Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week is one of my favorite TTT topics: seasonal to-be-read lists! I've got a good mix coming up...a little humor, a little romance, a little history, a little biography. I think keeping my reading switched up helps keep me out of ruts!

Naked: How can one say no to David Sedaris essays? I certainly can't.

Adaptation: I've heard good things about Malinda Lo, and a fast-paced YA sci-fi dystopia will be a nice mental snack. 

Exhalation: I don't love short stories as a general rule, but this is the book club pick for October so it's on my list.

Michael Jackson: The Magic, the Madness, the Whole Story: Obviously Michael is a very controversial figure, and this book was published well before the Leaving Neverland specials, but there is a lot I don't know about his actual life that I would like to.

A Bollywood Affair: I don't read much romance, but I do love Bollywood movies and have often enjoyed books by Indian authors so this seems like something I'll like!

His Only Wife: I won a copy of this debut contemporary fiction in a giveaway and am really excited to dive into it! I feel like I've read several books by Nigerian authors and I can't remember one I've read by an author from Ghana so I'm looking forward to branching out a bit.

The White Princess: My beloved Plantagenet/Tudor series trash!

Looking for Alaska: I've never read John Green before! I remember the buzz, and then the backlash, and I'm curious to see how I respond to his work.

Lazy B: Sandra Day O'Connor is one of my all-time idols, and this is her memoir about her childhood experiences on her family's Arizona ranch, which I think I'll appreciate more having lived in the West for nearly a decade now.

George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm: Much of my interest in the World Wars is personality rather than battle-based, so this look at World War I through the relationships between three royal cousins: George V of England, Nicholas II of Russia, and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany is EXTREMELY on-point for me.


  1. I've heard good things about His Only Wife.

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  2. Great list! I've only read one novel by Malinda Lo and I didn't particularly like it, but I'd really like to give more of her work a try.

  3. Wow, what a varied list! I read John Green back when he was really big, at the beginning of my collegiate years, but haven't read anything of his in a while. Ted Chiang's work was featured in one of my college classes during my Senior year, as well! (History of Science Fiction)

  4. I love that this is such a diverse reading list! Certainly hard to get bored when you're pulling from so many different genres. I hadn't heard of Lazy B before, but it's going on my TBR pile.

  5. Ooh, Lazy B looks good. I read her brother's book about managing BLM mustangs on his land as an adult (The Horse Lover -- quite interesting), without realizing he was related to her until I had the book in my hands, and more about their childhood would be great.

    Also I love your description of a "nice mental snack," haha. I should start using that. And of course, "beloved trash," a staple of every well rounded reader's diet.