Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Autumn To Read Pile

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

I’ve all but given up trying to set a monthly tbr pile because I never stick to them. However, if there’s one thing I am determined to do, it’s to narrow down the list of books that I own and remain unread. I wrote out a list of them a few months ago and I’m not going to lie it looks grim. So many books are gathering dust on my shelf so I’m hoping I can tick off a few more by the end of the year. Here are the ten books that I plan on reading this autumn.

1. The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy: I’ve been re-reading The Score this month in the hopes of finally finishing off this series. Tucker has had a quiet presence in these first three books so I’m curious to get an insight into his mind.

2. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: This is the kind of book I have to be in the right mood for. When I think of autumn, I think of cosy and atmospheric weather. This time of year I always find that I want my books to reflect the atmosphere and anything written by Laini Taylor fulfills that brief.

3. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: I actually forgot I had this book until recently. The concept sounds really interesting and I’ve not yet ventured into the western YA branch so I’m excited to explore this world.

4. Until it Fades by K. A. Tucker: I’m always on the look out for a good sports contemporary romance and after seeing this book pop up on my timeline I found that it’s a book that’s right up my alley.

5. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee: A sensory delight. That’s what I’ve heard about this book. I loved Stacey Lee’s Outrun the Moon so I have high hopes for this book as well.

6. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett: I’ve been meaning to read this book since it’s release but my mood keeps fluctuating and I can never guarantee what type of book I gravitate too. I am determined to tick this book off of my tbr pile by the end of the year.

7. The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon: It’s all about the atmosphere. This is another book I’ve heard nothing but great things about. It sounds magical and can definitely see it sweeping me off my feet.

8. Invictus by Ryan Graudin: I adored her Wolf by Wolf duology so naturally I am eager to get my hands on this book. Time traveling is a it or miss for me but based on the synopsis, this book sounds like it explores all the elements I love in time travel, it’s complexities and limitation.

9. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson: Another book that’s still gathering dust on my bookshelf. It’s the only Matson book I’ve yet to read and I have no idea why it’s still unread. Funnily enough I find that I gravitate towards contemporary books when we’re in that transitional stage between summer and autumn.

10. Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen: Fun fact, since I got my kindle I’ve all but blitzed through the books I have on it. Rookie Move is one of the few books I’ve not read but know I’ll love. Ice hockey is a favourite sport of mine so this book already has a lot going for it.

What’s on your autumn to read list?

29 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Autumn To Read Pile

  1. This list is just full of amazing books. I’m excited for you to read pretty much everything on this list, but particularly, Rookie Move, Alex, Approximately, Second Chance Summer and Walk on Earth. They were fantastic reads for me.
    Happy reading and good luck with your TBR!

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  2. I loved ‘Wolf by Wolf’ and ‘Blood for Blood’ too! I am so excited to read more of Ryan Graudin and I am sure she is going to writing an amazing time travel book 🙂

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    1. That duology is in the all time favourite category. I love that series, despite my heartbreak over a certain character’s fate. Hopefully Invictus won’t emotionally traumatise me as much haha.

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  3. This is such a great list, Lois! I hope you’ll read Second Chance Summer someday soon, I loved this book so much! So many of the other books are on my TBR as well: Strange the dreamer, Alex, Approximately, The Secret of a Heart Note…they all sound so fabulous! 🙂

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      1. My personal favorite was Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, but maybe it’s because it’s all about traveling as well, ahah. Second Chance Summer is my second favorite, though, and YES it’s the most emotional one, for sure. I cried. In public. I couldn’t help it ahha.

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  4. Nice list 🙂 I loved Him which was co-written by Sarina Bowen so maybe I will look into Rookie Move!

    I just got Illuminae from my library so I will be listening to it real soon (i have the audiobook version). I will also be reading Wintergirls, They Both Die at the End and When Breath Becomes Air 🙂

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    1. Him is another books that’s on my tbr list. Basically all of Sarina Bowen’s books are on my tbr list haha.

      I hope you enjoy Illuminae. I’m told the audiobooks is one of the best ones and it’s very engaging. I’ve been debating trying the audiobook myself.

      I hope you succeed with your tbr list. They Both Die at the End sounds like an amazing but incredibly emotional book.

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      1. Him was a fast read for me- loved the characters and the plot! Hope you will enjoy it 🙂

        That’s great to hear that the audiobook for Illuminae is good! I usually read contemporary but I am excited to try sci-fi for a change. It’s the next one on my list 🙂

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    1. Ah I’m so glad you enjoyed those two books. It makes me even more excited to read them now, especially Alex, Approximately.
      Invictus is definitely one of my most anticipated books of the year and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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  5. Walk on Earth a Stranger and Strange the Dreamer are absolutely amazing, so I’m glad to see them on your list. 🙂 Invictus is definitely one of my most anticipated books as well – her Wolf by Wolf duology was fantastic. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! ❤

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    1. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Walk on Earth and Strange the Dreamer. It makes me so excited to read them but also nervous because the hype is so immense.
      I can’t wait to get my hands on Invictus. I loved her Wolf by Wolf duology, despite the painful fate my favourite character got.


  6. I can’t believe I still haven’t read Strange the Dreamer as I LOVE Laini Taylor’s books! Her writing is gorgeous and I definitely think autumn/winter is the best time to read her books.

    I’m currently reading Since You’ve Been Gone. I wanted to read it in summer but I never got around to it…it’s not super freezing yet so I’m trying to get it read before autumn officially sets in!


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