Top Ten Tuesday: What's on Top of My Fall TBR Pile?
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: This is on top of my fall TBR list, and I'm so excited about getting my hands on a copy. A breathtaking tale for a chilly fall evening about two star-crossed magicians who must battle each other until one emerges the victor.
2) Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami: Murakami has been on my Authors Who Intimidate Me list for a while. He's so highly regarded, and I feel that I need to get one of his works under my belt. Hopefully this one will not disappoint.
3) The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson: I've always been a fan of Gothic novels, so this one sounds perfect for me. An abandoned run-down house in the French countryside full of mysteries and secrets...how can I not be intrigued?
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach: While fall ushers in college football, I can't turn away from a novel centered around my other favorite sport baseball. I've heard great things about this debut that details the lives of five people at a small Midwestern college.
5) Sister by Rosamund Lupton: Having a younger sister myself, there is something about Lupton's novel that really makes me want to pick it up. A psychological thriller that details the messy, complicated, and emotional lives of two British sisters Beatrice and Tess.
6) The Devil All The Time by Donald Ray Pollack: Pollack's 2007 short story collection Knockemstiff (based on one of my favorite short story collections Winesburg, Ohio) was dirty, rough, and gritty. Here's hoping his first novel will be more of the same.
7) The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides: Umm...self explanatory.
8) Rules of Civility by Amor Towles: I absolutely love books set in NYC during the early half of the 20th century. Everything seems so glamorous, and the elegant yet feisty 25 year-old heroine of this story, Katey Kontent, seems no different in her attempt to ascend the social ladder.
9) The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh: Hopefully I will learn a lot about flowers and their meanings after reading this one. The story about a broken former foster child using flowers as a way to communicate and connect with the world sounds fascinating.
10) In The Woods by Tana French: Another one that would be perfect for October. I've had this one sitting on my shelf for quite a while, and I need to push it higher on my list. Sounds like a great detective thriller with an European touch.