Top 10 Tuesday (#15) – autumn reading list

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, where the writers, like me, are particularly fond of lists. 


This week’s topic is…top 10 books at the top of my autumn TBR list.

There was a similar topic a few months ago – top 10 books at the top of my summer TBR list. I failed really big there, and managed to read one of those books this summer, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The other nine, which carry over into autumn, are Fallen by Lauren Kate, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, Burn Mark by Laura Powell, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, Inferno by Dan Brown, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, and Planet Google by Randall Stross.

For autumn, I add (from my shelves)…

1. The Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman
I’ve heard so much good stuff about this series, I’m really looking forward to eventually getting round to it.

2. Sharp Objects and Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Seeing as Gone Girl was the only book I read off my summer list, chances are high that I’ll read at least one of Flynn’s two other novels I own this autumn.

3. The Body in the Library, The Moving Finger and Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
I’ve never read any Christie before, but I love a good mystery, so hope these will entertain.

4. The Magicians and The Magician King by Lev Grossman
These are billed as Harry Potter for grown-ups, which draws me in.

5. The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
This is cheating, as I’ve already started this novel. However, it’s been months since I picked it up, and it’s absolutely huge, so it’s going to take me a while to finish.

6. The MaddAddam trilogy by Margaret Atwood
I have all three books in my possession, and have been caught up in the buzz surrounding the release of the final novel, so really need to read them to see what all the fuss is about.

7. When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
Apparently I’ll like this if I liked A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which I did.

8. The Wall by William Sutcliffe
A friend recommended this, and I trust her.

9. The Island, The Thread and The Return by Victoria Hislop
I’ve been slowly gathering Hislop’s books for a while, now it’s time to start reading them.

10. The Bones series by Kathy Reichs
I love Reichs’ novels for young adults, and I bought a stack of the Tempe Brennan books to read, in the hopes I’ll enjoy them equally.

Yes, I’m well aware that’s way more than 10, but I’m hoping if I set a really high target, I might actually get more than one of these read, and it won’t be a complete fail like my summer list!

What are you hoping to read this autumn?

18 Comments Add yours

  1. I have been eyeing The River of No Return for so long, I really need to pick it up sometime soon. And I hope to get around to Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy at some point, maybe when the last book hits paperback or something.

    Hope you enjoy Grossman's The Magicians (haven't read the second novel)! 🙂

    My TTT

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  2. Lauren B says:

    Agatha Christie is one of my all time favorites and you've picked some really good ones. Hope you enjoy!

    Lauren @ The Hottie Harem

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  3. Vilia says:

    Agatha Christie is lots of fun but leave some room for The Man in the Brown Suit if you can as it's a really cool one of hers set in Africa. Here's my TTT
    Vilia @ Backchatting Books

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  4. The River of No Return is so long. I started it really enthusiatically, but got distracted by other books!

    Sarah

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  5. I bought mine second hand, and just went for covers that I liked, so I'm glad I managed to get some good ones by chance.

    Sarah

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  6. I'll definitely add it to my list. Thanks.

    Sarah

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  7. Ashling F says:

    Good choices. I love Agatha Christie! My two favorites are And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express, although any of the books in the Hercule Poirot series are great too.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything but Arithmetic

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  8. I have to read Noughts and Crosses and Bones series myself, I've been putting them off for too long.
    Great list, many of these are on my TBR as well.

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  9. Hopefully I'll like the ones I've got, and then I can get started on other books by Christie.

    Sarah

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  10. I need to set aside time for Noughts and Crosses, since I know I'll want to read one book straight after another once I get started.

    Sarah

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  11. Sunny Duvall says:

    I actually haven't heard of any of these, but I'll be checking them out now! I like the goal to aim high 😉

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  12. chrissireads says:

    Ooh great selection! I haven't read a lot of these books but they look intriguing!

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  13. Aim for the skies, you'll fall among the stars is the usual saying. Maybe I should go for something along the lines of aim for the whole shelf, fall among a pile of books?!

    Sarah

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  14. Hopefully they'll be good choices.

    Sarah

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  15. I've read Sharp Objects, but still need to read Dark Places. I started it a few months ago and just really wasn't in the mood. Both are lacking the humor of Gone Girl, but she really does write some memorable characters with disturbingly insidious situations. I really need to read the Bones series, too. Great list!

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  16. Kelly says:

    I've never heard of any of these books before. I have got to look them up! 😀
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

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  17. I almost wanted to read Sharp Objects and Dark Places straight after Gone Girl, but I figured it would all be too heavy, so I'm spacing them out.

    Sarah

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  18. Hopefully you'll find some gems in there.

    Sarah

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