TTT #3: Books On My Fall TBR.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. As the name suggests, posts feature a themed Top Ten list. To join in on the fun, you just need to link back to the creators’ blog where you can also find the topics for the upcoming weeks and post your own list. 
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1. Leaves Of Grass

Not too long ago, I fell in love with a Walt Whitman poem titled When I Heard At The Close Of The Day. Since then I’ve been dying to read the whole collection it’s taken from – Leaves of Grass.

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2. Harry Potter & The Cursed Child

I mean, I’m really behind on the trends, huh? I have seen so many different reviews of this already – some loving it, others heavily disliking it, still others having mixed feelings about it – that I can’t wait to find out who I will agree with the most.

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3. The Girls

Emma Cline’s novel is another one on my list that I’ve been wanting to read for a rather long time. I just have so many books to read lined up on my goodreads account that it always takes a while for me to finally get to one after I add it.

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4. At The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails

What can I say? I have kind of a soft spot for Sartre and philosophy in general. And Sarah Bakewell brings Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and others together in this book with a gorgeous cover and an awesome title – weaving together biography and philosophy. Cannot resist.

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5. milk and honey

Like Amanda Lovelace in The Princess Saves Herself In this One (review here), Rupi Kaur divided her poetry collection into four different chapters and is described as a journey to healing. If I love this as much as Amanda Lovelace’s work, you can expect to find even more modern poetry on my future TBRs.
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6. Ready Player One

Ernest Cline’s debut novel is set in a dystopian future and celebrates pop culture of the 1980s. Some people describe it as a ‘nerd utopia’. I’m intrigued. And I have a feeling this has great potential to become my boyfriend’s new favorite book. 😀

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7. The Muse

By now you probably know that I’m a complete sucker for gorgeous covers. This is one of them. But it’s also historical fiction featuring art and mystery, so I’m all on board with Jessie Burton’s second novel.

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8. Homegoing

Actually this should be quite a bit further up on this list. I am so looking forward to this and so far I’ve only heard good things about Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel.

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9. Furiously Happy

From what I’ve heard, Jenny Lawson’s tales about her struggles with anxiety and depression are outrageous, at times hilarious, witty and very personal and honest. Considering how many people are dealing with these issues nowadays, I think this might turn out to be a must-read for everyone.

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10. The Nest

Ah yes. I don’t think it comes as a big surprise when I say that I was at first attracted to this book because of its cover. There’s also the fact that Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel centers around four adult siblings and features themes like family bonds. Seeing as I have siblings myself, I’m interested.

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What books are on your TBR this fall? Tell me about them in the comments!
If you’re participating in Top Ten Tuesday, tell me which genre you chose for this week’s list and leave me a link so I can check it out! 🙂

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79 thoughts on “TTT #3: Books On My Fall TBR.

  1. I loved The Girls – I didn’t know much about the Manson history so went in with no pre-conceived ideas, which I think was good in retrospect.

    I have The Nest and The Muse both on my TBR list – both look terrific.

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  2. The great thing about the Harry Potter play is its a really quick read, in case you end up not liking it (personally I liked it).
    Hooray to Ready Player One! My first book of 2016 and still my ‘fan favorite’ of the year. Sweet, Homegoing is on my list as well. I love the idea of a story spanning over generations.
    Fall TTT

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  3. Just like Tasheena I also wanted to mention Ready Player One and HP. I really enjoyed HP, but I grew up reading quite a number of stageplays. I think you’ll be fine as long as you keep that this is a different media than a novel.
    Ready Player One is so addictive. I don’t know much about 80’s culture, but I got lost in the joy and fun of the story. It is a really creative book. If you are interested, you can find my review here: http://deathbytsundoku.com/wordpress/ready-player-one/

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    • Ah well, I like reading Shakespeare plays, so I think I’ll be fine with that 😛 I don’t even know how much I actually know about 80s pop culture, but I do think that I know a bit at least – I’ll find out when I read it 😀 I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it though! I’ll go read your review now, too 🙂

