Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My TBR List for Fall 2014


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is the top ten books on our fall to-be-read lists.

Only ten? My TBR list is ridiculously long. My goal this fall is to catch up on books I’ve been meaning to read for ages now, so some of these are probably on the older side. Here are the top 10 books I want to bump to the head of the line this fall:

1 & 2) Two by Stephen King: Mr. Mercedes (released this past June) and Revival (coming in November.

3 & 4) Two by Jojo Moyes: Me Before You and The Ship of Brides

5) What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

what alice forgot

6) The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff

lily chen

7) Some graphic novel/comic catch-up is needed. I’d like to make sure to devote time to at least one of these two series:

  • The Unwritten series by Mike Carey
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 9 by Joss Whedon et. al.

8) Horns by Joe Hill. Perfect for Halloween, and a must-read before the movie version is released. Plus, Horns is the October pick for Fields & Fantasies Book Club!


9) The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion


10) At least one of three possible non-fiction books — because I almost never read non-fiction, and I really should branch out. (Plus, I’ve had these on my shelf forever, it seems):

  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Oh, no! I finished my list of 10 (and then some), and realized I left one off that I’m definitely planning to read:


So I guess this makes this a top 10+ list!

What books are you most looking forward to reading this fall?

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My TBR List for Fall 2014

    • In Cold Blood is one of those books that I’ve always known I should read, but have never gotten to. I finally picked up a copy earlier this year, and I’m participating in a reading challenge that includes a true crime category, so this may finally be the time for it!

  1. I just read What Alice Forgot last weekend. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, since I wasn’t wild about another Moriarty I read because it was just too domestic for me to get into… What Alice Forgot was more of the same, to an extent, but dealing with memory loss was just so interesting… more interesting, apparently, than family secrets.

    • You’re right, “domestic” is a good word for the two Moriarty books I’ve read — but I liked them quite a bit anyway (fantastic language), and I like the sound of the memory issues in this one.

    • Oh, me too! I really, really loved The Rosie Project, and sequels always get me worried. High hopes for this one, though — I’m really looking forward to it. 🙂

  2. Mr. Mercedes wasn’t as good as I had hoped but Revival is the one I’ve really been waiting for to release this year. Love the whole concept of that one.
    Ooooh Me Before You. It’s a doozy. 🙂 Really loved Horns too, or all Joe Hill really!
    I’ve also been meaning to start In Cold Blood, been on my shelf forever as well. I’ve heard tons of great things about Bryson, I’d like to read something of his someday. Happy reading!

    • Thanks! I’ve heard that Mr. Mercedes is a pretty quick read. I loved the other Joe Hill books I’ve read. Somehow Horns slipped through the cracks for me, but now I’m finally going to make it happen!

      • Mr. Mercedes was a fairly quick read even though it looks massive. Horns is FUN. I’m hoping the movie comes to the US even though the trailer doesn’t look all that great. lol

  3. Great list! I’ve been wanting to read a Joe Hill book for comparison, but haven’t yet. I think I have one on my kindle. And I’ve never actually read David McCullough either. Need to remedy that. 😀

    • Between my Outlander obsession and watching “Turn” on TV, I have a renewed interest in the American Revolution, and though it might be a good idea to read some actual history rather than relying on historical fiction all the time! 🙂 Joe Hill is amazing and scary. I loved Heart-Shaped Box and NOS4A2!

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