Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

So, it’s already feeling like autumn here in the south of England, and I feel I’ve already tucked into my “fall TBR” but I’m going to add 10 more to the list I want to get done by the end of the year (hopefully!). That does also include December, but ahh well, technicalities.

Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely little meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish (aka me at the moment) and I love doing them if I have time and remember!


  1. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (graphic novel) Vol. 1
    . I borrowed this from the library, so I really want to read it all!

  2. Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo
    . This has been on my TBR for aaages.

  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
    . Been wanted to read this for a while!

  4. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton. 
    This has been on my shelf for quite a while now, and it sounds pretty autumnly so I’m looking forward to it!

  5. Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens. 
    I’m not sure if this might be a bit young for me, but it’s a good murder book anyhow!

  6. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman. 
    I actually think I have to read this in September, as I don’t think I can renew it because it’s been reserved by someone else! Feeling a bit pressurised!

  7. An Inspector Calls (graphic novel)
    . There was a film a week ago with David Thewlis (who I adore) and I just kind of have to watch it and read it, yeah?

  8. The Martian by Andy Weir. 
    I think this is actually a long book for what I’ve been reading of late, but I’ve read that this is pretty good and I was discussing it with my friend in English earlier, so I kind of want to read it now!

  9. Wonder by RJ Palacio. 
    This is on my “autumn book bingo” which I’m working my way through, and I’ve heard all of the good things about this book. It’s not really an autumn book, I don’t think, but I want to read it anyway before the year is out.

  10. Shadows by Amy Meredith. 
    Technically, this is a bit of a cheat because I’m about to start reading this but it’s good enough. 

What’s your TBR for the next few months?

Top Ten Books That Mean A Lot To Me

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So this TTT is a “freebie” so this is the title I picked! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blogging meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and you should definitely check them out!

These books are ones that liked and impacted on me in some way, so I’ll put the genres and ages after them, if you fancy a read.

  1. Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson. This is pretty much my all-time favourite book, and although my copy is falling apart it still needs a re-read! (Adventure, Historical fiction, 11+)
  2. Peter Pan by JM Barrie. – That is, the book adaptation, not the play, because that’s quite scary. Such a great book. Peter Pan In Scarlet? Not so much, I DNF that one. (adventure, fantasy, 9+)
  3. Kaimanawa Princess by Diane Haworth. This is a horsey, New Zealand book and as I have relatives who live over there, they send me an appropriate New Zealand-settinged book. I really enjoyed this one, and I’ve read it a few times. (Children’s fiction, adventure, horse fiction, 9+)
  4. Malory Towers series by Enid Blyton. This was the series that got me into reading. Love it. (Adventure, school-girl, historical fiction, 9+)
  5. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce. This was the series that told me how I wanted to write, and gave me the inspiration to keep doing what I was doing because some day I would be this good, too. (Action, werewolf, fairytale retelling, fantasy, 13+)
  6. Harry Potter by JK Rowling. Got me back into writing after nearly a decade of break (that’s right, I started writing when I was 5 years old) and effectively changed my life. (Action, adventure, fantasy, 9/11+)
  7. The Odyssey by Homer. This might seem odd, but this has really made an impact on me: it’s changed what I’m studying at the moment, and it’s such great escapism. And I found my hero: Odysseus! (Epic poetry, adventure, 13+, simply for the language)
  8. The Lady in the Tower by Marie-Louise Jensen. The book that got me reading historical fiction, and the first “true love” story I read. (Historical fiction, 11+)
  9. Popular: A Memoir by Maya Van Houten. The book that made me realise I wasn’t alone. (Memoir, 11+)
  10. The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo. The book and author that continued my love of reading after Malory Towers and made me believe in happy endings. (Historical fiction, 9+)

So, there you have it. What’s yours?

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Top Ten Classics I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read Yet

So I thought I’d try Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, because I’ve always wanted to and therefore I am!

Classics have always been high on my list to read – and a couple of days ago, I went on a massive ‘buying’ spree on Amazon Kindle Store (they were all free, because they’re in public domain – and, if you don’t have a Kindle, you can always download the app! Free books, guys. Free books.), and downloaded loads onto my Kindle for the summer when I’m away for four weeks and can’t take any books with my *sob*. So I thought I’d make this week’s TTT apt to what I’m wanting to read!

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – okay, all Jane Austen books (except Pride and Prejudice)
  3. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 
  5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
  6. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien
  7. The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
  10. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 

And one for luck I just remembered: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

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What’s yours?