Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn TBR List

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

I can confirm that 2019 has quite possibly been the worst reading year yet. In 9 months I’ve succeeded in reading a staggering 5 books in total. This might be my new normal now since I’ve long accepted the fact that I can’t do massive reading spree’s like I use to, but I am determined to at least read a couple more books before the year is out. So, here is my short but hopeful to-read pile for autumn.

1. Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien: Having just recently finished the first book in the trilogy I feel like I should continue with the series, especially since I’m already familiar with the world and am getting used to the prose. However, there’s a part of me that also want to try something new. This is the daily dilemma I have when it comes to finishing series.

2. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor: Yet another series I have yet to finish. I adored Strange the Dreamer, and the ending really had me itching to read what happens next. However, as has been the case for much of the year, the slump hit me again. It’s one of those books I have to be in the mood for and I always feel like autumn time has a certain magic to the air so maybe now’s the time to do so.

3. Beartown by Fredrik Backman: I have been telling myself to read this book for years and I’ve still not done so. Everything about this book tells me I will love and I have no real reason to not do so. With ice hockey season almost here, maybe now is the time to finally cross this gem off the list.

4. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik: There’s something refreshing about reading a standalone fantasy novel. I enjoyed Uprooted, but the pacing of the book kept me from loving it. I don’t know what to expect from this book, but I should probably give it a try.

5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: I am completely prepared for this book to destroy me. I have owned a copy of this book for years and still haven’t read it yet. It’s one of those books that terrify me, but I know as soon as I read it, I will be a wreck. 

What’s on your autumn tbr list?

26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn TBR List

    1. It’s just been one of those years that’s seen my reading motivation go down the drain. Mystery books are awesome for the autumn time. I feel like beartown will be a book I love I just have to be in the right mood to read it.

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  1. Oh man I so feel you on the not reading much. Until last month I’d read 3 books total this year. One of those 3 books was Beartown though and I LOVED IT SO MUCH. It was definitely really hard to read at times, but it was super powerful. I also need to get to Muse of Nightmares and The Song of Achilles.

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    1. Juggling a new job and a baby can not be easy. It’s definitely understandable why reading would be in the back seat. I’m determined to read beartown by the end of the year.

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  2. I still haven’t read The Two Towers and I read The Fellowship of the Ring four years ago! I just read Muse of Nightmares and it was fantastic, but I understand that you have to be in a certain mood. I hope you get to read all these books and get out of your reading slump!

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    1. I had mixed feelings about uprooted, mostly in its writing and pacing, but I am so happy that Spinning Silver is an improvement. Fantasy seems to be the most atmospheric genre autumn time.

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