10 Amazing Books I Want to Read this Fall | TOP TEN TUESDAY

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I haven’t posted a blog post in a week and I apologise but I start university next week and all the moving and preparation has kept me pretty busy! I do plan on posting two reviews this week and scheduling some posts so I don’t run out of content once uni begins. If you have some tips on how you balance school/work and blogging, please let me know!

This week’s TTT prompt revolves around Fall TBRs. I suck at sticking to TBRs however since this TBR is for the whole of autumn I feel like it will be more flexible and realistic. Last week’s prompt, Hidden Gems, was really fun and helped me find a lot of underrated books I’m interested in, some of which I’ve included in this TBR list!

Books I Want to Read This Fall

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1. Beartown by Fredrik Backman

This one has been on my TBR for a few months now and I think fall would be the perfect season to finally read it. I haven’t read the synopsis of this book but it was recommended to me when I was looking for a book with a similar vibe to Little Fires Everywhere. Although I don’t know what it’s about, I’ve heard amazing things about the author and the first line of the book already has me hooked.

2. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

I originally wasn’t going to read this book because I’ve heard some really mixed things about it, but in the end my curiosity got the better of me and I ended up buying it yesterday. Oops. Yet again, I have no clue what it’s about just that people either absolutely love it or hate it (and I really hope I’ll be the former). Either way I’m excited to be reading my first Holly Black book!

3. Vicious or A Darker Shade of Magic or just any V.E. Schwab book

I feel extremely late to the party. I don’t know why I haven’t read these books yet, I own both of them and have been following V.E. Schwab on Twitter for years. I feel like the hype surrounding her books is huge so my expectations are really high and I just don’t want to be disappointed. I definitely want to read one of her books by the end of the year, so do let me know which one I should start with!

4. Scythe by Neil Schusterman

I’ve always heard great things about Neil Schusterman’s books and this series seems to be the most loved. My sister just recently finished reading it along with the sequel and although she’s not big on YA, she massively enjoyed it so I can only imagine how good it is!

5. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Confession time: I am not a fan of The Raven Cycle series. I’ve read the first three books and although I loved the characters, I found the storyline really dull and boring. However, I really do enjoy Maggie Stiefvater’s writing and the premise of The Scorpio Races sounds so intriguing. It centres around the Scorpio Races, a yearly competition where riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses until the finish line; most of them dying in the process. The MC Puck Connolly accidentally enters the competition, the first girl to do so, and I’m guessing suspense and action ensue!

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6. Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Earlier this year I finally finished reading The Lunar Chronicles and it has since become one of my favourite series. I am now wanting to read anything Marissa Meyer publishes, which means reading her new sci-fi/fantasy trilogy. Yesterday I stumbled across the book with the US cover and immediately went to buy it because the UK cover isn’t nearly as pretty. The sequel comes out in November so I should be able to get to it before then!

7. Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider

Most of the YA contemporary books I’ve read this year have been really disappointing so I’ve been looking for ones that I think I’d really enjoy. I read Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything years back and really enjoyed it so I’m hoping I’ll like her newest release just as much!

8. Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

For last week’s prompt, Jo from Book Lovers Blog, highlighted some underrated books by UK authors and it really inspired me to pick up more UKYA books. It made me realise that even though I live in London, I mostly read and talk about books by American authors. I decided to change that by purchasing Holly Bourne’s newest book. It’s been getting amazing reviews and it seems like it has great mental health representation so I’m very excited to get to it.

9. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

I’ve never read a Jodi Picoult book even though I’ve been meaning to for ages. All her books seem to explore controversial topics and start interesting discussions and this one is no exception. A Spark of Light follows a hostage situation at a women’s reproductive health services clinic that tackles the complicated issue of abortion and what it means to be a good parent. It comes out in October and I am so ready.

10. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

I’ve been seeing this book everywhere on the blogosphere recently and it looks like such a fun and quick read! I don’t know much about the storyline only that’s it enemies to lovers, and honestly that’s all I really need to know. I don’t read a lot of adult romance books but this one sounds too good to pass up on.

3Have you read any of the books on my list? Are any on your TBR? What book are you looking forward to reading the most this fall? Do you have any books by UK authors to recommend? Let’s chat in the comments 

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32 thoughts on “10 Amazing Books I Want to Read this Fall | TOP TEN TUESDAY

  1. Lois says:

    Love seeing Beartown on this list, it made mine as well. It seems like a perfect book to read when the weather turns haha. I am also 10% on board you reading any V. E. Schwab novel. I’d say if you’re looking for a series go for Shades of Magic, if not than Vicious can be read like a standalone. Good luck with the move to university. I’m sure you’ll have an incredible time. 😀

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  2. savb says:

    I’m late to the party too on the Shades of Magic series. Also I can’t wait to hear what you think about The Cruel Prince. I haven’t read it either and I’m kind of uncertain about it. I’m going to get it from my library soon.

