Thirteen Books on My Fall TBR List

This week’s Top Ten topic, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is our Fall TBR List.  I like to post a reading list every quarter, as a way of looking at what challenges I still have open, what I have on my library list, and books I’ve already purchased that I haven’t read.

For the Read Harder 2018 challenge:

  • A book of social science: Awkward by Ty Tashiro
  • An essay anthology: Nasty Women ed. by Samhita Mukhopadhyay
  • An assigned book you hated or never finished: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

For the TBR Pile Challenge:

  • An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  • The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

From my library holds list:

  • The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
  • The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

From NetGalley:

  • Transcription by Kate Atkinson
  • The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco

And for Halloween, my R.I.P. XIII reads:

  • Strange Practice by Vivien Shaw
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Circe by Madeline Miller

If I can get through all these by the end of the year, I’ll be feeling pretty good.  Of course I never stick to these lists completely – they are more of a roadmap.

What’s on your fall reading list?

  15 comments for “Thirteen Books on My Fall TBR List

  1. Emily
    September 18, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Good luck with Jane Eyre. Personally, I’ve always struggled to read that one, and I read a lot of classics! I can thoroughly recommend Circe – I really hope that you enjoy it! It’s fast become one of my favourite books of all time!
    If you have a moment to spare, check out my top ten Tuesday for this week: https://emilyweatherburnblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/18/top-ten-tuesday-my-autumn-2018-tbr/.

  2. September 18, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    I do not dare to put ANY books on my fall TBR list because my existing TBR is too overwhelming. But I did add Circe for the upcoming Witch Week – and i’ve almost finished it. Recommended!

    • September 19, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      I’m glad to hear you recommend Circe! Most of the books on this list have been on my TBR for a while, so I’m not adding so much as prioritizing. Looking forward to Witch Week!

  3. Sarah
    September 18, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Just wanted to stop by and check out your TBR :). You’ve got a great list too! Six of Crows I LOVE!! Be prepared to run out and grab Crooked Kingdom right away. I also want to check out Circe and The Alice Network. I’ve been hearing great things about Madeleine Miller.

    • September 19, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      I’m really looking forward to Circe and I’m glad to hear you loved Six of Crows! I’ve heard so many good things.

  4. September 18, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Looks like some great reads for fall. Enjoy!

  5. September 19, 2018 at 9:12 am

    This is a great selection! Circe and An Untamed State are both fantastic! I also thought The Mars Room was really good though not what I had been expecting it to be! Enjoy! 😊

    • September 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      I’m glad to hear you liked those books! I’m a little nervous about Untamed State, because it involves captivity and maybe torture.

      • September 19, 2018 at 12:58 pm

        An Untamed State is pretty violent and brutal at times, not the whole way through but it does have some very distressing scenes just so you’re forewarned and prepared! 🙂

  6. September 19, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Impressive list–I like the categories. Interesting that Jane Eyre is on the read harder list 🙂 Frankly, I was disappointed in The End of the Affair–a rare case where good writing just couldn’t make the premise work for me.

    Happy Fall Reading.

    • September 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Well, it’s on my Read Harder list because it’s a book I hated/didn’t finish. Sorry to hear you didn’t like Affair. Is there another classic you’d suggest?

  7. September 19, 2018 at 11:44 am

    I am reading a spoof of Jane Eyre right now and wondering if I should reread the original. Hmm. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    • September 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      If you decide to reread, let me know! We could collaborate.

  8. September 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm

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