Ten Books I Want to Read This Fall

ttt-fall-tbrTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by the folks at the Broke and the Bookish. Each week has a different theme where participants try to come up with ten things to fit the theme.

This week’s topic is Books on My Fall TBR List. The following are ten books I hope to read in the next three months.

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Gardens of the Moon

Gardens of the Moon is the first novel of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson. It is set during Empress Laseen’s reign as the Empire wages war against the Free Cities, only two of which still stand – Pale and Darujhistan. The story revolves around the various factions involved in the war.

I’ve actually started reading this but its slow going for me. The book is quite dense and difficult to digest, plus I’m doing the Reading Malazan series with it, where I’m going through chapter by chapter, summarizing the events and writing down my thoughts on them. So I’m tackling it at a snail’s pace.

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The Raven King

I’ve only one book left in the Raven Cycle and I intend to see it out soon. Funny thing I’ve noticed about my reading of the Raven Cycle. I love the series to death, but the urge to jump to the next book immediately is not quite as much as other series. I feel like it might be because it’s not the plot I’m interested in and the characters, and for each book, the character stories wrap up pretty nicely.

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Red Seas Under Red Skies

The second book to the Gentlemen Bastard’s series has been sitting on my shelf, mocking me each time I look at it, Republic of Thieves jeering at its side. With Thorn of Emberlain delayed until 2017, I might actually be able to finish both before it’s out. *fingers crossed* Either, I’m eager to jump back into the world of Locke Lamora and read about his bromance with Jean. Plus, I’m curious about Sabetha and how Locke and Jean will fare after the events of the first book.

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Air Awakens

Air Awakens is the first book of the Air Awakens series by Elise Kova. It tells the story of Vhalla Yarl, a 17 year old librarian apprentice with a rare elemental magic that could change the fate of a continent as the Solaris Empire attempts to unite it under their rule. I’ve been intrigued by the series since I first saw its cover, and until today, I’m still not sure whether Air Awakens is actually self-published or not, which I think is a testament to the production quality involved.

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Uglies

Uglies is the first book of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. Sidenote: Does anyone else feel like it’s kind of lazy to name the series after the first book? Anyway, I’ve been interested in Westerfeld for some time, with both this series and the Leviathan Trilogy and ultimately decided to go for this first. I do have some doubts, because opinion on the series is pretty split, but hey, it did well enough to turn a trilogy in to a ‘trilogy’.

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Six of Crows

Six of Crows is a fantasy heist novel by Leigh Bardugo. A criminal prodigy, Kaz Brekker assembles a crew to pull a deadly heist and with their skills, they could get it done, that’s if they stay on good terms long enough to see it through. With Crooked Kingdoms coming out today, I seriously need to read Six of Crows soon. However, I’ve recently discovered that it’s actually set in the same world as the Grisha Trilogy and I’m not sure if I should read those first before stepping into it or not. You love to know your thoughts on this if you’ve read both series. Should I wait until finishing the Grisha Trilogy before reading this one?

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Theft of Swords

I’ve been meaning to read Michael J Sullivan for the looooongest time. Theft of Swords tells the story of two rogues Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater who are blamed for the murder of the king and their journey to clear their name. It is the first volume of the Riyria Chronicles, containing the Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha) and was original self -published.

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The Whispering Skull

The Whispering Skull is the second book in the Lockwood & Co series by Jonathan Stroud. The books are set in a world where ghosts rule the night and teenage agents like Lockwood and his agents worked together to keep the people save from the ghosts by doing exorcisms and the like. I absolutely loved the first book and managed to hunt down the next two. Fourth one is on the way in the air somewhere. I’ll need to fit them in somewhere, so that I can read through them soon!

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A Darker Shade of Magic

I’ve recently just finished my first VE Schwab book (Vicious) and I loved it! It’s SOOOOO good. I’m keen to explore more of her writing and the Shades of Magic series seems like a good place to start while waiting for Vicious’s Sequel. By the by, her propensity to start series while others are ongoing, her announcing future projects which includes sequel to previously standalone books and her prolificness remains me of a certain other author ^_^.

