My Fall 2016 TBR List

Hello!

Top Ten TuesdayHow’s your week been, friends? Thanks to a half day yesterday, mine is zipping right along, and, before I know it, the weekend and with it, October, will have arrived! Cue all the pumpkin recipes, cozy sweaters, and Halloween classics {It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, anyone?} your heart desires – it’s such a fun time of year :) In other news, you may be double-checking your calendar, curious as to why I’m sharing a Top Ten Tuesday on a Thursday. It’s a bit odd, I admit, but with how senior year is rolling, I’ve had to put blogging on the back burner, hence the few days late post. Nevertheless, I love crafting my seasonal to be read list, and The Broke and the Bookish’s weekly feature provides the perfect opportunity to do so. All that said, here are the releases – and a few backlist titles! – I’m anxious to read this season, in rainbow order, no less. {Late to the party as well? Find all of the details on how to participate HERE!}.

heartlessI’m still steadily making my way though the Lunar Chronicles, Fairest and Winter still waiting on my nightstand, but in the meantime, I might as well add another Marissa Meyer novel to my TBR list. Her newest series kicks off with Heartless, named for the protagonist: Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts. I’m excited to dive into the backstory of such an interesting character, and knowing Meyer, I’m certain it will be an excellent read. {out November 8}

where-am-i-nowMatilda, Roald Dahl’s charming story about a plucky young genius, is a classic, a label that’s supported by its expansion across other forms of media. I’m still waiting for tickets to the musical, but in the meantime, I plan to pick up a copy of Where Am I Now?, a memoir written by Mara Wilson, the actress who played Matilda in 1996 film. If it’s anything like her Twitter account, I’m in for a treat. {already out}

sometimes-we-tell-the-truthWhen I look at the illustrations that surround the title of Kim Zarins’ debut novel, I’m nothing short of intrigued. What do a dolphin, playing card, and baby doll all have to do with one another? Questions aside, Sometimes We Tell the Truth sounds right up my alley, bringing The Canterbury Tales to a high school setting in a story that one reviewer describes as “brave and honest and raw.” That’s a combination that can’t be beat. {already out}

when-the-moon-was-oursI tend to stay away from pure fantasy, the lengthy sagas and mystical quests rarely capturing my interest. Mention magical realism, however, and I already have my library card in hand! Anna-Marie McLemore is known for her work in the genre, but I have yet to read any of her books: her debut, The Weight of Feathers, or her sophomore novel, When the Moon Was Ours. Here’s hoping my reading this autumn will change that. {out October 4}

howard-wallace-piWhile the rate of my reading ebbs and flows throughout the year, one thing’s for certain: I can’t let a season go without one middle grade mystery in my library pile. For this fall, I have my eye on Casey Lyall’s Howard Wallace, P.I. This debut has received nothing but rave reviews since its publication, and furthermore, the premise – a middle school detective finds himself with a new partner and case – sounds all sorts of adorable. Sign me up! {already out}

trouble-makes-a-comebackStephanie Tromly is hilarious. I don’t know her personally, of course, but such a fact must be true for her to write such a funny, quirky read as Trouble is a Friend of Mine. She follows in the debut’s success with Trouble Makes a Comeback, bringing back the memorable duo of Zoe and Digby in a new set of antics. Its publication falls in between my college application deadline and my first grading period, all of which is to say that I’ll want the laughs. {out November 22}

the-candymakers-and-the-great-chocolate-chaseThere are several authors whose work I first began in my childhood and continue today. Wendy Mass is one in the bunch, her whimsical stories never failing to bring a smile to my face, even as I grow older! With that said, I can’t wait to read another adventure with the Candymakers crew as they trek across the country to promote a new chocolate bar – and perhaps, solve a few problems along the way. The six-year wait was worth it. {already out}

this-adventure-endsEven if it weren’t for the intriguing synopsis and wide acclaims from publishers and other bloggers alike, I’d pick up This Adventure Ends on its stunning cover alone. Art direction aside, I’m anxious to get my hands on Emma Mills’ second book, a contemporary novel that highlights “intense and important friendships [and] a wonderful warts-and-all family.” I don’t know about you, but I think it’s the perfect read to kick off October. {out October 4}

a-room-with-a-viewI haven’t read as many classics as I aimed to in the beginning of the year, but never to fear: I have a few I want to fit in before the holidays roll around, one of which is E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View. Since reading the modern adaptation Love, Lucy by April Lindner a few years ago, my interest in its inspiration has only grew, and it should only be a matter of weeks before I’m learning more about Lucy, George, and Cecil. {already out}

the-last-true-love-storyFrom his provocative debut, The Gospel of Winter, to his important and well-written collaboration with Jason Reynolds, All American Boys, Brendan Kiely has quickly proven a new favorite author of mine. He’s sure to win me over again with his third release, The Last True Love Story, in which teens Hendrix and Corrina take a sudden road trip along with Hendrix’s ailing grandfather. Fingers crossed I’ll have a copy in my hands soon! {already out}

girls-in-the-moonJen at Pop! Goes the Reader had another successful year of Her Story this past summer, the posts all worth a read if you have the time, and it was through her feature that I came across so many talented debut authors, one of which is Janet McNally. Her first book, Girls in the Moon, hits shelves in November, and needless to say, I’m looking forward to reading it. Who can resist a well-written contemporary novel? Not me. {out November 22}

iron-castFinally, the skull on the cover of Destiny Soria’s first novel, Iron Cast, in addition to the premise of gangsters and illusion and mystery, leads me to think only one thing: it’s meant to be read around Halloween. With comparisons being drawn to Libba Bray’s The Diviners – a wonderful, atmospheric read I’m always recommending – I’m finding it hard to imagine my dislike of this spooky-sounding book. Only time, I suppose, will tell. {out October 11}

Have a terrific Thursday!
B

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