Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 2019 TBR

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Yessssss, a seasonal TBR, one of my favorite TTT posts to write! This week’s TTT topic is “Books On My Fall 2019 TBR”, in case that wasn’t clear. 😝

Eeek, there’s gonna be a couple repeats on here from my Summer TBR…Lol, I only managed to read 4 of the 10 books on my Summer 2019 TBR. Honestly, this TBR will probably yield similar results; fall semesters are always really busy for me, so I’m only really aiming to read the first 4 or so books on this list. But if the book and homework gods decide to work in tandem, perhaps I’ll be able to accomplish more?!? *fingers crossed*

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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Technically, I’ve already started this book, but I’m only 15 pages in, so it’s really still on my TBR. Honestly, I really have no motivation to read this book, but my bookclub picked it out and I’m kinda a Co-President, so I really have to read it…Ugh though, I just can’t believe that they picked a 770 page book to read during the semester, that’s really what’s dissuading me from this book.

(If you’ve read this book and liked it, please let me know and motivate me to pick it back up!)

2. The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

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I’m part of the FFBC blog tour for this book at the beginning of October, which means I also need to pick it up ASAP. But seriously, vineyards, magic wine, and witches–how great does this book sound?

3. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

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Another book club read! I’m so excited, because I’ve been wanting to read this book since I saw the movie!

4. Normal People by Sally Rooney

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My book club’s final read! I’ve heard mixed things about it, but I’ve also been intrigued by it since I first learned they were publishing it in the U.S.. Fingers crossed I enjoy it!

5. Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

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Release Date: October 29th

Here comes all the ARCs I failed to get to during ARC August. Thankfully, this one hasn’t released yet, though I don’t know how realistic it is for me to read & review it before it releases on October 29. I have a feeling that October is gonna be a crazy month homework-wise.

6. Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House by Michael Poore

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And here be another ARC! I picked it up because I’ve been hoping to get more into MG. Alas, this book released on September 10th and I truly don’t know when I’ll get around to it. But it looks like a great Halloween-y/Fall read, doesn’t it?

7. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

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I keep hearing more and more about this book and all these amazing things too AND OMG I JUST WANNA GO READ IT SO BAD NOWWWWWW. Like screw homework, life, and responsibilities, I should just go read this book instead.

8. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

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I’m almost caught up on all the LB books (tho once Ninth House releases, I’ll also need to read that). It just warms my heart that LB is continuing to write books in the Grishaverse and ahhh, I can’t wait to see Nikolai and Nina again! I can’t believe I haven’t picked this book up already.

9. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Release Date: October 8th

I mean, you knew this was coming, didn’t ya? Honestly, I just couldn’t not include this book. Eeeek, this book is almost here! I need to remember to go pre-order it, but ahhhh, there are so many different editions to chose from, how do I decide?

10. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

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Release Date: November 19th

And of course, no Fall 2019 TBR would be complete without THE QUEEN OF NOTHING! November is always a hectic month, so I don’t know how likely it will be for me to drop everything and pick up this book, but you better bet I will damn well try my best.
(Also another book I gotta remember to pre-order)


Lol, this is such an ambitious TBR for the fall, especially since I’m taking 3 English classes and reading lots already, but a girl can dream, right?

What books are on your Fall TBR? Do we have any that overlap? Have you already read any that I mentioned?

If you participated in TTT this week, feel free to link up your post in the comments below–I would love to check them out!

42 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 2019 TBR”

  1. Despite the fact that I do poorly with seasonal TBRs (though my summer TBR was probably my best result… ever), I too enjoy making these lists. They’re SO much fun!! πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy these if you read them – someday I’m going to give a novel by Leigh Bardugo a chance.

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    1. Yesss, so fun! I love planning out my reading, even if I fail at it. πŸ˜…
      Glad to hear that your summer TBR was at least somewhat of a success!
      And OMG YES READ A BOOK BY LEIGH BARDUGO (literally any, they’re all great)!! She is amazing and I will forever read everything she writes.
      And thank you! πŸ™‚

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  2. I love Howl’s Moving Castle! A bit different from the movie but still enjoyable πŸ™‚ Normal People was also an interesting read, but I also found it a bit stir-crazy. Some of these titles sound interesting, like The Vine Witch and Gravemaidens, will have to look into them. Happy reading!

