Tuesday is here and with Autumn almost around the corner, I really wanted to dive into this week’s Top 10 Tuesday brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl.
The topic for today is: Books on my Fall (Autumn) 2018 TBR. Now it should come as no surprise that I have a massive TBR pile, but I figured with the weather turning, the days getting shorter and it’s looking colder, darker and wetter already, it might as well be books that I can see myself reading while wearing wooly socks, near a warm radiator, blanket over my shoulders and a cup of hot tea at hand.
I picked out several books I want to finish within the next 3 months and placed them next to my bed on the nightstand.
So let’s make a start:
1. Wonder Woman Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo
I love Leigh Bardugo and how she created some really strong female characters. I never used to be a Wonder Woman fangirl until I saw the new movie and I just adored how strong she was and what a great role model for all the young girls out there. Combining the two seems like a great thing and this story isn’t about a love interest, but all about the friendship between two girls. I am going to look forward to reading this.
2. The Wolf Gift – Anne Rice
Autumn means Halloween, so I need to have some ‘scary’ books on this list. I’ve had this book for well over a year on my shelves. I love werewolf stories and movies, but I can’t say I’m a fan of Anne Rice. I do feel like I need to give it a try, because it might give me an interesting or at least different type of were wolf story again. We shall see, I guess.
3. The Inquisition – Taran Matharu
Not going to lie, I was quite underwhelmed by the first book. It read very quickly though and it was entertaining, but nowhere near any of the Harry Potter books like some people promised it would be. I am curious to see where this story goes however, so I will stick with the second book as well.
4. Hex – Thomas Olde Heuvelt
I have heard a lot about this book. It seems overhyped perhaps, but I feel I have to give it a go also considering the writer is Dutch and it was actually written originally about a small Dutch town. Hauntings and witches can freak me out at times, so I’m hoping it will give me a good Halloween scare.
5. The Hazel Wood – Melissa Albert
When it’s Autumn, I always think of forests and the leaves turning. it’s all very fairytale-esque and I heard that the Hazelwood reads a bit like one or at least that it is very centred around fairy tales, but with a dark undertone. Now again, this is a book that seems to have so many varied reactions, I am curious to see what mine will be.
6. Scythe – Neal Shusterman
Again, another book that’s been on my shelves for so long and I even bought the second part already! I like the idea of the world of scythes and I loved the cover. Death and Autumn seem to go hand in hand. Like Autumn and Pumpkin spice I guess….
7. The Hearts we sold – Emily Lloyd-Jones
Deals with demons, being without a heart, a tad of Lovecraftian horrors, this could be a great YA book for me. I have heard many positive stories about this book, so I am hoping I will be another fan of the writer’s growing following. I’ve always liked reading stories about people who bargain with demons to get something they want and then have to get out of it. I think that’s why I enjoyed the Demon Road series so much.
8. Heartless – Marissa Meyer
Another ‘classic’ Fairytale of Alice in Wonderland, but this time about the queen of hearts before she was such a monster. This actually reminds me of Regina in Once Upon a Time and I am hoping the book will read like a tragic love story. And it might give me a different view of the queen of hearts.
9. Nevernight – Jay Kristoff
this book was hyped by one of my reading friends and I just always loved the cover. It was so beautifully illustrated that I had to get it just for that. I am hoping that a story about assassins, vengeance and fantasy will keep me hooked for those long, dark nights to keep turning the pages.
10. NOS4A2 (or NOS4R2) – Joe Hill
I was so confused when I saw two different titles for this book, but apparently one is the American title and the other the British one. It all has to do with how we pronounce ‘nosferatu’. Maybe that is already giving away some of the magic of the book, but I thought it was rather interesting finding that out. I have read ‘horns’ by Joe Hill and enjoyed it a lot more than the film. I’m hoping this book will also creep me out.
So there you have it, my list for Autumn. I’m sure that some books might not make it all the way through and some other books will take it place, but for now, this is my pile and it will clear up some shelf space until winter is here.