Top Ten Tuesday #236

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Hi guys, I hope you’ve all had a good past week. I was at a Fireworks Night event in Cambridge tonight, hence the later than usual post, for those of you who are outside the UK and maybe not as a familiar as fireworks night, basically it’s meant to commemorate the foiling of a plot to blow up our Parliament (The Gunpowder Plot) in 1605, though that’s less the focus now than it was 400 odd years ago, now it’s more about watching pretty fireworks and eating overpriced junk food.

Since it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking Books That Give Off Autumn Vibes, in whatever context you want to interpret that, so I’m going with books that feel autumnal in their content, be they spooky, or atmospheric or the kind that make you want to curl up in front of a fire, with a mug of hot chocolate. So here we go, the books that I think have an autumnal feel:

  1. The Raven Cycle-Maggie Stiefvater

To be honest, I think all of Maggie Stiefvater’s books have somewhat of an autumnal feel, but this one has always reminded me of autumn, it has a very eerie atmosphere with all of the psychics and spirits and magical forests.

2. Stalking Jack The Ripper-Keri Maniscalco

This book largely takes place through the Autumn and it feels very autumnal with the characters searching for a killer through dark Victorian London streets and all the macabre descriptions of dead bodies.

3. City of Ghosts-Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab’s colour palate especially the dark reds that her cover designers tend to like, leans towards the autumnal and this book definitely seems like a spooky autumn read, with the main character being a girl who is able to see ghosts and the setting in a haunted Edinburgh.

4. The Hazel Wood-Melissa Albert

There’s just something about spooky forests that screams Autumn to me and this book definitely has spooky forests in spades. It also has spooky fairytales, which adds to the autumnal feeling for me.

5. House of Ash-Hope Cook

Again, another book that makes it onto this list because of spooky vibes. I think October is so linked with Halloween, that spooky books automatically feel autumnal to me. I mean it’s set in a Gothic Victorian manor house that can shift through time, and the house almost feels like a character of itself and it follows the main character as he tries to solve the mystery of a girl trapped in a mirror and a fire that occurred at the manor house over a 100 years prior.

6. Skulduggery Pleasant-Derek Landy

I mean pretty much everything about these books screams autumn, the covers are all in quite autumnal colours, one of the main characters is a walking, talking, skeleton detective, it has generous helpings of creepy and the Irish setting is very atmospheric.

7. The Archived-Victoria Schwab

Once again, a Schwab book makes the list, this book definitely because of the creep factor and the eerie atmosphere. The premise of this book is that the dead are stored on the shelves of a Library and they are known as “Histories”, they can only be “read” by Librarians and the main character has to stop especially violent Histories from escaping. The whole story is mysterious and dark and gives off a kind of dark Autumn night vibe which makes it perfect for this list.

8. The Gilded Wolves-Roshani Chokshi

Okay, so this one I have to admit mostly made the list because of its cover, which gives off quite autumnal vibes. The leaves do look more spring like as they’re green, but the intricate gold pattern and the purple flowers just feels quite autumnal to me and I don’t know why!

9. Daughter of The Burning City-Amanda Foody

Again, this one has quite an eerie atmosphere, with the sinister murder mystery, the illusions, the smoke filled carnival, everything about it is very fitting for reading on a dark autumn night.

10. The Devouring Gray-Christine Lynn Herman

The cover of this, with the mist shrouded woods definitely screams autumn, as does the synopsis as it’s set in a small town where a dark monster lurks in the woods, and comes out to start killing kids and four teenagers who are the children of the town’s founders, have to solve the mystery.

So they we go, Books With Autumnal Vibes. Do you agree with my choices? Have you read any of this books? What books do you think give off autumn vibes? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s topic is Favourite Bookmarks, which I am twisting slightly, to share my Favourite Fandom Bookmarks from Etsy.

In the meantime, I will probably have a post for you over the weekend, though I’m not sure what it’s going to be yet.

Top Ten Tuesday #235

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Hi guys! I hope you’ve all had a good past week, I had a great time at Waitress with my parents on Friday, it was such a good show, both funny and emotional and the songs were brilliant, it’s definitely been a great year for theatre for me. I’m going to have dinner in London with my friends tomorrow which should be really fun.

