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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TTT: When Fall Eventually Arrives in Arizona, I'll Totally Be Reading These ...

As much as I love Top Ten Tuesday, it's not always easy to come up with answers to the weekly prompts.  Sometimes I'm so stumped, I can't even think of one book that fits the bill.  When it comes to seasonal TBR lists, though, I always have to force myself not to make Top One Hundred lists!  Fall/Winter-ish reads are my favorite, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing lots of great picks around the book blogosphere today.

Want to join in the fun?  It's easy.  Click on over to The Broke and the Bookish, read the instructions for participating, make your list, share it, and boom, you're done!  Super simple.

Since Fall here in the Phoenix area really doesn't start until November, I'm going to throw in a few titles that don't come out until "Winter," just to keep things interesting.  In no particular order, here are the Top Ten Books on My Fall(ish) TBR List:

1.  Winter by Marissa Meyer—This much-anticipated finale to The Lunar Chronicles series comes out in November.  I can't wait.  I've loved all these books and can't wait to see what happens next in the story.

2.  Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs—The lovely folks over at Quirk Books are sending me a copy of the third installment in the Miss Peregrine's series to review in November.  Before then, I'm going to be re-reading the first book and enjoying the second for the first time.  Spine-tinglers always make for fun Fall/Winter reading.

3.  Backstage Murder and Foul Play at the Fair by Shelley Freydont—I just finished A Gilded Grave, the first novel in Freydont's Newport Gilded Age Mystery series, and enjoyed it immensely.  It barely came out, so no sequels are available yet (boo hoo).  Thus, I'm going to give the author's other series a go.  I'll pick up both these books, which are first books in two different series, from the library today.  They and their sequels should tide me over until the next installment in the Newport series becomes available.

4.  A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn—This mystery, which sounds like so much fun, is also the first in a new series.  I haven't read anything by Raybourn and I'm excited to give her a try.

5.  Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett—I get shivers just reading the plot summary of this one!  It sounds like a perfect read for a cold, blustery day.

6.  Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little—Okay, so this one doesn't come out until February, but I can't wait so I put it on this list.  I loved Forbidden and am anxious to see what happens next in this exotic, exciting YA series.

7.  Always Will by Melanie Jacobson—Melanie's fun romances always make me smile.  I'm excited for this one, her newest, which comes out in a couple of weeks.  A light read will be welcome between these darker, heavier reads.

8.  Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson—I've had an ARC of this book about a girl with the magical ability to find gold for a while now, but I've yet to crack it open.  It sounds so intriguing that I must get to it—and soon!

9.  The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich—This haunting tale about a school tragedy sounds like a perfect Halloween read.

10.  The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young—This Southern gothic mystery sounds super intriguing.  I'm on the waiting list for it at the library—we'll see how long it takes for it to become available.  Until then, I'll TRY to be patient ...

So, there you have it, my picks for intriguing Fall-ish reading.  What will you be reading in the upcoming months?  I really am excited to see what everyone has chosen!  Leave me a comment and I'll happily return the favor.

Happy TTT to you!  

*Book images from Barnes & Noble and Amazon


  1. I'm excited for a lot of these too. Especially Winter. I'm really looking forward to your reviews of some of these too. You'll probably get to them faster than me.

  2. Winter!!! I cannot wait for this. I think Blood and Salt looks really good too. Great list!

  3. I think Winter is going to be on a lot of people's lists! I'm really excited for Winter too!

  4. Great list! I had forgotten that the 3rd Miss Peregrine book is coming out. I need to get going on reading the 2nd. I loved A Gilded Grave as well and have her Halloween book on my list. I can't wait to read it. Great list! I see a number that I want to read.

  5. Umm...yes, no fall here either. It's 93 here right now. We'll be lucky if it's here by November. And you don't even have the humidity that we do. LOL

    I want to read The Gates of Evangeline and, of course, A Curious Beginning (will be my next book). Good luck, Susan!! :-)

  6. The Dead House is SO good and absolutely perfect for the fall/Halloween time! Happy reading!

  7. Walk on Earth a Stranger sounds so good. I'm going to have to lay my hands on a copy of it!

  8. It seems like you and I have similar tastes in books! I'm going to add you to my Bloglovin feed! Nice to meet you :)

  9. I just love the cover for Winter. I wish it was a genre I enjoyed. Happy fall/winter reading to you!

  10. Hurray for The Gates of Evangeline... it's on my list , too. Blood and Salt also looks good. Let's hope we can all get to at least half the books on our lists :)

  11. I cannot wait to read Winter and Library of Souls. I am also looking forward to Walk on Earth a Stranger.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. So excited for Winter! I'm looking forward to checking out Walk on Earth a Stranger, but forgot to add it to my list (oops!). I also have The Dead House on my tbr list and hoping that it's a good creeptastic read. Blood and Salt is another one I might have to check out. Great list! Hope you have some happy reading this fall :)

  13. Oh winter, looking forward to that one as well, still have Cress to finish thought, but still, and I just love the cover. I read Miss Peregrin’s home… earlier this year think I’ll have to ad Hollow City to my fall reading.
    The others on your list are new to me, I might have to put Blood and Salt on my list and probably The Dead House as well, and The Gates of Evangeline...

    My tbr list all of a sudden got even larger ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. I loved The Dead House! So interesting and creepy. It's a great fall read. And I really need to read book two of Miss Peregrine so I can read the third book when it comes out.

  15. I've heard a lot about the Miss Peregrine books but not sure if they are up my alley or not. Might have to read a sample first or something :) You have a lot of spooky reads on there for fall, which is perfect for the season!!

  16. I'm debating if I want to buy Blood and Salt now or wait later. I want it now though. The Dead House is 100% on by TBR though! Hopefully next week! :)

    And my life will be complete once Winter comes out.

  17. From all of your chosen books I've just heard about Miss Peregrine series, looking great I have to try it ;)
    Happy reading!!!

  18. THANK YOU for showing off BANISHED! You're the best. And hopefully Harper sends you an ARC. Did they with FORBIDDEN? My memory is shot . . . xo

  19. I've already pre-ordered Always Will! And I'd really like to read Walk on Earth a Stranger--though right now my TBR is crushing me.

  20. I am SO JEALOUS that you're getting an advance copy of Library of Souls! I've been desperate for that book for ages, and I'm hoping it will live up to my crazy-high expectations. Have a lovely fall (sorry it hasn't arrived in your city yet!), and thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  21. I have recently read Blood and Salt, A Curious Beginning and The Dead House. They are all good, but I liked The Curious Beginning and Blood and Salt the best. You have a great list here and I hope you enjoy them all!

  22. The only reason Winter wasn't on my list is because I don't own it... yet lol but it will be read!

  23. I just made myself an unofficial fall list today too! Especially some creepy ones for October. I started Janus Stone today, checked out The Winter People, put The Night Sister and The Madman's Daughter on hold, and have The Woman in White, The Girl on the Train, and The Angel's Game in mind too.


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