Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR list

Hello Everyone! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. for the past week or so…I’ve been very very busy. Since today is Tuesday I thought I’d participate in the “Top Ten Tuesday” link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


The theme for today is “Top Ten Books On My Fallย  TBR List,” so today I’ll be sharing the books I plan to read this fall. I only read about half the books on my summer TBR list, so I hope I do a little bit better this fall!

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR list:

1. The Alchemy of Air by Thomas Hager

This book was on my summer TBR list, and I just started it yesterday. I borrowed this copy from Beth over at Science and Cupcakes, and I’m excited to read it!

2. The Passage by Justin Cronin

This creepy thriller was massively hyped a few years ago, and I recently checked out the audiobook version from the library. It totals in at a whopping 29 parts (most audiobooks have 9-13 parts), so I’m not THAT optimistic that I will actually finish it before winter…but it will be fun trying!

3. Dracula by Bram Stoker

This classic is one of the 100 books from the BBC list that I’ve been working through,and I think would be perfect to read around Halloween!

4.. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This book was also on my summer TBR list and probably several other lists too…I really really want to read it this fall!

5. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

This books has gotten largely positive reviews, and I recently checked out the audiobook from the library. I hope to get to it soon!

6. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

This is another book from the BBC list and one I’ve wanted to read for a long time. There is nearly always a waiting list for it at the library, so I’ll have to get my dibs on it soon!

7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I don’t read a lot of science fiction novels, but this one has received overwhelmingly positive reviews. I have the audiobook version, and I’m excited to start reading it!

8. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

This book was also on my summer TBR list, and I still stand by what I said then: “A non-fiction book that reads like fiction? Yes please.”

9. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

This massively hyped novel about Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley has been on my TBR list for a long time. Like many other books on this TBR list, I now have the audiobook version so it is likely it will actually get read soon!

10. Little Night by Luanne Rice

I’ve never read a Luanne Rice novel before, but this one received good reviews so I thought I’d give it a go this fall!


What’s on your fall “to-read” list?


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. riverand
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 10:04:44

    I can NOT believe you have “Ready Player One” on your Fall list too! I’m looking forward to starting that book soon. I’ve been debating whether or not I should go audio or paper!


  2. Jay
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 11:51:33

    Rebecca is probably the most universally liked book that I recommend to those who are looking for something to read and seek my advice. Everyone always is blown away by it. Wait until you meet the evil Mrs. Danvers…

    The Kite Runner was very good, but a little disturbing too.

    The Passage was a page turner but maybe a little over-hyped which left my expectations unreasonably high. Read this one soon because the sequel is coming out in October, I think.

    Happy reading!


    • exlibrisheather
      Sep 04, 2012 @ 18:58:03

      Thank you! I’m very excited to read all 3 of these. Many of the reviews I’ve read about The Passage also mentioned it being a tid bit over-hyped…so hopefully my expectations won’t be too high and I can just enjoy the reading experience!


  3. Jamie B. (@brokeandbookish)
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 11:56:38

    I haven’t read any of these except Rebecca (LOVE!! Also loved My Cousin Rachel) but I have so many of them on my bookshelf (The Kite Runner, The Paris Wife, Dracula) or on my TBR list (Ready Player One & The Tiger’s Wife & The Passage).

    Here’s my list:


  4. Laura
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 15:56:09

    I should have put Ready Player One on my list. I’m pretty excited about that one. I’m also thinking about reading The Passage this fall in anticipation of the sequel.


    • exlibrisheather
      Sep 04, 2012 @ 19:00:35

      Surely you can still squeeze RPO in? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m also kind of hoping to get The Passage read before the sequel comes out…but I gotta admit I’m a little intimidated because it is so long!


  5. tinalinatime
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 16:25:35

    My husband read Dracula a few years ago and loved it so much it inspired him to write songs about it! haha Hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Tanya Patrice
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 22:50:49

    I didn’t love The Tiger’s Wife, but thought Ready Player One was fantastic – and The Passage is one I want to read too. Hope you get to all these during Fall ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Lucy
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 01:13:20

    I’m excited for you that you’re listening to RPO! The audio is fantastic. The Passage is a long audiobook – wow, intimidating! But I hear it’s great. I only read about half of the books from my summer list too, but that’s how it goes sometimes. Hope all your fall books are winners!


  8. Beth
    Sep 06, 2012 @ 11:12:37

    I hope you like The Alchemy of Air as much as I did! Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is also one of my favorites, and it doesn’t hurt that John Cusak is in the movie version. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    My TBR list has definitely grown after I read your post. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  10. experiencelit
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 23:50:12

    I was extremely hyped about “Ready Player One” as well until I read it. This was my first “entertainment” novel for the summer, and the dust jacket had me sold, but unfortunately it didn’t live up to expectations at all. I wasn’t over-critical, but I won’t even talk about why I found it so displeasing until you’ve read it, because like a few of you, I heard great things about it. I’m curious to get your thoughts when you’re finished.


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