Since it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a Halloween Freebie, and I have to admit, I did struggle coming up with a topic after four years of Halloween topics, but in the end I decided on Top Ten Dark/Spooky Books on My TBR. So here we go:

  1. Not Even Bones-Rebecca Schaeffer

This one sounds so good! It’s all about monsters and villains and supernatural body part harvesting, all of which sound right up my street. I meant to read this one this year, but alas, I just haven’t had the time. Definitely one I’m prioritising for next year.

2. The Bone Houses-Emily Lloyd-Jones

This book was practically made for Halloween, it’s all about gravediggers taking on risen corpses, so basically zombies I guess? It sounds really fun and creepy, and I can’t wait to read it.

3. Ninth House-Leigh Bardugo

I’m starting this one tonight and I’m SO EXCITED. A fantasy with characters who are in their twenties? Dark Yale secret societies who take part in creepy occult activities? YES, YES, YES. This is definitely a good book to be starting just before Halloween.

4. Anna Dressed in Blood-Kendare Blake

In all honesty, I kind of forgot this one was on my TBR! Still it fits the topic quite well, as it’s all about a boy who is a ghost hunter, who gets wrapped up with a ghost named Anna who was brutally murdered and has killed everyone to enter her house….until Cas. Seemed an appropriately spooky book to include on my Halloween freebie list.

5. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding-Alexandra Bracken

This definitely has Halloween written all over it, the Redding family is cursed after Prosper’s several times great-grandfather made and broke a deal with a demon, who plans to collect in the form of enslaving Prosper for all eternity. Spooky, no?

6. The Devouring Gray-Christine Lynn Herman

A creepy wood, holding a dangerous beast? Bodies appearing in said woods? Four teenagers that are all descended from the founders of their small town have to solve the mystery in this book that seems pretty perfect for Halloween. Everything I’ve heard about this book has made it sound so good, so I’m hoping that I’ll enjoy it.

7. The Silence of Bones-June Hur

Okay so this one isn’t actually out until April of next year, but it is on my TBR, so it counts for the topic. It definitely sounds suitably spooky, set in the 1800s in Korea, Seol is indentured to the police bureau and when investigating the murder of a noblewoman, potentially risks her own life as her suspicions mount against the inspector she is working with.

8. Reign of The Fallen-Sarah Glenn Marsh

I mean a book all about necromancers and zombies, it’s pretty much tailor made for Halloween. I haven’t actually heard all that much about this one, but what I have heard has been pretty good, so I can’t wait to read it.

9. The Hollow Girl-Hilary Monahan

This definitely sounds like a very powerful read about a victim of sexual assault regaining her power, but it also sounds sufficiently spooky, as the main character intends to take the body parts of her attackers in order to save her friend, who is near death from the same attack.

10. The May Queen Murders-Sarah Jude

Nothing like a spooky mystery for Halloween, this book follows a teenage girl in small town Missouri who discovers long hidden secrets about her hometown as she searches for her missing best friend after a May Day celebration.

So there we have it, the spooky books on my TBR. Have you read any of these? Would you like to? Which ones should I prioritise?

Next week’s topic is Books Which Give off An Autumn Vibe, which does often seem to get conflated with Halloween, so I’ll be interested to see if any similar books appear next week!

In the meantime, I do have a couple of books to review, so my review of Before The Devil Breaks You should be up tomorrow, with my review of The Last Namsara to follow later on in the week.

Top Ten Tuesday #234

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Hi guys! I hope you’ve all had a good past week, mine has been mostly work, but I’m going to see Waitress with my mum and dad on Friday as my mum’s birthday present, which I’m super excited for.

Since it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we were meant to be talking about Books We’d Give Different Titles To, but I’m horrible at titling, I had enough trouble coming up with titles for my own books, let alone other people’s, so I’m going completely off track this week. Instead, I’m going to be talking about the Top Ten Non-Fiction Books on My TBR, as I have been trying to get more into non-fiction recently and have developed a small collection of non-fiction books I’d like to read.

  1. The Guilty Feminist-Deborah Frances-White

I am a massive fan of The Guilty Feminist podcast, so when Deborah’s book came out last year, I bought it immediately, even went to one of her book tour events for it. Me being me however, I still have yet to read it, but it’s definitely a priority for next year!

2. It’s Not OK to Feel Blue and Other Lies-Scarlett Curtis

Scarlett Curtis’ anthology of essays about mental health is definitely one I’m excited for, she has a great group of contributors and it looks like it’s going to be a really great and insightful read.

3. Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies-Scarlett Curtis

Scarlett Curtis’ other anthology is a series of essays written by 52 different women about what feminism means to them and is another book that I totally meant to read last year but just didn’t find the time to. It’s definitely high on my priority list for next year as well though.

4. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race-Reni Eddo-Lodge

I’ve heard such good things about this one, so although I don’t yet own a copy, I will definitely be checking this out on Audible at some point in the near future.

5. Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls To Gilmore Girls (And Everything In Between)-Lauren Graham

I’m a big Gilmore Girls fan so naturally when I saw that Lauren Graham had written a memoir, I instantly wanted to read it. Flash forward to three years later and I still haven’t read it, mostly because my gigantic fiction TBR means I miss out on non-fiction a lot of the time. I definitely want to read this one though, perhaps on Audible.

6. Scrappy Little Nobody-Anna Kendrick

I love Anna Kendrick, so again when I saw she had a memoir out, it was definitely something I wanted to read, but once again it feel by the wayside because I focus more on fiction than non-fiction. I definitely want to read this soon, but it’s in storage with a lot of my other books, so I’m not sure when I’m going to get to read it.

7. Everyday Sexism-Laura Bates

I love Laura Bates’ column in The Guardian, she always has such insightful things to say about women and feminism and my sister got me this book for Christmas last year, so I’m really excited to read this one.

8. 100 Nasty Women of History-Hannah Jewell

I really loved Kira Cochrane’s Modern Women: 52 Pioneers this year, and it seems like this book will be of a similar style, biographies of 100 women who shook the system in some way, so I’m really excited to read it (it’s another one my sister got me for Christmas last year).

9. Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed The World-Mackenzi Lee

In a very similar vein to the book above, Mackenzi Lee’s book, based on her popular Twitter thread, is another series of biographies of lesser known women of history and I am definitely excited to learn about more brilliant historical women.

10. Be The Change: A Toolkit For The Activist In You-Gina Martin

I found Gina Martin’s upskirting campaign to be really inspiring, she saw a problem and instead of waiting for someone else to fix it, she went out and made sure that change happened. I often feel like I want to something active in terms of making the world a better place for women but am unsure of how to go about things, so hopefully this book might offer some helpful tips!

So there we go, the non-fiction books that are on my TBR. Have you read any of these? Would you like to? Do you tend to lean more towards fiction or non-fiction? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s topic is a Halloween freebie, which I always find difficult because I feel like I’ve exhausted most of the possible topics already, but I’ve managed to decide on Top Ten Spooky Books on My TBR, so hopefully that will be a good one!

As we’re coming up to the end of the month and I have a few days off work this week, I’ll hopefully have a few things for you, I’m hoping to get up a Writing Corner post and a Book Vs Movie post by the end of the week, so keep an eye out for those.

Top Ten Tuesday #233

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Hi guys! I hope you’ve all had a good past week, I’ve been on holiday in France with my friends over the weekend, which was really fun, we did a lot of cycling and I got beaten in a lot of card games, as well as a three hour game of Monopoly which my friend Hannah soundly trounced me and Zoe in.

Since it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Extraordinary Book Titles, and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure how to interpret this topic, because it really could be anything, so I’ve decided to share Titles That Made Me Want To Read A Book. Most of these are still on my TBR, so I haven’t actually read them yet, but the titles definitely intrigued me.

  1. Stalking Jack The Ripper-Keri Mansicalco

This one I actually read last month, and the title definitely drew me in, because it promises intrigue and mystery and everyone has heard of Jack The Ripper, it’s one of the most famous unsolved serial killer cases, so all of that definitely made me want to pick up the book.

2. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding-Alexandra Bracken

This one is on my TBR and the title was definitely one of the first things that attracted me to it, from the title, you immediately want to know who Prosper Redding is and what exactly about his life, has made his “tale” so dreadful!

3. The Game of Love and Death-Martha Brockenbrough

I don’t really know what it is about this title that intrigued me, there’s just something about it, that made me interested in knowing more. I want to know what this game is, how Love and Death play into it and who will wind up the winner, if anyone.

4. The Dead Queens Club-Hannah Capin

Even if I didn’t know that this was a Wives of Henry VIII retelling, I would still be intrigued by this title, because the mention of death is always a draw, you want to know who died and what happened to them & I love royalty so the mention of Queens is always going to be appealing for me.

