Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ttt: top ten books on my fall to-read list


This week's Top Ten Tuesday on the Broke and the Bookish is top ten books on your fall to-read list. I know I did one of these back in spring for Top Ten Tuesday, but I haven't gone back to check it since I wrote it. Fingers crossed I managed to read some of my choices. And another set of fingers crossed that I didn't roll any choices over to this list for fall!

TOP TEN TUESDAY:
Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Read List



The Imminent 

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
2. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

These are the books that I will be reading. For sure. No doubts (well, unless they're horrible and I decide to quit mid-way). Both are on hold at the library and once they arrive, they'll on deck. 


The Reputable

3. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
4. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
5. After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell

These are the three I'm most excited for. J.K. Rowling's for obvious reasons (her first book post-Potter! Possibly the most anticipated book in a decade! Is she able to write an entertaining adult novel?!? Who knows!). But Murakami and O'Farrell too. I've read a bit by them (Murakami-1, O'Farrell-2) but nowhere near enough. Can't wait to get my hands on them.


The Movie Stars

6. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
7. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

If not for their upcoming movie counterparts, these two wouldn't be on the top of my list. In fact, I wouldn't have even heard of Cloud Atlas. But in preparation for the movies, I hope to read them both soon.


The Current

8. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
9. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
10. Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore

Released within the last year and garnering wide acclaim, all three have gotten rave reviews from friends and family I trust. Hope they live up to the hype!


The Odd Ones Out

11. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
12. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Not only are they the only nonfiction, they're also falling off the edge of this meant to include only 10 list. It is Top Ten Tuesday, after all. But I couldn't keep them off!


What's on your fall to-read list? And are you excited for fall? Please say yes! I can't wait for chilly days, pulling out the jeans and scarves and jackets, leaves falling, baking with pumpkin, and of course, curling up with a good book :)

6 comments:

  1. I love how diverse your TTT is! While I've only read three books on your list (On the Road, Life of Pi, and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), I've heard good things about Cloud Atlas, Arcadia, Bird by Bird...well, basically everything else! You've got some great reading ahead of you. :)

    Thanks for sharing your list!

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  2. I've read quite a few of these-- Life of Pi is unforgettably amazing and yes, DEFINITELY read The Fault in our Stars. Arcadia and of course The Casual Vacancy are high on my tbr, too. Hope you enjoy all these books-- and the Life of Pi movie, which I absolutely can't wait for!

    My Top Ten

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  3. Fall is my favorite season! The chilly crisp days, bonfires, reading, cider.. love it all.

    Jack Kerouac has been a favorite of mine since I was a teenager. I will have to read Arcadia, it sounds really good! I also am a fan of Christoper Moore, so Sacre Bleu is a must read too.

    Have a great week!

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  4. Awesome list. Wind Up Bird Chronicle is a weird and wonderful Murakami. Tipping Point is a fun, interesting non-fiction read. Fault in Our Stars is great. I'm currently reading Cloud Atlas. It's been on my list forever, and I was also prompted to read it by the upcoming movie.

    I love your blog. I'm a new follower.

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  5. Pretty sure you're not going to find The Fault in Our Stars horrible... :)

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  6. Life of Pi was deservedly hyped... Get more excited! The Chaperone was the sort of book I liked to show off... It was just a cool read.

    I dont know Arcardia, but i love the Tom Stoppard?! Now Im inteigued!

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