TTT: Books on my Fall TBR

It. Is. Time!


The end of the year is in sight, and it’s time to squeeze as many books in as possible. The following ten are high up on my list, and I at least want to get to these ten before the year is out.

For the Fall, I have two ‘themes’ going on. October is obviously about the goosebumps so I’m focusing in on suspense, supernatural beings, and horror.

November I want to focus on diversity, especially in authors. I want to make sure that Tasheena isn’t just stuck in her little WASP bubble.

Alright, let’s begin!

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1 The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

The book everyone loved in 2015 and then turned against earlier this year. This is a great example of either ‘you love it or you hate it’.

With the movie coming out, I thought this was a great time to finally read Girl on the Train and weigh in on the drama. Is this the rightful successor to Gone Girl? We’ll see…

2 A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

Another book I want to read before the movie hits theaters later this year. I was already interested, and then I saw the preview for the movie. Geez, I almost cried! Such a sap.

I like supernatural elements married to grounded plots, so I have high hopes for this book.

(Also the drawings are beautiful.)

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3 Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice

I need to at least read one Anne Rice in my lifetime. Honestly it’s a shame I haven’t yet since I love supernatural books. I think I’m finally ready to come back to vampires now that the Twilight craze has calmed down.

Speaking of vampires…

4 Dracula – Bram Stoker

For October’s classic pick I’m going with the King Vamp himself, Dracula. (Bow Down Bitches!)

Frankenstein is one of my all-time favorite books and I hope that Dracula can reach such heights (or at least get really close!).

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5 What is Not Yours is Not Yours – Helen Oyeyemi

I don’t read a lot of short stories, Slade House is the only collection I’ve read the past few years.

This collection was getting a lot of buzz the beginning of the year. I really want to give short stories another try so I hope Oyeyemi can win me over.

6 Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

My first review last November was Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, and I decided to read another Murakami to celebrate one year of blogging. I’ve been waiting to read this book for months, so this one is definitely happening.

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7 Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

After I read Things Fall Apart this past summer I promised myself I would read more novels about Africa and from African authors. I feel like I’m well read in American/European books but lacking greatly in diversity beyond that.

I also heard about Homegoing and was immediately interested. I love books about multiple generations and large time spans, so I’m really excited to get to this book in November.

8 The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

This is like THE book right now. All I’ve been hearing is praise, and so I realized I had to bump this book up on my TBR. Also, getting my book signed by Whitehead got me super pumped (winning!).

Confession: I really want there to be a Harriet Tubman cameo. She was one badass lady.

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9 Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman

Just reading the synopsis is heartbreaking. The book is about a  character’s descent into mental illness. This is going to be a hard one to get though, but that makes it all the more important.

10 The Code of the Woosters – P.G. Wodehouse

This is a Book Club read for October, and I’m ready for a good laugh. I tend to drift towards dramatic books, so something light hearted will help shake things up.

That’s why I love being apart of book clubs. I’ve discovered so many books I love because of book clubs. Books I never would have picked up on my own.

My plug for the week: Hooray Book Clubs!

Did any of these books make your Fall TBR?


33 thoughts on “TTT: Books on my Fall TBR

  1. The only two I think I’ve read were Dracula and Interview with a Vampire. I enjoyed both of them. Dracula was a little longwinded in parts but overall… I could understand why it was a classic. Hope you enjoy reading these books! All the horror seems like a great way to get ready for halloween!

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  2. Great list. A Monster Calls is amazing. I’m hearing a lot about Homegoing and What is Yours is Not Yours. Norwegian Wood is very good although not my favorite Murakami (I liked Wind-Up Bird and need to read more). Enjoy your reading!

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  3. I thought The Girl on the Train was Okay and my biggest problem was I just had too high of expectations going into it but I’m so stoked for the movie! Challenger Deep was heartbreaking at times but it was also funny and charming and incredibly sweet, I agree it’s an incredibly important book to read and the author did a really good job of realistically portraying the struggle.

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    1. I’m glad to hear that about Challenger Deep. In regards to The Girl on the Train, I’m hoping that since its been some time and have level expectations, that it will at least be good. Maybe not great, but I’m hoping for good.


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