Hello fellow Top Ten Tuesday-ers! Thanks as always to The Broke and Bookish for hosting all us book nerds. This week’s topic is: My Fall TBR List. Before I get into my list, I just want to thank Strawberry Moon’s readers and Etsy customers for their patience. My home, (including my vintage book inventory and everything else I owned), was lost in the disastrous Valley Fire in Northern California last week. I plan on restocking the shop ASAP, however, and Strawberry Moon will return.
With that said, I definitely need some fiction to distract me from all this so without further ado…
I don’t generally do TBR lists or book challenges because, well, they make me feel oh so very guilty when I don’t accomplish what I said I would. But I’m jumping in, for the sake of Top Ten Tuesday, and I am trying to get back into the habit of reading books just because I want to. (And not because I’m cramming for 17 units.)
My Goodreads TBR has been a sad state of affairs for about three years, (ever since I transferred from junior college to university.) The same 20 or so books have been sitting there, languishing. So instead of just listing those off, I’m stirring up some fresh blood and some new classics. Quite a few of these are somewhat seasonal: witches, fairytale retellings and a dash of spooky. Others are just books I’ve been dying to read for what seems like ever.
- The Midnight Witch, by Paula Brackston
- Babayaga: A Novel of Witches in Paris, by Toby Barlow
- The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, by Genevieve Valentine
- The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora, by Stephanie Thornton
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
- The Appearance of Annie van Sindern, by Katherine Howe
- The Book of Speculation, by Erika Swyler
- Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
- Catch up on the Outlander series, by Diana Gabaldon
- Catch up on the Lady Emily series, by Tasha Alexander
The last two are just because I’ve been so terribly lazy. I owned the first Outlander book for at least four or five years before I finally read it. So much shame. I’m currently reading the second Outlander book and I’ve read up through the eighth Lady Emily book. I think there’s at least four more out already! So this is really more like… a top twenty? Apparently I’m going to be a very busy reader this fall. At least in theory.
Any other suggestions on what I’ve missed in the book world while at university?