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  3. Brianna @ Brianna the Bookworm says:

    Oh I hope you love Schwab’s books when you get the chance the read them! I only recently read Shades of Magic and Vicious, but she’s already become one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more from her 🙂 Happy reading!!

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  4. may says:

    this is a fantastic listtt!! the cruel prince and a darker shade of magic are such GREAT books im positive youre going to love them!

    between the two schwab books, i adored them both, vicious was such an incredibly unique read (anti-heros and science and death) and for a darker shade of magic, the first 2 books are great and fun fantasy reads but book 3. book 3 is another level, gosh its so worth it to get through the first two books just for book 3 bc its THAT good.

    good luck and i hope you love all these books here ❤

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    • Mara says:

      I’m currently 100 pages away from finishing The Cruel Prince and you were totally right- I LOVE IT!
      Oh wow I didn’t think I could get more excited about reading V.E. Schwab’s books but now I definitely am!! Reading either Vicious or ADSOM or both is definitely my goal for the fall 😀

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  5. iloveheartlandx says:

    Wow you have some great books on this list! A Darker Shade of Magic is one of my favourite books, so def recommend that, and I just finished and really enjoyed Vicious, so basically just read anything Schwab because her books are so GOOD. Scythe was also really good, though personally I prefer the author’s Unwind series. I’m also planning on reading A Spark of Light this autumn and am really excited for it, I hope you enjoy it too.
    Also, since you mentioned about starting Uni, I did a post last year giving tips to student book bloggers about how to balance blogging and work, so I’ll leave the link for you and I hope you find it helpful. If you have any other questions about balancing Uni and work then drop me a message on Twitter, I’ve been blogging all the way through Uni and I’m in my fourth year now, so I have lots of tips!

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    • Mara says:

      Yess I’m so excited to get to her books, I’m sure I’ll enjoy whichever one I choose to read first! 😀
      Once I finish Scythe, I’ll definitely check out the Unwind series too. I don’t hear it mentioned a lot these days but I know it’s supposed to be amazing!
      Thanks for the link! I read your post and it was really helpful!! When I started uni last year I read a total of 2 books so it wasn’t the best, so I’m hoping I can manage better in my second year. I really appreciate it when more experienced bloggers write helpful posts like that for others, the advice is always spot-on and really useful 😀


      • iloveheartlandx says:

        Let me know how you find them! Yeah it’s an older series, so it tends to get forgotten about sometimes, but it is really good. No problem! I had the same problem in my first year of Uni, I read barely anything because I was so busy trying to juggle everything and I didn’t really know any other student book bloggers, so I wanted to write the advice that I wish I’d had-I’m glad you found it helpful 🙂


  6. Raven @ Dreamy Addictions says:

    Love this list! I haven’t read Cruel Prince either! I’ve added it on my December TBR! I loved Hating Game! It’s one of my favorite ROM-COM’s! I hope you enjoy it when you finally get to it. Renegades was an enjoyable read but it wasn’t that great. ADSOM is also on my TBR! I’ve heard great things about that series. I’m planning to pick it up after I’ve read the The Villains series.

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    • Mara says:

      I’m currently 100 pages away from finishing The Cruel Prince and I must say, it’s really good!! Can’t wait to see what you think of it! And yay I’m so excited to read The Hating Game, I already know I’ll love it 😀
      It’s such as shame Renegades didn’t live up to the Lunar Chronicles, but I’m still looking forward to reading it and who knows maybe the sequel will redeem the series?


  7. sinaunknown says:

    Great list! I have read three of Jodi Picoult`s books so far and it`s true that her books always tackle difficult topics so be ready for a lot of emotions and possibly tears. As for my autumn books: I guess I`ll try to simply read as many books from my TBR pile as possible but I would also love to finally read the HP series again sometime…


  8. Sammie @ The Writerly Way says:

    So much yes to reading Scythe! I hope you enjoy it. I absolutely am in love with the series and just can’t wait for the third book. 😀

    I fell in the category of one of the people who LOVED The Cruel Prince! If you like Dark Fantasy, I think you’ll like it. But if you don’t like things that are too dark, then probably not. That seems to be mostly where the divide is.

    Beartown is on my list, too. xD It’s also been on my list for a while. Yay for being slackers!

    Your TBR has a bunch of good books on it. 🙂


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