Top Ten - Books on My Fall TBR List

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List

Here's another edition of The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday, in which I talk about what books are highest on my list of books to be read in the fall. While some of these books might not have released this fall, they still made it on the list, because I've been bad and avoided reading them for some reason of another. >.>;; Also, they're in no particular order!

Anywho, here we are!

Number 10: Becoming Bea by Leslie Gould

After just finishing Minding Molly, you can see my review directly below this post, I'm very eager to continue the series and read about Molly's secretive little sister, Beatrice, particularly since she's had such a love/hate relationship with the male MC. I was actually approved for an ARC through Netgalley, so I'll start this one after my current read! 



Number 9: Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry

Wow, just look at that cover! I squeed when it was revealed last Thursday. Anyway, this is the conclusion of Noah and Echo's story from the first book, Pushing the Limits. And while Noah and Echo aren't my favorite couple, I'm definitely curious to see what McGarry adds to their relationship. And who knows? Maybe I'll like them even better after the read. Plus, it releases on my birthday! =D



Number 8: Doll-baby by Laura Lane McNeal

I have a particular love for southern fiction novels, particularly if they relate to the civil rights era. Books like The Help and The Secret Life of Bees are some of my favorites and when I saw this book, I knew I needed to add it to my TBR shelf. It's southern, it's a coming of age novel, and it's set in an emotionally turmoil past - what's not to love? 




  Number 7: Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins

I did a cover reveal for this book a couple of weeks back and I'm really eager to get my hands on a copy. I loved Hopkins' Temptation series and while this is definitely different from what she's written in the past, I'm eager to see how it pans out. After all, I'm a sucker for a good angel book. 





Number 6: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

Gosh, I've been meaning to get to this book for ages and I have yet to have time to pick it up. I admit, the length is a little daunting (though, that's never stopped me before). I guess I keep meaning to pick it up, then tell myself, "Oh, but I've been meaning to read this book, too, and it's shorter. I'll get to Gone Girl next." And it has yet to happen. =/ I really need to read it before the movie comes out though! I need to see what all the fuss is about!



 Number 5: The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

Ah, Magnus, Magnus, Magnus... Who didn't love this eclectic warlock? He's one of my all-time favorites characters in Cassandra Clare's books and I can't wait to get my hands on the bound, hardcover copy of all the novellas. Since we don't know much about Magnus's past, it'll be interesting to learn more about him through all these little tales. I'm also hoping for a few "Malec" scenes in there, too. ;)  



Number 4: The Blazing Star by Erin Hunter 

 This list wouldn't be complete without the upcoming Warriors release on it! We're right smack-dab in the middle of the prequel series and things are really starting to heat up! I can't wait to see how our rivaling clans resolve their differences, as well as poor Thunder's decision concerning his father and uncle. Hurry up, December!




 Number 3: Battle Angel by Scott Speer

This came out a few weeks ago, and I finally got my copy in the mail earlier this the week! I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed this book was a direct to paperback release. Sure, it cost less, but my two previous books in the series are hardbacks. It... just annoys me. Anyway, I hope to pick this one up very soon, as it promises to be a pretty quick read. But I have to get a few reviews done before I move to this one. Hang in there Maddie and Jacks!
Number 2: House of Hades by Rick Riordan

I know that if anyone has a Rick Riordan book on their list, it'll probably be Blood of Olympus, this conclusion to the series. But I have yet to read HoH, though I got it on release day last year, when Rick came to my town to talk. Again, I've been meaning to pick it up but between school and work, there's hardly any time. By now, though, it would probably be easier to just read them back to back next month. Oh, well!
Number 1: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

If any of you have read some of my previous posts, you know that I've been meaning to read this book for an age. I liked Throne of Glass well enough, but I wasn't fangirling over it like everyone else. Everyone keeps telling me the story gets much more exciting in this one, so I'm hoping to pick it up soon and delve in. Hopefully you guys are right!





And that's my list! What did you guys think? Did you have any of the same books on your own list? Did you have different ones that you'd like to share? Feel free to comment and let me know what you think! I love adding new books to my TBR, though it's insane in size as it is, haha!

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  1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm enjoying looking around yours as well :)

    I'm SO with you on Southern fiction. I love it and I'm always interested in books about race relations. I have yet to read DOLL BABY, though. I think I need to remedy that right quick!

    Don't worry about the length of GONE GIRL. You'll whiz through it, just to find out how it ends.

    Happy reading!

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  2. No problem! It was a beautiful blog! ^-^

    I've loved southern fiction since I was in high school, as many of the options I was able to read for papers were of that genre. The Help, Secret Life of Bees, and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe are classics! So I'm really hoping good things come from this. If you haven't already, check out Sue Monk Kidd's newest book, The Invention of Wings. It also deals with race relations, as well as women's suffrage.

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  3. Ahhh, Gone Girl. I have such mixed feelings about that novel, lol. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts, though! It seems everyone is looking forward to a Percy Jackson book, but I'm still only on the TITAN'S CURSE lol! I WILL get caught up.

    Great list. :)

    Jules @ The Book of Jules

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    1. I know! I'm so eager to see what the big twist is. My friend is all, "But that ending, though!" She's been dying to talk to me about it, so hopefully I'll get around to it soon! And don't worry about being behind on Percy Jackson. They're quick reads and you'll devour them pretty quickly. ;)

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  4. After I posted my list, Crown of Midnight actually arrived in the mail so I should include it on mine too! I really enjoyed reading Immortal City and I'm really interested in seeing where the rest of the series goes. Gone Girl is brilliant and if I have my way I'll be first in line at the movie theater when it's released - I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it! I've also read the first installment of The Bane Chronicles which was alright, but I'm not sure I'll be going back to it even though I love his character. Great list!

