September 18, 2018

Books on My Fall TBR

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books on My Fall TBR. I always take this seasonal TBR rather lightly because it's all I can do to plan my reading for a month, much less for an entire season. Nonetheless, I like to think about what I might like to read in the near future. Don't hold me to this, as I am likely to add and subtract books from this list later. Also, I will probably never refer to this list again. Think of this as a list of books I am interested in today.

My first instinct was to pick spooky or elegiac books for fall. So some of these books are like that. But then, I just started choosing books that I really want to read right now. So this list ended up being a hodge-podge of a bunch of stuff. Honestly, I could save myself some brain cells by just linking my Goodreads TBR page and calling it a day.

One rule I made was I could only list books I physically own, since I'm trying to read those first.

Night Film by Marisha Pessl - This book has been sitting on my shelf for years. I did eventually take it out of the brown box it came in. Yes, it literally sat on my shelf for years in it's Amazon packaging. I don't know why I am this way. But now, this author has written another book. And I haven't read the last one. She doesn't write them so fast I can't keep up. I mean seriously.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara - This one fits a Read Harder challenge so I definitely want to get this read. It's the one where this journalist looked into the Golden State Killer from the 80's and figured out who it was. She died the month before this book came out and just a couple of months before the GSK was arrested.

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson - When Mila's best friend appears to have been part of a suicide pact with a group of popular girls, Mila knows that can't be right. She decides to use her witchcraft skills to raise the girls from the dead to find out what happened. Things go awry.

The Shadowland by Elizabeth Kostova - I loved her other books, and this one seems to fit the fall/Halloween theme. I can't remember what it's about, but I believe it is set somewhere in Eastern Europe.

The Quick by Lauren Owen - I have had this hanging around for a long time. Fall seems like as good a time as any to read about vampires, right?

Meddling Kids by Edward Cantero - This is about a group of kids and their dog. Sound familiar? Except, they aren't really kids anymore. They've gone back to their home town for some reason and have to help solve a mystery.

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by McKenzi Lee - Prosper Redding's great-great-great-....-grandfather made a deal with a demon. Now that demon has returned to exact repayment from whichever members of the family are left. This is a book aimed at middle schoolers. Seriously.

The Fifth Season by N.K.Jemison - For some reason I'm in the mood for epic fantasy. This book is the first in a trilogy. The author is the first black person to win a Hugo Best Novel award, and the only author ever to win 3 back-to-back Hugo awards in 3 years.

Still Life by Louise Penny - This book keeps turning up on my to-read lists, but never getting read. It's verging on the ridiculous. But I do still want to read it.

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry - When typing that name, I realized that my daughter's English teacher is also called Sarah Perry. I knew it sounded familiar. Anyway, I have been staring at this cover on my shelf for ages. I really need to pick it up and read it already.

That's ten. Believe me, there are more. What do you want to read this fall? No pressure if it doesn't happen. We deal in fantasies here.