Top Ten Tuesday #43: Fall 2019 TBR

Totally late, but whatever.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books on My Fall 2019 TBR

For me, a TBR list often becomes a list of books I really want to read and tell myself to read but never actually read, which is kinda what happened with my summer TBR. I read every other book except the ones on my TBR. Well, I did manage to read one — The Lost Years of Merlin — but that’s because I read it for a buddy-read. If not for that, it probably wouldn’t have been read.

Anyway, here’s what I might not read this fall.

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan

It’s the second book in the Strain horror trilogy. I’m really liking the story and have been meaning to continue with it. I’ll finally do so this October for Halloween and the Spooktastic Reads event.

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

This is the second novel in the Diviners series, a YA paranormal historical fiction series set in New York City in the 1920s. I’ll be buddy-reading it in October with Rachel from Life of a Female Bibliophile. We buddy-read the first novel and liked it. Since this story has a spooky quality to it, I’ll also read it for Spooktastic Reads.

The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero, illus. by Lisa Perrin

I love the cover of this book. It seems to be middle-grade historical fiction fantasy. Millie from Milliebot Reads and I are planning to buddy-read this. Visit her blog to see details from the jacket design as well as the illustrations inside.

The Realm of the Gods by Tamora Pierce

The last novel in the Immortals Quartet, a YA fantasy series. I’m slowly rereading Pierce’s books and am really enjoying them. I’m looking forward to this one.

The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

The third book in the Monstrumologist series, a YA horror series that I love. I’d really like to continue and finish the series. This one would work well for Spooktastic Reads, but that would be too many books planned for October.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

I just want to read it to see why people love it so much. I’d like to do so before the end of the year.

Dead Zone by Stephen King

I might focus on this and The Fall for Spooktastic Reads. I’m reading King’s books in publication order and this is next.

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

I’m rereading my favorite Riordan books in order and this is next. I was glad to find that I still enjoy the Percy Jackson books, so I’m optimistic that I’ll enjoy these too since I liked them more.

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

I’m so curious about this book and love the detail on the cover. I need to read it before year end too.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Another one I’d like to read to see what the hype is about.

Books I’m currently reading that I plan to complete in early fall:

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb

It’s the last novel in the extensive Realm of the Elderlings series that Emily from Embuhleeliest and I have been buddy-reading for some years now. I’m so hooked and don’t want it to end.

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

I’ve been compelled to restart my reread of this series and try again to actually complete the series. I blame the Wheel Weaves Podcast, in which we listen to the two hosts share their impression of the story. One host is reading it for the first time and the other is rereading it.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

I’m re-listening to the audio book because a) I needed something to listen to at work when I run out of podcasts, and b) I’d like to complete my reread of the Inheritance Cycle, Paolini’s fantasy series.

Dracula by Bram Stoker, illus. by Becky Cloonan

I’m slooowwwllyyy making my way through this. I want to finish it before year’s end.

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

This started as a buddy-read with Dani from Perspective of a Writer, but we both lost interest in it and DNF’d it. I’d like to give it anothermy chance, though, before totally giving up on it; so I might turn to it in November.

What are your fall reading plans?
Have you tried any of these?

29 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #43: Fall 2019 TBR

  1. The cover of «The Dollmaker of Krakow» is beautiful! Uh, and I see the Stephen King novel 🙂 I’m currently reading one of his books as well – «Cell». According to the Blurb by Guardian I “won’t use my mobile for days” after reading it 😀


  2. I really liked Under the Pendulum Sun, though it’s not for everyone. The writing is so lyrical and atmospheric though ❤ Hope you enjoy Assassin's Fate too! 🙂


  3. Lair of dreams has great fall vibes though!
    I reslly want to pick up children of time as well! It sounds very good!
    Happy reading 🙂



  4. Great choices, looks like you have a nice mix of lighter and heavier reads! Children of Time is pretty hefty, but oh so good! And The Monstrumologist series would be excellent for the Halloween season, reminds me that I still have to finish with the last book as well.


    1. So many people say Children of atime is good. That’s why I want to give it another chance. I wasn’t bored by it when I first picked it up, just wasn’t fully in the mood.


      1. I read Dracula many years ago and enjoyed it – I don’t remember much, so it might be time for a re-read, though. Of course the Percy Jackson book, which I loved (just like any other think Rick Riordan has ever written).
        Finally, I read The Golden Compass. The first book in the series was super intriguing but the second and third novels went into a direction I hadn’t expect and didn’t really care for. Nevertheless, I can’t wait to see the new series based on the books!


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