As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at my other blog– The Broke & the Bookish! This week we are talking about all the books on our Fall 2012 t0-be-read list! I’m not always good at sticking to a reading list but these are the ones I’m going to try and make a priority this Fall!
As with my Summer reading list (which I kind of failed at), I’m again trying to make it a point to not neglect some “older” books that I own or just have been on my radar for a long time.
1. Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling: For the love of puppies! Ok, you know what guys. I give in. I’m sick of confessing the dirty little secret about my lack of Harry Potter reading and feeling like I’m missing out based upon your shock and disgust at my admission. I’m going to sit the hell down and read this. I expect all sorts of cheering and popping of champagne because the last person in the world to have not read Harry Potter is rectifying that wrong.
2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: This was on my summer reading list but then I let my little sister borrow it and I’m determined to get it back soon!
3. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski: I always have to pick at least 1-2 scary/creepy novels in the Fall to get me in the Halloween spirit! I have had this book on my shelf since 2008 and I really should just read it already. I’ve heard it’s really creepy and messes with your mind. I honestly have no idea what to expect.
4. Across The Universe by Beth Revis: It’s time, friends. I’ve met her twice and she was fantastical and funny and everything she said about her books made me want to read them. I just have been slow about it apparently. I’m so ready!
What’s Left Of Me by Kat Zhang: I was really excited when this showed up on my doorstep for review this summer but I was so busy in the final months leading up to my wedding that I just didn’t get around to it. It sounds like a refreshing dystopian series and I’m hoping to not be let down! I’ve seen good things mostly about it but we’ll see. I’ve taken a little dystopian break recently (because I was reading TOO much of it) but now I’m excited to pick up some titles.
Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio: Readers of my blog know that I love my adult fiction too so this one is definitely on my to-read list for the Fall. I’ve heard wonderful things about this author’s books so I’m going to give this one a go. It sounds so intriguing — a boy goes missing in 1933 during a snowstorm and a reporter in the present day vows to uncover the truth about what happened and somehow she is linked to the mother of the missing boy. Sounds suspenseful and I’ve also heard it’s a bit heartbreaking.
34 Pieces Of You by Carmen Rodriques: ” A dark and moving novel—reminiscent of Thirteen Reasons Why—about the mystery surrounding a teenage girl’s fatal overdose.” That’s the blurb. You know me. You know dark and moving books are always on my radar. And I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with the author at the Simon & Schuster cocktail party during this year’s BEA week. She spoke a little bit on her book during the panel portion and I was sold!
Touching The Surface by Kimberly Sabatini: I’m picky about the paranormal I read but the moment I saw this one it sounded up my alley! I’m digging books set in the afterlife lately.
Send Me A Sign by Tiffany Schmidt: I know this is going to be a snot-bubbles-flying-out-of-my-nose-while-I-bawl kind of read. I can just tell. Right away, it deals with cancer. Yep, bing bang boom. I’m a goner. Secondly, it’s from the point of view of a teen whose world changes when she finds out she has cancer and she’s now facing death. I foresee a lot of soul searching and thinking after something like this.
Breathe by Sarah Crossan: Yes, another dystopian has made it on my list but I was so giddy about this one during the HarperTeen blogger preview during BEA this year. It’s a post-apocolyptic world where the survivors depend on produced oxygen to live in their confined area; oxygen that is manufactured by a corporation called Breathe. Three teens then end up leaving the protected area and it seems as though they learn some pretty shocking secrets once they leave. The world sounds fascinating and I’m smelling some sort of complicated government conspiracy or something.
ANDDD because I like cheating on Top Ten Tuesday lists I’m adding a number 11.
11. Prodigy by Marie Lu: The LOVELY and wonderful Heidi from Bunbury in the Stacks sent this to me and I’ve been tryinggg to wait until closer to the date it comes out (JANUARY!) but I just cannot wait any longer to find out what happens!
What books are on your TBR list for the Fall? Ready any of the ones on my list? Are any on your list?