Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Top Ten: Autumn TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Autumn's great for cosying up with familiar characters and the odd spooky book as we approach Halloween. It's also that time of year where I start to look over my TBR and lists of books I should read this year... Yeah, not so much progress made there! Let me know if you've read any of these.


After You by Jojo Moyes

I'm a little wary of a sequel, but early murmurings are sounding positive and how could I not? Me Before You ripped my heart out, I want to know she's doing OK. Plus I have loved all of Jojo's books I've read so far.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I bought a lovely special edition so I should really read it rather than just look at it right?

The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett

So many people rushed to read this but that just means it's all over sooner. *sniff* I do still have Raising Steam left to read from Discworld but I'm looking forward to visiting Tiffany again first. I got a fancy, sparkly edition, which means I have to have an opportunity to read it without ruining it.


The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

Just seems like a fun read. As the nights draw in we need some fun.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

I nominated this for book group so that I would definitely read it and then it ended up being chosen the month I was in America. It's another book I bought a special edition of, think this is becoming a theme...

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

My lovely boyfriend bought me this when I needed cheering up months ago. I imagine reading it will make the gift more worthwhile. Oh yeah, I think it's a special edition too...


A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire

Not that I have guilty pleasures as there's no guilt here, but October Daye is one of the few urban fantasy series I have kept up with. Every now and then I feel like trying to get back into some others. Maybe 2016 will be the year of series.

Chimera by Mira Grant

Symbiont wasn't quite as good as Parasite but I really like Seanan's characters and narrative voice so I find her books kind of comfort reads even if the subject matter isn't rosy.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

I think this will be my Halloween read for this year.

Monster by by C.J. Skuse

It sounds like a good book for Halloween but is set over Christmas. It's out this month though, so I'll allow the C-word to sneak in early.

9 comments:

  1. A Red Rose Chain is new to me. The title sounds interesting. Much check it out on goodreads.
    Here is my Top Ten Autumn TBR list here.

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    1. All the books in the series have names taken from Shakespeare, although they're usually quite obscure references!

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  2. I'm going to read The Shepherd's Crown too. Sob.

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  3. Ooh, MONSTER sounds super fun - just added it to my must have list!

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  4. I agree with you about Symbiont, so I'm not sure about the next one. Definitely looking forward to The Shepherd's Crown (and like you I'm not rushing).

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  5. The Miniaturist has been on my radar for a while now - I must get to it one of these soonish days lol My TTT

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  6. The Haunting of Hill House is brilliant. I hope you enjoy it :)

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  7. I haven't read any apart from After You by Jojo Moyes, funnily enough it was you who got me started on her after you reviewed Me Before You and I just bought my 12th copy of it yesterday. I need to post my review of After You and look forward to your thoughts on it!

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  8. I recently read a really amazing paranormal mystery/thriller that I would place right at the top of my list this year for fall reading.
    Ghost on the Lake by Alex Alexander (http://www.alexalexanderbooks.com).
    A really fresh and intelligent take on a ghost story with original concepts and an intriguing plot that offers plenty of exciting twists. I thought the character writing was very strong and the whole story overall was top notch writing.
    Highly recommended Halloween reading for adults.

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