    My TTT

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    1. I’ve heard that the movie is a lot different from the book, but I’m so happy to hear that you loved it–I can’t wait to pick it up! And yeah, I’ve heard mixed things about Normal People.
      I just finished reading The Vine Witch and it was…pretty mediocre. Pretty cool world with magic and all these different kinds of witches, but I wasn’t that big of a fan of the plot and writing. :/
      And thanks!

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  3. I usually don’t even make a monthly or seasonal TBR since I never read the books anyway but I really have to get a handle on my TBR or it will swallow me. πŸ˜†
    I wanna read “Dark Lord of Derkholm” which is also by Diana Wynne Jones. πŸ˜ƒ I ordered “Howl’s moving castle” as well but I heard it’s actually quite different than the movie. Doesn’t matter, I’m so excited for it. πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. (sorry for the super late response!)

      Ahhh, I so feel that about my TBR too!

      Oooh, I’ve never heard of the Dark Lord of Derkholm before! I just looked up the synopsis and it looks so fun. I’m currently reading Howl’s Moving Castle now (I’m 60% through) and I’m loving it SO MUCH! There’s a lot of background and side character differences, but so far the main plot seems to be fairly the same? We’ll see tho….
      Ahhh, I hope you’re able to pick up the book soon because it’s so good! πŸ™‚

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      1. No matter how late, thank you for answering anyway. πŸ˜‚
        In the meantime I have read “Howl’s moving castle” instead of “Dark Lord of Derkholm” and I loved it so much, I finished it in two days. It’s hilarious, I hope you’ll get to finish it soon. πŸ™‚

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  4. There are.. quite some books on here that are on my general TBR as well, haha. King of Scars is probably the “biggest one” though. Apart from that.. I can’t wait for my copy of Queen of Nothing to arrive! And, and.. The more I hear about it, the more I need Ninth House? I only read the Six of Crows-duology and Wonder Woman, so I just dive into Bardugo’s writing more anyway, right? Haha.

    [Also cannot WAIT for The Beautiful by RenΓ©e Ahdieh! Vampires, yes!]

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    1. (sorry for the super late response!)

      Omg, yes & yes on Queen of Nothing and Ninth House! And omg YOU NEED TO READ the Shadow & Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo! So so good! Lol, I’m actually planning on forcing my roommate to read the trilogy after this semester ends (she read the Six of Crows duology last year) πŸ˜†

      And I’m also intrigued by The Beautiful by RenΓ©e Ahdieh! I’m totally here for vampires making a comeback

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    1. Thank you! And omg, my most anticipated reads? Ahhhh, how do I choose? Okay hmm, I think the ones I’m most excited for are Howl’s Moving Castle (which I’m currently reading & loving!), Ninth House, Serpent & Dove, and Queen of Nothing! (lol, that’s like half my list, whoops)
      Also, sorry for the super late response– I will still definitely check out your post!

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    1. Nice! And fingers crossed! (tho given that it took me over a month to respond to this comment, the prospects are not looking good for me) πŸ˜…
      Thank you tho and happy reading!

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    1. Bahaha, I totally get getting distracted–I feel like I’m always re-prioritizing which books I want to read!
      And thank you! Hopefully we both love King of Scars & Ninth House. (I already read The Vine Witch and tbh, it was really mediocre and meh)
      Also, sorry for the super late response!

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  5. Awesome list! I’m so sorry I can’t be more encouraging, but The Goldfinch is endless and boring…Tartt is an excellent writer though, so at least there are pretty sentences to read! LOL! I made it to the end of the book, but kind of had a tough time figuring out what’s going on…I can’t believe they’ve managed to make a movie out of it! But, don’t let my opinion dissuade you from reading it; you may love it and I hope you do! Happy reading!

