Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List.
Recent & Forthcoming Books on My Fall TBR
Here are some of the books I’m looking forward to reading this fall. Bear in mind that I’ve already read a bunch of books that will be coming out this fall (as ARCs), so those aren’t on this list. And because some of these are ARCs, they may not be actually published until this winter. I’ve included publication dates so you’ll know how long you have to wait!
The Masked City (Sept. 6) is a sequel to last spring’s The Invisible Library (review), a gaslamp alternate-universes fantasy with a great premise (librarians, dragon-shifters, and political/magical intrigue.) I’m also looking forward to book 3, The Burning Page.
A Terrible Beauty (Oct. 11) is the 11th book in the Lady Emily series of historical mysteries set in Victorian high society. I still haven’t read some of the books in the middle of the series, but I really enjoyed the first two as well as the most recent two, The Counterfeit Heiress (review) and The Adventuress (review.)
The Inheritance (Nov. 1) is another historical mystery in on of my favorite series in that genre, featuring excellent writing and a Victorian gentleman-detective. I’ve reviewed about six of them so far, the first three (A Beautiful Blue Death, The September Society, and The Fleet Street Murders) and the most recent three (An Old Betrayal, The Laws of Murder, and Home By Nightfall.) I can hardly wait to dive into this one!
When All the Girls Have Gone (Nov. 29) I can always count on Jayne Ann Krentz for entertaining romantic suspense! This one looks a little darker than her usual fare; I hope it’s not too dark for me.
The Elusive Elixir (Jan. 8) is the third book in the Accidental Alchemist series that began with The Accidental Alchemist (review), followed by The Masquerading Magician (review.) They’re a mix of mystery and light urban fantasy novel, with as much emphasis on the fantasy as the mystery, which makes them perfect for me. And I love Dorian the gargoyle!
A Perilous Undertaking (Jan. 10) follows last winter’s A Curious Beginning (review), a first-person Victorian-era mystery starring an unconventional and intrepid heroine. Lots of fun; I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Ghost Talkers (Aug. 16) sounds amazing! In an alternate-history WWI, British mediums gather intelligence from the ghosts of newly-killed soldiers…and one of them discovers a treasonous plot. I’m currently reading Kowal’s Shades of Milk and Honey (from a different series; Ghost Talkers appears to be a standalone so far), so I’m really looking forward to reading Ghost Talkers… as soon I make it through the library’s hold list.
The Hammer of Thor (Oct. 4) Rick Riordan is practically required reading in our house, and for good reason; he wraps mythology, humor, and adventure on an epic scale into his hugely entertaining (and hugely popular) MG/YA fantasies. The Hammer of Thor is the sequel to last fall’s The Sword of Summer (review.) I’ve preordered it, so you know what I’ll be reading next week!
Furthermore (Aug 30) is a MG fantasy from the author of the Shatter Me series, which I haven’t read but lots of people loved. It’s getting mixed reviews, but I like the premise and love what I’ve seen of the prose, so I’m excited to give it a try. It’s another that I’m on the library waiting list for.
Wild at Whiskey Creek (Nov. 29) follows Hot in Hellcat Canyon (review), a smart, funny romance which I really loved. I keep hoping to be approved for the ARC, but I suspect I’m going to have to buy this one.
Prose & Cons (Dec. 6) Amanda Flower’s Crime and Poetry (review) just hit the spot with me for some reason. It’s whimsical and fun, and I’m looking forward to the next one—if I can get hold of a copy!
I do want to get around to a few of the older books on my TBR list this fall, starting with these.