Books on my fall to-read list | #TopTenTuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I’m going to be honest, I’m terrible with TBRs. I never, ever stick to them because I’m such a mood reader. BUT I am going to try. I swear!


Age of Myth (Legends of the First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan 
Someone help me. This book has been on my to-read list since before its release, which was 2 years ago. This is written by one of my favorite authors, so why haven’t I read it yet?

Down Station by Simon Morden 
I bought this in July, and I don’t want to have it set on my shelf for ages. Besides, fall seems like the perfect time to pick up some dystopian/fantasy reads.

The Mad Ship (Liveship Traders #2) by Robin Hobb
I need to continue with this series! I really enjoyed the first book, and I don’t want to take 10 years to read the books. Although at this rate, it will probably take me more than 10 years…

Dracula by Bram Stoker 
Fall includes October, and I’m trying to read more creepy/horror books. I have never read Dracula, which makes it the ultimate pick for my to-read list.

The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang
I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book. I have heard a lot of people say that it’s very dark and hard to read at times, so I’ll keep that in mind.


Ninefox Gambit (Machineries of the Empire #1) by Yoon Ha Lee 
Who knows what this is about? Not me. But it’s science fiction, and it’s diverse. Goodreads says the following: To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James 
A thriller on the list! This is about a journalist whose sister went missing near the ruins of an old school twenty years ago. During the renovations of the school, another body is found, and the journalist aims to uncover the secrets of the past.

The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy #1) by Jen Williams
To be honest, I have read the synopsis of this book 4 times and still couldn’t tell you what this book is about. All I’ve gathered from the premise, is that this is a fantasy novel and a group of characters go on a quest of some sort. Good enough for me!

Chasing Nirvana by Ellyn Oaksmith 
This seems like a beautiful lgbt+ contemporary story! It’s set in 1993, and it follows a girl called Fran who is nominated for prom queen. She then goes on a road trip with 4 friends, one of whom is her crush who may or may not be gay, to convince Nirvana to play at their prom.

The Last Wish (The Witcher #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski
There are multiple reasons I really want to read this. First, it fits in well with my project of reading a book from every single country in the world as the author is Polish. Second, it has been on my to-read list for a while. And third, I really want to get into this franchise! I bought a couple of The Witcher games a while back but have never played them either.

I have copies of all these books, whether in physical or e-book format, so I have absolutely no excuse. I need to read them this fall!
Have you read any of these books?
Which books are on your fall TBR?

22 thoughts on “Books on my fall to-read list | #TopTenTuesday

  1. Age of Myth is definitely a good book – not as lighthearted as the Riyria books, but it’s so neat to see a fantasy culture that’s slowly being built. And see how wrong the legends in Riyria got things. 🙂 I just read Ninefox Gambit and, honestly, I’m STILL not totally sure what it was about. I enjoyed it, it’s got diversity – both racial and sexual – by the boatload and nothing is made of it because for this world it’s perfectly normal, and is quite possibly the most unique book I’ve ever read. It’s just not a book to read with half-attention.


  2. The mad Ship is so great. My favorite of that trilogy. I hope you’ll love it too. I think you just need to go into Jen Williams books with no idea. They are a wild ride haha.


  3. Great list! I just finished The Poppy War and I LOVED The Last Wish. It helps that I Love the games. Sapkowski’s take on classic fairy tales was actually truly fresh and so fantastic. I also have Ninefox Gambit on my TBR and I’m lookih forward to it!


  4. I need to read more Robin Hobb, I enjoyed the first farseer book but just haven’t gotten to reading the next! Sullivan is also on my eventual list. I actually like the idea of Dracula more than my idea of reading it, but I think that’s mostly because I’d need to be in the mood and mindset for the classics these days.


  5. I literally finished reading Dracula last week. I picked it up to read around a decade ago and for some reason gave up on it. I have no idea why because I absolutely loved it! Happy reading! Xxx


  6. Great list! The Poppy War is on my TBR, too – I’ve heard similar things, that it’s very dark, but I think it’s more of a villain origin story than a story about traditional heroes so I’m very intrigued. I really need to read some Robin Hobb soon!


  7. Aaaaaaah you have some good reading ahead! Ninefox Gambit and The Ninth Rain are two of my favourite books, and I’m reading The Poppy War right now (about halfway through, I can vouch for this being very good!)

    I look forward to seeing what you think Ninefox and Ninth Rain were about when you finish them 😉


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