Top Ten Tuesday | Fall TBR (aka The Fall TBR Books I’d Read in the Ideal World + #Booktube Video)

September 27, 2016 32 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday | Fall TBR (aka The Fall TBR Books I’d Read in the Ideal World + #Booktube Video)

September 27, 2016 32 Comments
Ah, the many splendors of autumn. A new season is upon us
and with it, the arrival of our fall TBRs. The only real challenge with this is
choosing which novels to read and add to our (already) leaning TBR tower.
Broke and Bookish September 27th
Fall TBR
Today I am listing a mash up of the novels that a. I must
read because they fall under the publisher review copy or an author influencer
copy rules or b. they’re books I’ve been considering and/or wishing to read for a
lengthy period of time. Every reader will tell you that, no matter our good
intentions, our monthly or seasonal TBRs, change. This is simply fact.
In fact as I’m looking over this list I’m already realizing
that this is going to change drastically. Why is this? Well, there are at least
two books coming my way that I don’t physically own – yet, and will be required
reading for this upcoming month since they’re from authors.
Whether they get read or not, below are the books I’m
excited, enthused and enquiring about. Let’s have a look.

1. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout | I’ve never read a novel by Jennifer, but hear this one is amazing. I’m curious. Amazon | Goodreads
2. Close to You by Kara Isaac | Been meaning to read this one since before it released (NetGalley). Shame on me for not making time for it. Amazon | Goodreads
3. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade | This one looks SUPER cute. Why wouldn’t I go for a dose of that? Amazon | Goodreads 
4. Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry | Yes I know. I’ve been
saying I’m going to read this one for eons. The plan remains intact. Amazon |

5. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee | This is a currently reading situation for me, and only 40 pages in, I’m intrigued. Have you read this one? Amazon | Goodreads
6. A Lesson in Love and Murder by Rachel McMillan |
Returning to Jem and Merinda’s world is a must. Cannot wait to discover what
mystery Rachel has crafted for these amateur detectives. Amazon | Goodreads

7. The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill |
Pitched as a must for fans of Downton Abbey,
this one sounds like my cup of tea. It releases in the wild January 2017.
Amazon | Goodreads
8. Defiance by C.J. Redwine | I know: shame on me. I’ve had this one on my list before and still
have not discovered its magic. But it seems like a seasonal appropriate title,
so I’m reaching for the stars. Amazon | Goodreads

9. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman | This one
piqued my curiosity because of the film adaptation. Amazon | Goodreads

10. Keep Holding On by Melissa Tagg | I actually only just finished this one. It’s as
delightful as its cover suggests and – psst
– it officially releases today so go forth and hit that shiny “buy” button.
Provided I get things in order, tomorrow will (unofficially) officially be “MTagg” day here at Finding Wonderland – review, giveaway, spotlight plus MORE! Amazon | Goodreads
BONUS! Books (with exception to Jojo’s) I knew were releasing this month and,
apparently, forgot I was about to have the pleasure to review.

1. Unblemished by Sara Ella | A fairytale re-telling, this
has been one of my most anticipated
releases of 2016. Looking forward to holding it in my impatient hands (my
bookshelf too is ready to hold its beauty). Amazon | Goodreads
2. Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon | This one came in my
mailbox only yesterday (thanks, Revell!). Amazon | Goodreads

3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | Must. Read. This. One. *excuses be gone* Amazon | Goodreads

4. Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren | Susie’s novels
are always must reads. Cannot wait to see what she has next crafted for us.
Amazon | Goodreads


CLOSING THOUGHTS: There’s a giveaway going on for another day. Plus, check out the details of Finding Wonderland and my friend, Tressa’s, first-ever #Bookstagram challenge! We’d love to see you join in, whether on Twitter or Instagram. Check out the details

Which books are on your fall TBR stacks? I’d love to read
about them or chat all things bookish with you.  Comment down below with your thoughts, opinions
or fangirl moments. All is welcome here.

Happy Top Ten Tuesday.

Thank you for Visiting
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Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Amanda Holmes September 27, 2016 at 4:07 am

    I'm excited about Susan May's new series! Lucky you to have the chance to review it. :)
    Unblemished made my list!
    Hurray for Kara Isaac!
    A lot of your other books need to be on my TBR list….
    My list :

    • Rissi September 27, 2016 at 4:43 am

      I'm very excited, Amanda; hope you can review Susan's latest as well – it's ALWAYS a must. Yay for Unblemished and Kara's. Both sound amazing. :)

      Thanks, as always, for stopping by; I enjoyed your list. :)

  • Mariela Silva September 27, 2016 at 4:27 am

    I really want to read The Light Between Oceans, I saw the movie trailer and I liked it.
    My TTT.

    • Rissi September 27, 2016 at 4:44 am

      As do I, Mariela. Here's hoping we both can soon and like it. PS; the film looks stunning! :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Greg September 27, 2016 at 4:34 am

    A Lesson in Love and Murder sounds fun.

    • Rissi September 27, 2016 at 4:46 am

      I'm 99% sure it will be, Greg. This based on the fact that Rachel's first novel was fabulous. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Aria @ What Aria Loves September 27, 2016 at 4:38 am

    I've heard tons of great things about Defiance, but for some reason, I haven't gotten the chance to start it yet.

