Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR--Or, Books I Might Possibly Read?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is:  Fall TBR

I've never really been one to make TBRs and that's never been more true than right now. There are so many books I want to read, but things have been so hectic lately and I'm such a mood reader that I have no idea what I'll be reading next week (though there are things I'd like to!). As such, I'm going to share some recent additions that I've received from the library, from publishers, and from NetGalley that I'm hoping to get to sometime in the near future. This isn't including any of the books that I already own that I will inevitably read because, well, then this post would be far, far too long. So, without further ado, let's see what some of my options are! (And yes, there are more than ten by a long shot!)

From the library: 
I haven't been able to get any physical library books from the city my husband and I just moved to because they stopped issuing physical library cards and it's e-cards only for digital content! I am probably unreasonably upset by this, but I haven't been able to get library books since March and you know, it hurts. Fortunately, the library near my mom's house (about an hour away) which used to be my regular library started an express service to pick up books outside the library, so I finally got to get some! My selection was a bit limited because it was from that library only, no inter-library loans, but I don't even care because I got library books! Here are the ones that have come in so far: 

The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman, 
The Terror by Dan Simmons (I technically own this, but my copy was purchased used and the binding is, well, almost non-existent and therefore difficult to read)
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
Devolution by Max Brooks
Mirror Mask by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean

From NetGalley:
I wish I were kidding about how many there are (but I swear I've already started making progress on some! we can do it)...

The Burning God by R.F. Kuang (I am so excited and scared to dive into this finale)
The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk
The Lost Village by Camilla Sten
The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher (I'm reading this right now and loving it!)
The Forgotten Kingdom by Signe Pike
A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
A Dance with Fate by Juliet Marillier
These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy
Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston
The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly

From publishers:
Okay, mainly from Orbit this time. I've been limiting myself and publishers have been limiting the physical ARCs they send out, so not as many of those! I think there are a few other recent acquisitions from other publishers, but the ones closest to me are my recent additions from Orbit, so that's what I'll share. :)

The Ikessar Falcon by K.S. Villoso
The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Trials of Koli by M.R. Carey
Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold (I'm over halfway through--I'm enjoying this even more than the first book!)
The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Have you read any of these?? I'd love to hear your thoughts! What books are you hoping to read this fall!?


  1. I just got a copy of Rules for Vanishing from the library, too!

    1. Ooh great minds! I hope you enjoy it, I have no idea what to expect from it, but I'm hoping it'll be a bit spooky.

  2. I know what you mean, every time I make a TBR post I always get depressed when I can't read them all. But that won't stop me from continuing to make them🤣 So many amazing books on your list, I don't even know where to start!

    1. Haha, exactly! I guess it's better than not having anything to read? ;)

  3. I hope you enjoy any/all of these books that you read. I have the same problem with TBRs.

    My post .

    1. Thanks! I always admire when other people can make and follow TBRs, haha.

  4. All of these sound great! Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2020/09/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-fall-tbr.html.

  5. Great list! I'm so excited for Black Sun and I really want to give The Midnight Bargain a try, too.

  6. All these covers scream fall reads. I hope you get to many of them. Happy reading!

  7. I love the cover for The Last Garden in England. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  8. Ooo I love that you've selected a handful from different areas, that's actually so smart. The library is definitely a great resource. Happy to reading!

    My post: https://www.printedwordsand.com/2020/09/books-spring-2020.html

    1. I love the library so much, it's definitely a book lover's lifesaver (though I wish it were more accessible right now!). :)

  9. This looks like a really exciting TBR. I can't wait to read the new Ashley Poston book.

  10. Oh that's a bummer about your library! I'm kind of excited to try Devolution- from what I've heard it sounds good. The Hollow Places sounds great too.