TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten books on my fall TBR

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I’ve already told you which books I’m taking to university, and the books I’m going to be studying there. Here are ten more books that are going on my fall TBR (even though I’m still in the middle of a huge reading slump and probably won’t be able to get to any of them!). Wish me luck…

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10) ‘The Girls‘ by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline

‘The Girls’ was THE most talked about debut novel last year. Why I’ve put off reading it, I have no idea, but I’m planning on getting to it within the next couple of months. That being said, I was planning to read it the month it published… Hmm.

9) ‘Throne of Glass‘ by Sarah J. Maas

I should probably start this series soon, right? Today I found a cheap copy of ‘Tower of Dawn’, and considering I own all of Sarah’s books but I’ve only read one of them – not a single installment of the Throne of Glass series – I feel as though I’m the outcast of the YA blogosphere.

8) ‘All the Bright Places‘ by Jennifer Niven

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I’m procrastinating ‘All the Bright Places’ because I’ve heard that it causes complete and utter heartbreak. While I’m feeling sorry for myself away from home in a new city, I’ll be able to wallow in the emotions for days.

7) ‘The Sun is Also a Star‘ by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

When I was accepted for ‘The Sun is Also a Star’ on NetGalley, I almost cried. Because I loved ‘Everything Everything’, I was excited to read Nicola’s second novel… But for some reason I never got around to it. Whoops. I’m sure I’m going to enjoy this book just as much, but I’ll only know when I read it!

6) ‘Season of Wind’ by Aimee Hyndman

Season of Wind by Aimee Hyndman

It took me a while to get in to ‘Hour of Mischief’, but once I did I really enjoyed it. Honestly, I’d almost forgotten about it, but when the sequel came up on a Curiosity Quills email, I couldn’t resist requesting a copy. Partially because I have to read it for CQ, and partly because I’m looking forward to carrying on with the story, I’m going to try to get this done by the end of October.

5) ‘Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley‘ by Charlotte Gordon

As I’m studying ‘Frankenstein’, I thought a good place to start would be learning about the relationship between Mary Shelley and her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft. Both women are hugely influential, and knowing that they never knew each other – Wollstonecraft dying shortly after childbirth – means it’s bound to be heart-wrenching.

4) ‘Her Every Fear‘ by Peter Swanson

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

‘The Kind Worth Killing’ was a great book, and though I haven’t had time to read Peter’s first novel yet, I’m excited to move on to his third title. I actually managed to pick it up fairly cheap today, so I’m going to squeeze this in as soon as I can.

3) ‘Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes)‘ by Sara Raasch

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

When I reviewed ‘Snow Like Ashes’, I said I wanted to read the sequel as soon as I could. I still haven’t gotten around to it. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?! I’m definitely going to read this book in either autumn or winter, though, so I might as well pop it on my fall TBR and move it to my winter one if I still haven’t gotten around to it.

2) ‘Straight Outta Crongton‘ by Alex Wheatle

Straight Outta Crongton by Alex Wheatle

I loved the first two books in Alex’s Crongton series, but for some reason I haven’t started ‘Straight Outta Crongton’ yet. Sadly, I have the library’s only copy, and it’s been reserved. WHAT DO?! Well, I guess read it quickly – if I can.

1) ‘They Both Die at the End‘ by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

My boyfriend lent me his copy of ‘They Both Die at the End’, expecting me to be able to read it before I went to university. I used to be a fast reader, so his hope wasn’t that misguided… But I haven’t even been able to bring myself to pick the book up, let alone open it! I’m going to try to sneak it off to university with me, read it and then sneak it back into his flat without him noticing. It probably won’t work, though.

I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! Which book are you definitely going to read this season?

  • So many of these are on my TBR in general, I should really get round to them! I’ve heard so many good things about The Girls, but same as you just haven’t got round to it.
    Cora ❤

    • I’m sure we’ll both love it when we eventually get around to it – there are just too many books and too little time!

