TTT: Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is pretty straight forward – top ten books that I want to read this fall. To mix up my list a bit this week, I’m going to narrow the field down a bit. Besides my favorite authors and ARCs that I’ve received, I’m working on my 2015 Reading Challenge. This week I’m going to limit this list to books that I’d like to read to help check those boxes off that long list of challenge books. Shall we?

Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR [for the 2015 Reading Challenge]

TTT: 2015 Fall TBR

1. A popular author’s first book – Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I read my first Rainbow Rowell earlier this year.

2. A book based on a true story – Good Neighbors by Ryan David Jahn. This is a work of fiction based on a real life murder.

3. A book more than 100 years old – A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. You all know I love Sherlock, but I surprisingly haven’t read many of the original stories. Time to remedy that.


4. A memoir – I’m torn on this one. Either Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by (obviously) NPH, OR As You Wish by Cary Elwes. Maybe the other book (whichever! I can’t decide!) can help me with “a funny book.” Or “a nonfiction book.” Because I must read both.

5. A book with antonyms in the title – Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. Thank goodness for Jenny Lawson. Because this is a tough category to find a book to fit the bill.

6. A book that came out the year you were born – A Family Affair by Rex Stout. The last book published by Rex Stout before he died.

7. A book from your childhood – The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene. Did you really expect me to pick something different?

8. A book that takes place in your hometown – The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson. I’m in the Denver metro area, so the city of Denver is probably the closest I’m going to find for this one. And a local author to boot!

9. A play – An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde. Another author who I love, but have read surprisingly little of. Looking forward to this one.

10. A book written by an author with your same initials – Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. Or anything else by her. I’ve read two of her books (Life After Life and Started Early, Took My Dog) and loved them.

And with careful counting, it’s really eleven books due to my memoir indecisiveness. You won’t begrudge me one extra book, will you?

What’s on your 2015 Fall TBR list? Let me know in the comments below, and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one!

19 thoughts on “TTT: Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

  1. I didn’t realize you live in Denver! I’m originally from Colorado — my husband is in the military so we move every few years, but my family is still in Colorado Springs and we just went back for a fantastic visit earlier this month. So nice to get some Rocky Mountain air in my lungs, eat at Big City Burrito and straighten my naturally curly hair knowing it would actually stay straight!

    That’s why I picked up “The Bookseller” too — anything set in Colorado automatically piques my interest (and set in the 1960s too!) — but I was actually a little disappointed in it. I hope you enjoy it more than I did!

    Enjoy your Nancy Drew reading! 🙂

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    • Thanks Lindsay! The Broncos won last weekend so life here is good. 😉 It is hard to find books set in Colorado. Have you read any Laura DiSilverio? Her Carrie Swift series is set in Colorado (Swift Justice is the first), I think it’s set in the Springs actually. She has a new series out that is set in a CO mountain town, but I haven’t read it yet. The Carrie Swift books are fun mysteries!


  2. First of all, I got totally stuck after #3, just staring at HIM and THAT WINK and THAT SMILE lol. *swoon* It’s funny that you included The Bookseller as I have it as part of the same reading challenge – but for your #10 (by an author who shares your initials). Also, I really loved Attachments; I hope you do too 🙂 My TTT

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  3. NPH’s memoir is awesome. Very funny. But not just funny. The format removes some of the formality that can happen with memoirs. I haven’t read Elwes’ (but I’m going to go hear him talk on Saturday!). Felicia Day’s memoir is also excellent – even for people that don’t really know how she is. I just read it; so I’m telling everyone to read it!

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  4. Great list! Of the NPH/Cary Elwes books I would pick the Cary Elwes. I loved NPH but it was more of a novelty than a sit down and read start to finish book. Unless you can get the audio. I’ve heard the audio of the NPH is fantastic.
    Jenny Lawson’s new book didn’t make the list but I’m really looking forward to it. I loved her first book and am curious to see where this one goes. And ditto on the Sherlock stories! I’m hoping to remedy that one as well.

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    • Thanks! And I love The Princess Bride movie so much. I know I’ll enjoy his book. But I grew up loving Choose Your Own Adventures, so that format sounds awesome. Maybe I’ll have to try the audio?


  5. Fun list! I bought the two you have listed for memoir as gifts for my daughter when they came out, and managed to snag As You Wish to read myself before she took them away! I really do want to read the NPH book too. Loved The Bookseller! Really liked Attachments too (I basically love everything Rainbow Rowell writes.) Happy reading!


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