Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read List.  I didn't even get through all the books I wanted to read over the summer, and now I have to make another list of the books I want to read (but probably won't get to) this fall?  Oh, well.  Here they are:



Carrie by Stephen King - I've been wanting to read this book -- which will be the first Stephen King novel I've ever read -- for a while.  I know the library has it, but I just need to get around to reserving the e-book.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers - I've heard good things about this book (and its sequel), and it's been sitting in my TBR pile for a while.

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver - I loved Before I Fall, so I wanted to read something else by the same author.  The library has this book and Delirium... though I didn't feel like starting another series.  So I'm going to go with this one.

The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer - I read The House of the Scorpion years ago, and really enjoyed it.  I found this sequel for a good price recently, so it had to go into the TBR pile.  I hope it's as good as the first book!

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George - Aside from part of Tuesdays at the Castle, I haven't read anything from this author.  I do enjoy fairy tale retellings, so I'm hoping I'll like this book.



The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski - I'd rather read The Winner's Curse, but this book by the same author is already in my possession, so I guess I'll read it first!  If I like the way the author writes, maybe I can justify buying the other one.

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen - I've read a number of positive reviews on this book.  It looks good!

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton - This book has intrigued me since I first started seeing it on people's book blogs.  I like a bit of magic realism once in a while.

Timebound by Rysa Walker - This book has been in my TBR pile for a while, and it was also on the list of books I wanted to read this summer.  Time travel, if it's done well, can be a great plot device.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld - I'm not that familiar with the series or the author, but I've heard good things about both.  I don't have a ton of dystopian fiction on this list, so... why not add this one?


What's on your to-be-read list this fall?

14 comments:

  1. I've been going back and forth to whether I want to read Lord of Opium or not. I really enjoyed House of Scorpion, but am not sure if I want it to just be a standalone in my mind or not. Also I read it 10 years ago and would have to reread it.

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    1. It's been a while since I read the first book, too. I'm not a re-reader, so I'm hoping that the second book can stand on its own without causing too much confusion.

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  2. oh, I ADORED Grave Mercy and I really want to read Liesl & Po

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    1. I've heard pretty good things about Grave Mercy. I hope it's as good as people say it is!

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  3. I recently read The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski and really liked it, and I also recently read Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld and enjoyed it, so hopefully you'll enjoy their other books on your TBR!

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    1. Leviathan is another book I need to read sometime. I've got a hardcover of it sitting in my room, gathering dust!

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  4. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is on my tbr list too. I hope it's a great read for both of us!

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    1. Me, too! Even the title has me intrigued...

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  5. GRAVE MERCY, YES! One of my favorite series. It's so good. Liesl & Po is adorable :) Princess of the midnight ball is a great retelling and I was blown away by Stolen Songbird. You are up for some really good books. Happy reading :)

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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    1. I'm glad to hear that I'm going to be reading some good books this fall!

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  6. Gravy Mercy and Stolen Songbird are two books I've been wanting to get to! I've heard great things about The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

    I hope you enjoy Carrie! And Uglies (I've been meaning to re-read that series, but haven't gotten around to it yet)!
    Happy Reading this fall! :)

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    1. I just have to figure out what I'm going to read first. So many books...

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  7. I remember liking Princess of the Midnight Ball when I read it, but now I can't remember almost anything about it. Haha, I don't know if that says anything about the book or not...

    And as a dystopian aficionado, YOU MUST READ UGLIES!! It was one of the first dystopians I read, and still stands out in my mind for so many reasons. It is incredibly original, has so many awesome details in the world-building, and has characters that you just can't help but get attached to. The series will always be one of my favorites.

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    1. I've read a novella by Scott Westerfeld, and I enjoyed it, so I'm hoping I'll enjoy Uglies, too!

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