Top Ten Tuesday – My Autumn TBR Pile

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Books On My Autumn “To Be Read” Pile

OK, quick story time – I made a small(ish) book purchase at the start of the month, then I read Throne of Glass last week (you can see my 5* review here), and instantly went on-line to purchase the other three books that are available in the series. Obviously, while browsing I added a few more books to my cart… Basically, there was no book buying ban in sight this month, and I was one very happy Book Geek when my purchases arrived! So, what’s the point to this story, I hear you ask? Simple – my Autumn TBR has to be books I already own. I need to get some lots of these read, and with the run-up to Christmas approaching, I need to watch the spending too. This week, I bring you, the top ten books on my Autumn TBR pile that are staring at me from across the room:

Autumn TBR #1

1. Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire and The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas: Of course these books had to make it on here! And with any luck I’ll have them read very soon. Maas may just become one of my favourite authors ever if she keeps it up. The first book, Throne of Glass, was just fabulous. Hype included.

2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: I wanted this book for ages, if only to stare at that delicious cover, and now that I own it… Well, it’s been staring at me for a few months now, I think. Definitely need to get this one read.

3. The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory: I’ve been looking forward to this release for almost a year, and have become obsessed with this period in history through my love of this book series, its complementary BBC TV show, and The Tudors TV show. I managed to get my hands on a hardcopy for a great price from The Book People, but now I’m debating a series reread, which will probably have to wait until closer to Christmas. We’ll also not talk about the horrible cover that doesn’t match my fabulous TV show tie-in editions…

4. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare: I picked up this series as soon as I’d finished the final book in The Mortal Instruments. I started it, but I got side-tracked, and I’m really looking forward to picking it up again and marathoning it, especially as it seems to be everyone’s favourite Clare novels.

5. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: I have yet to pick up a book by this author, and I was supposed to get around to E&P this month, to review it as part of Banned Books Week, but I don’t know if I’m going to make it by my self-imposed deadline. Either way, this is one I have to pick up soon (and then get my hands on Rowell’s back catalogue if I love it!). I still don’t think I’m going to like Fangirl, but we’ll see.

Autumn TBR #2

6. Crash Into You by Katie McGarry: I read (and loved!) Pushing the Limits and Dare You To, and I’ve had Crash Into You on my Kindle App for a little while now. The next time I need a contemporary romance hit, I know exactly what I’m picking up!

7. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Jay Fowler: I fell for the title of this book before I even knew anything about it, and I picked the eBook up really cheap. I’m looking forward to reading a Man Booker Prize shortlister, and I’ve heard great things about it.

8. Under The Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi: This is another series I picked up a little while ago based on the raving recommendations of anyone who’s ever read it, and which I’ve yet to pick up. But it’s another one I’m really looking forward to.

9. Delirium series by Lauren Oliver: I’m cheating just a little with this one, as I’ve already picked up book 1 and I’m around halfway through it. I’m enjoying it so far, and I’d love to get this series read by the end of the year, so I can finally watch the TV show pilot if nothing else!

10. Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty: I picked this one up when I was grocery shopping a few months ago (as you do!). I’m always drawn to those dark, matt, soft-touch covers! I’ve since heard great things about this book, from both male and female readers, so I’m looking forward to picking it up.

Have Your Say:

Have Your Say is back this week! You guys have picked some great books so far – I’ve read and reviewed The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Throne of Glass, because you picked them for me. I still need to get to Cinder, but don’t worry, I will!

Has your favourite book made my list of TBR reads this week? Do you think I’ll really enjoy one of the books mentioned and should pick it up sooner rather than later?

Let me know by voting in the poll below! You can pick your top 3 from my list, and voting is open for one week. I’ll read and review the book that comes out on-top in the month of October – so get voting!

So, if you count the series’ I’ve thrown in this week, I’ve actually given myself 18 books to read in Autumn… That’ll be a challenge! I’m usually a mood reader, so this list is subject to change, but these are books I own that I’m definitely excited to get to. What do you have on your Autumn TBR pile? Link me up in the comments!

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22 Responses

  1. I haven’t read any of these books, but I voted for Eleanor and Park because I want to know what you think of it. I have only read Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – I enjoyed it, but I haven’t tried her YA yet.

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  2. Elen @ A World of Reviews

    I hope you like the rest of the Throne of Glass series when you pick them up – it just gets better and better, especially the last book. I’ve still got to catch up with some of the other Cousins’ War books before I start The King’s Curse. And I totally agree with you about the cover, it’s definitely not one of the best. I LOVED The Infernal Devices, and I though they were better than TMI. Under the Never Sky is worth the read (although I need to start the last one) and the first Delirium book is good. It does go a little downhill though in my opinion.

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  3. thebookheap

    Sarah J Mass yeeeees. I’ll be posting my review for Heir of Fire tomorrow but it basically killed me with feels.

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  4. The Tudor period is interesting – I spent a lot of time with the key players at university. Have you read Wolf Hall? Once I heard there was a TV adaptation in the works, I couldn’t continue reading it. I have Apple Tree Yard on my shelf to read as well. It was a present too, so I better get on it!

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  5. After you read the first installment of Delirium…watch the pilot episode and tell me that they didn’t cram the entire book into one episode LOL (but thank you…it means I have “read” the first book). You should read the first chapter of Chaos Walking for fun and then tell me you didn’t get sucked in (heh…TBRs are malleable I tell you!)

    Cheers,
    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

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      1. The pilot had shoddy writing and even worse acting. It was pretty all over the place.. I mean how can you put an entire book into one episode (at least from what I know of the first book).

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  6. I haven’t read any of these – but we do have quite a lot in common when it comes to books we WANT to read! I need to read the first book, Throne of Glass, by Maas, and Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. I’m not sure I want to read Clare’s Mortal Instruments OR Infernal Devices, but I do need to read a Rainbow Rowell book asap! I have both Fangirl and Eleanor and Park, but haven’t read either yet >.<
    And then I need to read both the Under the Never Sky series and the Delirium series as well! Series just aren't my forte, ha ha! But great list, I hope you get to read all of them! xx

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  7. Ooh I’m interested to see what you think of We Are All Beside Ourselves when you read it. I didn’t love it (but didn’t hate it either). And of course – I need to read all the Sarah J. Maas books. I’ve only got through the 1st one and loved it too.

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