Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Books on My Fall TBR List - Top 10 Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week there is a new theme, and this week the theme is Fall TBR. I have a great deal more than ten books on my Fall TBR, but realistically ten is proubably a good goal to have - here we go!






The Light Between Oceans


I just started this book and I *can not* put it down. It is SO SO good. I haven't seen the movie yet, because I really wanted to read the book first, but I definitely see a movie night date in my future. The Light Between Oceans tells the story of Tom and Isabel. Tom and his wife, Isabel, are struggling to start a family when they discover a baby and a dead man where Tom works managing a lighthouse. Can not what wait share my thoughts on this one, it has been such a great read so far.


Dark Matter


I somehow managed to get my hands on "Dark Matter" at my local library and I really want o find the time to read it! I have been seeing this book *everywhere*. I haven't read any reviews of it yet because I don't want to spoil it for myself, but the buzz overall seems to be good! "Dark Matter" is about a man who is kidnapped and finds himself in a bizzare and scary situation. The waitlist for this book is a mile long at my library now, wish me luck!


Into the Forest


I started reading this in early September and then, predictably, like every request I had at the library came in - at the same time. blerg. But what I had read of it so far was very intriguing. This post apocalyptic book follows two sisters who are living in their home in a forest. The book is beautifully written ( and the cover is gorgeous as well!) and post apocalyptic books are one of my favorites. I really hope I get to finish this one before it heads back to the library.

The German Girl

This is an ARC I received and it is at the top of my TBR. The book releases on October 26th, which it feels like that'll be tomorrow in no time! The fall really flies by for me. I was intrigued by this book and requested it because I love historical fiction set during the WWII-era and because this is a unique story for that time period. This book follows a young girl who escapes Berlin on a luxurious boat headed for Cuba, the SS St. Louis. I do not know much about the true story of the SS St. Louis and I am excited to learn more after reading this book.

To Capture What We Cannot Keep


Another ARC and more historical fiction, too! I love the cover of this book, it definitely feels like fall heading into winter to me. This book is a love story (ooooo) set against the backdrop of the building of the Eiffel tower. According to amazon.com "stylish, provocative, and shimmering, ( this book) raises probing questions about a woman's place in that world, the overarching reach of class distinctions, and the sacrifices love requires of us all." Sounds like a great read to me!

The Boy Who Escaped Paradise


I am equal parts fascinated and terrified of North Korea, so when I saw the description for this ARC I knew I had to read it. The Boy Who Escaped Paradise is a mystery that follows Ahn Gilmo, a young math savant, who escapes North Korea. When a man is found murdered, Gilmo is a suspect and Angela, a CIA operative, is assigned to the case. Angela attempts to gain Gilmo's trust and also understand his unique mind. This book won best book of the year from the Smithsonian - and I can't wait to read it!

Small Great Things


God, I love Jodi Picoult books and I can't wait to get started reading this one.Small Great Things follows Ruth Jefferson, a nurse in a NICU unit who is told she is not allowed to care for a baby because the parents do not want their baby cared for by a black nurse. Tragedy strikes and Ruth hesitates to help the baby. The book follows Ruth as she receives legal counsel from Kennedy a white public defender, whose opinions Ruth is troubled by. I am a little anxious about reading this, actually, because it deals with some pretty delicate topics - racisim, gender, medical ethics- gulp. I love Jodi's other books that have touched on these issues, and I am sure this book will be both thought provoking and also a great story.

Girl On A Train

I have no idea how I haven't read this book yet! It is kind of shameful, to be honest! I have heard such great things about it and I can't wait to start reading it. Especially because the movie stars Emily Blunt, who I absolutely love, but I refuse to watch the movie version of a book until I have read the book. That's my rule and I'm sticking to it!


The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo


Part of my morning routine is checking my email and then checking my library requests. I am next in line for the audiobook of The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo and I CANNOT WAIT. I think Amy Schumer is hilarious. She is also super vulgar- so might need to listen to this during nap times : ) I chose to listen to this instead of reading it because it seems like it could just be an extended stand up set and I love her timing. This is going to be great!

