Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall TBR List

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Tuesday, September 27: Books on my Fall TBR List

Fall for me this year is hopefully going to be cleaning out my room in regards to reading whatever physical books I have that I haven’t yet, plus continuing reading like normal. So here’s what my list is like:


1. Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff

I bought this a long time ago because it looks and sounds adorable!




2. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Kreuger

People say it has reminiscent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!






3. Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

This is actually for a book study I’m in… but Lizzie Borden has an ax!




4. Miss Jane by Brad Watson

This is up for the National Book award… and something about it really draws me in.




5. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

A spoooooky book for October!





6. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

I get to read this for work!





7. Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

A Goodreads friend of mine mentioned this is one of her favorites of the year, making me really want to try this.






8. Today Will be Different by Maria Semple

A new Maria Semple book! I’m so curious to see how that one goes.






9. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I still can’t believe I haven’t read this!





10. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

I got like 100-200 pages into this a while ago, stopped reading and haven’t finished it. Definitely want to change that!


Top Ten Books I Read in 2015

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Every Tuesday The Broke and the Bookish hosts Top Ten Tuesday in which they ask a question and you list your top ten answers.

Today’s Question:

Top Ten Best Books We Read In 2015
Originally I was trying to participate in #libfaves15 where librarians count down their top ten favorite books of the year however I have learned I’m bad at tweeting daily so that fizzled for me quickly. One of the stipulations of that is it has to be published in 2015. I however am going to choose things published any year.
In order of when I read them, starting with the beginning of 2015….
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
It was such awesome world-building and I love the undercover aspect of this. If you’re looking for great dystopia/sci-fi with underdogs, battle, and revenge read this!
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabe Quintero
Gabi is one of my favorite characters of the year. This is told in journal format and it just felt so achingly real. All of Gabi’s worries and insecurities and hopes and joys and issues were down on paper. It’s a girl who loves to write trying to navigate her way through high school dealing with terrible family stuff, confidence, friends, and romance. So good!
The Family Life by Akhil Sharma
This just did so many interesting things. It’s a story about guilt and immigration and family. This also had one of my favorite “resolutions” of the year. If you have read it, that might sound weird, but I feel like it was just very much an echo of life in a way and for this that worked. A lot!!
Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani
Well this book will wreck your heart. But goodness, gracious, if you love beautiful writing you should read this.
Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis
I did not think I would have a book about cannibals on my top favorite list…. but this was so good! Love LOVE the main character and I’m not going to lie, but the ending is one of my favorites. Is it spoiler-y to say you like the ending? I don’t know. If so, I’m sorry!
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
This is a really sad sad sad sad middle grade book about a little boy who decides to run away to the mountains with his dog. It will make you cry.
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
Just so stinking beautiful!!
Barbara the Slut by Lauren Holmes
One of those stories features a woman who starts pretending to be a lesbian so she can work at a lesbian sex shop. It’s an eclectic story collection and loved what it explored.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
 Just finished this YA book this week– WOW. I. Loved. It. so. stinkin. much. Cute and I started to cry in public as I was reading because terrible things were happening and I was that emotionally invested.
I read so many good books this year!  I hope you did too!

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases


I am going to attempt Blogmas again! For those that don’t know, it’s where you blog every day leading up to Christmas.


I honestly have no idea. But it’s a thing and a thing I want to try again, so here we go!

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Every Tuesday The Broke and the Bookish hosts Top Ten Tuesday in which they ask a question and you list your top ten answers.

Today’s Question
Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To:


Summer Days and Summer Nights – Short Story collection edited by Stephanie Perkins
Perkins yet again has lined up an all-star set of authors for a story collection!


American Housewife: Stories by Helen Elis
The summary on this one starts great.


Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Probably the most serious on my list, this nonfiction work seems like it will be engaging and extremely enlightening.


Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye
This is supposed to be a really good retelling of Jane Eyre. Plus, that cover!


A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
This. Seems. INTENSE!!!


The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
Someone RAVED about this on Twitter, and this seems like a romp of a book.


Keep Me Posted by Liz Beazely
As an owner of a sister myself, I like sister books. My judging of the book from the summary tells me it will be a fun book, with a lot of heart-depth at the core, which is what I’m hoping for with this one!


Eligible by Curtis Sittenfield
I really like Curtis Sittenfield, plus word on the street this is a really good retelling of Pride and Prejudice!


Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
This just seems like it will be super fun and cute! Plus, I’m curious how the bookish elements will fit with the book.


The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin
The cover is what drew me in with this one– I’m a sucker for a good cover.

So here are just a few of the books I’m looking forward to in the coming year– a mix of classic retellings (4 and 8), story collections (1 and 2), nonfiction (3), YA (5, 9, and 10), and more humorous (7 and 8). It’s kind of daunting to be adding 2016 releases to my own tbr list. I feel like I haven’t caught up on what I want to read that was released this year, especially with all of these darn “Best of 2015” lists popping up causing me to add more to my lists. What a terrible thing ;).

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