  • The Girls was a book club pick last summer for me and it was refreshing because it was different. It took a little while for me to get used to the author’s writing style, but once I did, I really liked it. I’ll definitely read more of her work.

    I really REALLY want to read They Both Die at the End. I’ve never read any of Silvera, but this premise has me hooked. I say definitely sneak it off! slip with your school books, maybe it’ll blend in. 😀

    • They Both Die at the End is the first Silvera book I’ve managed to get hold of – for some reason he’s not an author that gets ordered in to the library, and I don’t often buy brand new books.
      I’m not sure how I’m going to feel about The Girls: the premise sounds interesting, but it could go one of two ways with the writing style.

  • The Both Die At The End is SO SO GOOD!! It’s not too long either, which makes it not super daunting.😂 (I mean the title is daunting but THE BOOK IS SITLL GOOD!) I also really adored All The Bright Places…I’m really keen to reread it this year sometime. 😍 Also I hope you get out of your slump soon…ugh I hate reading slumps. 😭

    • The title is TERRIFYING! I don’t want my heart ripped out, but I also kind of do? All The Bright Places must be good if you liked it – I know you’re not a huge fan of contemporary 😛

  • shootingstarsmag

    I’m so with you on They Both Die at the End. I have my copy; I just need to get started on it!!


    • I thought I was the only person who hadn’t read it yet, so I’m glad that’s not the case! Hopefully we’ll both enjoy it.

  • All the Bright Places is one of my least favorite books ever…but I’m in the minority. A lot of people like it.

    I didn’t like Throne of Glass very much, but the second book was much better! I haven’t read the rest of the series yet, though.

    I also want to read They Both Die at the End. It seemed to have a lot of hype this summer!

    You can see my TTT here:

    • I’ll definitely give the first two books a go, and see how I feel after those. I own all of them, because I was highly recommended it by a few friends, but I didn’t realise how long the books were going to get so fast!
      I haven’t heard ANYTHING bad about They Both Die at the End. Adam Silvera seems to be an author who doesn’t make mistakes.

  • I hope you love throne of glass. Read the novellas right after you read the first book! There are so many fall releases I am excited about and so many series I want to continue/start!

    Happy Reading!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs
    My Fall TBR picks

    • Thanks for this recommendation! I wasn’t sure whether the novellas needed to be read as prequels or not, and I always enjoy shorter stories so this will encourage me to carry on with the series.

  • Barb(Boxermommyreads)

    I still haven’t read The Girls but would like to. Hope you enjoy all of these!

    • I hope it’s as good as everyone says it is, or I’m going to be so disappointed!

  • Alice Rose Simmons

    Great list! The Sun is Also A Star is one of my favourite books from this year, so I hope you really enjoy it as well, especially if you liked Everything, Everything as well. I also really need to read both They Both Die at the End and Ice Like Fire soon, especially because I’m pretty sure I’ve already forgotten a lot of what happened in Snow Like Ashes!
    Hope you enjoy all of these 🙂
    My TTT

    • I’ve also forgotten a lot of what happened in Snow Like Ashes. I absolutely loved it, but I’ve read a couple of recaps recently and nothing that they mention seems that interesting… Awkward!

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  • Leslie Hauser

    Hi! I read All the Bright Places. I ugly cried at certain points. lol. It was a good read, but it’s a bit depressing. I thought it dragged on in parts, too. Romantic Outlaws sounds so interesting! 🙂


    • It’s been a long time since a book has made me ugly cry, so that’s not a bad thing!

  • thetechchef

    Throne of Glass has been on my TBR for far too long. I need to read it soon, but I’m in the middle of a huge read along so it’s not going to happen this all.

    My TTT:

  • I hear ‘Star’ is actually Nicola’s better novel… but as a fan of “Everything, Everything,” I’m not convinced I’ll like it better. 🙂 That said, I’m excited to read it. And I’m a reader who hasn’t read a single Sarah J Maas book despite the hype Perhaps someday I’ll remedy this.

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Alyce.

  • Throne of Glass and All the Bright Places are are definitely fantastic, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage