Top Ten Tuesday – autumn TBR lists

Top Ten Tuesday Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. You can find a list of subjects for each week here.

Ughhh… Most of my “To-Be-Reads” on my autumn list could easily have appeared on my summer reading list, which is slightly embarrassing for me… but anyhow…


  1. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernov


Because I‘m still so excited about seeing the musical, even though my tickets have been moved to an unspecified ‘later’ date to be established. Oh Alexander Hamilton, how can you break my heart so…


  1. The Silk Road by Peter Frankopan


This ‘major reassessment of world history” by an Oxford historian has been staring at me from my bookshelf for a long while now and making me feel quite guilty.


  1. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

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I really wanted to read this book while Sapiens is fresh in my mind (and I read that this summer), so this autumn seems to be ideal.

4. N-W by Zadie Smith


On my ‘unread’ bookshelf for two years so far. It’s quite short too, which makes it more embarrassing. Needs to be read now.


  1. Typhoon and other Tales by Joseph Conrad


I loved Joseph Conrad’s Victory ever so much, but it was one of those books that rip your heart in half.  I needed a bit of a break from Conrad. But I also need to keep up with the reading for this Conrad year, so this is definitely on my to-read list for autumn.


  1. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry


The book with the gorgeous cover, which I have heard so many different things about… I  have now borrowed it, which means I will need to return it at some point soon!


  1. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad


The Joseph Conrad reading project continues –this one is a tricky one though as I will need to get it from the university library (the city library doesn’t have it) and it costs a mere £120 in its Cambridge University Press edition. ARRRRGH.


  1. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult


I was curious about this book and I ended up buying it on sale at a supermarket. I’ve never read anything by Jodi Picoult so this will be a first.


  1. This is London by Ben Judah


I bought this book a while ago, but am always inventing silly excuses not to read it, ie. “I’ve not been to London recently enough/ I am going to London very soon so I’ll read it then/ I’ll be too tired to read anything on the train to London”… Erm… it would be much simpler if… I just read it?


  1. SPQR by Mary Beard


I love reading non-fiction at work during lunch breaks (as then I am not too distracted before getting back to work), but this is a fairly chunky hardback, so it will probably have to be my evening reading.


To say this list is ambitious for me is a slight understatement… Not only does it include lots of thick non-fiction books, but also I should probably disclose that I have a separate reading list for my holiday in the US this September– which already has three books on it. Have you read any of those books? What are you planning to read this autumn?

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – autumn TBR lists

  1. Happy fall reading! Several of my summer TBR list books have spilled over onto my fall TBR list as well, including The Essex Serpent.

    That’s really disappointing about your Hamilton tickets, but the musical is definitely worth the wait. I hope you’ll enjoy the biography until you can be in the room where it happens!

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  2. I think Alexander Hamilton is the best of Chernow’s books, all of which are excellent. I really need to decide which hefty nonfiction book to read next (I just finished Dan Jones’ book on the Wars of the Roses).

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