Hello! I’m surprising myself here by participating in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday, as you may know, is a weekly meme by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish. This week, I am listing and discussing my top ten books on my TBR for fall.
10. The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
I want to read more Patrick Ness books in general. But, I am ready to read these longer books, too, for the season. What I know about this book series is that it has a journey aspect, society, and hearing thoughts. A boy, his dog together. Then, a girl appears.
9. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
This one is on my to-buy list for next month. I have a good feeling about Adam Silvera in general. Sometimes, when authors talk, I feel like a connection to them as writers. They Both Die At the End deals with life and death. I don’t know how much you know about me, but my birthday is in October. And…I tend to reflect on my life every year (mostly beating myself up). Perhaps this book will help me cope better.
8. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
I read this book ages ago, and then somehow lost my copy. So, I am hoping to get a copy of it again (and its sequel) soon. When I do get them in the mail, I want to read them around Halloween for thriller-y vibes. It was a dark story, but I like the characters. In fact, I still remember Cas and Anna. I think of them often.
7. Shiver by Maggie Steifvater
Look, I know she has a release this fall. But, I am unsure if it relies on cultural appropriation. In order to support art that is not damaging to the image of other cultures, I am holding off on buying that book. Also, I am not sure if I’d be interested in that book anyway. Shiver has to do with werewolves and kissing, which, admittedly, are not things I can really relate to. However, I think Steifvater has more license and authority on those things (more than about another culture, at least).
6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Hmm. That one and the next one on the list are reminiscent of Halloween vibes, too. For some reason, I am under the impression that this book is kind of slow paced, so I’m intimidated by it quite a bit to be honest.
5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Give me all the circus-y books to read in the fall.
4. The Novice by Taran Matharu
Adventure and demon-y creatures make this trilogy sound so intriguing for the fall season. I hear these books are easy to get through. For whatever reason, I have in my head that these books are also echoes of Pokemon and/or Digimon, about which I know very little. Perhaps I’ll be cool after I read this book.
3. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The movie converted me into a fan of the books, which is strange, because this rarely happens. I want to read this trilogy soon to embrace the eerie nature of time loops but also the fantastic ways of Miss Peregrine.
2. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cathrynne M. Valente
It is a series of five (five? I think?) children’s stories revolving around a girl who goes to a place called Fairyland (I know! You’d have never guessed this from the title). The story reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.
1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman time. I am going to start with this one, perhaps. Granted, I do have other options that are also appropriate for the fall time.