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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list. Brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish.

Nafiza

Not going to lie, when I saw the title of this top ten, I stifled a groan because I’m notoriously bad at keeping to my lists. I mean, I make lists fine, I love making lists. It’s just the whole reading that’s the problem. I read everything but what’s on the list. But! I’m going to be sneaky this time around and put on the list books I have to read (because they’re review copies) and not books I’d potentially read if I weren’t so self-destructive where reading lists are concerned.

  1. The Scandalous Sisterhood of  Prickwillow Place – Julie Berry
    This was featured on a cover wars post and the few pages I have read have been quite promising.
  2. Egg and Spoon – Gregory Maguire
    Another Cover Wars book. I like his writing so I am looking forward to this one.
  3. Long Lankin – Lindsey Barraclough
    Creepy story for October.
  4. Stitching Snow – R. C. Lewis
    Another one for October.
  5. Dissonance – Erica O’Rourke
    I should have read this way before but ah.
  6. A House Without Mirrors – Mårten Sandén
    For Pushkin Press.
  7. The Good Little Devil and Other Tales by  Pierre Gripari
  8. Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  9. Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Janet

But, but, but… I don’t want to make a TBR list. Putting books on a Must Read list is a sure way to incite my rebellious side. I will compromise with books I would like to read sometime soon, but may not necessarily get around to them.

  1. The Green and Burning Tree: on the Writing and Enjoyment of Children’s Books by Eleanor Cameron.
  2. The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Pavlac Glyer.
  3. Under My Skin by Charles de Lint, since I didn’t get to this during the summer.
  4. The Count of Monte Crist0 by Alexandre Dumas, since I didn’t get to this during the summer, either.
  5. Half World by Hiromo Goto.
  6. The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. At least one book from this tale. I want to meet Britomart and read more poetry, and this is the tidiest way to do both.
  7. Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman. I liked “The Real Thing,” a short story about Joss and Mav, so it’s time to read the book.
  8. The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson. Yash talked me into reading The Name of the Star, which was not as creepy as I had thought it would be. Yash, I have much creepier books to lend you – and I’ve even read them! You’ll be impressed :p
  9. Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier. The just-released sequel to Born Confused.

Yash

Here is the pile of books I would like to read ASAP (and whether that will actually happen, we shall see):

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Not PicturedProdigy and Champion by Marie Lu, Engraved on the Eye by Saladin Ahmed, and Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan, WHICH IS OUT TODAY I CAN’T- *heavy breathing*

Steph

THERE ARE SO MANY! This is so unfair.

  1. Champion by Marie Lu – I have to read it because I haven’t yet and Marie Lu’s new book is coming and I have  to be all caught up.
  2. Battle Royale - ok, this makes my list every time. I’ll read it. I promise.
  3. Egg and Spoon - I too must read this! I’m just so darn curious!
  4. The Unlikely Hero of 13B by Teresa Toten. This won the GG for 2013 and I’d like to read it before the winner of the 2014 GG is released :)
  5. Animal Farm because I just got a copy and I’m gonna read it!
  6. Something by Arthur Slade, because I REALLY enjoyed Dust and I trust him completely with my fragile mind and active imagination.
  7. NAFIZA’S The Road of the Lost BECAUSE SHE WROTE IT FOR HER THESIS AND I’M GONNA GET IT OUTTA HER!!
  8. I’d like to get my hands on The Diviners because it’s cold out now and I could really get into getting creeped out.
  9. There are lots of local Ottawa Children’s Lit authors that I’d like to explore and read – so perhaps when I have to account for my reading some TTT later on, I’ll edify y’all with some Capital literature ;)

Top Ten Tuesday: Here We Go Again aka My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list. Brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish.

Top Ten Tuesday: Here We Go Again aka My Fall TBR List Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list. Brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish.
"The frightening thing is that, like most of their other campaigns against women, they see themselves as just warriors fighting for what’s right. This is primarily because they firmly believe that any woman who speaks up on women’s issues is completely disingenuous and only doing it for the purposes of self-promotion, and that any man who does is looking to get laid, because they actually cannot possibly imagine a scenario in which someone would genuinely give a shit about women.
 
Members of this board, as well as “Men’s Rights Activists” in general, tend to go apoplectic at even the most mild implications that women might be human beings. For them, this is simply “not allowed” and must be punished swiftly and severely, as they appear to believe that feminism is the one obstacle in the way of all these pathetic neckbeards getting their pick of supermodel girlfriends who obey their every whim. The goal is to make it as uncomfortable to speak out about misogyny and women’s issues as possible, which is why they go to the wall in terms of harassing women like Emma Watson. At the end of the day, this is the crux of it. It would be sad if it weren’t so vile."
Day 62: A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge. Creative and with a wonderful secondary world.  Reverse portal. Loved this one a whole lot. #100happybookdays #middlegradefiction #bookstagram #books #reading

Day 62: A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge. Creative and with a wonderful secondary world. Reverse portal. Loved this one a whole lot. #100happybookdays #middlegradefiction #bookstagram #books #reading

"Publishers are like, ‘We don’t know who your market is, we don’t know who we’d sell your book to,’ and I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Like… People with reading skills?’"
Roxane Gay, talking about writers of color at the “This Woman’s Work” panel at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival (via yeahwriters)
Day 61: Kate Daniels series by Illona Andrews.  Not a guilty pleasure. I love this series for the action and the drama. Urban fantasy at its finest. #100happybookdays #bookstagram #books #urbanfantasy #reading

Day 61: Kate Daniels series by Illona Andrews. Not a guilty pleasure. I love this series for the action and the drama. Urban fantasy at its finest. #100happybookdays #bookstagram #books #urbanfantasy #reading

WHEN MY TBR STACK IS FIFTY FEET HIGH AND I DECIDE TO RE-READ SOMETHING ANYWAY

dukeofbookingham:

It’s like:

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lemonysnicketlibrary:

By sock-tanSelected by Lemony Snicket as one of thirteen winners of the #ATWQFanArt contest.

lunasenshi:

thebookwars:

I have come to the scary realization that I cannot bring myself to do basic things like my makeup, or the dishes, or even going to sleep (I wish I were joking) without audiobooks! And I have re-listened to Harry Potter and The Bane Chronicles so many times that I know them almost off by heart.

Does anyone have any audiobook recommendations? (Of the YA, fantasy kind?)

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Try the divergent series. Warning its a tear jerker.

Thanks! I was looking for fantasy recs, but if I feel like a dystopia sometime, I’ll check it out. :)