Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new question or theme is presented. This week’s prompt is:
The Top Ten Books On My TBR List This Fall
Like all of you, I’m looking forward to A LOT of books this fall, but I narrowed my list to ten–five fiction and five nonfiction–and I limited myself to new books that are being released from September-October. Ready? Here we go!
Sept. 16—The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters I’ve never read anything by Sarah Waters before but this new title is getting a ton of buzz. Most of the reviews I’ve read say that it’s best to go into this one without any preconceived notions about the plot, so all I really know is that it takes place in London in the early 1920s and it’s a psychological drama.
Sept. 30—Us by David Nicholls I liked One Day by Nicholls, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy his new novel as well. It’s about a man whose wife decides to leave him after their son goes away to college, and his attempts to save their relationship.
Sept. 30—Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley This YA novel takes place in Virginia in 1959 and deals with integration as well as LGBT issues. I don’t think this will be an easy read, but I’ve read many reviews that indicate that it will be one of the important YA books this year.
Oct. 7—Some Luck by Jane Smiley Jane Smiley’s latest is the first book in a trilogy covering several decades in the life of an American farming family.
Oct. 14—Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult I LOVE Jodi Picoult’s early novels, but her last few have been a bit hit-and-miss for me. I am really hoping that I love this book about a daughter searching for her missing mother.
Sept. 22—An Age of License: A Travelogue by Luch Knisley I adored Knisley’s food memoir Relish, so I’m excited to read her latest book written in graphic format about her travels to Europe during a recent book tour.
Sept. 30—The News Sorority by Sheila Weller I enjoy reading “behind the scenes” nonfiction, and I’m also interested in journalism, so this biography of three noted TV journalists (Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour) is right up my alley.
Oct. 2—Hand To Mouth: Living In Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado This is a memoir of a woman’s experience with going from middle-class America to poverty. I’ve heard this book compared to Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed and to me, that’s a big plus.
Oct. 13—The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathan Eig On the surface this book covers how the Pill was developed, but it also deals with feminism, medicine, politics, and changing social attitudes. I’ve heard that this nonfiction book reads more like a novel, and that’s my favorite type of nonfiction!
Oct. 28—Yes Please by Amy Poehler Amy Poehler is one of my favorite comedic actresses—right up there with Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling. I really liked both of their memoirs, so I’m hoping to enjoy Poehler’s just as much.
How about you? Are any of these on your TBR list? Which books are you anxiously waiting to get your hands on this season? Please share!