Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I don’t normally participate in memes, but this one grabbed my attention: Top Ten Books For Fall TBR. So here goes, the Top Ten Reads on my Fall TBR list (in no particular order).
1. Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno (September 2013). What can I say? I am a sucker for JD Salinger and have been since high school. Any new news about him is good news to me!
2. Cartwheel by Jennifer Du Bois (September 2013). I don’t know much about this title, but a slow and steady buzz has been building around it.
3. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (October 2013). Catton is one of those literary geniuses who needs to be read. This appears to be very different from her last novel, The Rehearsal, so I am cautiously looking forward to it.
4. MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (August 2013). It’s Atwood. Need I say more?
5. Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield (November 2013). I loved her first book, The Thirteenth Tale, so I am eager to see what she does with this one.
6. The Goldfinch by Donna Tarrt (October 2013). If you have not read The Secret History, go do it now. No really, get up, go to a bookstore/ library and read it now. You will not regret it. I have high hopes for The Goldfinch.
7. The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall (October 2013). If you have not read any installments in Hall’s Vish Puri, then get out there and get reading. These humorous detective novels are set in India and Hall gives a real taste for life there.
8. Five Days at Memorial by Sherry Fink (Spetember 2013). Not normally my type of thing, but I haven’t heard on bad thing about it. And I need to read more non-fiction.
9. The Eliot Girls by Krista Bridge (April 2013). The book came out a couple months ago, but it is from a smaller Canadian press and I think it needs a little love.
10. Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt (August 2013). This book appeared out of no where for me. I had never heard of it and all of the sudden it was everywhere. And the reviews were good.
I also have high hopes for Bellman and Black and The Goldfinch (always type The Goldfish). We shall see!
Bellman and Black seems to be on everyone’s list regardless of what kind of stuff they normally read. High hopes!
I’m reading CARTWHEEL next month for a blog tour. I’ve seen mixed review, so I’m not sure if I’m going to end up liking it or not. I hope YOU love all your picks 🙂
The premise of CARTWHEEL intrigues me and at least one person I trust has given it a thumbs up. Can’t wait to see what you think!
Lots of books that I’ve read and loved and several I’m looking forward to, too! I haven’t reviewed it yet, but I really enjoyed Cartwheel – I was really blown away by DuBois’s writing.
Aside from MaddAddam and The Goldfinch, I haven’t heard of most of these (except Salinger of course). But with those two on your list, I’ll have to check out some of the others, especially the one you say needs a little love. Enjoy your fall reads!
I hope Eliot Girls is worth it. As i say it comes from a smaller Canadian press, but I love a book set in a boarding school.
I really, really want to read The Luminaries but so, so big… need more reading time!
you have a great list there, with a few bricks to read. happy reading
Great list! I’m also looking forward to reading MaddAddam (on my TTT list) and I definitely have Five Days at Memorial on my radar. 🙂
I’ve heard about Cartwheel! I hope you enjoy Bellman & Black 🙂
I read Bellman & Black. You can check out my review, if you are interested…