Hello and welcome back to The Inky Saga! Today I am excited to share my fall TBR. When I decided to challenge myself to blog every day this week, one of the first ideas that popped into my head was to check the theme for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. As it turned out, this week’s topic is Books on My Fall TBR! What good fortune; I love a reason to think up a TBR.
I just moved and most of the books I with me are ones I have already read, but there are a few new books that have recently come into my life, or soon will. So this list may actually be interesting to those of you who know my reading history!
In case you are unfamiliar with this bookish meme, it’s a weekly conversation starter centered on a topic that sparks a list of ten books. As That Artsy Reader Girl puts it, “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”
Books on My Fall TBR
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo | My most anticipated release of the season is Leigh Bardugo’s debut adult contemporary novel. I actually bought tickets to see her in-person when she visits Austin next month! I am so excited. The ticket price includes the book, so I’ll be able to have it signed and support an independent bookstore.
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher | I bought this book secondhand at 2nd and Charles this summer. I love a fun autobiography by a funny woman, and I hope this one does not disappoint. I have not read reviews, but I remember the hoopla when it came out.
All Clear by Connie Willis | A few years ago I read To Say Nothing of the Dog on John Green’s recommendation and found it highly engaging and amusing. It was one of those reads that made me wish I could read it again fresh. I’m hoping this book will provide a similar experience. I believe it is a part of that time traveling series. I would prefer to read all these books in order, but since I started To Say Nothing of the Dog I doubt it matters too much.
White Cat, Red Glove, and Black Heart by Holly Black | I feel like I read these in a frenzy when I first picked them up. This time I want to take my time. I have already started White Cat and think I will finish it by the end of the week. I’ve never been good at pacing myself with a book, but I have enjoyed reading it slow.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | I will be most annoyed with myself if I do not finally get to this book this year. It was on my July 2018 TBR, my spring TBR. It would have been on my summer TBR if I had completed that post! It’s not that I am putting it off. I just haven’t been able to prioritize it.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | It will be my second time reading this book, and I am excited to read it slowly and carefully. The last time I read it I has just moved into an apartment, so I feel weird parallels between then and now!
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid | This is another book on my fall TBR that has been on past TBRs. I don’t know what to say. It still intrigues me despite knowing nothing about it. I love going into a book blind.
The Tin Drum by Günter Grass | I read a novella by this author for a German literature class in 2016 called Cat and Mouse, which I really loved. It was dark and compelling, a book I could not stop thinking about. Apparently The Tin Drum is more highly acclaimed, so I have high expectations. I think I would enjoy getting lost in this tome this fall.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews | I may read this one really soon! I find it hard to explain why I love this book so much. Maybe I will be able to put my finger on it after a second read. I recently rewatched the movie this summer, which I highly recommend. It’s beautiful and, at times, hysterical.
It can be hard to write a TBR when you have a correlating goal of utilizing your public library, because you do not know if the books you want to read will be available. It does not help that I am a mood reader and will prioritize books based on whether a) I feel like reading them at the moment, and b) the timing seems right. Fortunately, I have become less mercurial when it comes to what I feel like reading, so I will most likely stick my fall TBR if I have the time to read as much as I would like.