Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Autumn should really be about finishing off my reading challenges for the year, but alas there are all these new tempting things I want to read instead. I don’t think any of these work for my remaining ATY and Popsugar prompts, but here are the ten books I most want to read this autumn.


every exquisite thing

Every Exquisite Thing by Laura Steven

After reading The Society for Soulless Girls, I was happy to see Laura had a new book out shortly, so I immediately pre-ordered this horror-romance retelling of Dorian Gray.



Orbital by Samantha Harvey

About a group of astronauts orbiting Earth, I haven’t heard much about it but I like that we’re getting stories about space that are contemporary.


saga volume 11

Saga Vol. 11 by Brian K. Vaughan + Fiona Staples

The annual reading of Saga comics. I know I could read the individual issues as they come out, but I much prefer watching for the trade and getting larger serving.


the fragile threads of power

The Fragile Threads of Power by V.E. Schwab

New series in the Shades of Magic universe? Yes please! I probably need to read a recap though, I can’t really remember how things went down in the original trilogy now.


the reformatory

The Reformatory by Tananarive Due

I’ve not been reading about particularly heavy topics of late, so we’ll see if I pick this one up when it drops through the door. I do try and have at least one horror read for Halloween though.


the wake up call

The Wake-Up Call by Beth O’Leary

I’ve just realized this is a Christmas book, with no snow or fairy lights on the cover?! What are they thinking? So I might wait a bit closer to Christmas to read it.


the undetectables

The Undetectables by Courtney Smyth

A detective agency run by three witches and a ghost in a cat costume with a tag line of “Be gay. Solve crimes. Take naps.” It just sounds fun!


Hazardous Spirits

Hazardous Spirits by Anbara Salam

Early 20th century spiritualist movement in Edinburgh is my kind of historical fiction.


their vicious games

Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington

Another book I’ve bought without hearing much about, except that it’s meant to be like Squid Game in a posh school.


same bed different dreams

Same Bed Different Dreams by Ed Park

The cover drew me in on this one, but I’m up for an alt-history of Korea “loaded with assassins and mad poets, RPGs and slasher films, K-pop bands and the perils of social media.”