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    1. I'm eager to read the final installment as well, though I really didn't think it was necessary for Speer to include that useless love triangle. I felt that he just added it because he thought all YA books needed a love triangle. But, despite that, I really want to pick it up!

      Oh no! I really hope The Bane Chronicles are good... After all, it's all I have to tide myself over until Emma's story comes out next year!

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    2. They're good, but I wasn't all that impressed by them...I can't wait until Emma's story comes out! :)

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    3. Me neither! I'm so stoked for it. At least it's only a year from now. It's a long wait, but it could always be worse, I guess. And I have plenty to read until then. But. *Sigh* I just need to convince myself that it'll be here before I know it.

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  5. Great list and oh, so pretty covers! ♥
    Ember sounds really interesting and since I love angel-books I added it to my TBR list, so thanks for that! And I guess the Throne of Glass series is good? I've been meaning to read/buy the first book ages ago ... i don't know why I always hesitate.

    Yvonne @ http://thebookishpanda.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely try Ember when it comes out. Her other series, dealing about a girl falling in love with an Amish boy, is very good too! And I liked Throne of Glass well enough, but I really don't see why everyone is going crazy over it. I guess I'll just have to read and find out for myself!

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  6. I'm also a fan of Southern fiction and loved Dollbaby - was definitely a solid debut. You also need to read Gone Girl before the movie comes out and everyone starts talking about it!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that you liked it! I've been itching to get my hands on a copy, but it's not at my local library and I just can't bring myself to shell out $26 for a book I might not like. But if you say it's good, I might just have to put it on my Birthday/Christmas wish list. ^-^

      And no problem! It was a great blog. I look forward to see what else you come up with!

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  7. Dollbaby is on my wish list and I hope to get to it this winter... and I still need to read Gone Girl, too! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Same here. Gone Girl comes out in a few short weeks and I have yet to read it. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll have time to get to that one before the movie comes out. I'll have to beware of spoilers!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy Gone Girl. Those pages will fly by! It's definitely a gripping page-turner and I can't wait to see how the movie turned out. So you got to meet Rick Riordan?! I'm jealous!

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    1. Thanks! I'm so eager to get started on it, but work and school have kept me so busy! But I'll get to it before too long.

      And yes, it was very exciting! He came to town to speak at the Southern Festival of Books and while I didn't get to personally talk to him, I was in the third or fourth row and it was fun listening to him speak. I also got a pre-signed copy of House of Hades. Such fun!

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  9. Very nice list! Agree with Lindsay that Gone Girl did not seem like a long book at all--it's very fast-paced, and you'll get through it in no time. I'm still on the library waitlist for Dollbaby; so many people want to read it before me.

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    1. That's very reassuring! I hope it's as awesome as everyone says it is! And yes - I need to get my hands on Dollbaby, too, but it's not at my library. I might just have to break down and buy it at some point! Lol.

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  10. Gone Girl was amazing! I hope you enjoy it:-) Great list, you have some books on your list that I need to read as well. Thanks for visiting my top ten!

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  11. I've not read any of these, though I would love to read Throne of Glass! Also the Percy Jackson series. I read most of them when I was younger but they were only coming out one a year and I just sorta ... fell off the bandwagon :/

    Thanks for the follow/comment, Brittany! I'm following you via GFC :)

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    1. Thanks for the follow, Emily. It means a lot that you stopped by. =)

      And, oddly enough, I didn't start reading Percy Jackson until I was either in college or late in my high school career - I can't remember. Either way, it was definitely later in life, when I probably should've been reading more "adult" oriented books, but I still adored them. I can understand your frustration with having them only come out once a year, though. Lol.

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  12. I actually don't know most of the books on your list :)
    Please please please review gone girl after you've read it !! I'm debating on wether to read it or not ! XD

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    1. I'll definitely need to whenever I finally read it. Though, if it's as wild a ride as everyone says so, it might be a little hard to write one up! Haha!

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  13. I'm not familiar with all the books on your list, but they look like great choices! The Bane Chronicles, oh definitely <3 Magnus Bane is complete and utter perfection. Also, I hear one of the novellas features his and Alec's first date ;)

    I agree with the other people you've talked to about Crown of Midnight, it's definitely a lot more epic and overall awesome than Throne of Glass (which I also liked!) Can't wait to hear your thoughts on that one.

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    1. I can't wait to get my hands on The Bane Chronicles. And I can't wait to read more "Malec" scenes. They're so cute together! <3

      And yes ~~ I definitely need to get to Crown of Midnight. They're just so many books I HAVE to review first. >.< I need more time in the day or more days in the week. Lol.

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  14. I have been meaning to read Sarah J. Maas' series but havent started on it yet...Will wait for your review :)

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

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    1. Hopefully I'll get to it really soon! I'm really hoping that I like it as much as everyone else!

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  15. Sounds like a great list :) I need to catch up on Katie McGarry's books - I've only read Pushing the Limits and a short story by her!

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    1. Oooh, I love Katie McGarry's books. I wasn't TOO impressed with Pushing the Limits - I guess I just couldn't relate to Echo or Noah that much - but I've really grown to love them. I can't wait to read their second book. I even got to interview McGarry! Look for it this Wednesday!

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  16. I totally agree about Battle Angel. The first two books in the series are hardcover, and I was disappointed that Mr. Speer only offered paperback in the final book. All of these books you listed are absolute must reads, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on each of them (:

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt a little cheated by it. XD And it's a long list, but I'm working on it. I can already mark Gone Girl off!

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