Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This is the first time I’m taking part.

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This week’s topic is Top Ten Books On My Fall 2018 TBR.  Autumn (Fall) begins on 23 September and I have so many books to choose from – new releases, review copies,  and library books. Here are just some of the books that I’m hoping to read before winter sets in. I’m not sure these are my top ten – only time will tell:

New Releases coming in October

In a House of Lies (Inspector Rebus, #22)Tombland (Matthew Shardlake, #7)The Reckoning

  • In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin – the 22nd Rebus book. I’ve read all the previous books, so this is a must for me.
  • Tombland by C J Sansom – the 7th Shardlake book, historical fiction – also a must read, having read the previous 6 books.
  • The Reckoning by John Grisham – not too sure about this one. Years ago I read loads of his books and then stopped as I felt they became rather formulaic.

Review copies (some are new releases)

  • Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller – historical fiction set in 1809 during the Napoleonic Wars. A new-to-me author, but an award winning author.
  • Down to the Woods by M J Arlidge – the 8th DI Helen Grace thriller – another new-to-me author, with good reviews for his books.

  • Absolute Truth by Peter James – a standalone thriller. One of my favourite authors.
  • Timekeepers by Simon Garfield – non-fiction about our obsession with time,  promises to be fascinating.

Library books

In a Dark, Dark WoodHag-Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare)Destroying Angel (Damian Seeker #3)

  • In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware – a psychological thriller – I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it more than The Woman in Cabin 10.
  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood – The Tempest retold, one of the Hogarth Shakespeare Project novels.
  • Destroying Angel by S G MacLean – the third Damian Seeker book, historical crime fiction. I loved the previous two books.

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

  1. You have some fine books lined up, Margaret. I like the Shardlake series, myself, so I can certainly see your interest in that one! And the Ware is a really interesting psychological thriller. I don’t know what you’ll think of it, but I hope you’ll enjoy it. I didn’t know Peter James had a standalone out; I’ll need to check that one, I think. I like his Roy Grace novels.


  2. I really enjoyed HagSeed so I hope you get to it. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would too! I agree about John Grisham books – same reason I stopped reading them as they sort of felt formulaic. Still, they are always on the bestseller’s list, so I keep thinking I ought to pick them up again.


  3. You’ve reminded me that it’s high time I caught up with Matthew Shardlake and his doings. Just finished Absent in the Spring. Have fun with your autumn reading. Margaret!


  4. The Rankin is certainly on my list but I have lost patience with the Shardlake series. I find Sansom too indulgent these days; the earlier more disciplined narratives were better, I think.


  5. I read these lists and I start to panic. There are so many books out there that I haven’t even heard of and now I want to look into them. But my TBR is already over 100 books long. If I just read them it would take me over a year to finish the list without adding new titles (which I do all the time.) Eek! My Fall TBR list


  6. These books look great, and you have listed some authors I’ve never read before. The John Grisham book looks good to me, and I haven’t read him in years either. I look forward to your review on Kate Morton’s new book. And I love the Shetland and Vera books. I always trust you to pick interesting books!!


  7. Grisham seems to be really hit and miss for me. I love some of his older books, but the newer ones just haven’t hit the spot. I bought A PAINTED HOUSE for a buck at Goodwill and have yet to crack it open. One of these days. Maybe.

    Enjoy your Fall reading!


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