Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is books on my fall TBR. In the summer, I prefer to read light, fluffy contemporary books. When fall rolls around, I still like to read contemporary books, but I find myself reading more fantasy and historical fiction as well. Here are the top ten books I plan to read this fall:
- All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Steifvater
In All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater, the Soria family is able to perform miracles. I’m not sure about much else that takes place in this book, however, I hope to read and review this book after receiving an ARC through the Self Awareness Pro newsletter. I’ve only read one other book by Maggie Steifvater, The Scorpio Races, and it wasn’t my cup of tea. However, I’m interested to see if I enjoy another one of her books. There’s also a lot of controversy surrounding this book, but I’m interested to see how it actually develops in the book.
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo follows six outcasts as they complete an impossible heist. This book sounded really interesting to me and I’ve heard so many positive reviews that I’m really excited to read it! Also, I read Summer Days and Summer Nights recently and I really enjoyed Leigh Bardugo’s short story, so I have high expectations for this read.
- Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt follows Ally, a girl who uses pranks and jokes to distract her classmates from her learning disability. However, when Ally encounters a new teacher helps her see herself in a new light. This is a book I’ve been wanting to read for awhile, but it hasn’t been the right time. With the new school year starting, I think it will be the perfect time to finally read it!
- Surviving High School by Lele Pons and Melissa de la Cruz
In Surviving High School by Lele Pons and Melissa de la Cruz, Lele is an unpopular girl in high school despite her large following on social media. Instead, she faces bullying daily while trying to perform well in school. I’m not sure what to expect out of this book. I haven’t heard the best reviews and I haven’t been extremely impressed with fiction that I’ve read by social media stars. Additionally, I read a Melissa de la Cruz earlier this year and wasn’t too impressed with it either. However, I think this could be a fun book to read as the school year starts. Hopefully, this book exceeds my expectations!
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas follows Feyre who helps her family survive through hunting. One day, she kills a predator that is actually a faerie and she’s forced to live in the faerie court.
I tried to read this book earlier this year, but DNF’d it a little over halfway through. I’ve also tried reading the Throne of Glass series, but couldn’t get past the first fifty pages. I want to try this book again since I’ve heard the series gets better. However, if I put this book down again, I can’t seeing myself picking up a book by this author again because her writing just might not be for me.
- Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
In Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, Amy Gumm is swept off to Oz. There, she discovers that Dorothy seized power of Oz and it went to her head. Amy is then recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to kill Dorothy and save oz.
I read Danielle Paige’s Stealing Snow last year (see my review here) and didn’t enjoy it very much. I had many problems with the characters, plot, and romance. However, I want to give this series a shot. I’m not sure if I will actually end up reading or enjoying this book, but I’m looking forward to see another work by this author.
- This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab takes place in a divided city separated by monsters. On Kate Harker’s side of the city, her father rules by letting the monsters run free and forcing the citizens to pay for his protection. On the other side lives August Flynn, a monster who just wants to be human.
This doesn’t sound like a book that I would normally pick up, however, I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews of this book online. I’v discovered a lot of books that I loved by going out on a limb from reviews that I’ve seen in the blogging community, so hopefully I enjoy this book! Since this book involves monsters, I think it will be a great book to read during the fall months.
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys follows several teenagers whose paths converge on a ship during World War II. I’ve been wanting to read this book for awhile, but for some reason, have never gotten around to actually reading it. I love every book that I’ve read by this author and I have seen nothing but glowing reviews for this book, so I definitely have high expectations going into it. Hopefully, I can read this book before fall ends!
- The Kindness Club: Designed by Lucy by Courtney Shienmel
The Kindness Club: Designed by Lucy by Courtney Shienmel follows the three members of The Kindness Club in a new adventure. This time, Lucy wants to help a classmate that recently lost her mother by throwing a birthday part for her at a bowling alley.
I discovered Courtney Shienmel when I found one of her books at my local dollar store. I loved both Sincerely (see my review here) and the first book in this series (see my review here), so I requested this book as soon as it appeared on NetGalley. This book will be released on November, so I definitely want to read and review it before the release date.
- Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk by Megan McDonald
In Stink and the Midnight Zombie walk, Stink awaits for the next book in his favorite series to be released. He wants to be the first in line to participate in the midnight zombie walk. Between preparing his costume and clocking in his minutes read, Stink starts to fear that he is being hunted by zombies.
I read the first book in this series, Stink the Incredible Shrinking Kid (see my review here), and didn’t enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Megan McDonald’s Judy Moody series. However, I found four of the books in this series for a great price at a bargain store. I hope I will enjoy this book more than the first one, especially since I can read it around Halloween.
What books are on your fall TBR?