Top Ten Books on My Fall To-Be-Read List

Posted September 23, 2014 by Lillian in Features / 10 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Fall is in the air. Can you smell it? Crisp cool mornings, pumpkin spices, and of course football 😀 I love fall! Everything about it, but especially the days where it is so nice to curl up with a nice book. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is “Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list” and it got me thinking about all the wonderful books coming out this fall and how I just can’t wait to start them. Maybe with a hot apple cider or pumpkin spice from my Keurig to really get me in that fall mood, under a blanket and a new book…I’m so excited!!! Can’t you tell 😉 While deciding what books to share with you this week, I decided to share only books coming out this fall, plus two that I re-read every fall (and don’t judge me when you see them!). As always these are in no particular order, although the two re-reads I left for last.

My Fall TBR List


Book Cover of Winterspell by Claire LegrandWinterspell by Claire Legrand

Release Date: 9/30


New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted–by beings distinctly nothuman. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets–and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed–if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The NutcrackerWinterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

Book Cover for A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson and Jeff RovinA Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson & Jeff Rovin

Release Date: 10/7


Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father—a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels—but when teenagers around the world start having similar outbursts, Caitlin begins to think that there’s a more sinister force at work.

In Haiti, a student claws at her throat, drowning on dry land. In Iran, a boy suddenly and inexplicably sets himself on fire. Animals, too, are acting irrationally, from rats in New York City to birds in South America to ordinary house pets. With Asia on the cusp of nuclear war, Caitlin must race across the globe to uncover the mystical links among these seemingly unrelated incidents in order to save her patient—and perhaps the world.


Book Cover for Broken Promise by Jen WylieBroken Promise (The Broken Ones, #3) by Jen Wylie

Release Date: 10/7


A year of turmoil takes its toll on Arowyn Mason and her companions. After delivering the Elven prince to his homeland, they decide to ride out the winter in the city of Westport before starting their quest to heal the Fey. Like most things in Aro’s life, nothing goes according to plan.

As Kei struggles with the prophecy bound within him, his sanity begins to unravel. A prophecy and a promise are broken, and forgotten threats resurface with dire consequences. The Dragos is watching and the Were king is displeased with the disregard of Were law. Aro scrambles as yet another threat emerges. The Elves, displeased with their prince, exploit his only weakness…her.

Aro is forced to find a new ally, a cold-hearted, ruthless pirate named Roan. He is more than he seems and Aro must learn who she can trust, or it will cost more than just her life. She has grown stronger, but is it enough to save herself, her family, and the Elf she loves?


Book Cover for Chaos by Sarah FineChaos (Guards of the Shadowland, #3) by Sarah Fine

Release Date: 10/7


With Juri in control and everything in absolute chaos, Lela plunges into the depths of hell to free Malachi from creatures that have waited decades to exact their revenge. But the Judge has her own way of doing things, and Lela must work with Ana, the new Captain, who has a very personal mission of her own. Together, they infiltrate the most horrifying realm either has yet encountered in the Shadowlands—the bitter landscape ruled by the Mazikin.

The stakes could not be higher, and Lela must accept the help—and love—of people she barely knows or trusts. As alliances and loyalties shift and she realizes the soul she came to save isn’t the only one in need of rescue, can Lela summon the strength to see the fight through to the very end?



Book Cover for Amazon Burning by Victoria GriffithAmazon Burning by Victoria Griffith

Release Date: 10/21


When 22-year-old aspiring journalist, Emma Cohen, is forced to flee the comforts of her NYU student life, she maneuvers an internship from her father at his newspaper in Rio de Janeiro. There, Emma is immediately swept into a major news story–and a life-threatening situation–when a famous jungle environmentalist, Milton Silva, is mysteriously murdered.Emma must now enter the Amazon rainforest with her father to investigate; both awed by the enormity and beauty of the Amazon, and appalled by its reckless destruction. Not only will Emma have to brave the primal world of the Amazon, she must fight to survive the kidnappers, villains, corrupt activists, and indigenous tribes that lay in wait along the ever-twisting trail of the murder case. Stretched to the brink, it s up to Emma, her father and the dreamy news photographer, Jimmy, to unravel the mystery and live to tell the tale. Amazon Burning by Victoria Griffith is a spectacular debut Young Adult novel. Griffith’s powerful rendering of the Amazon rainforest forms the perfect, wildly exotic backdrop for this extraordinary tale of a young urban woman coming of age in the midst of intense conflict.


