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September 20, 2017

top ten tuesday: fall tbr
posted by soe 1:53 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish invites us to share ten of the books we’re excited about reading this autumn.

I’ll be honest. I just looked at some of the books coming out this fall and added a huge number to my TBR list in Goodreads. And mostly those are just by authors I’ve already read and enjoyed. It doesn’t even begin to look at books that are already out. So, while it’s hopeless to imagine which books I’ll actually read over the next 13 weeks, let’s give it a shot:

  1. Dear Martin by Nic Stone tops my list, but this contemporary Y.A., which examines violent police interactions against black teen boys through the lens of Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings, is due out in mid-October.
  2. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo is in my possession. This title combines the mythology of Diana of the Amazons with Helen of Troy.
  3. Miles Morales, by Jason Reynolds: An alternative Spiderman story. This has been on my radar for so long that when the latest wall crawler movie came out, I was confused about why he was white.
  4. I was really looking forward to S.K. Ali’s Saints and Misfits when it first came out, but it hasn’t managed to jump from my coffee table to my bag, and I don’t know why. But I’d like to give it back to the library read, so I’ll give it a shot.
  5. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterley: My coworker lent me her copy of the book back at the start of the year and I should give it back before the end of it.
  6. I really enjoyed Amy Salig (A.S.) King’s talk on Me and Marvin Gardens, her new middle-grade book, at the National Book Festival a few weeks back and now have a copy out from the library.
  7. People in my book group really raved about The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden and keep comparing it to Uprooted, which I loved, so now I have the audiobook copy out.
  8. I have tried to read Magic in Manhattan by Sarah Mlynowski the past two (maybe more?) autumns and I’ve failed to get past the first few chapters. My BFF, Karen, tells me it’s an adorable series, so hopefully this fall will be the charm.
  9. The 13 1⁄2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers is translated from the German and features the adventure of a seafaring blue bear and his family of mini pirates.
  10. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older looks at Caribbean-American ghosts who live in paintings, music, and literature in this seasonally appropriate book I downloaded via the YA Sync program this summer.

How about you? What are you hoping to get to this fall?

Category: books. There is/are 5 Comments.

Ooo! Some great books on this list! Good luck!

Comment by AsKatKnits 09.20.17 @ 6:51 am

I thought that “Bras & Broomsticks” was awful when I first started reading it, but it won me over by the end. Maybe you just need to get past the first few chapters to enjoy it. Or maybe it stinks and I was simply in a good mood when I read the second half of it. I haven’t finished the series yet. Maybe I’ll do that this fall.

I just finished reading Ransom Riggs’s “Tales of the Peculiar.” I had only purchased it because it was pretty (and because I found it at my “magic bookstore”), but it turned out to be an interesting read. I enjoyed it enough that I’m thinking about reading “Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children.” I’m not sure I’ve forgiven the first book of the series quite yet, though.

Comment by Karen 09.20.17 @ 8:49 am

I just bought Wonder Woman, I hope we both enjoy it!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/top-ten-tuesday-125/

Comment by Jo 09.20.17 @ 11:29 am

@Jo: Me, too!

@Karen: I shall plow through Bras & Broomsticks this year! This will be the time!

Comment by soe 10.12.17 @ 3:40 am

@Kat: Thanks!

Comment by soe 10.12.17 @ 3:40 am