Top Ten Tuesday–My Fall 2013 TBR List

toptentuesday2Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I participate in occasionally. It’s a great meme and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with!

This week I split up my top ten list. Five are books published this fall I hope/plan to buy and read. The other five are books already in my TBR books which I definitely plan to read this fall.

Top 5 Books Published this fall I hope to buy and read!


Chimes at Midnight1. Chimes at Midnight

  • by Seanan McGuire
  • Series: October Daye series, #7
  • Brief Synopsis: Things are starting to look up for October “Toby” Daye….It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit….
  • I lost track of this series for several years, but I’ve read three books in the series this summer so I’m finally catching up! This is one of my favorite series so I’m happy to get reacquainted with Toby.


2. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

  • by Holly Black
  • Series: Unknown
  • Brief Synopsis: Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave….
  • I’ve seen several good reviews of this book and haven’t read any Holly Black books in several years, but I do like her books. She often writes original and unusual books. I plan to read this for Fraterfest–a Read-a-Thon I’ve joined which takes place in October.


I don’t have any books coming out in October I’m definitely buying (that I know of yet!)


3. Royal Airs

  • by Sharon Shinn
  • Series: An Elemental Blessings novel, #2
  • Brief Synopsis: “Master storyteller Sharon Shinn created the thrilling and enchanting world of Welce in her acclaimed novel “Troubled Waters.” Return with her to that elemental universe in this tale of secrecy, romance, and a battle for power…”
  • Sharon Shinn is one of my favorite authors. She’s written several of my all-time favorite books (especially in the Archangel series).

4. Long Live the Queen…and God Save Us Alllong-live-the-queen

  • by Kate Locke
  • Series: The Immortal Empire, Book 3
  • Brief Synopsis: Xandra Vardan thought life would be simpler…but life has only become more complicated….
  • I’ve read and reviewed the first two books in this series this year and it’s one of my favorite series of the year. Kate Locke was a new-to-me author this year and I’m so glad I found her! Start with book 1 of this series if you haven’t already. It’s a great series! There are spoilers in the full synopsis!

through-the-evil-days5. Through the Evil Days

  • by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Series: Claire Feguson/Russ Van Alstyine Mystery, #8
  • Brief Synopsis: On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire, that quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping….
  • Julia Spencer-Fleming is my favorite mystery author at the moment. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book (which was postponed from last spring). Very excited for this book! If you haven’t read the earlier books they really should be read in order. There is an ongoing story arc as well as a mystery which is wrapped up in each book. I’m not going to say too much about this book since even the synopsis has spoilers if you haven’t read the other books (which are really good!!)

Top 5 Books in my TBR stash I hope to read this fall (in no particular order):

1. Greywalker

  • by Kat Richardson
  • Series: Greywalker, book 1
  • Brief Synopsis: When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit …strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring….
  • I bought this book after Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer recommended it. There are already several more books in the series so I want to get busy and read!

2. The Witness

  • by Nora Roberts
  • Series: None
  • Brief Synopsis: Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive….
  • I really enjoy many of Nora Roberts’ standalone books and Nath at Books, Books and More Books recommended this book to me awhile back.

gunmetal-magic3. Gunmetal Magic

  • by Ilona Andrews
  • Series: Set in the Kate Daniels world.
  • Brief Synopsis: Some people have everything figured out—Andrea Nash is not one of those people. After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles….
  • This book was published last year and I bought the new Kate Daniels book this summer and realized I hadn’t read this book so I want to read it before I read Magic Rises.


4. The Arrangement

  • by Mary Balogh
  • Series: The Survivor’s Club, Book 2
  • Brief Synopsis: Desperate to escape his mother’s matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a remote country village. But even there, another marital trap is sprung….
  • I haven’t been reading many romances this year, but Mary Balogh is one of my autobuy authors. I read the first book in this series and liked it. A number of people say this book is even better!

libriomancer5. Libriomancer

  • by Jim C. Hines
  • Series: Magic Ex Libris, book 1
  • Brief Synopsis: Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape….
  • I’ve read lots of great things about this book and series and it sounds great! Lark at The Bookwyrm’s Hoard is one who especially recommended it.

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What books do you hope to read this fall?