5. All The Stars and Teeth-Adalyn Grace

Honestly, you can’t really tell much from this title, but I kind of like that? It makes me want to know more, I want to know how stars and teeth are related, and I honestly just want to know more about what’s in the book, because the title gives very little away.

6. The Notorious Virtues-Alwyn Hamilton

If I didn’t already want to read this because I love Alwyn Hamilton, I would definitely want to read it from this title. It’s kind of an oxymoron because people who are notorious are generally widely known for doing something bad, and yet virtues are usually something good, so I’m intrigued to see how those things go together.

7. The Bone Houses-Emily Lloyd-Jones

This title immediately stood out to me when I was looking through upcoming 2019 releases, because it’s very spooky and eerie. When bones are mentioned, you immediately know there’s going to be something to do with death, so you know that you are in for something dark and that is definitely a plus for me.

8. Not Even Bones-Rebecca Schaeffer

Again, this title sounds quite spooky, which is a definite draw to me. It also stood out for me amongst other YA titles as something different because although “Bone” is a frequently used word in YA fantasy titles, Not Even Bones definitely stands out among the “Bone” titles, as one that’s not a “Something of Something and Something”. It’s short and snappy, and promises darkness which definitely sounds good to me.

9. Beyond The Black Door-A.M. Strickland

What attracted me to this title, is definitely the mystery. You see it and you immediately want to know, “what’s beyond the black door?”. It’s also quite unusual in terms of fantasy titles, I’ve not seen any on a similar theme, so that definitely intrigued me.

10. Prisoner of Night and Fog-Anne Blankman

The “Night and Fog” part of this title is what drew me in, because obviously I’m a History graduate, and Nacht Und Nebel was the German for Night and Fog, and that was the instruction that Hitler gave for resistance fighters and political activists to be rounded up and imprisoned or killed, during WWII. Seeing those words immediately makes me intrigued as to who this prisoner is and what they have done in order to be considered a “Night and Fog” prisoner.

So there we go, Ten Titles that Made Me Want To Read A Book. Since pretty much all of these are on my TBR, if you’ve read any of them, what did you think? Which ones should I prioritize? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s topic was meant to be Books I’d Give Different Titles To, but honestly I can’t really think of any, and it was a bit too similar to this week’s topic for me, so instead I’ll be sharing my Top Ten Non Fiction Books I Want To Read.

I’m hoping I’ll have a Jo Talks post up for you guys on Thursday, so look out for that.

Top Ten Tuesday #232

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Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good past week, I’ve been mostly working, but I’m going to see the new Judy Garland film with my mum for her birthday tonight, and I’ve got a cool journalism event in London on Thursday which should be really fun so I’m looking forward to that.

As it’s Tuesday, I have a Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Character Traits I Love, a topic suggested by my friend Hannah, at Books, Life and Other Oddities, so it should be a fun one. I feel like I definitely have a type when it comes to characters, so it would be interesting to see if you guys guessed any of them before you read the list!

  1. Humour

I feel like this one is a pretty obvious one, I’ve mentioned numerous times in reviews how much I love humour in books. I feel like because I read a lot of dark fantasy books, I really need humourous characters, they lighten the mood and the tension. I also just really love people with a good sense of humour, so a funny or sassy character will immediately endear themselves to me.

2. Determination

I love characters who know what they want and aren’t afraid to go after it, especially when those characters are women, because so often women are judged for being determined, or ambitious and so I love to see fictional women (and men too) who know what they want and won’t give up until they get it.

3. Loyalty

This is an important trait for me in my own life, I need to know that I am surrounded by people who will support me no matter what and so it’s a quality that I appreciate in fictional characters too, those who will stand by their friends and support them no matter what they are going through will definitely endear themselves to me.

4. Ability to wield a weapon

Not that this one is strictly necessary, you don’t need to be able to use a sword or a gun to be strong, but I do enjoy characters that can.

5. Resilience

I love characters who can bounce back from difficult situations that they find themselves in and overcome the challenges that they face, even in impossible circumstances, after all that is what most fantasy books are all about!

6. Intelligence

I really admire characters who can use their smarts in order to get themselves out of tough situations and I think being able to use your brain is just as important, if not more so, than being able to use your fists, so intelligence is a character trait that I love to see.

7. Ferocity/Anger

This is another one that I especially love in female characters, because so often women aren’t allowed to be angy, we’re expected to be polite and to please everyone all the time and not show when we’re annoyed, so I love it when fictional characters embrace their anger, because the world sucks sometimes, and it’s okay to be angry about it.

