It's been a rough few days around my house and I think Top Ten Tuesday is just what the doctor ordered! The seasonal topics always generate my favorite lists. I'm excited to share the Books on My Fall TBR List and I'm excited to see your selections. If you want to join in (you do—it's fun!), simply click on over to The Broke and the Bookish, check out the rules of the game, create your own TTT post, then click around the book blogosphere to discover fabulous new blogs and get great reading recommendations.
Here's what I'm looking forward to reading this Fall. The Top Ten Book on My Fall TBR List are:
1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware—I'm almost done with this psychological thriller, which is messing with my head in the best possible way. Like In a Dark, Dark Wood, Ware's debut, this one features a woman in an isolated locale who's trying to figure out what really happened one fateful night. It's twistier and altogether more intriguing than Ware's first novel.
2. Danger Close by Amber Smith—I just received this one in the mail from the good folks over at Atria Books. It's a memoir by a combat helicopter pilot who just happens to hail from my teensy tiny hometown. I can't wait to read all about her adventures.
3. Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly—I always like immigrant stories and because I lived in the Philippines for a year, the premise of this one really speaks to me.
4. Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens—This middle grade novel about two friends who form a detective agency to investigate the death of a teacher at their boarding school sounds fun. I wonder how it will compare to The Scandalous Sisterhood of Pickwillow Place by Julie Berry?
5. Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead—I've never read anything by this award-winning author and her newest, a YA novel about friendship, sounds like an excellent place to start.
6. The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz—I've been wanting to read this middle grade historical about a Pennsylvania farm girl who takes a job in Baltimore in order to make a better life for herself for a while now.
7. Factory Girl by Josanne LaValley—This YA novel has a similar premise to that of #6. A 16-year-old girl from northern China who's forced to leave her home to work in a far-away factory learns how to survive—and thrive—in a foreign situation.
8. Beautiful Affliction by Lene Fogelberg—The author of this memoir sent me this book about her journey to find answers about a mysterious medical condition from which she was suffering. When she discovers what is happening, she's faced with an even bigger question: How much time does she have left? Sounds intriguing, no?
9. The Last September by Nina de Gramont—This murder mystery and family drama set on Cape Cod sounds compelling.
10. The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter—An 18-year-old woman struggles to decide if she really wants a relationship with her mother, who forced her into a mental institution several years earlier. Sounds interesting.
So, there you have it ... ten books I'm looking forward to reading sometime soon. What's on your list? Have you read any of the books on mine? What did you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment on this post and I will happily return the favor.
*Book images from Barnes & Noble