Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 19 September, 2017 by Lianne in Meme / 14 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Wow, I can’t believe we’ve already in the autumn season…Not that I’m complaining, I’m not a fan of hot weather 😛 Initially I had quite a different list set for today but given how busy it’s been for me now that I’m also back in school, I’m keeping my list a wee bit on the light side if possible. Anywho, in no particular order:

  1. All Our Wrongs Today by Elan Mastbi — This book was everywhere earlier this year. I’m hoping to read this for November’s Sci-Fi Month 🙂
  2. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley — I tend to read thrillers whenever I’m locked down with schoolwork so this may or may not be a quick read. Sounds interesting though!
  3. Beren & Luthien by J.R.R. Tolkien — I initially was thinking of reading this during the summer but then for whatever reason felt that this would make for a better autumn read. I think it’s because of the way their story turned out…
  4. Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden — The last of his books presently on my TBR pile. I actually read the first chapter or so but then put it down in favour of other books at the time. Nonetheless it sounds like it’ll be an interesting read.
  5. The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot LiveseyJane Eyre influences, you say? Then definitely an autumn read 😀
  6. The Undertaking by Audrey Magee — I’ve been wanting to read this book since it was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize in Fiction a few years ago. I got my hands on it earlier this year but have yet to read it. I think this season makes it perfect to read this book…
  7. Everyone’s Just So So Special by Robert Shearman — His books make perfect Hallowe’en reading 😀
  8. Dune Messiah et. al. by Frank Herbert — This is actually a re-read. I was hoping to re-read Dune Messiah and Children of Dune in preparation to read the final three books in the series. Unfortunately it looks like I’m going to have a very busy semester so I’m lucky if I even re-read Dune Messiah for Sci-Fi Month. We’ll see.
  9. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman — Neil Gaiman’s books always make for great autumn reading. I also want to read his preferred edition of Neverwhere so we’ll see!
  10. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld — This should be a fun read. I hope xD

And that’s my list of books that I hope to get around to reading this autumn 🙂 What books are you hoping to get around to reading? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you! Happy Tuesday 🙂


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14 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays”

  1. All Our Wrong Todays is one I was kind of interested in as well. Same for Beren and Luthien.

    I read Dune years ago but I’ve never read any of the other ones.

  2. I’ve owned a copy of The Flight of Gemma Hardy for years! It’s still sitting sadly on my bookshelves. Maybe this fall I’ll FINALLY get to it.

    I really want to read All Our Wrong Todays and Before the Fall too. Before the Fall is especially high on my TBR (in spite of it not being something I’d usually be drawn to) because the author is the showrunner of the TV shows Fargo and Legion–which is a good sign for me!

  3. I enjoyed All Our Wrong Todays and hope you do as well. The Flight of Gemma Hardy sounds really good. I’ll have to look for that one. One of these days I will get to Anansi Boys. I really enjoy Gaiman’s writing. Before the Fall is ony TBR pile. So many good sounding books! I hope you enjoy them all! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I just picked up All Our Wrong Todays on my Kindle. Looking forward to reading it! I thought The Flight of Gemma Hardy was really good, and I loved Before the Fall too. I have a copy of Eligible that has been sitting next to my bed for about six months now — I need to read it! Good luck with all these books. Looks like you have great reading ahead!

  5. I am so with you on hot weather. Give me warm socks, warm tea and a good book any day. I want to get to some Joseph Boyden soon too – I’ve got Born with a Tooth on my shelf at the moment. I’ve heard great things about all his books, so I’m sure it’ll be a good read, if not necessarily a light one! I haven’t had a ton of luck with Neil Gaiman’s books for adults, but Anansi Boys is one I managed to finish, and found to be pretty enjoyable. So I think you’ll enjoy it, particularly if you’re a fan of his! Happy autumn reading!

  6. Best of luck with school, Lianne. Hope it goes well for you. 🙂

    I’ve seen Eligible (that’s a “Pride & Prejudice” re-telling, right?? I think this is the one I’m thinking of) around a lot, and like you, envision it as being a fun read.

    Happy fall TBR-ing! Hope you enjoy all of your fall TBR reads. 🙂

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