Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Top Ten Books TBR In Autumn


I'm always a bit nervous about making these kinds of lists because inevitably, I read approximately none of the books I set out to get through. But it's a good reminder of what I've got waiting for me, at least. Here are some of the books I'm hoping to pick up this season:

1. Children of Liberty by Paullina Simons. I loved Simons' The Bronze Horseman trilogy, so I was excited when this prequel came out. Unfortunately I've heard it's not that spectacular, but I'm still keen to read it.

2. All This Could End by Steph Bowe. This has gotten rave reviews amongst a few of my friends and it makes me very excited to read it.

3. Holier Than Thou by Laura Buzo. Some people love this new adult book, some people really don't like it - I'm interested to see which side I fall on.

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I've had this since it first came out, but have never been brave enough to pick it up. I should just bite the bullet, because I really want to read a John Green book.

5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. My husband and I decided to read some modern classics together this year, and this is the top of the list.

6. The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag. This is about a house that features "living" potraits of literary legends, and it sounds delightful.

7. Tales of the Macabre by Edgar Allan Poe. I've had this edition of Poe's stories for awhile, and watching The Following, which draws heavily on Poe's work, has made me really want to read it soon.

8. A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner. I've just finished the first three in this series and have ordered A Conspiracy of Kings - now I just have to wait for it to arrive!

9. Girl Defective by Simmone Howell. The plot sounds unique and the St Kilda setting is enticing.

10. Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. This just sounds like a fun read, and I need that right now.

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

28 comments:

  1. Mmm i haven't read Lord of the flies althought everybody recommends it.

    Is everyone hanging out wihout me? Yes, it seems funny. I really wantto know if it's a good read. So i hope you tell us about it when you read it :)

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    1. I will definitely be reviewing it

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  2. I still need to read The Fault in Our Stars as well. Great list.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. I feel like the only one! Glad I'm not

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  3. Lord of the Flies is probably one of my favourite classics EVER on top of being the book that really got me into dystopia-esque worlds. SO messed up and SO amazing! I hope you really enjoy it!

    I read Mindy Kaling's book and it wasn't as funny as I expected but it was still enjoyable. You can really tell its her voice coming out in the writing which is super cool.

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    1. Oooh it's encouraging that you love LOTF so much. Shame about Kaling's book.

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  4. Mindy Kaling´s book sounds super funny. I love the title of that book. I haven´t watched her new TV show, but I hear awesome things about it.

    Nina@J'adore Happy Endings

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    1. I really want to watch the show too!

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  5. You must get to TFIOS!! I have been meaning to read Megan Whalen Turner for a long time.

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  6. I want to read The Fault in Our Stars so bad! I have heard/read nothing but good things about it. Great Top Ten!

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    1. I've heard mostly good things about it too.

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  7. I really need to read The Fault In Our Stars. I've heard fabulous things about it, so I can't wait to get to it myself. Great list :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

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    1. Kinda glad I'm not the only one who hasn't read it!

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  8. Is Everything Hanging Out Without Me? is one of my favorite memoirs! It got me through a really rough time during the school semester when I needed a laugh so bad! Highly recommended!

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    1. Oh I'm so glad! I'll definitely have to get to it soon.

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  9. The Fault in Our Stars isn't just sad. It is also funny and joyful, and great John Green. Don't fear it!

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  10. I'm with you on The Fault in Our Stars :)

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    1. It's supposed to be fantastic. :)

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  11. OH! The Fault in Our Stars. I haven't read it either, but I own a copy... Definitely will be getting to it soon.

    And oh my goodness!! I do that too. Whenever I make these lists, I end up just not reading the books! :P

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  12. Lovely list Belle. I hope you love All This Could End and Girl Defective. I'm planning on reading Holier Than Thou soon too...readalong? I'm interested in what my reaction will be as well.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I'd definitely be up for a readalong for HTT

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  13. holier than thou is so so good. i just know you are going to love it x

    also, i am a mad crazy fan of the bronze horseman trilogy and i could not get into the children of liberty at all. i just found no swoon, LOL. and i didnt like the characters. i would love to see what you think though (it was a DNF for me, but i may possibly go back to it one day?)

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    1. I have heard it's not great, which is a shame :(

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