Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall TBR List

toptentuesdayThis week’s Top Ten List from The Broke and the Bookish is the top ten books on my fall TBR (To Be Read) List.  Here’s one thing I’ve decided about this fall: with a stressful workload and two graduate classes (qualitative analysis and educational measurement), I’m giving myself permission to read “fluffier” than usual.  Honestly, Mansfield Park was more of a slog than I expected from Jane Austen.  So I plan to take it easy.

There are a few group reads I wish I had time for.  The Relentless Reader is organizing a read of Les Miserables, and Entomology of a Bookworm is organizing a read of Jane Eyre.  There’s also a R.I.P. Challenge at Stainless Steel Droppings I’d love to join.  But no read-alongs for me right now!  (Sigh.)

So, even though I won’t get to all these, here’s my wish list.  The book I’m most looking forward to is MaddAddam, the third in a trilogy by Margaret Atwood.

New this fall:

  1. MaddAddam — Margaret Atwood
  2. The Lowland – Jumpa Lahiri
  3. Fangirl — Rainbow Rowell
  4. The Goldfinch — Donna Tartt
  5. The Song of the Quarkbeast — Jasper Fforde
  6. Forgive Me Leonard Peacock – Matthew Quick
  7. The Panopticon – Jenni Fagan (I won a copy from Giraffe Days!)

And a few that are already on my Kindle:

  1. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice – Laurie King
  2. The World’s Strongest Librarian – Josh Hanagarne
  3. Every Day – David Levithan
  4. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl — Timothy Egan

And a few more books recommended by other bloggers:

  1. How to be a Woman — Caitlin Moran
  2. The Edge of the Earth — Christina Schwarz
  3. The Humans — Matt Haig
  4. This is Paradise — Kristina Kahakauwila

So, that’s my list (15 instead of ten).  What’s on your TBR list this fall?

  21 comments for “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall TBR List

  1. September 17, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I’m horrible at keeping check at when books are coming out. I am impressed.

    You can see my list here if you want.

    BTW, LOVE your Ozma picture!

    • September 17, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Goodreads is great for letting you know when new books by authors you’ve read are coming out. I like to put things on my Amazon wish list before they come out.

      Thanks about the Ozma picture! Not too many people know who she is… Baum readers are a very small club.

  2. September 17, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I haven’t seen any of these! They do look like good autumn books.

    • September 17, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Thanks for visiting and enjoy your fall reading!

  3. September 17, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Lots of good books on your TBR! Here’s wishing you the time to read them with all you have going on. 🙂

  4. September 17, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Ah! Such a great list I don’t know where to start. MaddAddam,The Panopticon,and Fangirl I all hope to read very soon. I adore David Levithan so I really hope you like Every Day. I just picked it up a few weeks ago and am reading it now 🙂

    • September 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks for commenting! I loved “The Lover’s Dictionary”, he seems like such an unconventional writer. I look forward to reading more of his.

  5. September 17, 2013 at 9:52 am

    A great, great list! The Panopticon was fabulous and I’m super excited about The Goldfinch as well.

    • September 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      I hope Goldfinch is good! I’m not sure Donna Tartt will ever write anything as good as The Secret History. I didn’t like The Little Friend but I’ll give her another try.

  6. September 17, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Great list- I also want to read Matthew Quick’s new one! The Beekeeper’s Apprentice also looks good. Enjoy!!

  7. September 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I loved The Humans and it’s such an emotionally warm book tha is perfect for this time of year. I still have yet to read Year of the Flood so I won’t be jumping on the MaddAddam train just yet.

    • September 17, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      I’m hearing such great things about The Humans, my expectations are pretty high. I never think of specific books as being “seasonal”, interesting to think about! Thanks for commenting.

  8. September 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I’m looking forward to The Lowland also. As for Caitlin Moran. Oh dear no. I lasted to page 20 and decided it was so unbelievably pretentious I wouldn’t waste my eyesight on it. But that’s just. I know other readers who thought it wonderful

    • September 17, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Fair enough! I can’t say until I read it, but I didn’t think I’d like Jenny Lawson and I did. I’m trying to branch out a bit into more nonfiction.

  9. September 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    There’s a new Jasper Fforde coming out? How did I not know this? Thanks for the head’s up, it will be added to my TBR list.

    • September 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks for commenting! Quarkbeast is actually second in a series, the first is “The Last Dragonslayer”. It’s a children’s book but a great read!

  10. September 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Nice picks! I also really want to read THE STRONGEST LIBRARIAN and FANGIRL. So many great books to look forward to 🙂

  11. September 17, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I really want to read Fangirl too!

  12. September 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Great list! I’d quite like to read The Humans, Fangirl and, of course, MaddAddam! Will have to look up The Strongest Librarian; it’s a great title for a book.

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