    Great TBR. :)

    • Rissi September 27, 2016 at 4:47 am

      Good to know that there are good things out there, Aria. I've not read any of C.J.'s novels, but this one looks like a good read. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Anonymous September 27, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Your post always looks so beautiful! :-) I hope you enjoy these books when you get to them!

    • Rissi September 27, 2016 at 4:56 am

      Hey, Chrissi, thanks! As always, I had fun putting it together. And thanks! I hope so too. These all sound like great reads. Off to visit your Top 10 Tuesday. Thank you for visiting mine. :)

  • Michelle September 27, 2016 at 4:52 am

    I hope you read The Ghost and the Goth!!! It's one of my fave books of EVER. I love cute/sassy books like that. The Thousandth Floor should have totally been on my list too. I have it on hold at the library, so I'm definitely reading it soon. Great list :) Very pretty blog btw!

    • Rissi September 27, 2016 at 5:01 am

      YAY! Thanks so much for the "Ghost and Goth" nudge, Michelle. It looks like my kind of read, so I'm really excited to pick it up.

      I'm liking The Thousandth Floor (so far). It's interesting and full of quite the array of characters. Happy reading!

      Thanks. I enjoy working on this blog and putting these kinds of posts together – and thank you for visiting! :)

  • Tara September 27, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Your list is so pretty!

    • Rissi September 27, 2016 at 5:32 am

      Thanks, Tara. It was fun to piece together. :)

      Glad you stopped by.

  • Kate @ Fictional Thoughts September 27, 2016 at 6:48 am

    The Truth About Forever is a great one. I've read a few others by JLA but this one is the perfect contemporary standalone. My sister actually recommended I read it and she never reads anything!

    • Rissi September 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Good to know, Kate! I love contemporaries so I'm hopeful The Truth About Forever is memorable. :) Thanks so much for visiting – and for the recommendation.

  • Deb Nance at Readerbuzz September 27, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for sharing these!

    Here's My Fall TBR!

    • Rissi September 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you for visiting, Deb. :)

  • Miranda Atchley September 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    You will love A Lesson in Love and Murder!

    • Rissi September 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      YES! I cannot wait, Miranda. Given how much I enjoyed book one, I have zero doubt of this. :) :) :)

  • Carrie September 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who hasn't read Close to You yet lol! My TTT

    • Rissi September 28, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      You are not, Carrie. I'm quite ashamed of myself because I hear amazing things about this one. :) Hoping we both read and enjoy it. As always, thanks for visiting.

  • Lianne @ September 27, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    The Light Between Oceans was an intriguing read, the movie adaptation definitely prompted me to finally pick up the title! Hope you enjoy it, Rissi :)

    My TTT

    • Rissi September 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Good to know, Lianne. I'm hoping I'll like it especially since the movie looks beautiful. :) Thanks, as always, for stopping by, friend.

  • Louise // Exploring by Starlight September 27, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I love the way that the pictures in this post have been done, they're so pretty :) I haven't read The Problem with Forever, but I do love Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series, so I'd probably give it a go :)

    • Rissi September 28, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks, Louise. I decided to try something a little different with my pictures/graphics this time. :)

      Good to know Jennifer's books are good – I'm looking forward to reading this one especially since I love contemporary. :)

      Thanks for visiting!

  • Jenn @ Quite a Novel Idea September 28, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I have books that have made a reappearance on my TBR lists also lol no worries
    Looking forward to seeing what you think about Me Before You and Nowhere But Here! Happy reading :)

    • Rissi September 28, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks, Jenn; good to know I'm not alone. :)

      I'm excited about Me Before You and Nowhere But Here as well. Both sound unique in their respective genres. :)

      Appreciate you visiting.

  • Becca Bartuska September 28, 2016 at 12:27 am

    The only one I have heard of from this list is A Lesson in Love and Murder-it seems to have great reviews! I must be seriously out of the loop on the rest, haha. I'm looking forward to reading The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry soon.

    Also, I'm so glad I'm not the only one whose intentions don't always (never) turn into reality when it comes to TBR piles 😉

    • Rissi September 28, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      A Lesson in Love and Murder promises to be wonderful, Becca. If you like the Sherlock Holmes canon or Murdoch's Mysteries (Canadian TV series set in the 1900s), you'd love this book – and it's prequel. SO good.

      You are not alone. It's a never-ending struggle. ;)

      Happy reading – and thanks so much for visiting.

  • Valerie October 2, 2016 at 4:24 am

    I've also been meaning to read Nowhere But Here for quite some time now, but just haven't gotten to it because of lack of time! But I love Katie McGarry, so I will be getting to it sometime in the future.

    I've only read to page 40 in the Thousandth Floor, and that is where I stopped aha. It just wasn't for me in the end!

    • Rissi October 3, 2016 at 4:32 am

      Same for me, Valerie. I feel like that's my perpetual excuse for the reason why I've not read certain books, but it is true. Where time goes, I haven't a clue.

      I'm glad to know you like Katie's books! Good to know.

      I totally get that. I'm disappointed by some of the issues or threads going on in The Thousandth Floor, and some I'm not "into." But I'm finally settling into the story and remembering the connections between all the characters. For me, I think part of the reason I had trouble getting into the book was the multiple POVs. There's simply "too many."

      Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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