Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list. Brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish.
Not going to lie, when I saw the title of this top ten, I stifled a groan because I’m notoriously bad at keeping to my lists. I mean, I make lists fine, I love making lists. It’s just the whole reading that’s the problem. I read everything but what’s on the list. But! I’m going to be sneaky this time around and put on the list books I have to read (because they’re review copies) and not books I’d potentially read if I weren’t so self-destructive where reading lists are concerned.
- The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place – Julie Berry
This was featured on a cover wars post and the few pages I have read have been quite promising.
- Egg and Spoon – Gregory Maguire
Another Cover Wars book. I like his writing so I am looking forward to this one.
- Long Lankin – Lindsey Barraclough
Creepy story for October.
- Stitching Snow – R. C. Lewis
Another one for October.
- Dissonance – Erica O’Rourke
I should have read this way before but ah.
- A House Without Mirrors – Mårten Sandén
For Pushkin Press.
- The Good Little Devil and Other Tales by Pierre Gripari
- Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
- Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn
But, but, but… I don’t want to make a TBR list. Putting books on a Must Read list is a sure way to incite my rebellious side. I will compromise with books I would like to read sometime soon, but may not necessarily get around to them.
- The Green and Burning Tree: on the Writing and Enjoyment of Children’s Books by Eleanor Cameron.
- The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Pavlac Glyer.
- Under My Skin by Charles de Lint, since I didn’t get to this during the summer.
- The Count of Monte Crist0 by Alexandre Dumas, since I didn’t get to this during the summer, either.
- Half World by Hiromo Goto.
- The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. At least one book from this tale. I want to meet Britomart and read more poetry, and this is the tidiest way to do both.
- Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman. I liked “The Real Thing,” a short story about Joss and Mav, so it’s time to read the book.
- The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson. Yash talked me into reading The Name of the Star, which was not as creepy as I had thought it would be. Yash, I have much creepier books to lend you – and I’ve even read them! You’ll be impressed :p
- Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier. The just-released sequel to Born Confused.
Here is the pile of books I would like to read ASAP (and whether that will actually happen, we shall see):
Not Pictured: Prodigy and Champion by Marie Lu, Engraved on the Eye by Saladin Ahmed, and Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan, WHICH IS OUT TODAY I CAN’T- *heavy breathing*
THERE ARE SO MANY! This is so unfair.
- Champion by Marie Lu – I have to read it because I haven’t yet and Marie Lu’s new book is coming and I have to be all caught up.
- Battle Royale – ok, this makes my list every time. I’ll read it. I promise.
- Egg and Spoon – I too must read this! I’m just so darn curious!
- The Unlikely Hero of 13B by Teresa Toten. This won the GG for 2013 and I’d like to read it before the winner of the 2014 GG is released 🙂
- Animal Farm because I just got a copy and I’m gonna read it!
- Something by Arthur Slade, because I REALLY enjoyed Dust and I trust him completely with my fragile mind and active imagination.
- NAFIZA’S The Road of the Lost BECAUSE SHE WROTE IT FOR HER THESIS AND I’M GONNA GET IT OUTTA HER!!
- I’d like to get my hands on The Diviners because it’s cold out now and I could really get into getting creeped out.
- There are lots of local Ottawa Children’s Lit authors that I’d like to explore and read – so perhaps when I have to account for my reading some TTT later on, I’ll edify y’all with some Capital literature 😉