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?