Like lists? Like books? Then Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish is definitely something worth checking out. A weekly meme created by the aforementioned lovely ladies, the concept is simple – they set the theme, you scurry around your bookshelves finding 10 books to fit said theme. It appeals to the listmaker in me so here is my contribution to this week’s theme: Top Ten Books on My “Fall” TBR (we say Autumn here).
1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (x)
2. The Chimes by Anna Smaill (x)
3. The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan (x)
4. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (x)
5. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (x)
6. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (x)
7. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (x)
8. The Martian by Andy Weir (x)
9. Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (x)
10. Moby Dick by Herman Melville (x)
There are a rough themes here, 1 and 2 are Man Booker longlisted titles that I’m particularly interested in, 3 is a beautiful book (reason enough?), 4 is a sequel I’ve been dying to get my hands on, 5 and 6 are following up on how pleasantly surprised I was by Ghostwritten earlier this year, 7 and 8 are books I should have read by now, 8 and 9 are books I want to read before I watch the film, 9 and 10 are classics that come highly recommended.
I’ll be happy if I get to even a small section of these this Autumn but as the year dwindles into winter (my favourite season) I do seem to be craving some longer, chunkier books so hopefully I’ll be in the mood to tackle the likes of A Little Life and Cloud Atlas. Here’s to hoping and, if not, this is a rather lovely list anyway.