TTT: My 2013 Autumnal TBR
I thought I’d participate in Top Ten Tuesday this week. TTT is a meme sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish wherein a member of TBATB posts a Top Ten list and participants do likewise on the same theme. This week, TBATB want to know what’s on our TBR list for the Fall. I did this last year, and I think a couple of the books I had on that list are still there! You know how it goes… you plan, and then an awesome book comes along you just have to read, then another, and occasionally you’ll get back to your original list… maybe. Anyhow, here’s the state of the list as of right now.
CAVEAT 1: I’m restricting this list to fiction. There are theological books I want to get to, but since TBATB readers/bloggers are more into fiction, it makes sense to stay with just fiction.
CAVEAT 2: This is not my complete TBR–there are plenty of other books I want to get to. And if this year’s anything like last, I’ll be deviating from this list as the months go on. The goal is to have at least a mostly-new list by next year!
|1||A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by Khaled Hosseini
I’ve had this book for a few years now, and some recent prompting by blog friends has encouraged me to get on and read it.
by Libba Bray
I’ve seen a lot of good reviews for Libba’s work, but I don’t think everything she writes would be appealing to me. From what I’ve read, THE DIVINERS seems the closest thing to something I would enjoy that she’s written–not Contemporary, and with a twist. Maybe I’m wrong–we’ll see.
|3||THE 5TH WAVE
by Rick Yancey
The premise caught my attention, and then lots of people (including some of my blog friends) saying “This is awesome!!” caught my attention. Hence its inclusion on the list.
by Veronica Roth
The DIVERGENT series finale. What more can I say? I have it on pre-order.
|5||GIRL OF NIGHTMARES
by Kendare Blake
This is the second in the ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD series–and I think it’s the last. I don’t think this is a trilogy. In any case, I enjoyed ANNA, probably more than I expected to. I was a little hesitant about the sequel because, from the cover blurb, it sounds like the story strays further into paranormal romance than I would like. However, I’m assured it doesn’t go too far down that road, and it’s still an excellent story. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy it at least as much as ANNA.
by Michael Collier
I’m currently working my way through the BBC Books series of Eighth Doctor novels. I have most of them, but have read relatively few of them. With this being Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Year, I really ought to read a few more. Of what I’ve read so far, some of the books are really good, some are okay, and there are a few that I don’t get at all. We’ll see how this one goes…
|7||A GAME OF THRONES
by George R. R. Martin
I’m quite certain this was on my list last year. I know, I need to read it. Maybe this fall.
by Stephen King
Again, a hold-over from last year’s list. Many King fans claim this is his best work, which is why it’s on my list.
by Graham Moore
My wife enjoyed this and she recommended it to me. I enjoy a good mystery, and the Sherlock Holmes connection is definitely an enticement.
|10||A MILLION SUNS
by Beth Revis
I started with a “sun” book, so I’ll finish with one. I really enjoyed the first in the ACROSS THE UNIVERSE series, but seem to have taken a long time to get to the rest. I think the cover re-design (which happen right after I got book 1) threw me off. OK, that’s a lame excuse. Whatever the reason, I need to get back to this, because the sample chapter at the end of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE was one of the best cliff-hangers/dangling carrots I’ve read in a long time.
You’ll find the linky list to read other participants’ lists, or to participate, at The Broke and the Bookish.
What’s on your reading list for this Fall?