Top Ten Tuesday (144)

Posted September 19, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, books, Features, jess, Top Ten Tuesday / 2 Comments

 It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke the Bookish) the topic is:

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

We couldn’t help talking about our TBR list. It’s not hard to figure that one out.

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List


It’s been 87 years since we’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday post, but Aleya was feeling it this week and it inspired me, so here we are. I’ve spent the last SEVERAL months in a re-read blissed out coma and have hardly looked at new books (except those high-priority follow ups to series that potentially inspired a said re-read), so it’s been awhile since I’ve read something brand spanking new.  However, after devouring They Both Die at the End a few weeks ago (seriously, SO good Adam), I’m regaining my sea legs on new books (so to speak).  Anyways, here are my top ten FALL books to read!


  1. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – I mean, how could I not be excited about this book? Here’s hoping waiting all these years for a new read from JG pays off in big ways!
  2. The Empress by S.J. Kincaid – I was a HUGE fan of The Diabolic. I remember that I was so enamored by the audiobook that I couldn’t even stop listening when we were walking down the main street of an adorable town nearby (Fredericksburg, Texas for those of you in the know) even though I was on a family outing. My kids wanted to talk, but all I wanted to do was LISTEN. And so when I first saw this book, I freaked out in a major way. Just ask Aleya!
  3. The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin – When I first started blogging, this series was one I started reading and quickly became hooked on. While the ending was satisfying and wrapped up quite well, I couldn’t say no to more of one of my favorite book guys – Noah Shaw. So, let’s do this!
  4. The Ravenous by Amy Lukavics – Amy’s first book, Daughters unto Devils is one of two YA books I can remember being written in the last five years that shook me to the core and scared the living crap out of me. I love YA horror when it scares me and leaves me unsettled, and DUD did just that. And thus, Amy quickly became an auto-buy/auto-read author.
  5. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson – To be honest, I don’t think I could even tell you the synopsis of this book from memory, but I just know that I LOVED it and knew instantly it was one of those books I’d have to read. Plus, that cover!
  6. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo – Even my husband wants to read this book, someone who has never read a YA book. He found it entirely on his own and put it on hold from the library. While he’s 89070970th in line to read it, I’ll get my pretty little preorder next week and laugh manically as I get to consume it first. And then, I’ll probably share, because that’s the best part of book hoarding.
  7. Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda – Megan Miranda is an author I’ve loved for a LONG time and even got to meet when I first started blogging. But it was her adult mystery book, All the Missing, Girls that really shot her to the top of my must-read list. That book was crazy good. Even though I’ve loved reading her adult books, I’m glad she’s returned to the world of YA with this one and can’t wait to read/listen to it!
  8. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater – I never finished The Raven Cycles (I’ll get to it one day), but I’m still a big Maggie Stiefvater fan and I can’t wait to read this book. I love that MS isn’t afraid of the slow burn, and makes me somehow like the slow, meandering stories and plots. I’m not a slow, meandering plot kinda girl, so when someone can do that, I definitely take notice.
  9. The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano – If you don’t follow Lauren DeStefano on social media, you’re sorely missing out. Not only is she freaking hilarious, but she’s one of the most transparent and open authors on dealing with anxiety and other things that SO MANY of us face. Even so, her writing is unique and never what I come to expect. I think her middle grade ghost stories are among some of my favorite ghost books. I’m definitely excited to dive into another world with her and see where this fantasy world takes me.
  10. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland – This book doesn’t come out until next year, but I just got it on Edelweiss (and properly did a really hilarious dance in my office) and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been following the book and the author since I first saw the cover and read what it was all about. Not only does this book sound/look incredible, but the author is pretty badass. Definitely follow her on Twitter! Even so, this is one ARC I’ll be reading early!


Long time no see! I saw the theme this week and decided I should do it so I can hold myself to this list. I have a ton going on with my last semester in my Master’s degree right now. I really don’t have time for all of these books but they’re my dream TBR. I may get a few read. I’m strange in that certain books I have to read in print. If I did them in audio then I could probably get them all read. I have a lot of time at work to listen… but I’m stubborn and like to read certain things in print. Anyways, I give you my hopeful TBR this fall.

  1. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas.
    1. I already own this one (a signed copy because I decided I needed that in my life) and I just have to finish listening to all the books before I can get to it.
  2. Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine.
    1. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Oh my goodness guys, I love this library world!
  3. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton.
    1. I’m mildly curious to see what Hamilton throws us next.
  4. The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo.
    1. I mean come on, it’s Leigh Bardugo!
  5. Fireblood by Elly Blake.
    1. I’m really excited for this one! I loved Frostblood and I was super happy to see our copy come into the library.
  6. Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead.
    1. Obligatory read due to my love of Richelle Mead’s works.
  7. Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson.
    1. It comes out in October! I wouldn’t mind listening to this one since I listened to the first two.
  8. Seeker by Veronica Rossi.
    1. Another mild curiosity.
  9. Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau.
    1. I already have the audiobook for this one downloaded. Thank goodness for Overdrive. I honestly don’t even remember what it’s about but it looks pretty darn good.
  10. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows.
    1. I read the first book so long ago so I need to finish this little duology.

The vast majority of these are on my list because I need to finish, or continue, with a series. Regardless of that fact, I really want to finish all of these books. Maybe now that I’ve written them down I can use this as a checklist. I know two for sure I will get to this fall. Let’s see what else I may be able to fit in.

Additional titles that I totally forgot about when making this list: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, Empress by S.J. Kincaid, and Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray.

What books are on your TBR list this fall? Let us know in the comments!

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