This list was a tricky one—somehow, we are both getting to the ends of our TBR shelves! But we do have a handful of book we’re looking forward to reading this fall. Thanks as always to That Arts Reader Girl for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday!
Shadows of Evil by Brandon Sanderson — I loved The Alloy of Law, and I can’t wait to jump back into the Mistborn world with the second Wax and Wayne book.
Beloved by Toni Morrison — I have been floored by every Morrison book I’ve read so far, and this is one of her more famous works. I’m sure it’s going to be a powerful read.
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson — Malazan Book of the Fallen is one fantasy series I’ve heard a lot about but haven’t ventured into yet. I know this book is supposed to be quite dense, but I have a notepad ready!
Shopgirl by Steve Martin — This book was a birthday gift from my recently passed grandfather, and I can’t wait to dig in and see if I can find a bit of him in it.
There but for the by Ali Smith — Yet another author who has yet to disappoint. I don’t even know what this one is about, since I don’t read the jacket flaps of Ali Smith books anymore. Why would I need to?
Shirley by Charlotte Bronte — I was so happy to find a copy of this at a used book store in Seattle. It seems like I’m always on the hunt for other Charlotte Bronte books and I finally found this one in impeccable condition.
The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles — The follow-up to The Edge of Everything is one that I’ve been waiting for since I read the last pages of the first book. Very excited to find out what’s next for our cast of characters.
The Imposters by Scott Westerfeld — Although it’s not the follow-up to Afterworlds (which desperately needs to be written), I’m looking forward to going back into the Uglies world and exploring it a bit more. I’ve been reading books set in this world since I was about 11 years old and it’s been fun to see how my perspective has changed on it over the years.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott — My mom and aunts are named after characters from this classic and though I’ve seen the movie and read a condensed version when I was a kid, I’ve never actually taken the time to read the original. Finally going to dive into it!
Lullabies by Lang Leav — I rarely read poetry so this one should be an interesting diversion from everything else I’m reading.