The Top 10 Books On My Fall TBR List

I read 7 out of 10 books on my summer TBR list! Not too shabby! I also finally read some long-awaited reads like The Screwtape Letters and the first two Harry Potter books, so go me! So now on to the fall list, which its completion will depend partly on whether or not I receive all the books I requested for my birthday. 😉 In no particular order…

1 & 2. Behemoth and Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

leviathanI know I’m getting Behemoth for my birthday (since I picked it out and then gave it to my husband to give back to me, lol), and will hopefully be getting Goliath as well. I am looking forward to continuing the series after impulsively buying and thus reading Leviathan!

3. Echoes of Us by Kat Zhang

gr-echoes-of-usInterested in seeing how this trilogy ends and hoping I remember enough from the first two books!

4. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

gr-the-infinite-seaI really enjoyed The 5th Wave when I read it back in May, so I’m hoping for a great follow-up!

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

gr-harrypotter3I’ve heard this is the book where the series really picks up, so I’m excited.

6. In The Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim Di Bartolo

gr-intheshadowsWhen I saw the raving review and beautiful illustrations for this book at Oh the Books, I was intrigued, so I put it on my birthday wish list.

7. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

gr-the-bell-jar2This is one I’ve been meaning to read a while, and am hoping to finally do so sometime before the end of the year.

8. Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

gr-faking-normalAs many of you know, contemporary is not my go-to. But Courtney Stevens is a local author (in fact, I’ve seen her twice at writing conferences but never spoken to her) and blogger Kayla mentioned a “contemporary Peeta” character, so I’ve been wanting to check this one out.

9. Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

gr-free-to-fallI’ve been interested in reading Free to Fall since finishing Parallel, and since I might see Lauren Miller next month at a book festival, that makes me ready to read this sooner rather than later!

10. It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

gr-funny-storyI still haven’t completely decided if I want to read this, but it’s about people in a mental hospital, which I think could help me with writing about teens in rehab (where a majority of my WIP takes place). If you’ve read this one I would love to know your thoughts on it to help me decide for sure.

What’s on your fall TBR list?

18 Responses to The Top 10 Books On My Fall TBR List

  1. The Infinite Sea is on my list as well. I was pleasantly surprised at how much The 5th Wave kept me glued to the book. I’m hoping The Infinite Sea does the same thing!

  2. I do think that the third book is where Harry Potter picks up. It’s my second (or third) favorite of the entire series, so I really like it. I hope you do as well! The Bell Jar is such a fascinating book, and so well-written. It’s definitely something that needs to be read at least once. I’m hoping to get to the Leviathan trilogy soon; it sounds great! I hope you do get a number of these for your birthday and that you’re able to read many of them this fall!

  3. I hope to read The Infinite Sea soon too–I recently put a request for it at the library, so hopefully it will be ready in a few weeks(though I definitely need to refresh my memory on The 5th Wave). I hope you enjoy Free to Fall–I really enjoyed it when I read it at the beginning of the year!

  4. I’ll be reading the Infinite Sea as well, and I’m really hoping to get my hands on a copy of Echoes of Us so I can binge the whole series 😀 *fist pump* Faking Normal! I totally support that one, as well as Free to Fall. Two of my favorites from the year.

    As for It’s Kind of a Funny Story… I personally didn’t love it, because I couldn’t connect with the main character. But the rehab part was excellent, so I’d say it’s worth it for that part 🙂

  5. I still need to read Parallel! And also the 5th Wave! I don’t think I’ve read any of these except for Prisoner of Azkaban, which is really where all the action starts! So I hope you enjoy reading it! (for the first time? WOW)

  6. YES!!!! I just finished Leviathan last night and so I am just freaking impatiently awaiting my copy of Behemoth to arrive (Goliath has been sitting on my shelf for a month or so now)!!! I am excited for you to read In the Shadows, too! And The Bell Jar — I’m looking forward to talking with you about that one. 🙂

    • I’m hoping to get Goliath, In the Shadows, and The Bell Jar between tomorrow and Sunday when I celebrate my birthday! And once I read them, I’ll definitely be happy to discuss! 😀

  7. I definitely think in the movies, Prisoner of Azkaban is where they get significantly better. But for me, Goblet of Fire was the turning point. Though, I also read them as an adult more so than a lot of the blogosphere so I probably have a different perspective 🙂

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