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    • I find goodreads so helpful – to keep track of all the books I find interesting and want to read and to keep track of those I have read and to find other editions of a book and even to motivate me to read more. I think it’s my favorite thing on the whole web.
      When you sign up goodreads usually helps you a bit and lets you pick out a few genres you like and suggests books you might have read or might want to read – at least it was like that when I signed up. But if you need help, you can always leave me a message – I’ll be happy to help! 🙂

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  4. I’m curious about Milk and Honey – it wasn’t on my fall tbr, but its definitely something I’ll be reading! I enjoyed Cursed Child, but I think its important not to go into it thinking of it as ‘the eighth Harry Potter book’. Harry isn’t the protagonist, and in fact the trio have evolved into different, adult, characters. I liked it a lot once I took those things into account.

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  5. You weren’t kidding when you said we had different lists lol. Nick picks, I love the variety. Found one I’ve never heard of: Ready Player One. Being the nerd I am, I’d have to add it to my TBR 🙂

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  6. I’m literally so worried about ruining HP for myself, that I haven’t even bothered getting a copy of the script!! I have heard some extremely mixed reviews! I probably will get a copy one day… but that probably won’t be for a while …

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  7. I love Leaves of Grass. I just love it so much and I really hope that you enjoy it as much as I do. It was the first book of poetry I read for my degree and I just fell in love.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post earlier 🙂

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  8. Fabulous selection! I mean, Ready Player One and Furiously Happy for one (or two) are on my priority list now for months (shows my definition of priority huh 😉 ). Is your boyfriend already ready RP1? 😀

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  9. I really, really want to read Leaves of Grass too. I’ve tried several times, but I always hit a wall about a third in, just when it’s getting good. I think if I ever do finish it, it will be one of my favorites. 🙂

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  10. Ooh, you are right! We have very similar reading tastes 😀 I’ve read most on your list and Muse I picked out based on the cover, just like you! I tried the Jenny Lawson book but gave up. I have HomeGoing on my Kindle waiting patiently for me to have time to read it 😛

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  11. Hope to hear your opinions on the Cursed Child! I’m in the mix feelings side, but I did enjoyed revisiting old friends and familiar places. Ready Player One is amazing! Plus there’s a movie coming out soonish. I highly recommend it 🙂

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  12. I just recently read Furiously Happy and LOVED it. I was literally laughing my ass off for the entire book.

    There are lots of mixed reviews on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child indeed. If you go into it remembering that it is a play, and NOT the 8th book by J.K. Rowling, you will enjoy it. I think they made a huge mistake marketing it as the 8th book, as it set the book up for failure.

    I’ve been seeing lots of positive reviews for Milk and Honey. I must admit, I am not much for poetry, however I am told this is a great gateway book into the genre.

    The Girls is also on my TBR. I was approved for an ARC, but have YET to get around to reading it 😦

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    • I’m so glad to hear that! I’ve actually seen a few mixed reviews for Furiously Happy as well, but I hope I’ll be with you on this 😛
      I completely agree on the Cursed Child. I don’t think of it as the 8th book, for me it’s more of a… sort of a spin-off maybe? Like… a separate story based on the original one that is not actually part of it. Sort of like fanfiction I guess 😀 😀
      I have also heard lots of good things about milk & honey and the description always reminds me of The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which I recently read and loved. I also believe that that one can also be read by anyone, even if you’re not really the type for poetry as it feels more like following a story and the language is rather direct. 🙂
      I hope you enjoy The Girls! I’ll be keeping an eye out for your review!

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      • Spin off or fanfiction is the perfect way to look at The Cursed Child, if you go into it without expectations, I’m sure you will enjoy it too.

        Yes, Furiously Happy does have some mixed reviews. Her humor is crude and boarderline inappropriate, but that is my type of humor… Some say she is exploiting her mental illness for profit, but I feel like she uses her humor to cope. I definitely would check out her blog if you are on the fence. Her blog is a good representation of what the book is like. I hope you enjoy!

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