Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

There are three months left in the year, and I took September off from reading challenges.  Here are ten books to read if I want to beat some of my challenges:

For my TBR Pile Challenge:

  1. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
  2. Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
  3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  4. The Gowk Storm by Nancy Brysson Morrison
  5. The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

For Read Harder and Reading Women:

  1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  2. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin Kwayamilla
  3. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Relish by Lucy Knisely
  4. A play by a female author: Ruined by Lynn Nottage
  5. A book about a woman athlete: Forward by Abby Wambach

And here are some of the categories I still have outstanding, in case you have some ideas:

  • A book about nature
  • A book of manga
  • A book written in prison
  • A collection of poetry published since 2014
  • A Lambda Literary Award winner

What’s on your fall TBR?

  11 comments for “Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

  1. September 24, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I read and enjoyed Michael Crichton’s State of Fear last year for a book about nature. There’s also New York 2140. Or if you are looking for something on the shorter side, Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer is a favorite for me too. Probably a few other clifi books I can think of.

    If you’re looking for something less science fiction, you could check out Tristan Gooley’s nature books: “How to read Nature” or “How to read Water”. He has a third too I can’t remember. Those looked really interesting.

    • September 24, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      Thank you for the recommendations! I’ve read Annihilation and the sequel is on my shelf.

      • September 24, 2019 at 1:50 pm

        I was not a big fan of book two- so I hope you like it more than I did! That might count as about nature, but I think it is less about nature than Annihilation.

  2. September 24, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Ooh, you’re doing the Reading Women challenge too? I read “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver for a book about nature, and it has been one of my favourites this year. I’ve bought “Autonomous” by Annalee Newitz for a Lambda Literary Award winner, but haven’t got around to reading it yet.

    • September 24, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      I love Kingsolver and a lot of her books fall into the nature category. I loved Flight Behavior. Autonomous sounds like a great idea. Thanks!

  3. September 24, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Prodigal Summer is the only Kingsolver I’ve read but I plan to read more. My mum raves about The Poisinwood Bible.

  4. lydiaschoch
    September 24, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Good luck with your list!

    My TTT.

  5. September 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Hope you enjoy Burnt Shadows as much as I did. A book about nature – Reservoir 13 could be of interest.

  6. September 25, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Sounds like you’ve got some great reads coming up. Enjoy!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


  7. September 25, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I like the way you’ve categorized your fall reading. Would love to read Les Mis myself – it might make it onto next year’s list for my classic reads. Frankenstein is an interesting choice in the epistolary category. I sort of forgot that it took that structure.

    Happy reading.

  8. September 28, 2019 at 6:45 am

    How did i NOT know about this challenge! Maybe next year I will do this challenge! You have some great reads!

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