Top Ten Tuesday #386

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good week since I last did one of these, I went to see Grease at The Dominion Theatre on Saturday and it was absolutely amazing! My mum paid for us to have the Champagne experience as a belated birthday present which was really lovely and just added to what was a really great night. It’s on until I think the end of October, so if you get the chance to go, I highly recommend it, it’s a really fun night out.

Anyway, it’s Tuesday, so that means another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is our annual Autumn TBR list, and I have to admit, I didn’t do as well as I hoped on my Summer TBR, only reading three out of the ten books I listed there (though I read off list as well, so I suppose that’s partially my fault!). I’m hoping this autumn TBR will be slightly more successful for me:

  1. Good Girl, Bad Blood-Holly Jackson

I admit, I started this one over the summer but I did put it on pause as I was feeling more into my audiobooks. I’ve got a few long journeys over the autumn, not least my flight to Australia in December, so I’m hoping I might dive back into this one then.

2. Looking For Jane-Heather Marshall

This is my current read, which I just started last week. I’m not very far through yet, but I’m enjoying it so far. After so many WWII reads, it’s nice to be immersed in a different historical time period for a change, and in a different setting as I’ve hardly read any books that are set in Canada. This one also feels super timely as its focus is on an underground abortion network in the 1970s and 1980s, given everything that has gone on with the rolling back of reproductive rights in the US this year, this definitely feels like an important book to read.

3. The Mad Girls of New York-Maya Rodale

I know this one was on my Summer TBR and I didn’t get to it, but I am really determined to read it before the end of the year as it was one of my most anticipated releases of 2022. I’m so happy that this book exists and that hopefully more people are learning about Nellie Bly and the amazing work she did!

4. Bloomsbury Girls-Natalie Jenner

Apparently book themed historical fiction is one of my new favourite sub-genres! I wasn’t quite feeling anything in the WWII or post-WWII period after reading Life After Life and The Librarian Spy, but I definitely want to get to this one soon as it sounds right up my street. This will also be my second book with a main character called Evelyn this year!

5. Ten Steps To Nanette-Hannah Gadsby

This one’s on the longer side which was why I didn’t get to it over the summer, after reading Life After Life, I didn’t really want to dive into another 15-hour behemoth! I’m really excited to read it though, Hannah Gadsby is so funny and I loved Nanette so much that I can only imagine really enjoying this one.

6. The Night Of Knives (The Steel Prince Vol 7 & 8)-VE Schwab

I’d like to finish the second arc of VE Schwab’s Steel Prince comics this year, they have been so useful in completing my Goodreads Challenges over the past couple of years! As far as I remember, Vol 6 left off on quite the cliffhanger, so I look forward to seeing what happens in Vol 7.

7. The Rebel Army (The Steel Prince Vol 9-12)-VE Schwab

Yes, this autumn is going to be my time for comics! I’ve had VE Schwab’s comics on my list for years, so I’d quite like to finish off the adventures of Maxim Maresh this year, if I can.

8. ExtraOrdinary Vol 0-4-VE Schwab

And if I’m not feeling completely burned out on comics by the time I’m done with The Steel Prince, I also have VE Schwab’s Vicious comics to read, I love The Villains duology so much, so I’m really excited to dive back into this world in comic form.

9. Once Upon A Broken Heart-Stephanie Garber

I’ve been doing terribly on physical books over the past couple of years, but this one is definitely high on my priority list, and I’m even more excited for it after seeing all the excitement over Ballad in the past few months.

10. How To Survive Your Murder-Danielle Valentine

I saw this one on a TTT list a while back, and the title was just so intriguing that I had to add it to my TBR. The whole idea of a girl travelling back in time to solve her sister’s murder sounds really fun and though I’m not usually a horror reader, the mystery of this sounds so cool that it’s worth risking the certain gore.

So there we go, my planned Autumn TBR reads! Once again, I highly doubt I’ll read all of these, but I would like to at least finish all the ones I plan to listen to on audio-which is only five, so that should be fairly doable! How about you? What’s on your Autumn TBR this year? Have read any of these? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, we’re doing a cover topic this time, which is exciting, it’s been a while since we’ve had one of those! It’s Typographic Book Covers, and to be honest, I’m not sure how many books with this kind of cover I’ve read, but I guess we’ll find out!

60 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #386

  1. Ellie Warren 20/09/2022 / 11:23 am

    How To Survive Your Murder is on my radar but I didn’t realise it was a time-travelling mystery, so now I’m gonna have to go bump it up the list.

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:44 pm

      Neither did I actually until I looked it up for this post! I’d just seen the title and thought it looked fun, ha ha.

  2. girlplusbooks 20/09/2022 / 1:23 pm

    I see several by V.E. Schwab and know she’s very popular. Hope you enjoy all these!

  3. Mareli Thalwitzer 20/09/2022 / 2:22 pm

    Bloomsbury Girls are on my TBR as well and How to survive your own murder is going to do well – with a title like that, everybody is going to want to read it!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!

    Elza Reads

  4. dinipandareads 20/09/2022 / 2:27 pm

    I loved Good Girl, Bad Blood! I hope you manage to get back into it and enjoy it too. 😍 I really want to read Schwab’s GN’s, I just wish that they weren’t so expensive, lol. I’m hoping to also read OUABH at some point before the year ends. I hope you enjoy it and all these books! Happy reading 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:42 pm

      I’m sure I will, I’ve just not been having the best luck with physical books lately! I got the individual comic editions and those were fairly cheap, but I don’t know if they’re available like that where you are? I hope we both enjoy it. Thank you 🙂

  5. susandyer1962 20/09/2022 / 2:42 pm

    I hope you love all of these when you get to read them!📚🤗💜

  6. Greg 20/09/2022 / 3:20 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read Holly Jackson for a while. That last one sounds really good too!

