Top Ten Tuesday #5

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In accordance to this week’s TTT prompt, these are the top NINE books found on my TBR fall list. (My list falls short by one, okay.) While I look forward to reading many books during the new season (Crown Duel, The Scorpio Races, and Un Lun Dun to name a few), I selected books I anticipate the release of. Once again, I listed these books in no particular order — except the first two! I am already tired from waiting on Stormdancer and The Assassin’s Curse, enough said.











1. Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff
2. The Assassin’s Curse (The Assassin’s Curse #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
3. Dodger by Terry Pratchett
4. The Middlesteins by Jami Attenburg
5. Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught
6. Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
7. Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan
8. The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray

Wait for it…

9. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
My stance remains unmoved from last week, but just because I’m worried I won’t enjoy Rowling’s new novel doesn’t mean I can’t welcome it… with apprehension.

Aye, this post feels empty. Normally I would accompany each book with my thoughts, but there is little else I can say aside from, “I want to read this!” (And how repetitive that would be.) I’d love to hear what others have planned to read for the next few months, however — new releases or not. Tell me in a comment or link me to your TTT post!


27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #5

  1. I know these tbr ttt are hard. I said probably the same thing for like 4 of the ones on my list.
    I too am on the fence about Casual Vacancy.

    • I’m just starting to compile an actual TBR fall list, but I think I should keep it small and add whatever books I decide to pick up. I made a summer book list and never got to half of them!

    • Many people seem to feel the same way, but I am very curious to see what her adult lit will read like! I’m eager and nervous for it at the same time.

  2. I’ve decided to give The Casual Vacancy a try, too… Maybe not this autumn, but sometime!
    Also “(And how repetition that would be.)”— perhaps you meant “repetitive”? :)

    • I put myself in the holding line for Rowling’s book at the library. Considering the page count, I don’t think I’ll be able to read it when my turn comes, but I hope to sort out if it’s something I will actually read. I’m just not sure if I want to buy it yet!

      Oh, gosh, yes! Thanks for catching that. I hate missing spelling errors, especially when I’ve proofread multiple times.

  3. Stormdancer made my list too and sounds fantastic. Vessel and The Assassin’s Curse also look intriguing. Happy fall reading!

    • Ha ha, I plan to re-read HP very soon (I never finished the last book, shh) — it was such a great series to read, and I remember looking forward to the next HP release back when it was still ongoing. I’m sad HP is over, but I’m also interested to see how well Rowling can do with an adult audience!

  4. I know… I’m a little nervous… I can’t even imagine the pressure on JKR for her first book after Harry Potter… (but I guess she dealt with the pressure on finishing HP, so she might be used to it! lol)

    Great choice on The Diviners too! Unspoken has such a lovely cover.. :)

    Great list, and thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | Top 10 | Giveaway

    • I imagine she might feel a mix of excitement and nervousness, similar to all us HP fans. We’ve associated her for such a long time as a children’s writer, and now she’s branching out toward an older audience — there’s lots to anticipate!

      Doesn’t it? (: I fancy the cover of The Assassin’s Curse as well. Ooh, The Diviners looks like it will be a wonderful read — I just hope I can fit it in during fall! I think it sounds great.

  5. I’m a bit nervous too about The Casual Vacancy, but I am excited about it too. It will be different to read something by JK Rowling that isn’t Harry Potter. But I do think Rowling is a great writer, and I hope her tone is similar to that in HP.

    • I expect there will be some difference in tone since she’s addressing an older audience, but I am interested to see what her style will be like above all. I think I’m mainly worried that I will find The Casual Vacancy dry, or that the plot will drag… Rowling is a smart and talented writer, though, so I hope she’s puts my fears to their grave.

    • The Assassin’s Curse and Unspoken are two of my particular book cover favorites. I wish the 11th would get here sooner (as in now) so that I can get to Durst’s book! I’ll have it soon enough, though.

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