TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS ON MY AUTUMN TBR

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I’ve been a bit out of the loop on new releases since getting back into books (I’ve been focusing on catching up with everything I’ve missed – which is, apparently, a LOT), so this post was a lot of fun. It gave me a chance to look up some most-anticipated-books-of-2017 lists, check out some other people’s lists and peruse Goodreads for recommendations. Needless to say, it didn’t take me long to find a fair few books I’m excited for! I’m including a few of the older books I’m most anxious to get to as well – one of which, Rebecca, I’m already nearly halfway through and loving (thank you Simon, Lauren and Mercedes).

Some older books:

          

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
Shelter – Jung Yun
The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry

Some new releases:

         

Mrs. Fletcher – Tom Perrotta
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
We Were Eight Years In Power – Ta-Nehisi Coates

     

The Futilitarians – Anne Gisleson
Artemis – Andy Weir

          

Winter – Ali Smith
In the Midst of Winter – Isabel Allende
The Beginning of the World In the Middle of the Night – Jen Campbell

So there you go, those are the books I either really want to finally get around to in the near future, or am dying to get my little greedy hands on.

What about you guys? Which books (old or new) are you excited to get to this autumn? Are any of these on your list (or did I convince you to add any)?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week TTT has a different topic, and everyone who links up has to create a link of ten items that fit that topic. To see past and upcoming topics, go here.

19 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS ON MY AUTUMN TBR

    1. Rain City Reads Post author

      I resisted too – I don’t normally like historical fiction, or stories about giant snakes… but I eventually caved. I haven’t read much yet, but I did read the first chapter and I really loved the writing style, which has made me a bit more enthusiastic about going into it! I am nervous I won’t end up loving the story all the way through (it’s quite a long book), but the writing definitely makes it worth a shot.

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    1. Rain City Reads Post author

      I’m already halfway through it and enjoying it much more than I expected! It’s beautifully written, and though it’s a slow story, somehow it grips you and has you totally intrigued from quite early on. There are a lot of style choices du Maurier made that also work brilliantly. Wonderful autumn selection for sure!

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    1. Rain City Reads Post author

      I’ve ordered Little Fires Everywhere, but am waiting a bit on pre-ordering Artemis because I want that particular cover! I’m so so excited though. The Martian was one of my favourite books of the past few years, and the movie was excellent too. Not that I have high expectations or anything…..

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        1. Rain City Reads Post author

          Well there’s the US/Canada cover and the UK cover – I’m stuck because if I pre-order it on Book Depository in the UK it’s cheaper and I’ll get it sooner, but then I don’t get the cover shown in my post! These are the real problems, I tell ya.

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            1. Rain City Reads Post author

              Yeah, I often prefer UK covers, but I like that the US/Canada trade paperbacks are nice and floppy. I need some kind of middle-of-the-road combo of the two. I try to avoid multiples, but it happens once in a while. And I have been known to pass on a cover I don’t like so I can replace it with a better one….

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    1. Rain City Reads Post author

      I’m nearly halfway through Rebecca and it’s actually perfect for this time of year. Sinister and vaguely uncomfortable, but thick with atmosphere and full of rich settings. Gorgeous. I’ve heard such good things about both The Essex Serpent and Little Fires Everywhere, so I’m very excited for both, but also nervous they won’t live up to my expectations! We shall see!

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    1. Rain City Reads Post author

      Haha! That is the joy and danger of book blogging – a TBR that is constantly growing! I just finished reading Autumn, which was my first Ali Smith. Have you read it? If so what did you think? It sounds like you are an Ali Smith fan – which book(s) of hers would you recommend to an Ali Smith neophyte? I’ve heard good things about The Accidental, and I’ve read one of her short stories and enjoyed it, so I was also considering picking up some more. Would love recommendations!

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  1. Lindsay

    I’ll be curious to see what you think of “The Essex Serpent.” I didn’t dislike it, but it was much different than I expected. A friend and I recently chatted about it and we had much the same reaction — we both loved it up until about the halfway point, and we were both left wondering just what the point of the story was.

    I’ve never read anything by Ali Smith, but I think I might have to give “Autumn” a try. I like the idea of a “seasons” series.

    And “Artemis” — I can’t wait!!!

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    1. Rain City Reads Post author

      I’ve only read the first few pages of The Essex Serpent so far, and I loved the writing, which was why it ended up so high on my TBR. The story didn’t appeal to me at all, so I entirely picked it up based on rave reviews on BookTube (particularly Simon Savidge). I do worry that the writing won’t be enough and that the plot might not end up being my kind of thing (not really being one for historical fiction or giant snakes) but I am curious enough to want to give it a go. I”ll be interested to see if I feel the same way – I do have my concerns!
      I did enjoy Autumn, even if only because it was so different from anything I’ve read before. It wasn’t perfect, but it was good enough that I enjoyed it and would recommend giving it a try. It’s also really quick – large font and blank pages at the end of most of the chapters. And don’t worry about the whole “first post-Brexit novel” thing – I know next to nothing about the politics of that and still got lots from it, and wasn’t left feeling like I wasn’t able to understand it because of my political ignorance.
      I am trying so hard not to get my hopes up too high for Artemis, but who am I kidding? I’m stoked.

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    1. Rain City Reads Post author

      I was sooooo close to putting Exit West on my list! I think it’ll probably still be one I consider getting to in the near future. I’ve heard nothing but good things!

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