Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! This week's topic, our fall to-be-read list, is probably supposed to be focusing on fall new releases. But since I don't read a ton of new releases, I thought I'd show you the next ten books I'm reading! There will be a book club pick or two inserted in this lineup, but I don't know what those will be yet so here's what I'm planning to read.

Stay With Me: An ARC I meant to get to earlier but didn't, I've heard kind of mixed reviews of this story of an African couple debating polygamy in order to have a family. I'm curious, though, and some people seem to have really liked it, so I'm going to go for it.

Bonfire of the Vanities: Apparently this is very 80s-tastic...I've never seen the movie but it was a legendary flop, so I'm really curious about the source material.

The Royals: I know, I know, this book is filled with gossip and half-truths and is nearly a decade old now, to boot. But I've always been interested in the British royal family and I want to read it so I'm going to.

The Blind Assassin: I recently re-read The Handmaid's Tale and was struck not only with the relevancy of the tale, but the quality of the writing. I want to read more of Atwood's work, and also it won the Booker Prize, which is an awards list I tend to enjoy.

Player Piano: The only Vonnegut I've read is Slaughterhouse-Five, which I really did like, so I decided to read more of his work.

White Fur: I'm behind on getting to this ARC too, but I've heard some good stuff about it from bloggers I trust so I'm looking forward to finally reading it!

The Book Thief: A bunch of people I know love this book, but my middle school English teacher mother-in-law doesn't care for it...I'm curious who I end up agreeing with!

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter: This book is one of those that tends to show up on lots of different "best of" lists, so I snagged it on sale for the Kindle.

The Underground Railroad: This book was a major hit last year and I've been meaning to read it for months, so it's time to finally make that happen.

A Vast Conspiracy: I love Jeffrey Toobin, so I was super stoked when I found a second-hand copy of his book on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal so I could read it.


  1. Ooooh I need to scoot Blind Assassin up my list too. The new Netflix show looks amazing but I need to read it first. :)

    1. The only Atwood I've read is Handmaid's Tale, but I've got this and Alias Grace and Cat's Eye on my shelves!

  2. Ooohhh, this list looks really different to all the others I've seen recently, lol. And the book thief!! that book has been on my tbr list and shelf for what feels like years now! i tried reading it once or twice but just couldn't get into it. I did watch the movie though and liked it. Still going to try and read it one day! good luck on your reading~

    1. It seems to be a book that people really really like when they like...I've never heard anyone but my MIL say they didn't like it, which I generally take to mean that even if it's not great it's not bad

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  4. The Book Thief is one of my favourite books, so I hope you enjoy it!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/top-ten-tuesday-125/