Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List.

There are plenty of books on my Fall TBR list; at the end of July I made a mid-year resolution to try and get through all the books I owned but still hadn’t read. There are a lot and I know I’m not going to read them all, especially considering there are so many incredible books still to be released. This list is mainly the books that have been/are being released between July and the end of this year that I want to read, as well two that just sounded so good I couldn’t pass them by.


Top Ten Tuesday #74

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

This is one that has been on my TBR list since before it was released, and with Hunting Prince Dracula being released today I’ve seen some incredible reviews for the first book on WordPress that have just made me more excited to start it.

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.


The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

I got this book as part my Souvenirs From Across the World package and that means it’s been added to my ‘Books I Own but Have Yet to Read’ TBR list. I want to try and get around to The Forbidden Wish soon though, because it’s a fairytale retelling (and it’s well known I love those) I’ve heard plenty of good things about.

She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world… 

When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years—a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. 

 

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart? 

As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of the Aladdin story from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.


Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

I’ll admit I’m not a massive fan of DC, I prefer Marvel superheroes, but I saw the Wonder Woman film when it was released and pretty much fell in love. By the time I came out of the cinema after the film was over I had this book added to my TBR list.

She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: Wonder Woman. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning…

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law – risking exile – to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies – mortal and divine – determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.


Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Surprisingly, considering this book was released two weeks ago, I still don’t own a copy of Tower of Dawn. That’s because I’ll be getting my copy when I see Sarah J. Maas in London at the end of November. I can’t wait, and I can’t wait to read this book either.

In the next instalment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

It’s been a good few months since I read More Happy Than Not and History is All You Left Me back to back and ended up emotionally destroyed by Adam Silvera’s work. I feel I’m now ready to pick up They Both Die at the End now and let it shatter my heart all over again.

When Mateo receives the dreaded call from Death-Cast, informing him that today will be his last, he doesn’t know where to begin. Quiet and shy, Mateo is devastated at the thought of leaving behind his hospitalised father, and his best friend and her baby girl. But he knows that he has to make the most of this day, it’s his last chance to get out there and make an impression. 

Rufus is busy beating up his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend when he gets the call. Having lost his entire family, Rufus is no stranger to Death-Cast. Not that it makes it any easier. With bridges to mend, the police searching for him and the angry new boyfriend on his tail, it’s time to run. 

Isolated and scared, the boys reach out to each other, and what follows is a day of living life to the full. Though neither of them had expected that this would involve falling in love…

Another beautiful, heartbreaking and life-affirming book from the brilliant Adam Silvera, author of More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me.


Warcross by Marie Lu

My original plan was to read The Young Elites series before Warcross was released, that plan failed, but considering how long to took me to get around to the Legend series I probably shouldn’t be surprised. Still Warcross sounds incredible, and it has plenty of amazing reviews so I’ll probably end up getting around to it before the end of the year.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem…and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.


Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Anna-Marie McLemore has become one of my favourite magical realism authors. The Weight of Feathers was a great story and When the Moon Was Ours was even better, so hopefully that means Wild Beauty will be the best of the best.

Love grows such strange things.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.


Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

It seems like there has been so much hype for this book, everyone  is excited for its release and so am I. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns sounds amazing, and based on all the pre-release reviews I’ve seen so far the story itself is as incredible as it sounds.

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress—and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfil the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins—sorcery fuelled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.


All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

For me Maggie Stiefvater’s series tend to be hit and miss; I loved The Raven Cycle books, but couldn’t get into her Shiver series. I’m not sure what way All the Crooked Saints will go but hopefully it’ll be another hit for me, it certainly sounds like it will be.

Here is a thing everyone wants: 
A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with All the Crooked Saints, she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption.


Renegades by Marissa Meyer

All I needed to see when it came to this book was ‘humans with extraordinary abilities’ in the blurb and the fact that it was written by Marissa Meyer to put this book at the top of my TBR list. Her Lunar Chronicles books are my all-time favourites, hopefully Renegades will be just as amazing.

From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

Secret Identities. 
Extraordinary Powers. 
She wants vengeance. He wants justice. 

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies – humans with extraordinary abilities – who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.


So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what some of the books on your Fall TBR list are.

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67 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

    1. Warcross is next on my to-read list, well, I say next I have one more book I need to get through first, but I can’t wait. 😀
      I’ll be posting a review for All the Crooked Saints once I’ve read it so you’ll be able to see what I think once I have read it. Hopefully it will be one I enjoy and it may tempt you to pick it up as well. 🙂
      I hope you enjoy both those books Ellie. You Know Me Well is one on my to-read list as well. 🙂

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      1. Warcross is definitely high up on my list, mostly because there are people behind me on the holds list so I won’t be able to renew it indefinitely! Hope you enjoy it too, looking forward to hearing your thoughts. 🙂

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  1. Yaaas for this list! I also have Warcross and Wild Beauty on my TBR, though lately I’ve only been enjoying adult fiction. YA will have to wait until my mood for it to come back, but I’ll be looking out for your thoughts for those ones!

