Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This weeks topic is the top 10 books on your Fall 2018 TBR. I’m actually happy this is the topic because it made me put pen to paper and outline the books I’ve been meaning to get to but for one reason or another, haven’t. These also happen to be books I ABSOLUTELY feel in my core, will be 5 star reads. I may be wrong but given how some of my blogging buddies have spoken about these books, I have a feeling I’m in for a treat so let’s do this!

*These are in no particular order*

September 18th: Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – This book has shamefully been sitting on my shelf collecting dust for far too long! Having discovered it on Booktube YEARS ago & hearing all of the GUSH reviews, I just knew the Sci-Fi lover in me would appreciate this title. Diverse Character driven books will always be a MUST read for me

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor– Why do I feel like I already know the characters in this book on a personal level? I can’t wait to meet Lazlo on the page though haha! Laini is one of my top 3 fave authors of all time, she holds the #1 spot. This means that I get excited when book news makes its rounds but I also strangely cannot bring myself to read the book. Laini’s books are the only books to give me hangovers and everything else that follows it typically suffers a bit SMH. I own a copy of Muse of Nightmares though so a binge session is coming later this month 😉

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel – Hi! Hello! My name is Lilly & I cannot resist Sci-fi books written in mixed media format ever since the Illuminae Files. This is another book I’ve owned for too long but now that the other books in this series are out I really have no excuse not to get to. Also, I hear the audiobooks are A+ in performance

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – Now this one has quite the buzz behind it & from what I’ve heard it’s well deserved. An Asian inspired Fantasy, magic, and a military school?!? why I haven’t read this is BEYOND me since it seems to check off all my boxes for a MUST read

CIRCE by Madeline Miller – Greek Mythology has always managed to reign in my attention for as long as I can remember. I was that kid reading The Iliad and the Odyssey in 7th grade who had to read ahead of the required reading chapters in class smh. Prioritizing this one above all others for October.

City Of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty – This book just spews magic right from the very cover. I feel it in my core that this will be a 5 star read. “an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and One Thousand and One Nights, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts” —Yea hard to pass up with this blurb

Fruits Basket (Volume 1) by Natsuki Takaya – I actually read the first 40 pages to Fruits Basket while waiting in B&N for a appointment. Engrossed in what I read, I’m not sure why I never returned to buy a copy but that has since been remedied & I’m ready to dive back in. Basically this one is about a girl who is orphaned & she decides to set up a tent to live in but it’s on a wealthy clans family. This family has a bit of a secret, when embraced by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. HELLA intrigued!

Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab – Ok, so this one is about college buddies turned arch-nemeses with Supernatural abilities in the mix as well. This is another book where I feel as If I know the characters, Victor & Eli! I’ll see you in the pages! also it’s Schwab so I couldn’t help myself and totes ordered myself the exclusive Owlcrate edition for Vengeful *yupppp I never said I don’t have a problem* 

The Diviners by Libba Bray – I’ve been counting down the days till October to read this book. Not only is it hella diverse but it takes place in the 20’s which is my favorite time period in history. I have both the physical and audiobook copy & will most likely read them in both formats at the same time. It’s a chunker of a book so it’ll be nice to listen to when I cant read at work, also I’ve heard Libba Bray narrates & SLAYYYYYS the performance for each character

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare- Last but NEVER least is this beauty of a book! Last time I was in this world was probably last year when I read Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy & miss it something bad! I will be buddy reading LM with Melanie from Meltotheany who is currently reading all of the TMI & TID books, giving me all of the feels reliving my reading experience with some of my favorite fictional characters of all time!

Hello Bookworms! this week I went with books from my backlist cause they’re the ones that haunt me the MOST! Which books on your Fall TBR are you looking forward to? If you’ve read any of the books I’ve mentioned, feel free to offer up some words of encouragement for your favorites 😉


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47 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2018 TBR”

  1. THIS TBR THOUGH! Damnnnnnn! Legit the best one I’ve seen on T10T today! And girl, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them all! But… I would be lying if I didn’t say that I’m most excited for you to read Lady Midnight… with me! Hehe! Happy fall and happy reading, love! ❤xx

