Hello all and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s top ten topic is all about books on my Fall TBR list. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
So without further ado, here is this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, books on my Fall TBR list.
1) A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
“For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.
As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst—that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she’s been hiding. Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?”
I started reading this book just last night. A staff member at my local bookstore actually recommended this book to me after she had just finished reading it and loved it. I only read a couple of chapters last night but I was intrigued by the story and can’t wait to see what the book has in store.
2) Dare to Fall by Estelle Maskame
She was afraid of it.
He was used to it.
There’s not much that MacKenzie Rivers is afraid of. In the small town of Windsor, Colorado, she is known for her easygoing, strong personality, some would even say she isn’t afraid of anything. But MacKenzie knows that’s not true. She’s afraid of losing those closest to her. Recovering from a family tragedy, Kenzie is fully aware of just how big an impact death can have on those it leaves behind. Seeing its effects on other people is something she just can’t quite handle. From now on, Kenzie is her own priority.”
I saw this book a few months ago in my local bookstore but didn’t buy it. I had completely forgotten that I had requested it on Netgalley. I was lucky to have my request accepted. So, this book is very high up on my TBR priority list and I really fancy reading this book snuggled up by the fire on a cold day!
3) The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
“In an idyllic community of wealthy California families, new teacher Molly Nicoll becomes intrigued by the hidden lives of her privileged students. Unknown to Molly, a middle school tragedy in which they were all complicit continues to reverberate for her kids: Nick, the brilliant scam artist; Emma, the gifted dancer and party girl; Dave, the B student who strives to meet his parents’ expectations; Calista, the hippie outcast who hides her intelligence for reasons of her own. Theirs is a world in which every action may become public: postable, shareable, indelible. With the rare talent that transforms teenage dramas into compelling and urgent fiction, Lindsey Lee Johnson makes vivid a modern adolescence lived in the gleam of the virtual, but rich with the sorrow, passion, and beauty of life in any time, and at any age”
I was drawn to this book for a reason I can’t quite describe. The synopsis doesn’t tell you a lot about the story itself and I am a very big fan of this. I feel like reading this book you will be going in not knowing what to expect at all. I am excited to begin reading this book in the Fall.
4) The Waking Land by Callie Bates
“Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life.
Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her. ”
I am not normal a Fantasy book fan, but when I read the synopsis of this book I was intrigued. It didn’t seem like a plot that would lose me after the first chapter. I have also heard a lot of amazing things about this book so I cannot wait to get reading it.
5) It Started With Goodbye by Christina June
“Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Tatum fills her newfound free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night (which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client). When Tatum discovers she’s not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends.”
I was drawn to reading this book because of its mention of graphic design. I want to be a graphic designer and have never read a book where a character also wants to be a graphic designer. This book just sounds really fun and something you could read within the day. I will certainly be reading this by the fire!
6) The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner
“What if every time you made a choice that had a significant consequence, a new, alternate reality was created–the life that would’ve been had you made the other choice? What if those new realities were in danger? What if it fell to you to save all the realities? Atticus Higginbottom, a.k.a. Tick, is an average thirteen-year-old boy until the day a strange letter arrives in his mailbox. Postmarked from Alaska and cryptically signed with the initials “M.G.,” the letter informs Tick that dangerous–perhaps even deadly–events have been set in motion that could result in the destruction of reality itself. M.G. promises to send Tick twelve riddles that will reveal on a certain day, at a certain time, at a certain place, something extraordinary will happen. Will Tick have the courage to follow the twelve clues M.G. sends to him? Will he be able to solve the riddles in time? Will Tick discover the life he was meant to live?”
This book sounds amazing! Another book with elements of fantasy that I was drawn to. I have heard so many great things about the author James Dashner, so I can’t wait to give one of this books a read!
7) The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr
“Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . .
Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things.
And realises her life has been a lie.
Her mother and father aren’t hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place they’ll never think to look – the favelas.”
I was a big fan of Emily Barr’s previous novel so when I saw that this was available for request on Netgalley I could not resist. I will be reading this sometime this Fall and I really cannot wait to see what this book has to offer!
8) The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
“The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It’s about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It’s about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It’s about discovering your heart’s true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible.”
I really need to read this book this fall! If I haven’t read this book by December of this year I will be mad at myself. I am going to watch the musical adaptation of this book a couple of days before Christmas this year and want to have read the book way before that!
9) The Creakers by Tom Fletcher
“Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises?
Lucy Dungston always did.
Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared – as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy’s town run riot. It’s mayhem. It’s madness. To most kids, it’s amazing!
But Lucy wants to find out the truth. Lucy lost her dad not long ago, and she’s determined not to lose her mum too. She’s going to get her back – and nothing is going to stop her . . .
. . . except maybe the Creakers.”
This is another book I really want to read this fall. It is a life goal of mine to meet Tom Fletcher as he is a member of my favourite band McFly. I am going to be meeting him at the end of October this year so I really want to read this book before I meet him. The cover of this book is so beautiful!
10) Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
“Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.
Viv’s mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.”
I cannot wait to read this book! I have been hearing so many wonderful things about this book for months now. This book sounds incredible and inspirational! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!
There you have it, this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, books on my fall TBR list! What book are on your fall TBR list and what books are you excited about being released? Don’t forget to leave links to your Top 10 Tuesday below!
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Until next time,