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:40 pm

      I’ve only read her first book but I really enjoyed it, and will definitely be devouring up her others 🙂

  7. Leslie 20/09/2022 / 5:37 pm

    I really enjoyed Once Upon A Broken Heart! I can’t wait to read the sequel. I hope you enjoy it!

  8. Poinsettia 20/09/2022 / 8:01 pm

    How to Survive Your Murder is definitely an attention grabbing title! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  9. Louise 20/09/2022 / 8:07 pm

    Once Upon A Broken Heart was my first Stephanie Garber book, and I found it really enjoyable.

  10. Carol 20/09/2022 / 8:15 pm

    These look interesting! I’ve read Bloomsbury Girls. Happy fall reading!

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:37 pm

      Ah that’s a shame, I hope I have better luck with it. I’m not that far through Looking For Jane yet, but I’m definitely finding it interesting, and quite an emotional read. Yes, incredibly timely, though I wish it wasn’t!

  11. Terrie Purkey 21/09/2022 / 1:01 am

    I haven’t read Holly Jackson yet; gotta fix that. 🙂 And I like that you’re being realistic with yourself – a goal should always be just a bit of a stretch but not so impossible you know you’ll never achieve it. Good luck on getting to enjoy at LEAST your audios, and hopefully more. Thanks for the visit.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:36 pm

      I’ve only read A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder, but that one is really fun! Ah thank you, I’m trying to be kinder to myself this year in terms of goals and not getting down if I don’t read absolutely every book on my TBR lists for the year, because the important thing is that I enjoy the ones I do read!

  12. WordsAndPeace 21/09/2022 / 1:10 am

    Enjoy your books this Fall.
    The last title sounds fun!

  13. Cheryl C. Malandrinos 21/09/2022 / 1:31 am

    Book themed historical fiction sounds great to me! Hope you get a chance to read as many of these as possible. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog today.

  14. WendyW 21/09/2022 / 1:41 am

    Mad Girls of New York and Bloomsbury Girls are both excellent. I hope you’re able to get to all of these books and enjoy them.

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:34 pm

      Ah that’s great to hear! Thank you, I’m going to do my best (but equally if I don’t finish them all, I’m not going to beat myself up about it)! I’m trying to reframe my TBRs as more possibilities of what I could read, than strict lists that I must adhere to.

  15. jennielyse 21/09/2022 / 3:59 am

    How to Survive Your Murder sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy all of these!

  16. Emily Jane 21/09/2022 / 9:04 am

    They look good. I hope you get to read some of them. My list is a lot of Blog Tours so I will definitely read them, not so sure about the others, but we shall see!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:33 pm

      Thank you! I’m sure I will definitely get to some of them, but I don’t think I’ll make it through all ten. I’m trying to get better at seeing my seasonal TBR lists as more options of what I could read though, rather than strict lists of what I must read in a given season. Thank you 🙂

      • Emily Jane 28/09/2022 / 10:14 am

        Yes, you don’t need stress when reading – that for me defeats the whole object!

  17. Anne Bennett 21/09/2022 / 5:17 pm

    How to Survive a Murder almost sounds like a comedy. Let me know. Enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  18. Louise @ Monstrumology 22/09/2022 / 12:58 pm

    I’ve been meaning to read VE Schwab’s graphic novels for a while but never got around to them. Hope you enjoy! 😀

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:31 pm

      Thank you! I’ve never been much of a comic/graphic novel person, but I’ve really enjoyed hers, makes me think I should maybe try more!

  19. Destiny @ Howling Libraries 22/09/2022 / 6:57 pm

    How to Survive Your Murder looks soooo good! I really want to check that one out soon. I also need to read the Hannah Gadsby book – I loved one of her Netflix specials and still need to watch the other one! Happy reading 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:30 pm

      It sounds so fun, I’m looking forward to reading it. Yeah I love her stuff so I’m excited to read her book, I watched her other stand up special I think last year? Anyway it was also really good! Thank you 🙂

  20. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 22/09/2022 / 9:34 pm

    I hardly ever find books set in Canada either, so I hope that Looking for Jane works well for you.

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:30 pm

      It’s been good so far, though I’m only just into Part 2.

  21. Aj @ Read All The Things! 24/09/2022 / 1:20 am

    There’s a new comic book store in my town. I’ve never been to one before, but I’m wondering if they have ExtraOrdinary. I want to read everything VE Schwab has written.

  22. lindseyhabets 25/09/2022 / 12:14 pm

    Oh, I definitely want to try the VE Schwab comics too. Hope you’ll enjoy all of these!

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:27 pm

      I’ve not read all of them, but I’ve tried enough that I can definitely recommend them, they’re really fun! Thank you 🙂

  23. Rissi 26/09/2022 / 6:55 pm

    Hope you enjoy all of these, Jo! I know lots love Natalie’s books and glad to see Holly’s on your list, too. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my website and apologies it took me this long to visit here.

  24. thebookishlibra 27/09/2022 / 1:10 am

    Good luck getting all of these read. I hope you enjoy all of them. I really enjoyed Once Upon A Broken Heart, although I need to -read it before I pick up the sequel.

    • iloveheartlandx 27/09/2022 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you! Yes, I’ve heard really good things about that one, and even more great things about Ballad, so I definitely want to get to it soon.

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