Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall To-Read List

Up until I checked, hoping to reference it in today's post, I thought I'd done well on my to-read list for summer. Turns out I got through just four of the ten: The Great Gatsby, The Name of the Wind, Insurgent, and "Fantasy classic choice based on pure whim", which turned out to be Juliet Marillier's Wildwood Dancing. The reason for this is no doubt that while most of the rest of the books are sitting on my shelf, I keep forgetting about them and requesting stuff from the library.

Probably I should've added that to last week's confessional.

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At any rate, here's my autumnal TBR list. We'll see how it all works out. I've already got a couple of these under my account in the library's request system.

1. Lilith by George MacDonald. This month's book club book. I suspect it's a lot like Phantastes in nature, on account of which, I hope the book club girls don't hate me for picking it. It would seem that I'm the only fantasy nerd in the bunch.

2. Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale. It's out! I just haven't gotten hold of it yet. But I will, oh yes.

3. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. It's long past time that I read this children's classic.

4. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund. Says Arabella: "This is a must for you—Jane Austen’s Persuasion as SF/post-apocalyptic." Can't miss that.

5. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen. Of several books I failed to read during summer, this one's apparently important. I've been told that Yolen is worth reading in the study of story structure.]

6. From George on Facebook: "Finished reading 'Camille (Camille Series, Book I)' by Tess Oliver. It's a werewolf themed book even Jenna St Hilaire could like. ;)" Now I'm curious.

7. Wrecked by Anna Davies. And possibly some other YA mermaid books. I've heard that over a dozen have come out this year.

8. The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell. One of the Pages Unbound girls—I don't remember whether it was Briana or Krysta—claimed to love it recently, and I've found their site pretty reliable for recommending books that match my taste.

9. Either a Shannara book or something from Brandon Sanderson. Last season I got through a Rothfuss and am currently in the first of the Belgariad; I need to hit another fantasy classic this season.

10. If I can get ahold of it in time—it might not happen till winter—Reached by Ally Condie.

What's on your fall reading list?

EDIT: Odd, but I thought I put J.K. Rowling's upcoming, Potterless A Casual Vacancy on here. Apparently I took it for granted that I'd included it. Well. I do expect to read it.


  1. Regarding #6, it's a werewolf themed book even Jenna could like because it's not terribly gory but more romancey. ;)

    I'd read Palace of Stone but I'd have to reread Princess Academy first.

    I have no plans to read Rowling's new book. At least not while the eBook is still running around $17!!

    And I've got the For Darkness Shows the Stars book on my wish list too! :)

  2. The Casual Vacancy is one I would love to read as well. Hope you get to all these during Fall :-)

  3. George, sweet! :D

    Haha--I won't be reading the Rowling book immediately; I'm #96 in line for any of 16 copies at the library. :)

    Tanya Patrice, me too! Thanks for coming by.


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