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    1. Bahaha, it’s all good! And thank you! I did end up finishing The Goldfinch during the middle of October. I totally see what ya mean: such amazing, descriptive writing, but the book could have been half the length that it was. I only managed to get through it by listening to the audiobook and multitasking!
      And ikr? I’ve heard not great things about the movie, but I’m still really intrigued to see it.

      Also, sorry for the super late response πŸ˜…

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    1. Originally, I think it was suppose to release in January 2020, but they updated the release date a few months ago. It’s so exciting, isn’t it? Like, how blessed are we to get TWO Folk of the Air books in 2019?!? I can’t wait! πŸ˜€

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  6. I’m pretty sure my last TBR went about as well as yours did. xD I need to read Howl’s Moving Castle! I actually want to read all three books. :3

    I’ve had my eye on Gravemaiden for a while! It looks so good. But I hear you on being behind on ARCs. xD I mean … not that I would dare. *cough*

    Serpent & Dove is supposed to be SO GOOD and I want to read it, too, and adulting clearly should come second to reading good books, and I don’t think it’s asking too much for people to understand this and give us some leeway!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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    1. Bahaha. And omg, I’m reading Howl’s Moving Castle now and IT’S SO GOOD! It’s so cute, fun, and whimsical! Yes, I definitely wanna read the entire trilogy too!

      Yeah, ARCs, yikes. I kinda keep forgetting I have them. Lol, talking about ARCs makes me wanna check out Netgalley b/c it’s been awhile…even tho I have absolutely no time to squeeze in more books…why am I like this??

      And HONESTLY! Personally, I think adulting should = reading all the books, right? One of the first things I wanna do after finishing this semester is to go out and buy Serpent & Dove and read it. πŸ˜…

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      1. I totally feel you. I was complaining to someone yesterday about not having any time anymore, and then … I went and glanced at NetGalley because someone mentioned upcoming books and I was like, “Ooh, I wonder what’s on there now.” The struggle is real.

        Yeeees. Now that’s proper adulting, the way it was meant to be.

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    1. Lol, I’m pretty sure that’s why my bookclub wanted to read it! I finished the book a couple weeks ago, and while it was really good, it was crazy long. But I definitely wanna see the movie now!

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  7. Okay you are the THIRD person I’ve seen include Howl’s Moving Castle!!! I hope that you end up liking it. I’m in love with the movie so much that I never tried the book (shame, I know). I can’t wait to be on the blog tour for The Vine Witch with you ❀ I hope we both end up liking that one!

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    1. The 3rd person? That’s so funny! I’m reading Howl’s Moving Castle now and loving it! It’s such a hilarious and whimsical read. I can’t wait to rewatch the movie afterwards (Same–I had seen the movie twice beforehand)

      And you were also on The Vine Witch tour? Nice! In all honestly tho, I thought The Vine Witch was a mediocre read, and I wasn’t that big of a fan. 😬 What did you think?

      Also, sorry for the super late reply!

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  8. These seasonal prompts are my favorite as well. Even if I don’t read one book I listed, I still have lots of fun creating the lists and checking out everyone else’s. I haven’t read any of the books on your list, although I just heard about the TWO GIRLS, A CLOCK … one and it sounds fun. I’m definitely going to be checking it out.

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    1. Yess, they’re so fun to write and compare with others!
      And ikr? Ahhh, I still haven’t picked it up yet, but hopefully I can soon. Fingers crossed we both enjoy it!
      Also, sorry for the super late reply!

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  9. The Goldfinch tops my list as well! But I’m about halfway through. I’m actually loving it. But I agree that the length is daunting. What a great list! If only life would stop getting in the way of our tbr, right??

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    1. Nice! I ended up finishing The Goldfinch in the middle of October and I also really enjoyed it–it really helped that I was reading it with my bookclub and listening to the audiobook. Tho yes, it was so looooong. I hope you ended up enjoying it overall as well!
      And ikr? Don’t people realize that life should be centered around TBRs and reading?
      Also, sorry for the super late response!

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