Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 2018 TBR!


Last week I was inspired by Lindsey of Lindsey Reads and Reviews to participate in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The theme for this week is Books on my Fall 2018 TBR. Without any further ado and in no particular order here some of the books I can’t wait to read this Fall!

The Craftsman

1. THE CRAFTSMAN by Sharon Bolton is likely going to become the first book I read in October. Last year I read DEAD WOMAN WALKING by Bolton and absolutely loved it, so when I saw she had a new release coming up I immediately put it on my radar. This one is also getting some rave reviews from UK readers who have already had the book around for a bit, so my excitement level is very high!

The Shining

2. THE SHINING by Stephen King is our October King read along selection. I can’t tell you how long this book has been on my radar, but it’s safe to admit it’s an embarrassingly long time! Thankfully my King reading partner in crime Janel is always on it with her picks. We’re also reading the follow-up, DOCTOR SLEEP, in November!

The Darkness

3. THE DARKNESS by Ragnar Jonasson will be bringing some major Nordic noir vibes to by TBR. I have the entire Dark Iceland series by Jonasson sitting on my shelf begging to be read, so after I read the start of his new series in October, I’m planning to tackle one book a month of his earlier work.

The Lingering

4. THE LINGERING by SJI Holliday is one of those books I’ve been stalking on social media and intensely studying reviews for months now. The amazing Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books always spoils me and sent me a copy a little while ago. I’m so excited for this one because it screams read me in the fall with a cozy blanket and cup of coffee while staring over your shoulder AKA perfection!

The Bat

5. THE BAT by Jo Nesbo has been sitting on my unread shelf for far too long. Last fall I fell head over heels for THE SNOWMAN, which is book seven in the Harry Hole series. I made myself a promise to go back and start at the beginning, which is always easier said than done. Now that I’m finished with the Louise Penny series, I hoping to fill the void with Harry!


6. BROTHER by Ania Ahlborn is topping my list of creepy reads to be included in my October TBR. I’ve had this one for a bit now and have been interested in reading Ahlborn’s work after seeing her books so highly regarded on bookstagram.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

7. WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE by Shirley Jackson is another one of my slated October reads. This past year I have been expanding my interests in horror books, so I really want to dig into a book that is considered a classic in that genre.


8. BLANKY by Kealan Patrick Burke is the next novella I’m looking to add to my TBR. After reading several of Burke’s other novellas and full-length novel, KIN, I have grown to love his style. His stories are always unique and captivating, so I can’t wait to see what else he has up his sleeve!

Lying in Wait

9. LYING IN WAIT by Liz Nugent is the September selection for Instagram’s Criminally Good Book Club, which mean you’ll see it on my weekly reads list next Monday! My interest in Nugent was initially peaked with UNRAVELING OLIVER, which I regrettably have not read yet. Once I saw this one was an option as a book club selection, I immediately voted for it!

Inhuman Resources

10. INHUMAN RESOURCES by Pierre Lemaitre just recently popped onto my radar as an upcoming November release. I read BLOOD WEDDING earlier this year by Lemaitre and absolutely fell in love with his writing style.

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 2018 TBR!

  1. The Shirley Jackson title looks creepy. 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


    1. I 100% understand that feeling! I am constantly adding books to my TBR that sound fantastic and every so often I panic that I’ll never get to everything…I suppose there are worse things to be worried about!


    1. Stop! I didn’t even know there was going to be a sequel! That’s such exciting news!! The Lingering sounds amazing and I already know we’re going to have an awesome time talking about King…speaking of I need to get reading Misery!

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  2. So obsessed with the Harry Hole series. I started it after I finished the Millennium trilogy, and I liked it better. What’s really great is that the books get more surprising as the series goes on, which is not always the case. Enjoy!

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    1. I love when a series can do that! I actually haven’t read the Millennium trilogy yet. When it was gaining popularity I was in a major book slump, so I’ve had book one on my shelf for years. It’s on my list to tackle soon though!

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      1. Book one took me a little while to get into because the beginning doesn’t seem like it has anything to do with the story, but it was so worth it once I got into the meat of the story.

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    1. Hahaha thank you! Creepy was what I was going for this Fall, so it sounds like I’m in for a success! I can’t wait to read The Shining next month. I watched the movie forever and ever ago, so I’ve forgotten enough not to have my reading experience tainted.


  3. Ah, The Shining! I’m such a pussy – rarely read or watch horror – and that book had me freaked for weeks. [Although that also had to do with my neighbor’s garden but still..] I’m kind of hoping to pick up Doctor Sleep this month since I’m focusing on sequels right now. Someone was kind enough to tell me the thing that freaked me out in the first book doesn’t reappear in the second one so.. I might just survive this time, haha.
    I’m also planning on reading IT in October; no clue how that’ll go but.. we’ll see!

    Have fun reading! 😀

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    1. Sounds like I’m in for a creepy reading experience! I read IT earlier this year and absolutely loved it! Pennywise has always creeped me out and he definitely still got to me in the book. Read it during the day and you’ll be fine! Enjoy!!

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