Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is: Top Ten (or Eleven) Books On My Fall TBR List

As all readers, my TBR list is sometimes overwhelming. No matter how much I read, it just continues to grow. The biggest problem with this is that there are just so many good books to read. I’ve narrowed down my list to the ten I am MOST excited about this fall. Some are upcoming releases, and some have been out for awhile, I just haven’t stumbled upon them yet:


1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (release date - October 22) - aaahhhh!!! Only 35 days left! I am beyond excited for this book. That is all. Beyond excited. Although, at the same time, it’s a little bittersweet to have the end of one of my favorite series so close in sight.

2. Champion by Marie Lu (release date - November 5) - another series end that I am eagerly anticipating. I have my fingers crossed that everything ends happily for Day and June, but based on some of Marie Lu’s tweets, I’m getting nervous. Please end well, please end well!

3. Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles (release date - October 1) - I think I’m most excited about this book because of the excitement my students have; some of them are keeping a countdown to release day (and the day I inevitably buy it for our classroom library and watch the girls fight over who gets it first!). Simone is always a go-to recommendation; I’m sure this will be no different.

4. Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller (release date - September 24) - I already know this book is going to make me cry. I already know it’s going to be heart-wrenching, beautiful and it’s going to touch my soul. I only hope I don’t cry too much, because red, puffy eyes are really not my look.


5. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - this is kind of cheating because I actually started this book yesterday (oh well). I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book (seriously rave reviews), and after the first chapter, I’m already hooked!

6. Wonder by R.J. Palacio - I am SERIOUSLY late to the party on this one! I already know this is a book that I will recommend over and over again to my students (possible read aloud?). Now, all I have to do is read it. I’m excited to finally “Choose Kind”.

7. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau - dystopia? Count me in. After a self-imposed dystopian hiatus, I’m ready to jump back in. This seems like the perfect book for the job!

         The Chaos of Stars

8. Just One Day by Gayle Forman - the blurb says “Shakespeare, travel, and love.” Is there any question why this is on my TBR list? Plus, I love Gayle Forman’s writing; If I Stay still haunts me (in a good way).

9. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - I don’t know a lot about this book, other than I’ve seen reviews all over the place. I read Holly Black’s Doll Bones and I’m excited to give one of her YA titles a try. This book seems creepy and romantic at the same time - intriguing!

10. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan - like Wonder, this is a middle grade book, but I still think it will resonate with me and my students. My heart already feels for Willow and I don’t even know her yet. I hope this one lives up to the emotional hype I’ve been reading about it.

11. The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White - yep, I'm cheating; I needed 11 choices. I loved Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy series, and this book features allusions to mythology - I am totally in!


  1. Wonder should be on my list as well, need to read that one before my students do this year. :)

    My Top Ten

  2. I hope you love Wonder and Just One Day - they're both personal favorites! A couple of these made my list as well, though I'm also planning to read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer soon (I had so many books I wanted to use that I ended up narrowing it down to books soon-to-be-released!). Excellent list. :)

  3. I very much enjoyed The Testing, though it is quite close to Hunger Games!

    My Fall TBR

  4. Jen--I just got Wonder. It's at the top of my list. Let's have a reading party.

  5. Jen--I just got Wonder. It's at the top of my list. Let's have a reading party.