Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: top books on my Fall TBR list

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they post a new topic that the participants come up with a top ten list for.

This week's topic is about the top ten books on our Fall to-be-read lists

Honestly? I don't really make lists like that, I just pick up something I've got on my shelf/kindle when I feel like it (review books are obviously different). However, all the ARCs I've currently got on my Kindle are Winter releases, so there's that. So the ten following books are ones I already own and really hope to get to this Fall. They're listed in no particular order.

Between the Spark and the Burn, by April Genevieve Tucholke
I really enjoyed the first book! I'll have to do a partial re-read and get to the second. I hope it continues the gothic mood :)

Angelfall, by Susan Ee
It's been on my shelf for close to a year and it's supposed to be fantastic.

Game, by Barry Lyga
I loved I Hunt Killers, and now that I've finally got Game, I want to read it soon. Also, the first one creeped me out so it's perfect for Fall. That season always makes me feel like reading moody, dark books.

Mortal Heart, by Robin LaFevers
I've got a shiny ARC of this one and look forward to reading it in a month or so :) I'm very curious about Annith's story! She's been a quite shadowy figure so far and she really surprised me at the end of the second book.

Hood, by Stephen R. Lawhead
I'd never heard of this book before last Spring, but then kept coming across it in the summer as an influence on books by author's I've read. So when I saw it at the second hand bookstore, I knew it was waiting for me. I've always been fascinated with Robin Hood, and I think this one's themed perfectly for the Fall season :)

Sabriel, by Garth Nix
I've been looking at this series for at least 10 years, I kid you not. I've owned a huge 1000+ pages omnibus edition for three years. So I'll be damned if I don't finally read at least the first book this Fall!

The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson
I've been hearing so much about this series and the cover and name make me think of Fall, so I hope I'll get to it!

The Lovely and the Lost, by Page Morgan
Another sequel I've been itching to read! Gargoyles. Paris. History. Yes, please!

Up From the Grave, by Jeaniene Frost
I'm so sad that this is the last Cat & Bones novel! But I need to read at least one vampire novel this Fall, and this series has never disappointed me.

The last pick: recommend me something dark and creepy! If it has faeries in it, cool. If not, that's also okay. But it has to be moody and horror-ish. Surprise me :)

Have you read or are you planning to read any of the books on my list? Does the season influence your taste in books? I noticed that I feel like reading a lot of high fantasy or creepy stuff this Fall. I could also have put Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder or Fire by Kristin Cashore on this list, they're both on my shelf. What about you?


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  2. Game is SO GOOD!!! I actually liked it even better than I Hunt Killers and I loved that! I'm reading Blood of My Blood right now... can't wait to see what happens to Jazz in the end :)

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  3. Hope you enjoy Sabriel, it's one of my favourite fantasy novels! Happy reading :)

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  4. Mortal Heart is on my list as well! You've got some great books listed here.
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  5. I have been meaning to read I Hunt Killers for some time now. Since the third book just came out I think I must start it soon.

  6. Angelfall and Girl of Fire and Thorns have been on my shelf forever, I really need to get to them! Come to think of it, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is on my shelves too!

  7. Angelfall has been collecting dust on my bookcase for YEARS. O.O And I've heard NOTHING but amazing things about it, so I have no clue what's up with the holdup on my end either haha! Definitely want to read Sabriel and Girl of Fire & Thorns asap too! Also need to get into the His Fair Assassin series and Night Huntress books! I hope you get to all these books this Fall Carmen :D xx

  8. I truly loved Angelfall and Game, it actually surprised me how much I enjoyed them! The Girl of Fire and Thorns has been on my TBR for a while as well. And Mortal Heart: aaargh, just release it now...

    I had heard so much praise about Poison Study, and while I liked it I didn't enjoy it as much as I expected to.

    I definitely think the seasons affect my reading. In summer I tend to read more romance, new adult and contemporary while in fall I gravitate towards (high) fantasy and crime/mystery stories.

  9. I'm really excited to read Mortal Heart! I do need to read Dark Triumph still though. I love the Fire and Thorns series! I really hope you can get to that one soon! :D Angelfall is also one that I want to read someday too!

  10. Oh these reads sound like so much fun! I need to start that Jeannine Frost series one of these days! Happy reading!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives