Tuesday, 17 September 2013

top ten tuesday: tbr in autumn 2013


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


top ten books on my autumn tbr list
True to form I pretty spectacularly failed to get through my summer TBR list - I only managed to read three of the things on the list! In my defence I was working on my dissertation and in the time I've had since then there have been a couple of new releases that have stolen my attention. I'm hoping that by having a good spread of YA and 'adult' fiction, new and older releases on my autumn list maybe I'll do better this time round - let's aim for 5/10!



Five new(ish) YA releases that I'm excited to read:
Allegiant - Veronica Roth I really loved the development of this world in Insurgent so I can't wait to see how this trilogy ends.
More Than This - Patrick Ness This is guaranteed to break my heart. I CAN'T WAIT!
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell Fandom tends to get a bad rap in the public domain but Eleanor & Park was really special so I'm sure Rainbow Rowell won't disappoint.
The Elites - Natasha Ngan A YA dystopia that explicitly deals with race and cultural difference? I'm in.
Everything Is Fine (and Other Lies I Tell Myself) - Cathy Brett Illustrated WW1 fiction - yes please!


A couple of older novels/series that I'm hoping to start:

If I Stay - Gayle Foreman I enjoyed If I Stay and everyone raves about this!
White Cat - Holly Black I haven't heard much about this series but a couple of my friends on Goodreads rate it really highly so I'll happily give it a shot.


Some general fiction for balance:

Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
Mr Fox - Helen Oyeyemi
The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje


What are you looking forward to reading this Autumn? Any new releases that you're particularly looking forward to?

4 comments:

  1. Totally agree with Allegiant. Can't wait!

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  2. I'm so excited for Allegiant! I also LOVED Fangirl and really enjoyed More Than This, so I hope you get some of these good reads soon!

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    1. I've heard a couple of mixed things about 'Fangirl' so I'm really glad you enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to seeing it for myself!

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  3. So far all the TTTs I've visited have had so many amazing books on their fall TBR list - yours is no exception! I don't think you'll have much of a problem getting through some of these books. ;)

    1. Allegiant - Gah, I still need to pre-order my copy, but rest assured that I am super hyped up for this! I liked INSURGENT well enough, but I thought the plot was kind of messy. But the romance in this series. FOUR. <3

    2. More Than This - I've heard a lot about Patrick Ness' books, but I haven't actually read any of them. But wow, this pretty much has me sold: "This is guaranteed to break my heart."

    3. Fangirl - If there's one person who can handle tabooed themes in fiction (such as fandoms), I'm guessing it's Rainbow Rowell. Admittedly, I haven't read ELEANOR & PARK yet, but a lot of people have been raving about her latest, and hey, it's no secret that FANGIRL is pretty much the story of my life. ;)

    7. White Cat - I gave away my copy of this without reading it! I FULLY regret that, because I've been seeing all these great reviews. *sigh* The consequences of making rash decisions, Meg. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

    All the best with your fall TBR, Hannah! Hopefully you'll have much better progress than your summer TBR, but I totally understand your problems. We bookworms have a lot more going on than anyone can guess!

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