Top Ten Tuesday #282


Hey everyone! I hope you’ve all had a nice week since I last did one of these, I had a great couple of days with my friends over the weekend which was really nice. The Great British Bake-Off is also starting tonight which is really just perfect timing, as with everything that has been going on in 2020, I could definitely use the comfort that Bake-Off provides!

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is another of our annual TBR topics, so I’ll be sharing my Autumn TBR. I did pretty well on my Summer TBR, I read 8 out of the 12 books on my list, and have almost finished the ninth. I have another pretty ambitious TBR for the Autumn, but since I’ve been reading a lot this year, especially since the lockdown, I feel good about having a slightly bigger TBR:

  1. Sherwood-Meagan Spooner

My September #RockMyTBR book, which I’m reading currently. I’m not as far through as I’d like given that I only have eight days of September left, but I’m hoping I’ll have finished it by the end of next week. It’s been okay so far, but I can’t say I’m loving it.

2. Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake #2)-VE Schwab

My October #RockMyTBR book, I really enjoyed City of Ghosts when I read it back in May and so I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of adventures Cassidy gets up to in this next book, particularly as it takes place in Paris!

3. Assassin’s Apprentice-Robin Hobb

My November #RockMyTBR book, I’ve never read any of Robin Hobb’s books and I know that female authors are still woefully underrepresented in adult SFF, so I definitely like reading those books where I can find them.

4. Seasons of War (Skulduggery Pleasant #13)-Derek Landy

I’ve been meaning to read this one since it was released back in April, but it’s quite a chunky book and I’ve been reading a lot of those recently, so I just haven’t got around to it! I’m definitely making this one a priority for October though, since Tunnel of Bones is only very short.

5. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue-VE Schwab

AHHHH! MY MOST ANTICIPATED READ OF THE YEAR. This is going to be my next Netgalley read and I’ll be starting it either tonight or tomorrow as I’m almost done with Queen of Volts.

6. The Book of Two Ways-Jodi Picoult

Another one of my Netgalley reads (I have quite a few October releases on my TBR, I got a little bit request happy) and I’m super excited for this one as well, as I love Jodi Picoult’s books and it sounds super interesting, kind of like Sliding Doors.

7. Kingdom of The Wicked-Keri Maniscalco

I’ve been reading a lot of Keri Maniscalco recently, having read the Stalking Jack The Ripper series from September of last year to February of this year. I’m super excited for her latest book, it’s a historical witch hunt set in Italy and it sounds so good!

8. These Violent Delights-Chloe Gong

The final one of my current crop of Netgalley releases (thankfully this one comes out in November, three October releases is more than enough!). I’m not usually one for Romeo and Juliet, but this retelling sounds AMAZING: set in 1926 Shanghai with rival gangs and dangerous monsters? YES PLEASE.

9. Where Dreams Descend-Janella Angeles

My copy of this book is finally arriving tomorrow, and I’m super excited! Phantom of The Opera meets Moulin Rouge sounds right up my street and I can’t wait to meet Kallia and all the other performers.

10. Sorcery of Thorns-Margaret Rogerson

My December #RockMyTBR book, I wasn’t a massive fan of Rogerson’s debut but I’ve heard much better things about her second book. I love anything library related, so I’m hoping this one will work much better for me than An Enchantment of Ravens.

11. The Nobleman’s Guide To Scandal and Shipwrecks-Mackenzi Lee

This was on my Spring TBR, but the release date was moved from May to December, so it’s moved over to this TBR.

12. Bloodwitch-Susan Dennard

My current audiobook read, I’m a little over a quarter of the way through. I am enjoying it, although I’m still struggling with all of the different POVs!

So that’s it, my Autumn TBR. I usually only go for 10 books but as I’ve been reading a lot more, I figured it was okay to stretch a little, I’m actually expecting to read far more than 12 books, as I’ve been averaging around 5 books a month since April. What books are on your Autumn TBR? Have you read any of these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week with another TTT, this time we’ll be talking Favourite Book Quotes, and to narrow it down a little, I’ll be going with my Favourite Book Quotes From Books I Read In 2020.


70 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #282

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 1:28 pm

      It was so lovely to have it back, the celebrity head sculptures were hilarious!

