Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall Reading


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we're talking about our fall TBR (to be read) lists. Like many readers, I am a list-maker, but not always good about sticking to them. Books are selected according to my mood, so something that appeals today may not seem at all interesting next week.

With that in mind, here is today's Fall TBR List:


The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (in progress) 
For The Estella SocietyR.I.P.  readalong - it's very good so far.



A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie (in progress) 
Also for R.I.P., but I'm only reading a few pages per day. Think I need to speed things up!



Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (audio, in progress) 
A short book - the perfect contrast to all the long books I've been reading lately.



Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
This ebook from the library is still on my kindle (thanks to airplane mode) and I'm planning to read it on the train this weekend.



My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier
I've been wanting to read more DuMaurier for years. It's time to move beyond Rebecca



Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
This is definitely outside my comfort zone, but I can't miss a readalong hosted by Ti and Sandy!



Winter of the World by Ken Follett
Another long book and the second installment of the Century Trilogy. 



The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
This book got a lot of buzz when it was released and I've finally borrowed it from the library.



The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
What is it with long books this year? I have it on my kindle, but may make it a read/listen combination.



Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
This classic is on my kindle. Maybe I'll have time for one more R.I.P. read.


What's on your fall reading list?

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43 comments:

  1. You've got a lot of books that will be perfect for October.

    I liked End of Your Life Book Club a lot.

    Here's my Top Ten Books I'm Awaiting This Fall!

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    1. Deb Nance - Lots of R.I.P. reads for sure, but I'm looking forward to The End of Your Life Book Club, too!

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  2. You've got 2 chunksters on there!! I'm about to start Edge of Eternity...the 3rd Follett book. Loved Goldfinch. And just finished Big Little Lies...I'll be interested to see what you think of it - I'm in the minority camp :)

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    1. Sarah - I haven't read Liane Moriarty and my expectations are pretty high, so we'll see what happens with Big Little Lies. I love chunksters, but they're hard if you want to keep reviews flowing on the blog ;-)

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  3. I want to get to Big Little Lies soon as well - I've heard it's terrific!

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    1. Kathy - Me, too. I haven't read Moriarty's earlier books and am really looking forward to this one!

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  4. Great list! I finished Haunting of Hill House last night for my Thursday review and can't wait to see what you think of it! I hope you enjoy Murder is Announced. Breakfast at Tiffany's is on my Classics List and I'm really looking forward to reading more du Maurier. I hope you get all these read because I want to see what you think of them!

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    1. Katherine - I'll probably finish Hill House tonight. A Murder is Announced is such a good book, but I hate reading just a few pages each day. I think I'll need to immerse myself in Christie's stories in the future.

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  5. The Goldfiinch is on my audio list. Good luck with your reading.

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    1. Beth F - I'm hoping to start The Goldfinch right after the R.I.P. reads.

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  6. Great list! I'm reading Hill House right now, very creepy. I love Ray Bradbury and Agatha Christie. I had mixed feelings about The Goldfinch but it's definitely worth a read.

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    1. thebookstop - I should finish Hill House Tonight and am looking forward to the Bradbury. Haven't read him since high school (way back in the last century).

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  7. Big Little Lies is awesome...it is a fast read! I really enjoyed My Cousin Rachel back a few years ago when I read it. It is methodical and very subtly creepy. And I'm so glad you are participating in our readalong! I've got the audio, and I'm fixing to start it soon!

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    1. Sandy - I think Big Little Lies will be perfect for my train trip to/from NYC. Haven't read Bradbury since high school, so I'm not quite sure what to expect from the readalong. No doubt it will be fun though!

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  8. That thing you said about finding it hard to stick to a reading list...ummm, yeah. Every time I turn around, something else, usually because of another blogger, catches my fancy and the list goes completely untouched. For example, you just made me want to go snatch Lady Audley's Secret off the shelf. And I think I shall. So the poor little list remains abandoned. Or should I just call it "revised." :)

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    1. Debi - LOL! My lists are always "revised" or "evolving".

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  9. The Haunting of Hill House is on my tbr list too. I've never read Something Wicked This Way Comes and have wondered if I'm too old for it. Happy reading.