The Night Circus

And last, but not least, The Night Circus - which, again, how have I not read this book? I love when books have buzz and you see them everywhere- and this is definitely one of those books. I am not a huge fan of fantasy, so that might be one of the reasons I haven't read it yet but I am happy to give this one a chance. This is also a heavy hitter at over 500 pages- sounds like a great excuse to get cozy, grab a blanket, and read for hours this fall.

Have you read any of the books on my Fall TBR? Let me know what you thought of them below! What books are on your Fall TBR? Tell me below- I'd love ideas for more books to read this winter and spring. Interested in reading any of the books I have listed? Click on the picture of the title to view their page on Amazon through my affiliate link!

20 comments:

  1. Ooh Dark Matter! Glad to hear you've been avoiding reviews because the less you know about it going in the better. I hope you enjoy it! I was completely addicted to it, couldn't put it down :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Thank you! I am sure excited to read it. Usually I read a ton of reviews before I read a book unless it is an ARC - life is short and I hate reading stinkers ; )

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  2. The Night Circus is one of my absolute favorites. It's just so...magical. I hope you love it too.

    Enjoy all your Fall reads!

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    1. Thanks, Lori! I have only read the first three pages and I am already pretty intrigued! It definitely seems magical. Glad you enjoyed it and thank you!

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  3. I just read Small Great Things and it was so good! I hope you enjoy it!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/top-ten-tuesday-76/

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    1. That's awesome! I can't wait to start it!

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  4. I wanted to read the Girl on the Train before the film came out too. And it's coming out next week! Don't think I'll be able to get to it in time. Not sure if I'll follow your rule. I plan to, but I'm weak when it comes to that. Hope you'll successfully tackle your TBR :)

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    1. I don't blame you! It's a hard rule to keep : )

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  5. The Light Between Oceans is such an amazing read. I hope you love it as much as I did. The Night Circus is excellent too.

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    1. I just finished The Light Between Oceans and omgitwassogood! Definitely one of the best books I have read this year. I can't wait to start The Night Circus.

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  6. So many good ones on this list! The Light Between Oceans - the best kind of tragic. Dark Matter - unputdownable. The Night Circus - beautiful and dark and magical! I'll be adding Into The Forest and The German Girl to my list. They look right up my alley. I'm on the fence about Amy Schumer's book. I think she wonderful and a trailblazer, but not that funny to me personally... The FOMO might get me with this one though. I'll probably read it.

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    1. Just finished The Light Between Oceans and I agree- super tragic but a great read! FYI I'm about half way through The German Girl, and I think I'd recommend skipping it at this point :/ I hope you enjoy Amy's book - I have heard good things, although I can totally understand why her humor can be a miss at times : )

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  7. I've had The Girl on the Train sitting on my bookshelf for so long and I'm ashamed I still haven't picked it up. And I also really want to read The Night Circus- sounds mysterious and very intriguing. Such a great variety in your list- I like it :)

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    1. Thanks, Adri! The Girl on The Train has been on my TBR for forever, too! I think we might be the only people who haven't read it yet lol

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  8. Dark Matter is so good! I hope you'll enjoy it. I want to read The Light Between Oceans as well - hopefully, sometime soon.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to start it. Good to hear you enjoyed it, too!

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  9. If you listen to audiobooks, I recommend The Night Circus on audio! It's narrated by Jim Dale.

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    1. Just checked my library and they have the audiobook available so I can go pick it up.Thanks for the recommendation, Jessica!

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  10. I think we must be book sisters separated at birth! Our tastes in book seem to be really similar. Picoult is one of my all-time favorite authors, although her newest wasn't my favorite. I loved THE NIGHT CIRCUS, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, and Blake Crouch's PINES series (I JUST got an email from the library saying that DARK MATTER is waiting for me). I really need to read THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS and the others on your list look really good, too. See what I mean? Long-lost book sisters! I'm adding your blog to my Bloglovin' list.

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  11. That's so neat, Susan! Thank you for adding me!

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