Top Ten Tuesday – Fall TBR

It’s Top Ten Tuesday time and this week’s top 10 is

Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

I can’t believe it. My favorite time season of the year is upon us. I love the fall, when we’re privy to it. It gets cooler and I put on my sweats and my sock monkey socks

and perch myself in a nice comfortable, cozy spot that’s ripe for reading and perhaps gazing out the window to watch the birds making their winter preparations.

Anyway, now that the dream sequence is out of the way. What is on my Fall TBR. All of the books are coming out soon and some I already have as ARCs

ARCs on my Fall TBR

  1. Dracul by Dacre Stoker is the prequel to Dracula and is written by Bram Stoker’s great-grand nephew. (Release Date: Oct. 2)
  2. What if It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera is a queer love story about two very different boys who find fate is either drawing them together or pulling them apart. (Release Date: Oct. 9)
  3. Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. (Release Date: Oct. 23)
  4. Well-Read Black Girl edited by Gloria Edim is an inspiring collection of short stories by black women on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. (Release Date: Oct. 30)

Also on my Fall TBR

  1. Ibi Zoboi’s Pride is a fresh retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The difference is it takes place in Brooklyn, N.Y. and our families have Afro-Latino roots. (Release Date: Sept. 18)
  2. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green is about a group of friends who accidentally become the most important people in the world. (Release Date: Sept. 25)
  3. Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami. The unnamed narrator, a talented but unambitious portrait-painter in Tokyo, discovers his wife is having an affair, quits painting, and embarks on a meandering road trip. (Release Date: Oct. 9)
  4. Imagine Us Happy by Jennifer Yu. The author portrays how the initial magic of a new relationship can spiral into something toxic and have a profound impact on one’s mental health, especially when there are already mental health issues in play. (Release Date: Oct. 23)
  5. Becoming by Michelle Obama. I don’t normally read nonfiction, but I really want to read memoir. (Release Date: Nov. 13)

What is on your Fall TBR?

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Fall TBR

  1. Jessie September 19, 2018 / 8:20 am

    Fantastic list, Erica! I’m looking forward to Becoming, and Pride sounds like a lot of fun. I hadn’t heard of Friday Black or Well-Read Black Girl, but they both look excellent as well. Fall is my favorite time of year too, and I already have a major case of fall fever. Hope you enjoy all these!

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    • The Broken Spine September 21, 2018 / 3:18 pm

      I love Michelle Obama! She’s appears to be a wonderful spirit and I’d like to know more about her in her own words. Not sure how I came across Friday Black and Well-Read Black Girl, but I received the ARCs from Netgalley. I want to say Well-Read Black Girl came on my radar because of a couple of the contributors.

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      • Jessie September 24, 2018 / 12:31 pm

        She’s the best, and I miss having her in the White House so much!! Hopefully we’ll see a lot more of her around the book’s release.

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  2. Kathy @ Books & Munches September 19, 2018 / 6:11 am

    Although I didn’t put What If It’s Us on my TBR specifically, I do plan on reading it as soon as I get my hands on a copy, haha. I simply can’t refuse Albertalli’s writing, at all! And I really loved Silvera’s They Both Die At The End so the combination should blow me away, right? 😀

    Happy reading!

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    • The Broken Spine September 21, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Right! I haven’t read They Both Die at the End, but I’ve heard really good things about it. I think what intrigued me the most is that Silvera writes for one character and Albertalli writes the other; so I had to read it for the technical aspect first and then the story. Sounds crazy, I know. But that’s the nerd in me.

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      • Kathy @ Books & Munches September 24, 2018 / 2:36 am

        It’s definitely a good book. Especially since I admire Silvera for grabbing our attention throughout the entire thing, even though we know thanks to the title how it’s going to end.
        Might sound a bit crazy but it also makes sense, in a way! I’m curious to see how that story will play out. 🙂


  3. curlygeek04 September 18, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    I’m sure Michelle Obama’s book will be great. I hope you enjoy it! Pride sounds like an interesting read. Happy fall reading!

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    • The Broken Spine September 21, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      I’m not a huge fan of Jane Austen and I like to read retelling of classic novels that brings us to present day and makes it relevant to what’s going on today. Thanks and happy reading to you too!


  4. FictionFan September 18, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Looking forward to Dracul too, and I’d like to read Michelle Obama’s memoir too if I can fit it in. Enjoy your reading!

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    • The Broken Spine September 21, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      Hopefully you’ll be able to clear a time for Michelle Obama’s book. I think it’s going to pretty awesome. I’m on the fence about Darcul. I don’t know why. It’s about Dracula and Bram Stoker. Two enigmas of the literary world.

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