Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall 2019 TBR

Here I go participating in Top Ten Tuesday at the last second.

I hate to be left out.

Fall is my favorite time to reread books.

This fall, I want to reread some books and try some spooky new reads. (Hey, Mansfield Park.)

It’s. Happening.


1. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore


This is my favorite book in the Graceling series.

Rain, bad dreams, and painful recovered memories scream fall to me.


2. Blue Lily, Lily Blue The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

I made it to the latter half of my Raven Cycle reread!

I’ve read the first three books multiple times, but The Raven King only once.

It should be interesting to revisit the final book after a fresh reread of the rest of the series.


3. Northanger Abbey Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

About ten years ago, I tried to start a Jane Austen Book Club with my mom, grandma, and aunts.

Starting with Northanger Abbey proved to be a mistake.

The other members dropped out halfway through the book.

I finished the book out of spite and ended up regretting it.

It’s been a decade; perhaps my feelings on the insipid Catherine Morland have changed.

It’s also a nice spOoOoOoky book to help me celebrate three months of Halloween. (This year, I started celebrating on September 1st.)

Since I’ve never read Mansfield Park, I might as well add that to the list.


4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom

How long ago did I start this book? Last November?


I would really like to cross this one off my TBR.


5. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Sawkill Girls

More spooky girls, please.

This feels like a quick read to me.

No idea if that’s TRUE; it’s just how it feels.


6. The Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart


I reread these books every year.

Now’s the time!

These books cover the gamut of teenage experiences: anxiety, rejection, first love, break-ups, all that jazz.

Pour me a cup of that angst.


7. The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

Merciful Crow.jpg

I didn’t want to admit how excited I am to read this book.

It looks like a fun one.

I am a fantasy snob…except when there are tense alliances and runaway royals involved.



8. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Bone Witch

More spooky books, please.

Nothing like a purple book covered in skulls to make me appreciate the fall.


9. My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows

My Plain Jane

I have a tradition of reading Jane Eyre every fall, but I’m not really in the mood this year.

What if I read about Jane Eyre’s exploits as a Victorian ghostbuster instead?

What’s more, the books I’ve picked so far are pretty heavy as far as content goes.

I need something light.


10. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.



For those who DIDN’T know The Scorpio Races is the perfect fall book: YOU’RE WELCOME.


I have Crooked Kingdom ready to roll.

The fall TBR has begun.

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall 2019 TBR”

  1. I adore Northanger Abbey. It’s basically a piss-take of other gothic books and I just love how trashy it is 😂😂 I also love Mansfield Park because it’s got this dark underbelly hiding underneath all these stifled and uptight characters. But you’ll probably think Fanny Price is a wet wipe…. I love her though

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    1. I definitely missed all the jokes during my first readthrough. I don’t always connect with pastiche but I LOOOOVE Henry Tilney, so we shall see.
      THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I’M AFRAID OF. (The “wet wipe” part, I mean.) Also, “wet wipe” is SUCH a great descriptor. Props. Mansfield Park is my uncle’s favorite Austen book, so I’d like to be able to talk to him about it eventually. It’s just so looong.

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      1. I think I have a strange sense of humour though. I reread Northanger Abbey as a buddy read with my friend back in spring 2018…. She thought it was dull as dish water and still hasn’t finished it 🙈😂

        Oh 100% you’ll hate Fanny. Everyone does. Except me. Because I’m awkward like that. I just feel for her. She’s so prim and proper bless her. All that propriety. Hard not to be a wet wipe when everyone around you is an entitled tosser 😂😂

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      2. You read more classics and literary fiction than I do, so it’s possible you were ready for it? I think High School Lauren wasn’t used to subtle jokes…or not taking everything at face value.

        Oh goodness I am both not ready at all and so ready to despise Fanny forever and ever. Let me put on my Hating Glasses.

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  2. So many favorites of mines in your list 😍😍😍 I absolutely adore Crooked Kingdom, The Merciful Crow, Bone Witch and My Plain Jane and I hope you’ll have a lot of fun reading them too 👍👍👍

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