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]
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!