Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. I keep seeing US book bloggers tweet about having spice pumpkin lattes so it must be autumn over there. Wish that drink was available here because I wouldn’t mind giving it a try. Like I said before, there really aren’t any seasons here in Singapore so when I say “my fall TBR list”, I’m referring to American fall months. So I did a lousy job with my summer TBR list, I only read 2 out of 10 books (and currently in the middle of the 3rd one). I didn’t even get to half of them! But then I don’t feel too bad about that because I usually just go for what I feel like reading at the moment. I’m still looking forward to reading the books in my summer TBR pile but I also wanted to talk about some titles that I want to read in the coming months.

First off, I have a friend who will be passing by Singapore from Australia at the end of the month so I ordered three Aussie YA books (from Booktopia, thanks to Maggie for recommending the site) that I’ve been wanting to read:

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Girl Defective by Simmone Howell – I haven’t read anything by this author and I think this one would be great to start with as I’ve seen rave reviews from Aussie bloggers.

Wildlife by Fiona Wood – I enjoyed reading Six Impossible Things and I have a feeling Wildlife will be even better because I heard that it has an older feel to it.

Alaska by Sue Saliba – I’ve heard that the writing is lovely in this one and I just couldn’t resist that pretty cover.

Next are several fall releases that I’m looking for:

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Friday Brown / Friday Never Leaving by Vikki Wakefield – Continuing with the Aussie YA theme, I can’t wait to read Friday Brown because All I Ever Wanted was just lovely. I think it’s awesome that this title is readily available now that it has US and UK editions.

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller – I heard that this even better than Trish Doller’s debut novel, Something Like Normal. I’m excited to find out if that’s true!

Just One Year by Gayle Forman – Ahhh, I really can’t wait to read this companion novel to Just One Day! I want to know what happens to Allyson and Willem after the end of the first book.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Having enjoyed Attachments, I have a feeling I will like Rainbow Rowell’s YA novels too.

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – Looking forward to learning more about the boys and Blue. So many friends have raved about this sequel, I hope I end up loving it as well.

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan – I’ve been wanting to read this since I finished Unspoken last year. How can I not when it ended the way it did?

Shadows by Robin McKinley – It’s a Robin McKinley novel! Of course, I want to read it.

So many good titles are being released this fall. I noticed that all of the titles in this list are YA. If I do get to read all of these, I’ll probably mix them up with some adult reads. Keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to follow this list! What about the rest of you, what books are in your priority list for the coming months? Are you excited to read any of the titles in my list?

September 2013 Releases

I don’t usually post releases per month but since there are several titles that I’m looking forward to in September, I wanted to talk about them here. All of these are books written by authors I’m familiar with, which is why I’m excited to read them.

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September 1: Snow-Kissed by Laura Florand – I already have a galley of this but I haven’t read it yet so I wanted to include it in this list. Yay for a new Laura Florand novella!

Summary from Goodreads: After the utter destruction of her marriage and her happiness, Kai knew it was better to shut herself away from the world than to hurt and be hurt. Holed up in her mountain cabin, she planned to spend her Christmas alone. Until her not-quite-ex-husband shows up as the first flakes start to fall. Now should she send him back out into the cold? Or can she be brave enough to let this winter snow bind them back together?

September 3: Ritual Magic (World of the Lupi #10) by Eileen Wilks – You all know that I’ve been going through the World of the Lupi books the past few weeks. The tenth book has just been released! I’m still in the middle of the ninth book but I have a feeling I will be reading this one by the end of this week (or even earlier). Sigh, I don’t know what I’ll do when I have to wait another year for the next installment to be released.

Summary from Goodreads: On her 57th birthday, Lily’s mother suddenly loses all memory beyond the age of twelve. Lily knows her mother was attacked by something more than magic. More… and darker.

When Lily and Rule discover that others suffered the same, mysterious loss — at the same time on the same night—their investigation into the darkness begins. Joining them is someone Lily never thought she’d see again: Al Drummond, who once tried to destroy her. He also happens to be dead. But the mysterious attacks were caused by a power strong enough to affect matters beyond the world of the living.

With some victims losing years of memory and others their lives, Lily must discover what on earth — or beyond — connects them.

September 17: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – I have seen nothing but praises in the blogosphere about the sequel of The Raven Boys. I look forward to reading about Blue and the boys again.

Summary from Goodreads: Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

September 24: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller – I really enjoyed reading Something Like Normal last year and I can’t wait to read Trish Doller’s latest. I’ve seen the snippets that she’s posted on Tumblr and they’ve made me look forward to this release.

Summary from Goodreads: Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She’s never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie’s real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life, in a small town in Florida, Callie must find a way to leave the past behind. She must learn to be part of a family. And she must believe that love – even with someone who seems an improbable choice – is more than just a possibility.

September 27: Shadows by Robin McKinley – I’m a big fan of Robin McKinley’s writing and I’m so excited she has a new book this year (even if it’s not the sequel to Pegasus, which I’m still anxiously waiting for). This is bound to be a good one.

Summary from Goodreads: Maggie knows something’s off about Val, her mom’s new husband. Val is from Oldworld, where they still use magic, and he won’t have any tech in his office-shed behind the house. But—more importantly—what are the huge, horrible, jagged, jumpy shadows following him around? Magic is illegal in Newworld, which is all about science. The magic-carrying gene was disabled two generations ago, back when Maggie’s great-grandmother was a notable magician. But that was a long time ago.

Then Maggie meets Casimir, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen. He’s from Oldworld too—and he’s heard of Maggie’s stepfather, and has a guess about Val’s shadows. Maggie doesn’t want to know . . . until earth-shattering events force her to depend on Val and his shadows. And perhaps on her own heritage.

In this dangerously unstable world, neither science nor magic has the necessary answers, but a truce between them is impossible. And although the two are supposed to be incompatible, Maggie’s discovering the world will need both to survive.

I’m looking forward to reading these! What about you, are you excited for any September releases?