Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Top 10 Books on my Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is books on my fall TBR list. This is super fun for me because of course I don't keep an ongoing TBR list anymore for my own sanity, but I do love making lists, especially lists of books to read!

My top book I wanted to read this fall was A Gentleman in Moscow, which I've already read. Let's see what else is (or might be?) in store for me soon!

I have these first 6 books on hold at the library:

1. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
I am super excited about this forthcoming novel from the author of Where'd You Go Bernadette! But I am also afraid it won't live up to my expectations.

2. The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
Another horror novel from the author of my favorite book from last year, Daughters Unto Devils. I should have my hands on a copy any day now!

3. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
Humorous essays about feminism? Yes please. A couple of coworkers have recommended this one.

4. White Trash: the 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
This piqued my interest because I haven't seen a book about class in America since Class by Paul Fussell. I'm very interested in economic equality, which I think is at the root of most of our problems.

5. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Also on vaguely the same topic, but from a more personal angle. This is one of the top requested books in my library system right now.

6. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
From the author of Everything, Everything which I really liked, the main character's family is about to be deported from the US back to Jamaica.

Other books I'm definitely reading:

7. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This will be a re-read, but it's a contender for our community read so I need to refresh my memory. At least that's my excuse for reading it again. final book I need to read for the community read committee. I do like being on this committee, but it's also nice to be done with the reading.

8. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
I'll be attending a performance of this play in December, as part of my year of Shakespeare and I want to read it first.

9. Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson
This is the November book for my Not-So-Young Adult Book Group. I suggested it because I'm always interested in Russian history, and Anderson is a great author.

So that's nine. There are several other books on my radar (and on my ereader) but I think my priority this fall might be....

10. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
I bought this impulsively a few years ago and although I keep hearing how good it is, I somehow keep managing to not read it. Sometimes I think of it and want to save it for fall, as though that is the only time to read horror, but perhaps this fall will actually be the time I pick it up!

I have so much good reading to look forward to this fall! What about you? What are you planning to read in the next couple of months?


Unknown said...

I want The Sun is Also a Star too!

Lynn said...

Great list! I loved The Tempest! Shakespeare is the best! Also really want to read Station Eleven as well! Happy reading!

Lindsay said...

I just added "Hillbilly Elegy" to my to-read list. I had seen it a couple other places but finally looked it up, and it sounds so interesting. Plus we just spent three years living in Ohio and I love reading about places we've been -- even if they're difficult and sad, like this one sounds.

The new Maria Semple is on my list too, and I hope you enjoy "Station Eleven" as much as I did! Definitely a different take on post-apocalyptic fiction.

3goodrats said...

This will be my second reading of Station Eleven, which I totally loved the first time and I'm sure I'll love it again. Hillbilly Elegy and White Trash both appeal to me as someone who grew up in rural Maine even though I now live in an urban area. I think country people and city people misunderstand each other a lot.

Girl About Library said...

Hillbilly Elegy looks super interesting. I so hope that i find the time to read it this winter. That is so neat that it is one of the top requested books in your library system right now- not what you might expect!