September 24, 2019

Books I Want to Read This Fall

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books on My Fall TBR. Now, we all know that the books I want to read aren't always the books I get to read. So I'm thinking of this as a wishlist sort of TBR.

There are currently 596 books on my Goodreads TBR. Around 285 of those are on my actual bookshelves. But do I want to read any of those? Of course not. Maybe. I don't know.


Persuasion by Jane Austen - I am feeling the pull to reread this again. I don't know why it feels like such a Fall book. Maybe its elegiac tone? I don't know. But there it is.

Bitch in a Bonnet

Bitch in a Bonnet: Reclaiming Jane Austen From the Snobs, the Stiffs, the Simps, and the Saps by Robert Rodi - Speaking of Austen. I have been saving this for the right moment for a long time. It feels like it's getting close to the right moment.

Maximum Security Book Club

The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison by Mikita Brottman - Fall just seems like an excellent time to read books about books. Any time is a good time, really. But fall is especially ripe for meta things like that.


Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Shinpuru Miyazaki - I sure feel like I could use some strengths right now. Maybe this book will help me find them.


The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary - This is a 21st century romance. These two people share an apartment in London (hence: flat), but they've never met. It's a one bedroom flat, and they were both desperate. It works out because he works at night and she works during the day. The communicate by post-it. I imagine it will be quite cute.


Things to Do When You're Goth In the Country by Chavisa Woods - The black cover of this one says to me that it needs to be read in the Fall. Or Winter.

Amity and Prosperity

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold - The woodsy cover of this one says Fall to me. This book is a response to Hillbilly Elegy that I read a few years ago.

Study in Charlotte

A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro - A nice little YA mystery might be just the thing for fall. This is about Charlotte Holmes and her friend Jamie Watson. They go to a posh boarding school. Charlotte is an obnoxious genius.

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante - I just really want to read this. It actually has a pretty summery cover, but it's climbing my want-to-read list every time I look at it.

City of Brass

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty - Here's another one that calls to me. The problem is, it's massive. It's over 500 pages and I have the hardcover. I have to really want it to make this one happen.

Those are the 10 books I would want to read this Fall if I didn't have assigned reading. What would you like to read?