Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ten Books on My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme: top ten books on your fall TBR.
I'm not usually a big fan of TBRs. I pretty much never stick to them, so I just don't see the point. But since I started college, I've been reading a lot less than before - besides required reading, I think I've read about 100 pages in three weeks. So I think it's probably a good idea for me to prioritize what I want to read.

I also have to give a shout-out to the book club that I'll (hopefully) start participating in this fall - Austentatious! We're reading a different Jane Austen book every month until January. I didn't participate in August, because I'd already reread Pride & Prejudice recently, and I'm thinking I might have to skip September's reread of Persuasion, too. But starting next month, it's all books I haven't read yet, and I'm really going to try and do those!

Books that have been released already:

SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo (Grisha Trilogy #1): This is getting ridiculous. I'm already the last person in the world to read this trilogy, and I told myself that I'd catch up before Crooked Kingdom's release - which, incidentally, is today. And I still haven't even started this book. This is probably the one I'm most ashamed of, but I'm going to get to it.

WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND by Robin Talley: I have no clue why I didn't get to this last fall. I read Lies We Tell Ourselves as soon as I could get my hands on it, and I loved it, and I promised myself that I'd read all future Robin Talley books as soon as I could. That didn't happen. But I'll read it soon!

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #1): I've been hearing good things about this book from so many people for so long, and I've really wanted to read it. I really want to read it! And I finally got myself a copy, so now I have no reason not to.

AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley: I am so amazingly excited about this book, and I can't believe that I have a copy right now because I've been looking forward to it for so long that it being here doesn't actually feel real. I think I'm going to put this off a tiny bit longer, since it sounds like a perfect Halloween book. 

EMPIRE OF STORMS by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #5): This is actually what I'm reading right now, but I'm going to count it on the TBR anyway because there are still so many pages left. I really need to get on this one - I'm not going to be able to avoid spoilers forever! 

Books that are being released today or haven't been released yet:

LIKE A RIVER GLORIOUS by Rae Carson (Gold Seer Trilogy #2): Happy book birthday to this one! I absolutely loved the first book in this series, and I'm so excited to see where this is going. It has so much potential! I really have no idea what's going to happen, but I'm excited for it anyway.

BLOOD FOR BLOOD by Ryan Graudin (Wolf by Wolf #2): I've probably said this about a million times by now, but I can't believe that I almost didn't read Wolf by Wolf. I wasn't sure whether I would like it, and it ended up being one of my favorite books of this year! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I'm pretty sure this book is going to destroy me, but I need it.

A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU by Claudia Gray (Firebird #3): The Firebird trilogy is one of my favorite ongoing series, and I can't believe it's coming to an end! I'm not ready to say goodbye to this world (these worlds?) yet, but that's not going to stop me reading it as soon as I possibly can.

GEMINA by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Illuminae Files #2): Illuminae was another unexpectedly amazing book this year, so I'm really excited for the story to continue! This will also be really good when I don't have a lot of time because of the unique format. I'll be able to fly through a giant book and feel accomplished!

MARIAN by Ella Lyons: This book has my name on it. It's a retelling of Robin Hood, but with queer ladies. I really don't think I need to say anything else.

What are your most anticipated reads this fall? Do you have less time to read in the fall, like I do? How do you balance things? Tell me in the comments!


  1. Empire of Storms was on my list this week too. I hope you enjoy A Darker Shade of Magic, it's so good!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/top-ten-tuesday-76/

    1. I'm really looking forward to A Darker Shade of Magic!

  2. ADSoM is so good - I hope you love it!

    Check out my TTT.

    1. I've only heard good things about that one - I'm super excited!