Top Ten Tuesday: Fall Readin’




Oh how I miss the joy of making lists on Tuesdays. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read List – somewhat delayed I feel, since it’s almost the end of September, but ah well. There’s a little over two more months of fall. Is it likely that I’ll read all ten of these, or even five? Probably not, but I do love just making lists of books, so how could I resist?


1. Think Like a Freak by Steven D.  Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner – I really feel like the authors of these books should just list themselves as “The Steves”. From the Steves that brought us the other Freakonomics books, comes a book about how to think more analytically about the world around you. I feel like this will be really interesting to listen to on audio. Perhaps I’ll actually get around to it before it’s due at the library. That, or I’ll maybe make it an Audible pick some time. Mayyyyybe.

2. Misery by Stephen King – It was Stephen King’s birthday on Sunday! Which has nothing to do with anything, really. This is one of my RIP IX picks that I’m hoping to start soon.

3. A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean – Because sometimes the cozy weather in fall needs a little romance reading.

4. Bag of Bones by Stephen King – It was Stephen King’s birthday on Sunday! Which has nothing to do with anything, really. This is one of my RIP IX picks that I’m hoping to start soon. (Why yes, I did just copy and paste that…)

5. 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino – I have to be honest, I just grabbed this at the library because I saw a lot of hype about it around the blogosphere, but I really have no clue what it’s about. Any one want to convince me to actually get around to reading this one?

6. Season to Taste by Natalie Young – A charming housewife kills her crappy husband and decides to dispose of the evidence by eating him. I feel like only good things can come from this.

7. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay – Because I heart Bad Feminist and need to see if Gay’s fiction is equally fabulous.

8. Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach – Some sort of sci-fi space opera book about a lady spaceship mercenary. I’m in.

9. Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique – I’ve heard soooooo many good things about how wonderful and beautifully-written this book is. You guys better not let me down here.

10. Black Widow volume 1: The Finely Woven Thread by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto – Well let’s be honest; I have a crap ton more comics on the to-read list right now. But this in particular is a series I’m really looking forward to starting.


Let’s hope Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon in October REALLY helps me make a dent in this!





  1. I have a really love/hate relationship with King. I’ve only read a handful of his books and discovered this his lesser-known stuff does NOT work for me, while I loooove his classics. Back in high school I started Misery but for some reason never finished (though I do like the movie!). This time of year is perfect for his stuff, perhaps another shot!

    YAY CAT’S PAJAMAS! I hope you end up reading it, Sarah! I really loved it! It’s told over the course of 24 hours (7AM Christmas Eve eve to 7AM Christmas Eve) and weaves three storylines together. It’s got the sassiest 9-year-old I’ve ever come across and if there wasn’t a mention of a cellphone with a touchscreen I honestly would have thought this took place decades ago. There’s an old-school jazz club feel that I loved. 🙂 GREAT book.

    um why didn’t anyone tell me about Season to Taste? As morbid as this sounds, that’s such a Leah book!

    An Untamed State & Land of Love and Drowning are both on my To read list so I’ll definitely be looking forward to your thoughts on those ones!


    1. I think the only Stephen King I’ve read is The Stand, and that was pretty good even though I had some issues with it. Misery is good so far, really messed up, and I didn’t even know there was a movie! I need to see that.

      And I will try my hardest to get to the Cat’s Pajamas book 🙂


    1. They are. Misery is really disturbing so far. It being written in the 70s makes it kind of funny, b/c there’s things like typewriters and no cell phones.

      Overall, King’s son, Joe Hill, might still end up being my horror/thriller preference.


  2. Well, according to the calendar, the first day of fall was only yesterday. But yeah, it just “feels” like fall is September through November, and December is the start of winter (even though winter only starts a few days before Christmas). Actual seasons versus social seasons, I guess.

    I have the Rachel Bach series on my TBR as well. I was super excited for it at one point, but then I was waiting for the last book to come out, and then it did, and then it just fell off my radar for a while. Hopefully I can make time for it sooner rather than later.


      1. Let’s see, we got a taste of fall, and then summer reared its ugly head again, but I think/hope last weekend was the last time we’ll see the 80s this year. It’s October, come on now. I think I deserve a real fall.


  3. I listened to 2AM at the Cat’s Pajamas on audio and thought it was delightful. Great if you like stories with large casts whose lives intersect. Land of Love and Drowning is so good. I need to read An Untamed State, love Roxane Gay’s essays.


  4. Ooo can’t wait to see your thoughts on Think Like A Freak (especially the audio of it). I’ve had it on my radar, but dammit, hardback & popular books are expensive. AND I want to see your thoughts on the An Untamed State cos maaaaan Bad Feminist. Good times


  5. Easily the best summary of the book. love this. – A charming housewife kills her crappy husband and decides to dispose of the evidence by eating him. I feel like only good things can come from this.


  6. Excellent choices! Fall weather does call for some romance novel reading; I was just reading one about mages in Victorian times doing magical spells & falling in looove. It was great. If only Sarah MacLean’s newest book would come out! I yearn for it!


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