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Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

It’s that time again!  This week’s topic is Top Ten Books on My Fall To Be Read List.  I like doing these because it helps me plan my reading — and check my progress against my previous list.  Here’s the bad news: from my summer TBR list, I only read three books (The Awakening, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit).  A few from that list:

  1. Astray by Emma Donoghue (short stories)
  2. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  3. The Humans by Matthew Haig

And, since October is the R.I.P. event, I’ll be reading these books:

  1. Joyland by Stephen King (horror/drama)
  2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (classic horror)
  3. Impartial Witness by Charles Todd (World War I mystery)

And then some new books on my list:

  1. Wool by Hugh Howey
  2. We are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
  3. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
  4. Among Others by Jo Walton

From past experience, I’m sure I won’t read all of these, so I hope you’ll comment and tell me what you recommend.

One more thing, did anyone look at the new Kindle Voyager? Thoughts? I like the idea of turning pages on the sides and some of the other new features sound pretty good, although not a huge difference. My husband and I are excited that the new Kindle will finally let us share our books. I’ve been meaning to replace my old “keyboard Kindle”, so I’ve already ordered the new one. I won’t get it until December though.

And one more thing: an interesting article in this weekend’s New York Times about Amazon’s annual writer’s retreat, called Campfire, and how the dispute with Hachette is impacting participation in that retreat. Fascinating discussion — is this just Bezos’ way to show love to his favorite authors, or are there strings attached?  How should writers be navigating these conflicts between publishers and Amazon?  Are they free to express their opinions about Amazon?  Is there anything wrong with Bezos choosing who to invite and who not to invite based on authors’ positions about Hachette?  I could go on and on…

Have a great Tuesday!

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

    • I sort of think it’s Bezos carrying out his fantasy writers’ retreat — wouldn’t you if you had all that money and power? I am surprised the Hachette conflict hasn’t been resolved by now.

  1. Love your list! Far From the Madding Crowd is on my Classics Club list and I just loved We Are Not Ourselves. It’s quite long and packs an emotional punch – brace yourself.

    The kindle Voyager looks great, but my paperwhite still works fine. Not sure the improvements warrant the huge price increase. I’m most excited about the ability to finally share books!

    • Thanks for the comment, I’ve heard so many good things about We Are Not Ourselves. I agree about the Voyager, but I use my kindle(s) every day and my old keyboard kindle definitely needs updating. For the money I get a ton of use out of it!

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