Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read List

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read List.

There’s no Top Ten Tuesday prompt I look forward to more, or one I’m less capable of adhering to, than the seasonal to-be-read list. While I rarely end up reading more than three or four of my chosen titles each season, it’s such a wonderful way to collect my thoughts and grow excited about what I’ll be reading in the months to come. It also offers a fascinating glimpse into my reading habits. Although I once would have denied being a ‘mood reader’, over the last two years I’ve noticed just how many of my literary choices are dictated by a certain mood or the time of year it is. For example, I tend to exclusively read contemporary novels in the summer, and prefer to leave historical fiction and mysteries for the fall. Today’s selection is a nice mixture of forthcoming titles and advance reader copies and books from my personal collection that I’ve been saving for precisely this season, all of which I think will make the perfect companions on crisp autumn nights curled up by the fire with a nice, warm cup of tea.

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

1) Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly

2) Mothman’s Curse by Christine Hayes

3) The Only Thing Worse Than Witches by Lauren Magaziner

4) The Distance From Me To You by Marina Gessner

5) Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

6) Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

7) The Sacred Lies Of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

8) These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

9) Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

10) This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

Now it’s your turn! What will you be reading this season? Which of these books do you think I should start reading first? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

17 responses to “Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read List”

  1. Bekka says:

    Vengeance Road is SO AWESOME. I never knew I was a western fan but apparently if they’re a killer (literally) leading lady and a sexy cowboy, I guess I’m there! It was such a fun, wild ride from start to finish.

    Minnow Bly was one of my most anticipated titles for the year but I put it off because of a reading slump. I really hope I can get to it soon because I love The Girl with No Hands.

    And yeeees Blood and Salt. SO PUMPED for that one. I just have a feeling it’s going to scare my pants off. It’s funny because, as scary as this book looks, I had the pleasure of meeting the author at BEA is she is just so sweet. Such a counter to the darkness of her book lol.
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  2. Oh. I love BONE GAP. It is really based on Greek Mythology which I missed first time around. Hope you love it.

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  3. I love reading mysteries/thrillers during the fall as well! Especially because of Halloween in October. πŸ™‚ I recently read BLOOD AND SALT & THIS MONSTROUS THING and enjoyed both – I hope you like them as well! I’m really looking forward to THESE SHALLOW GRAVES, it sees right up my alley!

    Beautiful graphics as always, Jen! Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Vengeance Road made my list too. Happy Reading!

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  5. Annemieke says:

    Great TBR. Monstrous sounds really good. πŸ™‚
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  6. Great list! I’m going to see Blood and Salt around the blogosphere a lot today. The cover for Vengeance Road is just gorgeous, and I like what you said about seasonal TBRs; I love putting them together, too, and I do think they’re a wonderful way for us to discover our reading habits. πŸ™‚
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  7. Hooray! Christine Hayes is my agency mate at Erin Murphy Literary and a co-blogger with me on our agency debut website, Emu’s Debuts. It won’t disappoint–deliciously creepy and so well paced!

  8. Bone Gap is such a great read and definitely one of those books I want to go back to just because it had so much going on in connection to writing and the narrative structure.
    I hope you enjoy these all! πŸ™‚
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  9. Sarah K says:

    I plan on reading Vengeance Road really soon! I also have been trying to read This Monstrous Thing but I’m having trouble connecting. I think maybe I’m not in the mood for it. But, I still plan on reading it this fall.
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  10. Brenda says:

    Just heard about This Monstrous Thing the other day, the premise sounds very interesting. Great list! My TTT

  11. The Only Thing Worse Than Witches looks super cute πŸ™‚

  12. Vengeance Road, Bone Gap, and Blood and Salt all sound like good reads!!

    Happy reading to you!!
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  13. I’ve got The Distance From Me to You as well – readalong?!
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  14. Ha ha — I SO agree. I love the seasonal TBR lists, too, but rarely actually read the books I list. Oh well, half the fun is in the planning, right?

    I finished VENGEANCE ROAD last week. It’s unique and fun. I enjoyed it, especially since the gold mine the characters are seeking is (fictionally – or not?) located almost in my backyard. BONE GAP is another unique, excellent read. BLOOD AND SALT is on my list, too. It looks amazing.

    Happy TTT!
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  15. Carrie says:

    Minnow Bly and Shallow Graves are on my TBR pile too! Just didn’t make this week’s post because – so many books! Lol My TTT

  16. I think Bone Gap sounds amazing. I’d seen it around and not really paid much attention to it but I saw someone on YouTube talk about it this week and now I need it! I’d also like to get around to Minnow Bly at some point soon.

  17. Jamie says:

    Monstrous and Blood & Salt are both on my regular TBR. I think These Shallow Graves is but I need to double check πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great fall! Here’s My TTT
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