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    1. Haha! I feel like I’ve missed the boat on so many of the bigger titles but TBH, sometimes for me it’s best to read after the hype has died down a smidge haha! I cannot wait for our buddy reads! always a fun time, happy reading! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. The Diviners are amazinggggggggggggggg. I just picked it up for my spooky reads earlier this month, and it will totally get you in the fall mood. It’s so intriguing and captivating and it ended up being a favorite. Really hope you enjoy – and the narrator really is completely amazing. Great picks! 🙂

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    1. I think out of all of them, it’s the one i’m most STOKED for since Fall is legit my favorite season & I just know this read will set the mood & bring on the fall vibes. i’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it, glad also that I p/u the audiobook to accompany my physical book. Happy Reading! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. i still need to finish circe. i stopped at 60% because i was so bored. 😭 i heard some others say the same, but that the last 40% is really good. so i’ll eventually pick it up again and see if it gets better. i liked the beginning, but then it started to get really boring with nothing really exciting going on. i hope you like it better! hopefully i’ll get it finished before the year ends, lol.

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    1. Hey Ashley! ahhh I seem to get 50/50 I LOVED it & it was boring feedback haha! but I’m STOKED to see where I fall on that spectrum. I also hope that last 40% blows you away! *fingers crossed* happy reading luv! 🙂

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    1. I mean the 40 pages that I managed to read while waiting for my doctors appointment were so good that I believe you! as soon as I get a better idea of what October is looking like, it’s getting squeezed into my TBR 😉

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    1. EeeeK! that is so great to hear Debby! it’s one that I’ve had my heart set on reading this year & recently got approved for the sequel on Edelweiss. So it’s now at the very top of my Fall reads list, happy reading! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. That’s ok Flavia! We are both swimming in ARCS and just trying to stay afloat 😩😉😂 I’m trying to squeeze in some backlist titles along the way by participating in some reading challenges otherwise it’ll never happen haha! Happy reading Luv! 💓

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      1. Gaaaah so true! And I started a full-time job alongside my contract job today too (which is great, but has definitely cut into my reading and blogging time hahaha). And you’re so right about the reading challenges! It’s the only way I make it happen too! Haha 💓


  4. You’ve got some brilliant books on your list this week Lilly. 🙂 I feel like I’ve spoken so much about Strange the Dreamer and Laini Taylor in general but I’ll say again you need to read that ASAP! The City of Brass is a favourite of mine, honestly one of my best reads of last year, so I can’t wait to see what you think of that one, and obviously you know how I feel about V.E. Schwab’s books so I don’t even need to tell you how much I hope you love Vicious right?
    Both Circe and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet are beautiful books, honestly they’ll probably be like nothing you’ve read before.
    Great picks, and happy reading. 🙂 ❤️

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    1. This comment made my night! 💜💜💜 I’ve made it so that I don’t have an excuse not to get to these books by getting all their sequels HAHA! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ So I have Vengeful coming in the Owlcrate Exclusive box (October), Muse Of Nightmares & Kingdom Of Copper I won arc copies of. Time to bring out that body double 😂 If you loved these chances are I will also end up loving these #TWINNING 💓

      Happy Reading! 💓

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      1. Ha, I’m glad to hear that. 🙂 ❤️
        I suppose in a way you’ve left it until the best time to pick these books up because now you don’t have to wait as long for the sequels.
        Ahh, I’m so jealous of that Kingdom of Copper arc, I really hope you enjoy it, and the first book obviously but yes #twinning so I’m sure you will! 😀
        Thanks Lilly. 🙂 ❤️


  5. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet sounds great! You might like this great science fiction series I’m reading right now. The first book is called “Contact: Book 1 of the Zaftan Troubles” and the second is “Confusion: Book 2 of the Zaftan Troubles”. I got them through amazon but check out the author’s website too to see them all It is one of the best sci-fi series that I have read and I’m dying to read book 3! It deals with alien races clashing over a planet full of resources but has a more fantasy esque spin with the characters which gives it a unique feel! I hope you get a chance to read it as I’d love to hear what you think!


  6. You make me want to reread Lady Midnight! I’m currently rereading the TMI and TID series but I think I might want to throw in TDA while I’m at it 😂 Just wanna prepare myself for what I think is going to be a heartbreaking finale to the series. I also would really love to read Vicious sometime too! That one has been on my TBR for ages but haven’t gotten around to it. But the more people rave about it, the more it moves up on my TBR. I hope that you enjoy it and all the books on your fall TBR!! 😀


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