Hey, readers! I know it’s been a hot minute since my last post, but the truth is, I just haven’t been reading much at all. I’ve been in such a reading funk; nothing sounds good. I’ve been reading Nevernight by Jay Kristoff for weeks now, and it’s really good, but it’s just not what I’m in the mood for. I also re-read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo to prepare for today’s Crooked Kingdom release (!!!!!!!). I think I’ve been too excited for that to really focus on anything else. Hopefully this slump will end soon. In the meantime, here is my list of ten books I hope to read this fall (hooray for fall!).
Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and you can check out their blog for future topics. So, without further ado, these are the top books I want to get to in the next few months.
1. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Goodreads synopsis): I thought I should just get this one out of the way first. I’m most likely reading this book as you read this. It was my most anticipated release of the year after The Raven King, but since being somewhat let down by TRK, this book is on route to becoming my favorite of the year. I just know it’s going to be fantastic. But I also know that the probability of all six of our favorite Crows making it out alive are slim, so I’m also very, very worried. If you’re also reading this today, I wish the best to your favorite.
2. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (Goodreads synopsis): As I mentioned, I’ve been trudging slowly through this book for awhile now. After I finish Crooked Kingdom, this is going to be my top priority. I am loving everything about it so far – fantastic writing, a great plot, and superb characters. I must say, I would never have known about this book were it not for the #booksfortrade hashtag on Twitter. I haven’t read Illuminae, co-written by Kristoff, so this was never on my radar until that hashtag.
3. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Goodreads synopsis): I’ve owned this book for a few years, knowing how many fantastic reviews it’s gotten and knowing it has a great movie adaptation, but I’ve never felt particularly in the mood for it until recently. I don’t know what suddenly sparked this interest, but I know this is now high on my TBR list for the fall. I have a feeling I’m going to really love it and its film as well.
4. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi (Goodreads synopsis): I can’t believe I don’t have this book in my possession yet! I love Tahereh and her beautiful writing, so I definitely need to get my hands on this and read it asap! The cover is so lovely and whimsical, and I do love a good middle grade book. There have been so many new releases this season, and I want to read them all! But this one is high on my list. I’ve heard great reviews, and I know I’ll love it too.
5. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Goodreads synopsis): Three Dark Crowns is another recent release that I’ve been highly anticipating. I plan on buying is very soon because the synopsis sounds so intriguing and dark – my favorite! What can I say? I’ve been in a fantasy mood for the past several months, so this is right down my alley. Also, isn’t this cover just delightfully dark? It’s what originally sparked my interest in the book.
6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads synopsis): This is another book I’ve had on my shelf for ages but haven’t picked up yet. I love Neil Gaiman, and I made it a 2016 goal to read more of his books, so this will go toward that goal and also get me in that Halloween mood. Honestly, this could be interchangeable with any Neil Gaiman book that I haven’t read yet, but right now, this one is jumping out at me most and isn’t super long.
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Goodreads synopsis): With my love for fantasy, it’s pretty hard to believe that I still haven’t read this trilogy yet. I started this one about a year ago, got a few chapters in, then decided I wasn’t in the mood. But I’ve heard absolutely incredible things about this trilogy, so I fully intend to give it another shot now that I’m more in the mood for it. Laini Taylor is an author I’ve always wanted to get into but just haven’t. Yet.
8. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Goodreads synopsis): I planned to read this for the #ReadTheAllThon that took place recently, but I didn’t actually get around to it (are we surprised?). But I love Victoria Aveyard’s Twitter presence, and that is a big part of what pushed this book further up my TBR. I’ve always loved the cover, and the premise does sound quite good, so I’m thinking I’ll enjoy it. This definitely has fall vibes to it, and I’m very interested to see what the hype for this is about.
9. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess (Goodreads synopsis): Once again, this is a pretty brand new release in the YA fantasy realm, and it’s one I’ve been excited to read for quite awhile. The premise sounds fantastic, and everyone has been talking about it. Usually I’m pretty turned off by hype, but this one is a must-read for me! I plan to buy this very soon as well.
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Goodreads synopsis): I first read the Harry Potter series in October of 2001, so October is always the time I get urges to re-read the books. The magic is perfect for fall and Halloween time, and it’s been too long since I’ve revisited this series. I’ve been wanting to do a re-read all year, and there’s no better time for me than in the fall.
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I’m sure I’ll read other books than the ones on this list, but these are some of my priorities at the moment. I’ll be back soon with a review of Crooked Kingdom, but in the meantime, let me know what books you plan to read this fall!
Until next time,