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 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall TBR List”

    • curlygeek04

      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.

  1. Jessica

    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 🙂

    • curlygeek04

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

    • curlygeek04

      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.

    • curlygeek04

      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.

  2. BookerTalk

    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

    • curlygeek04

      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.

  3. tanya

    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.

    • curlygeek04

      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!

  4. Emma

    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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