8. Awkwardness

I can definitely relate to people who are a little awkward, especially in social situations, so it’s something I love to see in the books I read and the characters I love, because it’s like “Hey, you get me” when I read about characters who are as awkward as I can be.

9. Confidence

Yes, I know this seems like a bit of an odd one considering what my previous trait was, but this is kind of an aspirational one. I love seeing characters who have confidence in themselves and their abilities because I don’t always have that and there are definitely characters that I would love to be as confident as.

10. Passion

I feel like we all have that one thing that we are really passionate about, and I love it when I see that in fictional characters as well, fictional characters who have a deep, intense passion about something, a hobby, a book, a film, anything.

So there we go, Ten Character Traits I Love. What character traits do you love to see in the books you read? Do we share any? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s topic is Extraordinary Book Titles, and I wasn’t quite sure how to interpret that, so I’ve gone with Book Titles That Made Me Want To Read The Book.

I don’t think I’m going to have any other posts for you this week, or at least I don’t have any planned, but I’ll be back again next week with another Top Ten Tuesday.

Top Ten Tuesday #231

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Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good past week, mine has been mostly work, but tonight we got to try the new menu that’s being brought in for our cafe, which was really nice so that was fun.

As it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all (said work event is why this coming later than usual), courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking Book Titles With Numbers In Them, which I thought would be a lot harder than it actually was, I managed to come up with ten relatively easily.

  1. Thirteen Reasons Why-Jay Asher

I’ll start off with an obvious and quite popular one, the infamous Thirteen Reasons Why. I actually really loved this one when I read it, but I was 16, and didn’t really see all of the problematic aspects back when I read it. I still think that it was a gripping story, and I did enjoy it, but I’m more aware that the representation of suicide and the idea of Hannah “getting her revenge” via leaving the tapes has been harmful to people now than I was when I was 16.

2. Nineteen Minutes-Jodi Picoult

One of my favourite Jodi Picoult books, and one that I think is still incredibly timely today given that school shootings are still a big problem in America. It’s been a while since I read this one, but I remember finding it a really gripping and thought provoking novel (as all of her books are).

3. Six of Crows-Leigh Bardugo

One of my favourite books of the past few years! I love the gang of crooks that Leigh Bardugo assembled for this book, it’s definitely one of my favourite group dynamics and she combines this with a great plot and great worldbuilding-what more could you want from a fantasy novel?

4. All of The Princess Diaries Books-Meg Cabot (Take TwoThird Time Lucky, Mia Goes Fourth etc)

All of The Princess Diaries books, except the first one, have a number in the title, so you can tell from the title what number the book is in the series, which I found really helpful because you never have to look up which one comes next, it tells you in the title. I enjoyed these when I was about 13/14 but I don’t think I’d enjoy them as much now.

5. One of Us Is Lying-Karen McManus

I was actually really disappointed in this one! I think it might have just been overhyped for me, I was expecting something really thrilling, and I just wasn’t? I also found the characters kind of flat which didn’t help matters.

6. One Day-David Nicholls

This one was just so boring. The premise is interesting, two friends meet on the same day every year and catch up with each others lives, but the actual execution resulted in quite a dull story. I’d hoped the movie might be better but Anne Hathaway’s horrendous Yorkshire accent ruined all hope of that.

7. Zero Hour-Mark Walden

The sixth book in the HIVE series, which I devoured when I was 14-16. It’s basically set in a secret crime school for villains in training, and it’s just as much fun as it sounds, the main character is very similar to Artemis Fowl and there’s a great cast of supporting characters as well.

8. Eight Will Fall-Sarah Harian

No it’s just a coincidence that this one ended up at number eight, I did not plan it that way! This one actually isn’t out yet, it comes out in November, but it sounds really good, it’s a magic system based around controlling emotions which is something I’ve not seen before, and it’s a crew venturing underground to kill a god with their forbidden magic, which, I mean, yes please.

9. Noughts and Crosses-Malorie Blackman

One of my all time favourite books, I’m still not over Callum and Sephy’s story even over a decade after I read the first book in the series. It’s such an emotional and gut wrenching read, and was the first book I read that really dealt with racism. I’m so excited to dive back into the world with Crossfire, which I will hopefully be reading later this month.

10. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns-Julie C.Dao

I actually haven’t read this one yet, but it’s an Asian Evil Queen retelling, and I think that sounds awesome, I love female villains, we need more of them and I can’t wait to dive into this book at some point.

So there we go, Book Titles With Numbers In Them. Have you read any of these? Do you want to? What books with numbers in them did you have on your lists? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s topic is Character Traits I Love, which was suggested by my friend Hannah (Books, Life and Other Oddities) so that should definitely be a fun one!

Meanwhile, I’m going to have a review of my latest read, Stalking Jack The Ripper up for you guys tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.

 

Top Ten Tuesday #230

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Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, I was with my parents in France over the weekend which was lovely, it was nice to have a chance to relax, as I’ve been so busy with work lately.

Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is another of our annual TBR topics, and this week, I’ll be talking about my Fall TBR. I read six out of ten books on my Summer TBR, which is not bad, but I’m hoping that I’ll do a bit better with this one!

  1. Stalking Jack The Ripper-Keri Maniscalco

This is my current read, and I’m really enjoying it so far, I’m loving the combination of historical fiction and murder mystery, and Audrey Rose is definitely a compelling heroine.

2. The Last Namsara-Kristen Ciccarelli

I had originally intended for this to be my September #RockMyTBR read, but because my other read in September took me a while, I went for Stalking Jack The Ripper instead, as it was a little shorter than this one. I’m really excited for this one though, after Priory of The Orange Tree, I’m definitely looking forward to another dragon fantasy!

3. Crossfire-Malorie Blackman

I had this one on my Summer TBR, but I got distracted by lots of other books, as per usual, so I didn’t read it. I definitely want to get through it before the end of the year though, as I’m so excited to be back in the world of Noughts and Crosses and seeing what Malorie Blackman has in store for Sephy, Callie Rose, Meggie, Tobey and all of the new characters next.

4. Call Down The Hawk-Maggie Stiefvater

Another of my most anticipated books of the year, I’m so excited for the Ronan trilogy! I can’t wait to be back in the world of The Raven Cycle, to see Ronan and hopefully some of the others again.

5. The Fountains of Silence-Ruta Sepetys

This is my current Netgalley read and I have to say it’s not quite what I was expecting. I’m struggling with it a bit at the moment, it’s quite slow and I’m not really feeling too attached to the characters, but I’m hoping it gets better because I’ve loved Ruta Sepetys’ books so far.

6. An Enchantment of Ravens-Margaret Rogerson

My November #RockMyTBR book, I’m really excited for this one, I’ve heard really good things about her second book Sorcery of Thorns, so I’m hoping I’ll love her debut. I’m excited to see a slightly different take on the Fae as opposed to Sarah J Maas’ ultra masculine, sex crazed, alpha male variety.

7. Infinity Son-Adam Silvera

I requested this one from Netgalley and surprisingly got approved. I know Adam Silvera’s books are well loved, but since contemporary isn’t really my thing, I haven’t picked up one of his books before. This one sounded more like my kind of thing though, so I thought it was finally time to try one of his books.

8. Before The Devil Breaks You-Libba Bray

I’ve been on a bit of a Diviners kick the last couple of months, one of the reasons why I didn’t finish everything on my TBR for the summer was because I got sucked into these books. I just finished Lair of Dreams and I’m really excited to dive into Before The Devil Breaks You when I get my next audiobook.

9. Reign of The Fallen-Sarah Glenn Marsh

My December #RockMyTBR book. I’m really excited to read this one, there is definitely not enough bisexual rep in fantasy, so I’m definitely looking forward to that, plus the whole necromancer thing is definitely right up my alley.

10. King of Scars-Leigh Bardugo

Yes, yes, I know, I know, I said I would read this one over the summer, but again, I got distracted by the other shiny books. I definitely want to read this one before the year is out though, I’m desperate to know what happens next to Nikolai.

So there we go, the books I’m hoping to knock off my TBR this Autumn. I don’t know if I will get through them all, because I have been quite busy with work over the past month, but I’m definitely going to give it my best shot. What books are on your TBR? Have you read any of mine? Do you want to? What should I read first? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s topic is Book Titles With Numbers In Them, which I thought would be pretty tricky, but it was actually easier than I expected.

Meanwhile, I’m going to have a review of my latest read, Lair of Dreams up over the weekend, as well as a Writing Corner post, so keep an eye out for those.