  1. dinipandareads 22/09/2020 / 1:22 pm

    Great list! There are so many on here that I’m looking forward to read. Addie LaRue is definitely one of my most anticipated reads and I’ve heard so many amazing things. I hope you enjoy it, too! Happy reading 🙂

  2. R 22/09/2020 / 2:13 pm

    Hoping you like Sherwood, It was an okay read for me. Happy reading. I am also interested in some books here. 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 1:27 pm

      Yeah it’s kind of been just okay for me too so far. Thank you 🙂

  3. lydiaschoch 22/09/2020 / 2:23 pm

    I also want to read The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Enjoy!

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  4. Jess @ Jessticulates 22/09/2020 / 2:47 pm

    Great list! I’m so excited for These Violent Delights, and I really want to give Kingdom of the Wicked a try, too.

  5. Leah's Books 22/09/2020 / 2:56 pm

    This is such a great list! You have a bunch of books I’m also planning to read, and I absolutely loved Sorcery of Thorns!

  6. M.T.Wilson 22/09/2020 / 3:25 pm

    I was lucky enough to get Addie Larue through NetGalley too and loved it! Hope you enjoy it as well!

  7. vee_bookish 22/09/2020 / 3:54 pm

    A few of these are on my NetGalley TBR! I’ve not been requesting this month so I can get the numbers down somewhat, once it crept over 20 I realised I had to stop requesting because I was getting stressed about it. And I’m so looking forward to Bake Off but not so much the Prime Minister’s next statement, I strongly feel that the UK Government has no clue what they’re doing.

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 1:18 pm

      Wow 20? That’s definitely more than I could ever handle, I usually stick to about four or five on my shelf at one time. Honestly I didn’t bother watching the PM’s public address, it was all the same stuff that was in his Commons’ speech anyway. Clearly Boris has no idea of the priorities of the British public, making the start of Bake-Off be delayed by choosing to do his speech at the same time! Honestly same.

  8. Lyra @ Defiantly Yours 22/09/2020 / 4:32 pm

    Great list! I’m so excited for Addie LaRue, These Violent Delights, and Kingdom of the Wicked! I hope they’re as good as they seem! 🙂

  9. Annemieke 22/09/2020 / 4:51 pm

    Robin Hobb is so good. I hope you’ll end up loving her books too.

  10. evelynreads1 22/09/2020 / 5:03 pm

    I hope you enjoy all of these! I just got into Robin Hobb, and she is amazing! I also cannot wait for Addie La Rue!

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    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 1:14 pm

      Thank you! Glad to hear it. I just started it last night, so excited 🙂

  11. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer 22/09/2020 / 5:11 pm

    I’m very intrigued by These Violent Delights. I forced myself not to request it since I’m already overloaded with ARCs, but I’ll pick it up once I see what you all think. 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 12:57 pm

      Definitely feel that, I have another 3 arcs waiting for me on my Netgalley shelf at the moment, most due in October!

  12. plantyofpages 22/09/2020 / 5:44 pm

    I really hope you enjoy Where Dreams Descend! I love the cover for it and the premise sounds amazing 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you! It just arrived today and the cover is definitely glorious, just got to hope the inside lives up to the outside.

  13. lindseyhabets 22/09/2020 / 6:03 pm

    I’m so looking forward to Addie Larue and Kingdom of the Wicked as well! And Sorcery of Thorns was one of my favorite books I read this year, so hope you’ll enjoy it too 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 12:55 pm

      They both sound so great. I just started Addie last night and loving the writing so far. Oh that’s great to hear, fingers crossed I’ll enjoy it too.

  14. nbiblioholic 22/09/2020 / 6:08 pm

    Fantastic list! Here’s hoping you make it through all of them 🙂

  15. So many great books on this list! I’ve seen These Violent Delights on a few lists today, and it’s definitely getting added to my TBR pile. Happy reading.

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 12:54 pm

      Thank you! Yes, it definitely seemed to be a popular choice this week.

  16. Terrie Purkey 22/09/2020 / 6:51 pm

    I have Sorcery of Thorns somewhere on my TBR list….not for this fall though. and from you list I added the Robin Hobb book; I’ve been meaning to read some of her for ages; this is a good reminder. Thanks for visiting me earlier!

