Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on my Fall TBR

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This week's topic: 10 books I'm looking forward to reading this autumn!


What's on My Fall TBR

The general theme you'll notice here - YA fantasy/gothic (as per usual) and books nominated for the Man Booker and the National Book Awards. 

  1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - I can't wait to read this. I'll be attending her reading/book event in London in October as well so the excitement is real for this one.

  2. Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff - My first review for this blog was of Groff's last novel Arcadia (read it here!) and I've been a fan of hers since her debut. This one is longlisted for the National Book Award as well so I have high expectations.

  3. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James - I started this on holiday but I think it needs more concentrated attention than I could provide. It's all loaded up on my Kindle, though, so fingers crossed I fare better the second time around. And it's shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

  4. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs - This will be a perfect October read. I love how surreal and creepy this story is.

  5. This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzie Lee - Another great October read. I've been meaning to re-read Frankenstein as well so I think this will be a good companion read. I just saw this on Twitter the other day and immediately knew I had to read it. 

  6. Mislaid by Nell Zink - Another one nominated for the National Book Award for Fiction. And this one sounds like a fascinating read to consider racial identity in the wake of the Rachel Dolezal controversy.

  7. Satin Island by Tom McCarthy - This one's shortlisted for the Man Booker and I've heard a lot of very different opinions about it. Very curious about it, especially as the plot sounds so bizarre (but in a good way).

  8. The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma - Yes, I am trying to read all of the books shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. This one doubles up as a good diverse read for next month as I haven't read any African literature yet this year.

  9. The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota - The last of the Man Booker Prize shortlist. Another good diverse book and it sounds just up my alley. 

  10. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson &/or Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman - Yes, I've cheated and put these two together. I'm just so excited to read some YA westerns. I grew up watching westerns with my dad so I have a soft spot for the genre. As it's so rarely made interesting for the younger generations I'm interested to see how well these two live up to my expectations. 

Honourable mention: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, another gothic YA that sounds really intriguing.


What books are you looking forward to this autumn?