Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish. This week the topic is…
Top 10 Books At The TOP of my
Spring Autumn TBR List
Even though it’s been autumn/fall here in Australia for almost 2 weeks now, someone forgot to tell summer, where I live. We’re currently experiencing our 11th? 12th? – I don’t know, I’ve lost count – day over 30 degrees celcius which is 90ish farenheit. Mostly we’ve been hitting temps of between 33-36 and I am SO OVER IT. I never thought I’d be happy to say bye bye to summer and look forward to cool days but I so am! Here’s a few books I am super excited to read in the next few months:
1. The Wild Girl, by Kate Forsyth. I have a copy of this already and I’m planning on starting it soon. I love this cover – so gorgeous! It just begs to be read under a blanket on the couch but the weather is not going to oblige me. Set around the time of the Brothers Grimm, it’s the story of one brother and the woman who loved him. Loved her last book, Bitter Greens so I cannot wait for this one.
2. Requiem, by Lauren Oliver. I loved Delirium. And well, to be honest, Pandemonium really pissed me off. I’m really hoping that this one gives me what I want although I have to say, I’m seeing a few reviews trickling in and they’re relatively…lacklustre. I’m hoping not to be disappointed by this one. Oliver writes beautifully it seems she’s hit and miss for me. I’m hoping this one is hit.
3. Wedding Night, by Sophie Kinsella. I love a good Kinsella book – firstly I only read her Shopaholic series but recently I’ve started reading a few more of her stand alone books. I really really liked her last one, I’ve Got Your Number and so I’m looking forward to this one. They’re perfect for a good laugh but they also bring the feelings too.
4. This Is What Happy Looks Like, by Jennifer E. Smith. The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight was one of my favourite YA reads of 2012. I loved it! I’ve since read 2 of Smith’s earlier novels and while they were ok, they didn’t have the same magic for me as TSPOLAFS. So I’m really hoping this one does have that chemistry and fun. And I really like this cover.
5. The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty. Liane is one of a trio of talented Australian author sisters and I’ve read 2 of her previous books as well as books by Nicola and Jaclyn. This one is about a woman who, with her young son, returns to live with her mother after her husband leaves her for her best friend.
6. Fall Of Night, by Rachel Caine. The 14th (and second-to-last) novel in the Morganville Vampires series. I read the entire series up until this book in about a month. They’re cheesy and a bit repetitive but they’re very readable and with the series clearly winding down, I’m keen to see what Caine does to these characters.
7. India Black And The Shadows Of Anarchy, by Carol K. Carr. The third in the India Black series featuring a Victorian era madam and former prostitute who inadvertently ended up assisting a Spy for the British government. I love India and I hope we learn more about her in this one. Plus the attraction with French is simmering nicely.
8. The People Smuggler, by Robin De Crespigny. A non-fiction account of Ali Al Jenabi who is known as the “Oskar Schindler of Asia”. Having escaped Iraq himself, he then helps his family flee to Iran. From there they attempt to reach Australia but after he is betrayed in Indonesia, he begins his own way of smuggling refugees which will see them treated more fairly. It has been long-listed for the inaugural Stella Prize, an Australian literary prize for work by a female author.
9. Someday, Someday, Maybe, by Lauren Graham. Yup, that Lauren Graham, aka Lorelei from Gilmore Girls. And Parenthood, although I haven’t watched that. It’s about an aspiring actress in New York and I’m really excited to see what it’s going to be like!
10. Half Moon Bay, by Helene Young. Unfortunately this one doesn’t have a cover yet but I’m so excited to see what it will be. It’s the fourth novel for Young whose earlier trilogy detailed the lives of pilots patrolling Australia’s large coastal borders in north-eastern Australia, dealing with people smugglers, terrorists and arsonists. This one features a natural disaster, a rising flood and two people with the violence of war in their past.
It’s always hard to narrow down my TBR to just 10 but these are the ones I’m most looking forward to.