Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR
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!
pg. 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
Top 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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.