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 12:53 pm

      That happened a lot to me going through other people’s lists, I saw a lot of books that are on my general TBR but not specifically for the Autumn! Glad to have reminded you. No problem 🙂

  17. Victoria @ The Contented Reader 22/09/2020 / 7:47 pm

    Great list! I really want to read the City of Ghosts series. It definitely seems like it’s an enjoyable series, so hopefully I’ll get to it soon! So glad to see that we have a few of the same books on our TBR this fall! Happy reading 😊

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 12:52 pm

      Thanks! The first book was definitely super fun, I would have been all over those books when I was 12 for sure (still very enjoyable as an older reader too though).

  18. cherelle the bibliophile 22/09/2020 / 9:47 pm

    Yes! I am so hyped up for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to get ARCs yet so I have to wait :/… but I am so excited to hear what you think of it!!

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 12:49 pm

      I get all of mine through Netgalley, but I don’t know if that’s available where you are? My review of it will be up probably either the week of release, or the week after depending when I finish it.

      • cherelle the bibliophile 24/09/2020 / 2:28 pm

        Oh I see! I’ll check it out! Thanks 😊

  19. 1girl2manybooks 23/09/2020 / 1:04 am

    These Violent Delights sounds really good! Happy reading 🙂

  20. Leslie 23/09/2020 / 2:42 am

    So many great books. I really want to read Addie LaRue and Assassin’s Apprentice! Awesome that you did so well on your last TBR, I totally bombed! I hope you get to most, if not all, of these. 🙂

  21. Tracey Tran 23/09/2020 / 4:46 am

    Huge yes to These Violent Delights! I’m only sad it’s still so far away until I can get my hands onto it.

  22. Brooke Lorren (@Brookelorren) 23/09/2020 / 6:47 am

    That’s awesome that you’ve been able to get more reading done. I’m the opposite. I really want to read more!

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 12:41 pm

      I’ve definitely heard from a lot more people that they’ve been reading less not more during this whole thing, so you’re definitely not alone in that!

  23. bookbosomedlondoner 23/09/2020 / 7:00 am

    Yes to Robin Hobb! You’ll love it. Also I totally forgot about Addie Larue… have had it on ore-order for ages 😂

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 12:40 pm

      Glad to hear it! Only two more weeks to go now 🙂

  24. AB_likes_books 23/09/2020 / 10:23 am

    Oh I love Assassin’s Apprentice! That series is so good. What’s #rockmytbr? Sounds like something I need to be following!

    • iloveheartlandx 23/09/2020 / 12:38 pm

      That’s great to hear! It’s a reading challenge that was set up a few years ago by Sarah K at The YA Book Traveler. She hasn’t officially done it in a few years, I’ve carried it on for myself because I really enjoyed doing it!

  25. susanblogginboutbooks 23/09/2020 / 5:02 pm

    I love Jodi Picoult, so I always get excited when she publishes a new book. I’ve seen some disappointing reviews for THE BOOK OF TWO WAYS, though, so I’m a little reluctant to read it. I have an e-ARC that I will get to eventually – I just hope the book isn’t as bad as the reviews make it sound. LOL.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


    • iloveheartlandx 24/09/2020 / 2:52 pm

      Me too! Oh that’s a shame, I haven’t seen any reviews for it (I try to avoid reviews before reading as I don’t want to read any spoilers), so hopefully I end up enjoying it more than those reviewers.

  26. thebookishlibra 24/09/2020 / 2:04 am

    I forgot to put it on my list, but I definitely want to read Addie Larue as soon as my pre-order arrives. I’m so excited for that one!

    • iloveheartlandx 24/09/2020 / 2:48 pm

      I’ve just started it and the writing is so beautiful!

  27. Jess Watkins 25/09/2020 / 4:02 pm

    Most of these are on my TBR too.
    I read Sorcery of Thorns earlier this year and loved it. Hope you enjoy it!

    • iloveheartlandx 30/09/2020 / 4:34 pm

      I’m glad to hear that, I’ve heard some really good things about it this week! Thank you 🙂

  28. gphusselbee 13/10/2020 / 8:08 pm

    im desperate to read sorcery of thorns and kingdom of the wicked!

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