September 2016 Reads



Novels:
  1. The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) by Jeaniene Frost
  2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1) by Douglas Adams
Graphic Novels:
  1. Light by Rob Cham
Children's/Illustrated Books:
  1. Sloppy Wants a Hug by Sean Julian
  2. Whose Poop Is That? by Darrin P Lunde
  3. Dreaming of Mocha by An Swerts, Eline van Lindenhuizen
Misc. Genres:
  1. Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History's Great Cat-loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen by Sam Kalda
  2. Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga by Jennifer Croll, Ada Buchholc
DNF:
  1. Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 2016 TBR List



The last TBR list I drafted up was also for a Top Ten Tuesday, in which I talked about my Spring 2016 TBR. Guess what? I read ZERO of the ten books I listed. It seems to always play out that way. I make a list, and then promptly ignore it. It's mostly because I am a total mood reader, and I can't force myself to read books if anyone tells me to, even if that person is ME. 

This time, though, I made a commitment to read books for a Mock Printz Award, which I am really jazzed about. I think that's really going to hone my focus. Plus, I am accountable to someone other than myself, so that also helps motivate me.

Without any further ado, here are the top ten books on my fall TBR list:

  • The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3) 
    by Mary E. Pearson 
    I read the first two books of the series and really enjoyed them, so I bought this final book to end the series. I wasn't counting on it being utterly massive and double the size of the previous two books, so I've been dragging my feet on picking it up.

  • With Malice
    by Eileen Cook 
    This book was gifted to me by a dear friend for my birthday. I've heard a lot of great things about it, so I'm looking forward to cracking it open sometime in the fall season before someone spoils it for me.

  • The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold #1)
    by Traci Chee 
    Here is one of the books I am going to read for the Mock Printz. I got an ARC of it at BEA, though a friend cautions me that it may not have all the elements that are in the final book, which is very important to the overall enjoyment. 

  • The Sun Is Also a Star
    by Nicola Yoon 
    I loved Everything, Everything, so I was thrilled to get a copy at BEA. This is another book I am going to read for the Mock Printz.

  • We Are the Ants
    by Shaun David Hutchinson 
    This one comes highly recommended, and is also a Mock Printz contender. After reading the premise, I decided this one is going to be my next read. Actually, I plan on starting it tonight...

  • The Lie Tree
    by Frances Hardinge 
    This one has been out for a while, but I hadn't heard of it until I became involved in the Mock Printz. From what I understand, it has a big shot at winning this year.

  • Salt to the Sea
    by Ruta Sepetys 
    I actually met Ruta at BEA, and she signed a hardcover copy of this book for me. I've wanted to read it for ages, and now that it is a Mock Printz hopeful, I finally have a reason to pick it up already.

  • Caraval (Untitled #1)
    by Stephanie Garber 
    This is another book I was lucky enough to snag at BEA. It pubs in January, so I'd like to read it before then.

  • The Witchcraft of Salem Village
    by Shirley Jackson 
    So here is one of two books about Salem that I'd like to read this fall. Because I work in Salem, and because I've been obsessed with the Salem Witch Trials since I was a kid, I figured it's time to read more about them. I'm hoping I can get to this book right around or a bit before Halloween.

  • Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials
    by Marilynne K. Roach 
    Here is the second Salem book and the final book in my fall TBR. I actually bought it two years ago during my first visit to Salem. I have no idea why I haven't read it yet. Well, actually, it's probably because I am more of a fiction than nonfiction reader. But this is a book I can see myself loving.

So, there you have it. Ten books to read before December. Think I can swing it?

What's in your Top Ten Tuesday?

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