September 24, 2019
Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Fall 2019 TBR
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Fall 2019 TBR.
With all the books that are on my radar on a given day, it’s nice to pick out a few for an official TBR. Ten still leaves room for library holds that come in, occasional ARCs, or some mood reading.
One question you may ask is “Are these fall reads?” Many readers have differing opinions of what comprises a fall read: some want spooky, scary, creepy, or thrilling. It’s my opinion that any book you read in fall is a fall read. I don’t usually read thrillers or scary, spooky books because they give me nightmares. For my fall reads, I look for the types of books I look for all year: memorable, thought-provoking, and unputdownable.
This will help explain my fall reading:
After careful consideration, the following are the reads that are on my fall 2019 reading radar. I had about twenty on the list when I started, so it took some work to pare this down to ten!
Keep in mind that I’m not yet recommending the books on this list…..check back often though because I will provide updates and links to reviews as I read them. In no particular order, here is my Fall 2019 TBR list.
*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.
Genre: Historical Fiction, Native American, Coming of Age. This is receiving excellent reviews and is my most anticipated fall read.
***UPDATE: 5 Stars. Compelling, thought provoking, unique. Full review here.
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance (Iran)
(I love this bright cover!)
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars (rounded to 5). Bittersweet love story. Full review here.
Genre: Historical Fiction
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Compelling story of activism. Full Review Here.
Genre: Southern Historical Fiction, Mystery
(a “summer must-read” recommended by Davida at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Slightly dark, dysfunctional family drama. Full Review Here.
Genre: WW11 Historical Fiction
(Thanks for the recommendation Linda B!)
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars. Compelling and memorable. Full Review Here.
Genre: Historical Fiction
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars (Rounded to 5) A compelling and heartfelt story of love, loss, hope, survival, compassion, and family. Full review here.
Genre: character-driven, literary, historical fiction
***UPDATE: 3.5 Stars (rounded to 4 on Goodreads). Dysfunctional family drama. Full review here.
Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction, Little Women retelling (Pakistani-American diverse read)
(Thanks for the recommendation Afoma Umesi)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Heartfelt and wholesome retelling of Little Women for Middle Grade (and young at heart) readers. My brief Goodreads review here.
Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women by Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, E. Knight
Genre: Historical Fiction, French Revolution
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars (rounded to 5 on Goodreads). Well researched and well written. Full review here.
To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith (#20 in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series)
Genre: Mystery (Africa)
Sometimes a light and gentle read is exactly the right read! Yes, I’m still reading this series, and I’m looking forward to this new installment to see how the wise and always gracious Maa Ramotswe solves this case!
***UPDATE: 1.5 Stars (rounded up to 2 on Goodreads). Hugely disappointing. My brief Goodreads review here.
What’s on your Fall TBR?
Return on Friday (9/27) for a review of Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris.
September Wrap Up will post on September 30.
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