September 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn 2015 TBR

As always, this feature is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish!

I'm gaining ground on my seasonal TBR lists! As of today, I only have 3 books left on my Spring 2015 TBR and 3 books left on my Summer 2015 TBR. I don't know if the warmer weather helped me gravitate towards actually reading the novels I chose for those two lists, but I'm not complaining! Since I adore creating these seasonal TBR lists, and because they've been helping me make a dent in the books I already own (albeit really slowly), here are my choices for autumn!

The Shadows (J.R. Ward) | I honestly don't read a lot of adult paranormal romance series, but I will always make an exception for the Black Dagger Brotherhood after falling head over heels in love with it a few years ago. I've owned the latest addition since early this year, but haven't found the time to read it so I wanted to include it on this list for extra motivation! I've always found the Shadows to be fascinating individuals, and can't wait to learn more.

Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel) | recommended by Hannah | It was Hannah's glowing review that convinced me I wanted needed to read this story! Initially, I tried snagging a copy from my library, but the holds list was insane. Thank goodness for the great Kindle deal that appeared late last year! The novel follows five individuals affected by the global pandemic that changes the world we all know and love. It sounds clever and unique, and I can't wait to immerse myself in something new.

The Ship of Brides (Jojo Moyes) | recommended by Kelly | I still have plenty of novels from Moyes to read, but this happens to be one that I already own! I've loved every single novel that I've read from her, and there's no doubt in my mind that it'll be the same with this one. Set against the backdrop of the time when World War II has just ended, the novel is about four women who join a "ship of brides" to travel to where the men they promised to marry are.

Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) | recommended by Hannah | I honestly didn't have the right mindset for reading most classic novels in my younger years, but that's certainly changed. There's just the right amount of creepiness and mystery surrounding this story, and I'm very curious to finally read this book!

I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith) recommended by Hannah | This is one of the few classics that I feel like I would have enjoyed as a younger reader, if only I'd known of it. Family, friendship, romance and whimsy appear to be key characteristics in Cassandra's story. I really think that I'm going to love this one - and I hope I'm right!

Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier) recommended by Hannah | Honestly, I'm most nervous about picking up this particular classic! I don't necessarily find myself drawn to reading thrillers, psychological or otherwise. But I've heard a lot about this novel, so I can't help being curious even though it's not my normal reading fare.

Compulsion (Martina Boone) | Curses, family, a Southern setting... There was no way that I was going to be able to resist the lure of this novel much longer. I'm really curious to see how Martina tells this story about Barrie Watson, a girl who goes to live with her aunt's family after her mother's death only to discover the cursed family legacy.

All the Truth That's In Me (Julie Berry) | recommended by Hannah | I'm apparently making it a point to pick up novels that I wouldn't normally read, if it isn't already clear by my earlier choices. I've read Julie Berry's middle grade novel, and really enjoyed her writing. I'm hoping that stays true for Judith's tale, the story of a girl who disappeared for four years and comes back mutilated, and ignored by those who formerly knew her. 

Daughter of Deep Silence (Carrie Ryan) | I love a good revenge tale as much as the next gal. No matter how incredibly unbelievable it might turn out to be, I think that Carrie Ryan is going to take me on one heck of a ride - and I'll enjoy it. Plus, I've really liked Carrie's writing since I read her zombie series a few years ago.

The Darkest Minds / Never Fade / In the Afterlight (Alexandra Bracken) | endorsed by Rachel | I've actually read The Darkest Minds before, and you can tell that I was really impressed by what Alex did with her novel! I honestly can't tell you exactly why I haven't continued on with the series, in spite owning all three novels since last year. So, I'm going to make it a point to carve out some time to see what happens to Ruby, Liam, Chubs and Suzume.


  1. Seasonal TBRs are brilliant, aren't they? Station Eleven and I Capture the Castle are two books I still haven't read, and I do think All the Truth That's In Me sounds very interesting. Please don't be nervous about Rebecca, I promise you it's so worth reading - it's fantastic! It's one of those books you never really stop thinking about. :) Great list!

  2. I keep forgetting I want to read Daughter of Deep Silence. It's been taunting me since BEA and I keep forgetting. Maybe I'll read it in October. And I totally need to finish The Darkest Minds series. I have only read book one.

  3. Station Eleven is on my list as well! It was recommended to me a few months ago and I haven't gotten to it yet. I'm hoping soon though! My TTT.

  4. I've been dying to get to Station Eleven too! Everyone says such wonderful things about it and the premise is fascinating! Daughter of Deep Silence was really interesting too!

  5. I didn't even know about Ship of Brides! Gonna have to check it out :) My TTT

  6. Hope you enjoy Compulsion as I did! I must read All The Truth That's In Me and Daughter of Deep Silence soon too! I can't believe I still haven't started Alexandra Bracken's series eeep *hides*

  7. All The Truth That's in Me is a brilliant read. I five starred it, and I don't do that often. Station Eleven is also a wonderful, chilling and character-driven dystopia. I've only read The Darkest Minds, and not the rest of the series, but like you, I really enjoyed it! Great selection.

  8. Station Eleven was incredibly interesting! Hannah's review convinced me to read it as well. I loved the interconnected stories and seeing the world before and after everything happened. Hope you enjoy it!

  9. Station Eleven! I've been meaning to read it since before it came out, and I also took advantage of the Kindle deal even though I have it in paper. Let me know when you're going to read it and maybe we can do a readalong?

    Jane Eyre is the only Bronte I would recommend because Jane is actually plucky and kind of sassy and the rest are just...downers, to me. I Capture the Castle is wonderful, and possibly a little weird, but I don't think it's one where you have to be younger to enjoy it - I read it only a year or two ago and I still kind of loved it.

    I'm not really into the concept of The Darkest Mind, but I have Alex Bracken's new book, Passenger, and I'm really looking forward to that because TIME TRAVEL.

    Amazing list, Alexa. =)

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  10. Jojo Moyes is one of my favorite authors. I haven’t read The Ship of Brides, looking forward to see you review. I can’t believe that you haven’t read All the Truth That’s In Me. I hope you’ll like it, I have several issues with it, but overall enjoyed it.

  11. I'm planning on reading Compulsion this fall too and it feels like the perfect read for Autumn!

  12. I've been meaning to read Station Eleven since I got for Christmas last year! Yikes, I still haven't. And I actually haven't read hte darkest minds series! So many books to get to!


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