Top Ten Tuesday: What's on Top of My Fall TBR Pile?

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top Ten Books That Are On The Top Of My TBR List For Fall. As always, this wonderful feature comes from The Broke and the Bookish.

1) 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 can I not be intrigued?

4) 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.


  1. Amazing list. I fully endorse books 1-3. All excellent reads. Also I'm going to go ahead and assume The marriage Plot is a must read....because well its Jeffrey Eugenides!

    I've heard really great things about the Rules of Civility and The Language of Flowers.

  2. Great list- I really enjoyed The Lantern.

  3. Great list -- so many good books. Can't wait to see what you think of The Lantern!!

  4. I loved both In the Woods and Rules of Civility. I really want to read The Night Circus and The Marriage Plot.

  5. Our lists are similar! The Night Circus is my top pick also, with The Lantern and The Language of Flowers in second and third! Happy reading!

  6. I haven't read any of these but I've heard a lot about some of them. I have a Murakami on my shelf (unread) too, but I didn't put it on my Top Ten Tuesday list because I probably won't be tackling it for a while longer. It's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and it's MASSIVE.

  7. The Lantern was on my list, too! I've seen Night Circus around a lot as well. It sounds quite unique and intriguing.

  8. I have alot of these books on my TBR list as well. I have been saving The Night Circus for when I have a good portion of time to read because I know once I start, I'm going to want to read straight through!

  9. The Marriage Plot and The Night Circus are on the top of my list as well. I also want to read In The Woods for the RIP challenge!

  10. A lot of these books are on my list as well, and I am really excited about The Language of Flowers and The Devil All the Time as well. I just finished The Night Circus, and loved it so very much. I hope that you find it as delectable as I did!

  11. Great books! I will be reading Night Circus soon (it really is the HOT fall book) and the next Eugenides is a must read for me.

  12. Good list. There is definitely some overlap with mine. I'm really looking forward to the Night Circus. It looks like you have some good Gothic reads on your list. I think I might dedicate October to horror/Gothic reads.

    Come check out my list for the week here.

  13. Fantastic list! Murakami intimidates me too - I think I'll try out his newest book 1Q84 and see how that goes. Thanks for stopping by my blog, new follower!

    PS- The Language of Flowers is reeeeally good :)

  14. Great looks a lot like mine!! I've just started Into the Woods and picked up a copy of Kafka on the Shore the other day! The Language of Flowers is a book I desperatley want to read because, ever since I woorked on CPS cases (child protective services), I've felt something had to be done about the Foster Care System especially changing the policy of putting 18-year olds with no family or guardian out on the street with $200 in their pocket or whatever ludicrous policy each state follows. None of them are good! Rules of Civility and The Marriage Plot I'm very excited about and I'm hoping to join the group read of The Lantern for the RIP Peril Challenge.

    I look forward to reading your posts about these book!


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