from a little bookshop in VA and had it sent to Grammy’s as at the time I had no idea where I’d be living! Another reason I need to get them to come visit soon-ish 😉

Comment by Jenn 09.17.13 @ 1:35 pm

What a great, varied list.

I recently finished Messenger of Truth on audiobook. It was good – I liked Maisie’s growth. I have the next one in paper to read.

Flight Behaviour is good and I’ll have to look for the Rowling mystery, after the lines die down at the library.

Comment by raidergirl3 09.17.13 @ 2:14 pm

@raidergirl3: Thanks! I’ve enjoyed the Maisie books thus far, so it’s nice to hear the next one stands up well.

@Jenn: I picked up Fangirl tonight at a Rainbow Rowell booksigning.

@Deb: Me too!

@Vilia: Thanks for the warning!

@Lauren: You too!

Comment by soe 09.19.13 @ 3:37 am