Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

TeaserTuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Tiara’s Pick:

ready player onepg. 222: "Just as with Dungeons of Daggorath,I was now playing a simulation within a simulation. A game within a game."

Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

toptentuesTop Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. They created the meme because they love lists. Who doesn’t love lists? They wanted to share these list with fellow book lovers and ask that we share in return to connect with our fellow book lovers. To learn more about participating in the challenge, stop by their page dedicated to it and dive in!

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Tiara’s Picks:

Since the school year has started for my kids, I’ve been really behind on all my reading–not that I already wasn’t. However, here’s a few picks that I’d like to read for the fall around homework and general kid craziness.

The Fifth SeasonThe Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Managed to snag this in audio format for $5 on Audible when they were having a members only sell, and it’s very high on my TBR pile, I knew I had to snatch it up for that price. Read Mogsy’s review of it here!

SpookSpook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach

Another recent audiobook addition after there was a huge Mary Roach sale on Audible. Seems fitting to read this for the upcoming Halloween season. I’ll probably read this in October around Halloween, my son’s birthday, and my first 5k Zombie Run!

The MartianThe Martian by Andy Weir

Again, last person in the world that hasn’t read this book despite rave reviews from friends and trusted book nerds. I will remedy that this fall! You’d think as much as I like this stuff that I’d be on top of this.

The Serpent SeaThe Serpent Sea by Martha Wells

I really enjoyed the first book in this trilogy, Cloud Roads, and I’ve been waiting for just the right moment to dive back into this wonderfully written world that Wells has presented readers. Fall feels like a good time to pick up the next books and get to reading.

Madame BovaryMadame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

And my non-speculative pick for fall, which I’ve had on a previous TTT list. The scandalous (in it’s day!) novel of a country doctor’s wife who takes a lover after becoming bored with her life and the consequences of such actions. This is part of my personal movement to read more classic literature.

Mogsy’s Picks:

I’ve wanted to do a Top Ten Tuesday for a long time! I figured I’d make my first one an easy one, since I’m never lacking for books to read and there are a lot of titles on my fall TBR. Much thanks to Tiara for letting me join the fun this week. There’s tons of books I’m looking forward to in  the few months, but here are some that are must-reads or that I can hardly wait for.

Tower of Thorns Tower of Thorns by Juliet Mariller

Hands down, this is my most anticipated book this fall — heck, this year. It’s the sequel to last year’s Dreamer’s Pool which was my first Juliet Marillier book. What took me so long to finally read her work, I have no idea, but it made me an instant fan. I’m hoping Tower of Thorns will be just as beautiful and powerful.

MysticMystic by Jason Denzel

This was a relatively new addition to my to-read pile, but the more I hear about it the more excited I get. Featuring a tale about a low-born teenage girl taking on the mantle of Mystic apprentice, this book sounds like it has great Adult and Young Adult crossover appeal. To win her place as a master of the Myst, she must prove her worthiness by passing three trials against other candidates vying for the position.

IlluminaeIlluminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Not gonna lie, the moment I laid eyes on this book and all its visual components, I wanted to leap into it right then and there. For all I know, the story could be a total bust but I confess I am intrigued by the unconventional format and the artistic design and text displays. I’ve not read anything by Amie Kaufman, but I did enjoy Jay Kristoff’s Lotus War trilogy so I have high hopes that this will be pretty good.

Our Lady of the IceOur Lady of the Ice by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The setting is Antarctica, and four people —  A female detective, a gangster’s right-hand man, a mysterious aristocrat, and an android — within a glass dome in the southern most city in the world will shape the future of it forever. Sounds awesome, doesn’t? I’ve read both CRC’s adult and YA books and enjoyed them, so I’ve been on the lookout for Our Lady of the Ice ever since she talked about it on her Q&A with me on The BiblioSanctum.

The Shards of HeavenThe Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston

Historical fantasy can be tricky, because I think I have to have interest in the time period and/or historical figures involved before I can get excited about it. No problem here, though. This book chronicles the power struggle between Octavian and Mark Antony and Cleopatra after the assassination of Julius Caesar. The mention of Antony and Cleopatra’s daughter Selene in the description also grabbed my attention right away, because I think she’s one of the most fascinating women in history.

18 Comments on “Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR”

  1. Great list, ladies! 🙂 I didn’t do a TTT, but if I had to pick which books I’m looking forward to reading this fall… I’d say Leigh Bardugo’s Ruin and Rising, Mackenzi Lee’s This Monstrous Thing, Anna-Marie McLemore’s The Weight of Feathers, and Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind. (Yes, I know. I’m behind on a lot of things. *lol*) I’ve also got a few historical fiction books I want to catch up on, too.

    @ Tiara: You’re not the only one who hasn’t read The Martian yet. And I want to check it out now, too, just to see what everyone is talking about. As for The Fifth Season, I finished that last night – and WOW. It might be my new favorite book of 2015.

    @ Mogsy: Thank you for indirectly reminding me that I need to check out Dreamer’s Pool. 😉 I’m definitely looking forward to reading your thoughts on Towers of Thorns and Mystic. Also, Our Lady of the Ice hasn’t been on my radar, but now that you and Tammy @ Books Bones & Buffy listed it this week I might have to check it out on Goodreads.

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    • Gah, read The Martian! How do I still have friends who haven’t that yet, I thought I’d been pretty thorough in getting all up in everyone’s faces and bugging the hell out of all of you about it 😉

      And yes yes yes, Dreamer’s Pool. Mystic also looks great, doesn’t it? It was a pretty new discovery, but I’m glad it made its way on my radar! 🙂

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  2. I really want to read Illuminae and The Martian too^^ I actually own a copy of Illuminae, so really that one should have made my list this week too >.< Our Lady of the Ice sounds really cool (hehe) too XD Oh and I actually read Madame Bovary back in my University days as a study book, but since I'm French, we studied it in French, which probably wasn't the best way to do it…I really should reread it in English! Awesome picks ladies! ♥

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  3. Just looking at all these lists makes me want to put my life on hold and burrow under the covers for a month or two with a huge pile of books, LOL! Awesome picks, I’m dying to read The Fifth Season, The Martian was the most fun I’ve had in a long time, and Mogsy, you and I have a couple of the same titles. (Which is to be expected since we both have amazing taste in books;-))

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    • My thoughts exactly! I’m not usually taken by shiny things and pretty presentation, but in this case I took a look and it’s like whoa I HAVE to check this out. Let’s hope it’s not all look and no substance! 🙂

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  4. I can’t wait for Tower of Thorns! I just finally read The Dreamer’s Pool, so it is all very fresh for me. My preorder is already on lock. 😀 Illuminae was a really cool experience. The story was good, but the format really brought it to the next level.

    And The Martian is one I hope to get to in the next week or so. I would love to read it before the movie comes out, which is super quick now.

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    • I hope you enjoy the Martian! I really enjoyed it, I can’t believe Tiara hasn’t read it yet…my own co-blogger! 😉

      And glad to hear about Illuminae! I hope to start it by the end of the week 🙂

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  5. Ahh, Tower of Thorns. I can’t wait for that book. So excited.
    I’m seeing a lot of Illuminae – it seems to be quite widely anticipated – I’ll look forward to the reviews for that one.
    Lynn 😀

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  6. Juuust got the ARC of Tower of Thorns… so I should hurry up and get round to the first book! (My favourite Marillier is probably Heart’s Blood, but these sound up my alley too.) I want Our Lady of the Ice so much!

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