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Stormdancer

I’ve been meaning to read more books set in a world inspired by East Asia and thought that this might be a good place to start. Stormdancer is the first book in the Lotus War series by Jay Kristoff. Oddly enough, I found this book a few years ago on DeviantArt of all places. While browsing through the art of Genzoman, I found a Stormdancer art where Kristoff commissioned an art with his advance for the series. The art is pretty awesome! Story here: https://jaykristoff.com/2012/02/14/a-little-piece-of-awesome

Those are ten books I plan to read this Fall. Any suggestions on which one I should actually read NEXT? Would love to know your thoughts on the books. What are your plans for Fall? Any books you NEED to read? Let me know in the comments down below 🙂

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22 thoughts on “Ten Books I Want to Read This Fall

  1. UGLIES YES! I am dying for you to read that series, and I hope you’ll enjoy it. I read it years ago, but I realy enjoyed it, I loved the world-building especially, it was so, so well-done. And ADSOM! That series is so, so good, and another great example of a stunning world building. I hope you’ll fall in love with it like so many others did 🙂

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  2. I am so excited for another person to finish the Raven Cycle it’s unreal. I loved it so much, and I didn’t want to go straight into the next book either (though I did) because I didn’t want it to end. Can’t wait to hear what you think of Six of Crows and A Darker Shade of Magic. Red Seas Under Red Skies has also been sitting on my shelf for months! What is it about that book? I will have to get to it. The cover for Air Awakens is beautiful too. Great post! 🙂
    I did something a little different for my TTT post, if you want to check it out: https://beccaeatsbooksblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/top-ten-books-that-were-out-of-my-comfort-zone/

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    • I wonder if there’s something comforting in putting it off and thinking, there’ll be more stories about Blue and the Raven Boys to read about. Like they’re that reliable friend you could go to whenever you need to.
      I don’t know! I think it’s been two or three years since I read Locke Lamora. I’m anxious to get to it, but at the same time I just don’t feel like reading it when it comes time to pick another book to read.

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  3. Air Awakens and Theft of Swords have been on my TBR for so long already, I really should get to that soon!
    Six of Crows was amazing, so I hope you’ll enjoy that one too. I don’t think you have to read the Grisha trilogy first – it’s a different story with different characters that’s just set in the same world. And I think you still get a good worldbuilding in Six of Crows so it’s not crucial to read the Grisha trilogy first…
    Oh, and ADSOM was my first V.E. Schwab book and I fell in love with her writing! Hope to read more books by her soon 🙂

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    • They’ve been on my for too long. I really need to strike them of the list. Haha.
      That’s good to know! I’ll read Six of Crows first then go back and tackle the Grisha Trilogy then.
      V.E. Schwab is really awesome! Read Vicious, I can’t recommend it enough!

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  4. Is the other author Schwab reminds you of Brandon Sanderson? Because he’s SUPER prolific as well. That being said, can’t wait for you to read ADSOM! I loved Vicious more because it was faster and more action-packed, but ADSOM has better, more intriguing world-building (I think). 😀

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    • It is! They’re both prolific, they both turn standalone books into series and they both write fantasy adult and YA novels. I just can’t stop seeing the similarities. Haha. I think they’re friends too. I can’t wait to start ADSOM!

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  5. Darker Shade of Magic! I hope I get a chance to read this during the winter. I just finished my first Schwab , This Savage Song- it’s YA and I liked some parts and didn’t like others. But I have heard that this series is more geared towards an adult audience so I want to give it a try. Good luck with your Fall TBR!

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    • I haven’t read This Savage Song yet, but I really, really loved Vicious. Vicious and ADSOM are Schwab’s adult books. I think she differentiates it by using VE for adult books and Victoria for YA. Thanks!

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  6. I’m glad you intend to read The Raven King soon! I can’t wait for this book to be translated so I can jump into it.
    I already read Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld and I actually think it’s pretty good. However, I don’t know if today, I’d be so excited to continue on with the series. My dystopian phase is gone now and, although the writing is very good, the plot doesn’t intrigue me as much. I still recommend you picking it up, though, if you enjoy the genre!
    I also really want to read A Darker Shade of Magic. I just don’t know which should I read first – this one, or Vicious. I’ll probably go with Vicious, though, since it is a standalone and I feel less overwhelmed, hahah.

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    • Hope it’ll be translated soon!
      I actually don’t have any particular feelings about dystopia, I was in a huge reading slump during the dystopia phase. I actually haven’t even read the Hunger Games yet. So at least I’m not burned out by it yet. Haha. Definitely going to give it a read!
      Can’t recommend ADSOM, but Vicious is really fast paced and action heavy. I finished it in about a day! Highly recommended 🙂

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  7. I already know you ended up liking The Whispering Skull so now onto The Hollow Boy 😀 I think the fourth isn’t the last judging by the ending of it. But I haven’t seen an announcement of the fifth one yet. I think it was like that last year too though.

    I think you don’t need The Grisha for Six of Crows but from what I’ve read of Crooked Kingdom it would be wise to finish The Grisha before reading that one.

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    • Currently reading Hollow Boy now! 🙂 Let’s hope it doesn’t end at four. I think the way the stories are told can be sustained for a longer series. That’s good to know! I’ll squeeze in the Grisha Trilogy between the two books.

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