Top Ten Tuesday #8
First of all, I want to thank everyone who contributed to my very first book chat! I went through a whirlwind of emotions yesterday and y’all not only validated my feelings, but also guided me back to logic and helped me find peace with the situation. It still boggles my mind that complete strangers connected only over their love of
fictional boyfriends cat gifs literature can be so understanding and willing to lend an ear and offer advice. So truly, hugs for all of you!
Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, today’s TTT post is somewhat similar to the one I did a few weeks back where I outlined my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2017. Namely because I interpreted this topic as the Top Ten new releases on my fall TBR, which apparently no one else did! *Facepalm*
And since I opted for new releases instead of reads currently in my library, I decided to use 10 new books that weren’t featured in my original list! With that being said…
Welcome to my list of “Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR.”
1) Even The Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett; Release Date 09/05/17
I honestly hadn’t heard much about this fantasy duology until I won a copy of the first installment last week. After reading the summary, I can definitely confirm that my interest is peaked. Full of familiars, dragons, epic worldbuilding and a unique setting, this book had to climb to the top of my TBR list.
2) Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George; Release Date 09/19/17
A retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing starring witty teenagers and set in the 1920’s? Sign me up. Sign me up all day. I’m so on board with this, I’ve provided a reenactment of my mood upon initially discovering this book. If you’re equally intrigued, you’re in luck because it drops TODAY!
3) Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu; Release Date 09/19/17
Things I know about Moxie: 1) It’s about a girl in a Texas high school that sparks a feminist movement via her zine 2) Amy Poehler is all over this thing and 3) It’ll apparently make you “want to riot,” which is really all I’m looking for in my mid-September reads. Moxie hits shelves TODAY! Check it out!
4) An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson; Release Date 09/26/17
Looking past that stunning cover art, this fae fantasy is my main source of envy toward my fellow book bloggers — at least those that have already read this beautiful book. As the 5-Star reviews continue to emerge, I get more and more excited to escape into this world where artistry is thirsted for, and fall (I’m assuming) for my new fae bae, Rook.
5) 27 Hours by Tristina Wright; Release Date 10/03/17
I’m not usually keen on science fiction stories, but due to my positive experience with Nyxia, I’ve been on the hunt for my next Sci-Fi fix. Set hundreds of years in the future on an abandoned moon, this story tells the tale of four queer teenagers fighting against the clock (i.e. the title) to save the only life they’ve ever known.
6) Without Merit by Colleen Hoover; Release Date 10/03/17
If you’ve read my blog before you already know that I’m absolute trash for Colleen Hoover. After reading all of her novels in 2016 she became my auto-buy contemporary author. Although this book will veer from her typical romance-heavy plot lines, it’s bound to be a thought-provoking read that will move me (read: leave me sobbing).
7) Forest of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao; Release Date 10/10/17
In addition to being a huge CoHo fan, I’m also a sucker for fairy tale retellings, which means this book and I were meant to be! Set in an East Asian setting, Dao’s debut reveals how Snow’s Evil Queen came to be the anti-heroine we all know and love. And if this eye-catching cover art is any indication, I don’t think we’ll be left wondering who’s the fairest one of all.
8) The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster; Release Date 10/10/17
Like Even the Darkest Stars, I hadn’t heard about this book until it showed up in my book mail box. And boy am I’m glad that it did. I was sold on this novel as soon as I heard it was a modern-day Breakfast Club that outlines the immense pressure and expectations placed on teens today that drive them to drug use, eating disorders, and suicide. Unlike many books in the suicide genre, I’ve been told this one doesn’t just come after your emotions, but rather focuses on solutions and prevention.
9) Dear Martin by Nic Stone; Release Date 10/17/17
This is one of those books that I can tell will require reflection and several review drafts before the words come out right. And since I don’t have those words yet, I ask you click the link above to read the summary of this important and necessary new voice in YA.
10) Bonfire by Krysten Ritter; Release Date 11/07/17
I’m not usually a fan of celebrities-turned-author, however, I’ll make an exception for my girl Krysten. This thriller about an environmental lawyer forced to return to her small hometown for a sinister investigation has all the trappings of the perfect fall read. I mean, even the cover art is channeling serious fall vibes!
11) Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman; Release Date 09/26/17
So that’s my list plus an extra! Did we share any of the same titles? Which ones stand out to you? What are your TOP reads for this upcoming season? I look forward to your thoughts!
And, as always: Happy Reading!