Tammy’s Top Ten Books On My Fall Reading List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they come up with a different Top Ten list so bloggers can share with each other. This week is SO hard for me! I started out with twenty-three books for a list with only ten spots, and I had to really narrow it down. Fall is typically one of the biggest seasons for new book releases, so it doesn’t surprise me that there are so many choices! But I did manage to slash my list down to ten, so here are the Top Ten books I can’t wait to read this fall, in order of release date:

Origin by Jessica Khoury. Release date: Today! I’ve had this book on my TBR for a long time, and it finally hits stores today. I can’t wait to read this story that takes place in the jungle, and from what I understand, involves jaguars and other jungle animals. And there’s romance too!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Release date: September 18. I love love love Maggie Stiefvater! This book’s been getting some good reviews, and the story sounds good too: ghosts, a private boys’ school, true love…what a great mix. I can’t wait!

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. Release date: September 18. I’ve been reading Jay’s blog for a few months now, and this guy is crazy funny. I mean, he really doesn’t take himself seriously at all. Which is good. And his book’s been getting all sorts of amazing reviews, so I’m looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the hype.

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling. Release date: September 27. OK, seriously now, how can you not be curious about this book? OK, the cover leaves a lot to be desired, but I’m sure half the people on the planet are dying to see what her follow-up to Harry Potter is going to be like.

Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch. Release date: October 1. The reviews on this one are a bit mixed, but I’m still excited to read what’s under the gorgeous cover. A fence that holds back monsters and a father with a secret project? Sounds right up my alley.

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Release date: October 2. A book about a bookstore! What could be better? This sounds amazing. It takes place in a very unusual San Francisco bookstore. Goodreads says “…it evokes the fairy-tale charm of Haruki Murakami.” Wow!

Velveteen by Daniel Marks. Release date: October 9. I came across this book months ago, and forgot about it until I was trying to narrow down the books for this Top Ten. Velveteen is dead and in purgatory, and she wants to haunt the man who killed her. Awesome…

The Twelve by Justin Cronin. Release date: October 16. I’ve been dreaming and talking about this follow-up to The Passage for a long time, and it’s right around the corner. I’ll definitely have to make time in October to read this.

Rebel Heart by Moira Young. Release date: October 30. I’m a bit confused by the title of this book, the follow-up to Blood Red Road. It looks like the title is “Dust Lands” but I think that’s the name of the series. Anyway, I’m hoping it’s good. I loved Blood Red Road.

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor. Release date: November 6. Drum roll please…words cannot tell you how excited I am to read this book! I’m trying to get an ARC, but so far no luck. I hope it lives up to Daughter of Smoke & Bone!

I’d love to see your top ten books for fall!

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Posted September 4, 2012 by Tammy in Top Ten / 10 Comments


10 responses to “Tammy’s Top Ten Books On My Fall Reading List

  1. Great list! I haven’t read Blood Red Road or Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet, but they’re on my list! Also, I’m really excited about Stormdancer!

  2. I will have to read the Laini Taylor series, it sounds really good! I really want to read The Casual Vacancy too!!

    Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by my blog, we do have some of the same books on our lists. 🙂

  3. I hear ya, Tammy – it was hard narrowing down the list this week! The Robin Sloan book sounds really cool, and I like the look of Magisterium. Hope you enjoy Origin and all your fall reads!

  4. Wonderful list! I think I need to add a few more to mine now! I’m so excited you’re speechless about Days of Blood and Starlight, too 🙂 Let me know if you get an ARC!

  5. Kat

    Loved this list– it gave me a couple new books for my tbr. The Magisterium looks/sounds awesome and so does Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore. I could never resist a book about a bookstore or library, either. The Raven Boys and Stormdancer are among my most coveted, too, and the Casual Vacancy– well, of course. Hope you get to check all these fantastic books off your tbr.

  6. This is a great list! I’m definitely excited about both Casual Vacancy and Origin. I’ve heard so many great things about Origin and can’t wait to see Rowling step outside the Harry Potter world. Magisterium sounds like one to add to my own TBR list!

  7. You have such a great list! I’ve heard good things about Raven Boys. I haven’t read any of Maggie Stiefvater’s books, but this one seems like something I would pick up. Ohh and Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore sounds like a fun read. I want to pick it up! Yay for having Stormdancer and The Casual Vacancy on your list! I cannot wait for both of them to come out. Thank you for stopping by my blog :).

  8. Velveteen sounds really cool.. I’m definitely adding it to my tbr list!! The Raven Boys seems like a really popular choice, I might have to check that out as well! Thanks for stopping by My TTT!! 🙂

  9. I allllmost picked up a copy of Origin today! Really looking forward to The Raven Boys and Days of Blood and Starlight too! 🙂