    Also I reaaaally hope you’ll enjoy They Both Die at the End! It’s a pretty heartbreaking book (as you can tell from the cover) but it’s so, so worth it. ❤

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    1. Well I think when you’re in the mood for YA fiction again those will be two amazing books to pick up. I’ve heard great things about both so far and I really can’t wait to get around to them myself. 🙂 I’m sure you’ll love them Reg.
      I can definitely tell, and if the cover didn’t give it away the fact that it was written by Adam Silvera would have. Still really can’t wait to read it. Bring on the heartbreak! 🙂 ❤️

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  2. Ah, have fun meeting SJM; you’ll love her! I’ve met her before, and she is so sweet and so funny! ❤️ I need to read so many of these – I have ARCs of Crooked Saints and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Stalking Jack the Ripper has been on my TBR forever, I still need to read EOS to get Tower of Dawn (I AM SO BEHIND), and I can’t wait for Renegades! I loved Warcross, Wonder Woman, and They Both Die At the End, so I hope you enjoy them! 😄

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    1. Thanks Mikaela. I really can’t wait for that event, she’s one of my favourite authors so one I’ve really want to get a chance to see. Oh I hope you enjoy all these books then. I’ve heard some amazing things about Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and Stalking Jack the Ripper, not heard much about Crooked Saints but I’m sure it’s just as amazing. 🙂
      I hope you manage to catch up with the TOG series, and I hope you enjoy Renegades as well. Thanks so much Mikaela! 🙂 ❤️

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  3. Great choices, Beth! I’m really looking forward to reading Wonder Woman and Warcross soon. I’ve heard they’re both really good and I’m looking for something to break my contemporary streak I’ve got going on.
    Also, good luck on rereading They Both Die at the End 😉

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    1. Thanks so much Lauren! 🙂 Wonder Woman and Warcross are actually next on my TBR list, once I finish the book I’m currently reading, and I can’t wait to get started on them. I feel if any book can break that streak it will be one of those two. 🙂
      Thanks, knowing Adan Silvera’s writing style I’m going to need all the luck I can get! 🙂

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  4. Excellent list, Beth! There are so many books coming out this fall that I’m way to excited to read! I’m dying to read most of those books. I don’t know much about Wild Beaty, The Forbidden Wish, or Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, but the synopses have me hooked! Gotta add all three to my TBR now 😀 And I need to read the rest of the TOG series so that I can get Tower of Dawn. Chaol is one of my favorite characters (which isn’t saying much since I’m only on the third book) but I’d love to read a novel dedicated entirely to him ❤ All these books sound amazing. Fingers crossed that they live up to the hype and meet our own expectations!

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    1. Thanks so much Azia. 😀 ❤️ There really are, honestly it was a struggle to choose only ten of them. Wild Beauty is probably my top most anticipated release at the moment. I just know it’s going to be a book I love, same with The Forbidden Wish and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. I really hope you enjoy them as well. 🙂
      Oh in that case you definitely need to catch up on TOG and get around to Tower of Dawn, and three books isn’t so bad when you think about the fact that only five have currently been released. 🙂
      My fingers are tightly crossed because I have high hopes, but these are all books by amazing authors so I know I’m going to love them. 😀 ❤️

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      1. Wild Beauty’s cover is just so stunning. Actually, all the covers are gorgeous! I might just buy them to spice up my shelves haha. But no, I’d love to read them. They all sounds so promising.
        And yeah, I’m looking forward to reading up to Tower of Dawn, if only to read about Chaol. I really liked Crown of Midnight so my expectations are pretty high for the rest of the series 😀 ❤

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      2. I say do it, but then again I rarely have any self control when it comes to books so I may not be the best person to give advice on that topic. 🙂
        Ohh that’s good to hear. Personally I think the series just gets better and better. Empire of Storms was incredible and I have no doubt Tower of Dawn will be as well. 🙂 ❤️

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      3. LOL, I’d give the same advice XD
        Oh that’s good to hear. Hopefully I can get around to reading Heir of Fire this month! 😀 And if you read Tower of Dawn soon, I hope you love it just as much! ❤

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  5. OHMYGOSH! I totally forgot about Renegades & now I feel like you did last time when you left out Leigh Bardugo from your fave authors LOL! eeeeew! so hyped up for another Marissa Meyer. Also, I’m really excited to see Forest of a Thousand Lanterns since it’s the book you chose from my giveaway *aaahhh* can’t wait to see what you think of that one. I also haven’t read The Young Elites & Gretchen has pretty much convinced me to binge the trilogy before I start Warcross so there’s that little task lol. Feeling the same about Stalking Jack the Ripper & I pre-ordered Hunting Prince Dracula because Ive managed to convince myself that I WILL love these books HAHA!…I could also admit I just have a book buying problem lol. LOVING your list Beth, we’ll def chat when you get to They Both Die at the End 🙂

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    1. It’s very easy to forget releases and authors sometimes isn’t it? I suppose with only ten we can choose you do end up missing one or two here and there. 🙂 Renegades is going to be amazing, I really can’t wait for it. Same with Forest of a Thousand Lanterns! 😀
      See I was going to try and binge read The Young Elites before Warcross was released, but then I just quickly ran out of time. So now I’ll likely get around to Warcross first! 🙂
      I need to order Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula, and yeah I have a book buying problem for sure. We all do on WordPress I think. 🙂
      Thanks Lilly, and yes definitely. I feel after reading it I’ll need someone to talk to about it. 🙂 ❤️

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    1. I’m hoping to be on Twitter soon (then again I’ve said that before) but wow that’s incredible news Stephanie! 😀
      And I’d love to read it along with you as well. I’ve never done a buddy read before. 🙂 Given it’s by Marissa Meyer it’s going to be one I get to around to as soon as I have it in my hands. 🙂 ❤️

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