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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TTT: What Books Are You Falling For This Autumn?

It's Tuesday and you know what that means ... it's time for my favorite weekly bookish meme.  I haven't participated in a few weeks, but I love this week's easy-breezy topic.  I'm guaranteed to get some great reading recommendations while looking at people's lists for Top Ten Books on My Fall To-Be-Read List.  Want to join in the fun?  Click on over to The Broke and the Bookish and link yourself up.

Here's my list:

1.  Doll Bones by Holly Black—I recently made my kids watch an old X-Files episode about a creepy doll.  This looks like the perfect follow-up read aloud.  Hee hee.

2.  Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult—I can't wait for this one to come out in a few weeks.  I love Picoult and this novel about a woman trying to find the mother who abandoned her as a child sounds excellent.

3.  Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell—This YA ghost story, which comes out on October 8, revolves around a girl who starts having odd dreams after moving into an old Louisiana plantation home.  Sounds like a good Halloween read!

4.  Gathering Blue, Messenger and Son by Lois Lowry—Yeah, yeah, I know this is technically three novels, but I recently purchased the Giver quartet in the lovely omnibus edition you see above, so I'm counting them as one book.

5.  UnDivided by Neal Shusterman—Man, I better start playing the lottery so I can afford to buy all the great books that are coming out in October!  This is the final book in what has been a thoroughly compelling and always thought-provoking series.

6.  Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd—I didn't love, love, love The Madman's Daughter, but I'm interested enough to give the sequel a whirl.

7.  Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson—Woodson always draws me in with her stories about family, friendship, ethnicity, etc.  This one is a collection of poetry about her experiences as an African-American girl growing up during the 1960s and 1970s.  It looks excellent.

8.  We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni—This one just looks fun.

9.  Contaminated by Em Garner—I'm reading this novel about zombie rehabilitation for Carl's R.I.P. Reading Challenge.  It looks interesting.

10.  Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith—I've heard a lot about this thriller and figure it's about time I got around to reading it.

What about you?  What books are you planning to read this Fall?  Which should I add to my list?


  1. Ohh that edition of The Giver Quartet is beautiful!

  2. Haha, you're poor children are going to have nightmares. I remember that episode of X-Files. I was such a nerd when it came to that series. But the book itself isn't too bad. Creepy, but not so much. Perfect for kids.

    And I'll actually get to meet Jodi Picoult during the book tour for her new book! I'm super excited, though I've only read two books by her so far - My Sister's Keeper and Plain Truth. Both were great.

    Great blog! New bloglovin follower!

    Brittany @

    1. In my defense, it was only the 15 yo and 12 yo (the little ones went to bed) and they BEGGED me to let them watch it. It was creepy, too! Hopefully, I didn't scar them for life :)

  3. Doll Bones is pretty fantastic and I'll probably give the sequel to The Madman's Daughter a shot even if I wasn't too thrilled by the first installment, too. Great post!

  4. I loved Doll Bones and Leaving Time sounds really good. Great picks!

  5. Her Dark Curiosity sound amazing!!! Adding it on Goodreads :) Great list!!

  6. Hi. Hopped on here from your comment on my blog. Your list looks interesting, particularly the ones by Holly Black, Jodi Picoult and Neal Shusterman. You seem to like thrillers. I love them too. :)

    And oh, you've been to the Philippines. Cool! :)

    Lovely blog you have here. Adding you on my Wordpress reader :)


  7. Child 44 is atmospheric and about some of the most evocative writing about living under Stalin's dictatorship that I have ever read. Some other parts of the novel I didn't find as strong, but it's well worth reading and your opinion may be different. I also want to read: Brown Girl Rising, and The Madman's Daughter (then maybe His Dark Curiosity), and why has Doll Bones been sitting neglected on my ereader for a year?

  8. You've got some great selections here! I've included several R.I.P. books on my list, too.

  9. Sweet Unrest looks really good! I'm planning to read that one soon. :)

  10. I know exactly what X Files episode you're referring to - Chinga! I love that episode:0) That's actually the only book I've heard of on the list which is nice and eclectic. The only book I know I will want to get my hands on this fall is the second book in The Lovegrove Legacy by Alyxandra Harvey - Whisper the Dead which should be a nice atmospheric Autumn read.

  11. Ooh, that's a nice looking volume of The Giver Quartet. I've been wanting to read those for a while, but I can never find the first book, and this is one series that I don't want to read out of order. Ugh, I really want to read it now!

    1. I had a really hard time finding all the books at my library. To buy them individually on Amazon would have cost a bunch, so I went with this omnibus. It really is a beautiful volume. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's kind of hard to hold while you read. Otherwise, I love it. Well worth the $22.

  12. OO! I have The Madman's Daughter on my list, I'm excited to read it! The series sounds like a perfect fall series to read! I still need to pick up Schusterman's Unwind series, but I might have to marathon it once the final book comes out :)

  13. I bought Doll Bones at the school book fair. And cover lust for We Hear the Dead.

  14. Leaving Time is one I'm looking forward to reading too. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Jodi Picoult's books but how can I possibly resist one with elephants?!

    Contaminated is one I've not heard of before but looks really interested, might have to add it to my (ever-growing) TBR list!


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