Book Cover for Black Venom by Tamara A LoweryBlack Venom (Waves of Darkness, #4) by Tamara A. Lowery

Release Date: mid- to late October

No Synopsis Yet 😀








Book Cover for Arcana by Jessica LeakeArcana by Jessica Leake

Release Date: 11/4


Amid the sumptuous backdrop of the London season in 1905, headstrong Katherine Sinclair must join the ranks of debutantes vying for suitors. Unfortunately for Katherine, she cannot imagine anything more loathsome—or dangerous. To help ease her entrance into society, Katherine’s family has elicited the assistance of the Earl of Thornewood, a friend and London’s most eligible bachelor, to be her constant companion at the endless fetes and balls. But upon her arrival in London, Katherine realizes there will be more to this season than just white gowns and husband hunting.

Through her late mother’s enchanted diary, Katherine receives warning to keep hidden her otherworldly ability to perform arcana, a magic fueled by the power of the sun. Any misstep could mean ruin—and not just for her family name. The Order of the Eternal Sun is everywhere—hunting for those like her, able to feed on arcana with only a touch of the hand.

But society intrigue can be just as perilous as the Order. The machinations of the fashionable elite are a constant threat, and those who covet Katherine’s arcana, seeking the power of her birthright, could be hiding behind the façade of every suitor—even the darkly handsome Earl of Thornewood.

With so much danger and suspicion, can she give her heart to the one who captivates her, or is he just another after her power?


Book Cover for Melt by Selene CastrovillaMelt by Selene Castrovilla

Release Date: 11/6


MELT is a brutal love story, set against the backdrop of The Wizard of Oz. Sixteen year old “good girl” Dorothy just blew into the small town of Highland Park – where the social headquarters is Munchkinland (Dunkin’ Donuts.) There, she meets Joey – a “bad boy” who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Can these two lovers survive peer pressure, Joey’s reputation, and his alcoholism? And then there’s his family’s secret – about to be unleashed.

Told in dual first person, Joey’s words are scattered on the page – reflecting his broken state. Dorothy is the voice of reason – until something so shattering happens that she, too, may lose her grip. Can their love endure, or will it melt away?

MELT is based on true events. It is both a chilling tale of abuse, and a timeless romance. It will hit you like a punch in the face, and also seep through the cracks in your soul.


Book Cover for the Twilight Saga Complete Collection by Stephanie MeyerThe Twilight Saga – The Complete Collection by Stephanie Meyer

One of my favorite fall reads. I read the entire series every October. Don’t ask me why, but I do. And I love it all, even the sparkly, whiny vampire 😉


This stunning set, complete with five editions of TwilightNew Moon,EclipseBreaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, makes the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling vampire love story.

Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, The Twilight Saga capture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires.




Cover Image for The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset by Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Another favorite of mine. I usually read them once, sometimes twice….oh who am I kidding?! I read them just about every season, so yes…I’m a re-reader, and this is one of my all time favorites. Also with the movie coming in November, I must refresh my memory 🙂


The stunning Hunger Games trilogy is complete!The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games andCatching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete!




Okay I’ve shared my list with you….what books are you planning to read this fall? Any you suggest I add to my own list? Also where should I start?! I’d love to know! Comment below 🙂

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10 responses to “Top Ten Books on My Fall To-Be-Read List

  1. Hurray I love your list 😀 I’ve always wanted to read Winterspell! I currently have Melt in my Kindle from Netgalley, but I haven’t gotten to reading it yet. Lovely list! I hope you get to read some of them 😀

    Jillian @ My TTT

    • Thank you! I can’t wait to start Winterspell. I loved the Nutcracker as a kid. And Melt just sounds wonderful too. Another one I can’t wait to start. I really can’t decide what I want to read first 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    • I’m such a cover snob. I saw the cover before I read the synopsis and knew I wanted to read it 😀 Then I read the synopsis…. Loved the Nutcracker! I can’t wait to read it now. Thanks for stopping by!

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