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    1. Vasilly - If you're too old, there's no hope at all for me ;-)

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  10. Lady Audley's Secret is such a fun choice! And I think you'll really like Something Wicked. I'm looking forward to the readalong as well. Enjoy Breakfast at Tiffany's! I think it's one that I could listen to again.

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    1. Trish - Just 20 minutes to go in Breakfast at Tiffany's... I understand the ending is different than the movie.

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  11. I didn't know Breakfast at Tiffany's was a book! I'll be sure to read these, great recommendations :)

    www.internetlyaddicted.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Laura - It was originally a book, but I've heard the ending is different from the movie. I'll find out very soon...

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  12. I want to read the Bradbury and Tartt, too! Big Little Lies is a really fun read that I highly recommend.

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    1. Benni - Can't wait to get started on Big Little Lies... think it will make this weekend's time on the train pass very quickly!

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  13. Lists are fun to make and fun to break! I've also been reading novellas between the longer reads and find it works really well. Loved Big Little Lies and Lady Audley is great fun.

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    1. Cat - Novellas give me such a sense of accomplishment... I should plan on reading them between the very long books coming up.

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  14. I got those chunksters to read too: The Goldfinch and WInter of the World.

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    1. Nise' - I seem to be reading a lot of really long books this year. Loved them when I was younger, but it's harder now with the blog because I'm not a very fast reader.

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  15. I am thoroughly enjoying the audio version of The Goldfinch! I was so bummed when my Nano died today at work. Have to remember to charge it tonight so I can continue listening tomorrow morning.

    I'm putting together my fall reading list and hope to get it posted in the next few days. Now that summer is officially over, I suppose I should do a recap of my summer reading. I have to say, I did pretty well sticking to my list!

    I'll be anxious to hear how you like The End of Your Life Book Club. I bought a copy for a second reading sometime in the future. The audio was quite good.

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    1. Les - When I'm ready to start The Goldfinch, it will have to be my only book... both audio and kindle. Today I downloaded The End of Your Life Book Club on audio and listened to almost an hour - very good so far! I have the hardcover from the library for quotes :-)

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  16. I started Hill House--seems like it will be a good read.

    I was listening to Big Little Lies on audio, just as a light thing to have on in the car . . . and I stopped in the middle, somehow, weeks ago. Now I feel like I can barely remember the characters or the plot, and it seems like maybe too much effort to get back into. Strange--I don't usually accidentally abandon a book!

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    1. Leila - I've got 30 pages left in Hill House and hope to finish this evening. It seems like reviews of Big Little Lies are varying wildly... 5 hours on a train Friday, so we'll see if I stick to it or start something else on on my kindle.

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  17. I actually won an ARC of The End of Your Life Book Club about a year or so ago. Be prepared to cry!

    Lovely blog! I followed via Bloglovin! Comment/follow back? :)

    Brittany @ http://www.spacebetweenthespines.com

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    1. Brittany - I started The End of Your Life Book Club today and like it so far... will keep tissues handy! Thanks for following :)

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  18. What a great and varied list. I haven't read any of them, although I did just check out the whole Tommy and Tuppence series by Agatha Christie from the library. Happy reading to you!

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    1. Susan - I feel like I am doing Agatha Christie a grave disservice by taking her book so slowly. My plan is to finish Hill House today and the read the rest of A Murder is Announced. Hope you enjoy Agatha, too!

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  19. Lots of the books on your list are on my radar! I've been wanting to read Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier for-ev-er! Same goes for Agatha Christie -- I somehow have never read one of her books. I totally know what you mean about making one of these seasonal TBR lists and then not sticking to it. I actually did remarkably well with my summer list -- I actually read almost all the books! I felt so accomplished!

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    1. Lindsay - I really liked Rebecca,but it's taking me forever to read something else by DuMaurier. The only other Christie I've read is And The There Were None, but it was great! Congrats on your summer list success... I'll have to check and see how I did, too!

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  20. I loved The End of Your Life Book Club, but be ready for tears.

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    1. Pat - I love The End of Your Life Book Club so far... will keep the tissues ready though. Thanks for the warning.

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  21. I assume you've seen the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. I was surprised at how different the story and movie were.

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    1. Stacy - I haven't seen the movie!! Have heard it's very different though... will watch it soon.

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  22. What a great variety of books!

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