Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall 2018 TBR

Happy (almost) autumn! You know I love the change of seasons around here. :) And you know I love talking about books! So, I'm diving into today's topic for Top Ten Tuesday: the books I want to read this fall.

I confess I'm not always the best about setting TBR (to be read) lists that I actually stick with. I'm hoping I've chosen well this time (and there are a couple I need to read for tours), but we'll see what happens. ;) 

For Review

A Southern Season (novella collection)

I'm on the JustRead Tours blog tour for this book, and the seasonal theme should be fun to feature here. One of the stories is fall-themed (Through an Autumn Window). Looks like a good group of authors! Be looking for my review in early November. :)

Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall

I've read several books by Dawn Crandall and was excited for an opportunity to review and share about her new novella. (My reviews of earlier books: The Hesitant Heiress, The Bound Heart, The Captive Imposter.) I'll be featuring this book on Twitter through a JustRead takeover tour in October and here on the blog in early November. Looking forward to it!

The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear

I've read a couple books so far in the Daughters of the Mayflower series (The Mayflower Bride and The Captured Bride). It's been fun to follow this series, and through NetGalley I have the opportunity to review the two latest additions as ebooks: The Cumberland Bride and The Liberty Bride

The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall

I'm particularly excited about this one because I love MaryLu Tyndall's books. :) (I also just bought her latest pirate book, The Reckless, in Kindle format. Woohoo!)


Beauty and the Clockwork Beast 
by Nancy Campbell Allen

I read and loved Kiss of the Spindle (the second book in this steampunk romance series) this summer, and I'm eager to listen to the first book in the series!

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Everyone has been reading and talking about the first book in this series...including me! ;) (You can find my review of the audiobook here: To All the Boys I've Loved Before.) I enjoyed the Netflix adaptation too. And since I like the narrator and characters...I'd like to continue the series with book two!


Burning Sky by Lori Benton

This book has been on my TBR for a long time, and I really want to finish it this fall! I adored The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, and I think this style/genre (like Laura Frantz's books) are perfect for this time of year. 

Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg

Another long-time TBR resident...and doesn't this look like a delightful autumn read? I really loved Melissa Tagg's first book (Made to Last), and I look forward to reading this one (hopefully this season!). 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I sadly did not end up reading this last fall, but everyone seems to love the writing in this book, and based on the author's note in my Target edition, it truly is the quintessential autumn read! So...here's hoping for this year. :)  

Mark of Distinction and Price of Privilege 
by Jessica Dotta

I finally read the first book in this series this past spring (Born of Persuasion), and it was really good! The darker, mysterious tone of these books would be great to finally enjoy this season.

What are you most excited to read this fall?
Any new releases? Or long-time TBR titles? 


Kami said...

You have some fun reads ahead! I hope you like The Night Circus!

Susan said...

Yeah, I rarely read all the books on my seasonal TBR lists, but they're so fun to make that I can't resist :) Your list looks great. I've been meaning to read the Mayflower Brides series. I also loved THE NIGHT CIRCUS. It's different and memorable.

Happy TTT!

Courtney Clark said...

I love your TBR!!!! I need to read some of these, too! I've heard wonderful things about the Mayflower series. Kinda like you, Burning Sky has been on my shelf for a looong time, and I need to find time to read it. And, I have 1 Melissa Tagg book to read still -- Made to Last!

I really hope you love Dawn Crandall's, and Jessica Dotta's!!!! For some reason, fall makes me want to read historical novels.

Miranda Atchley said...

Totally going to have to add some of these to my TBR. A steampunk Beauty and the Beast retelling!? Yes please!

BTW, I ❤️ your new blog header. So pretty! 🍃🍁🍂

Amber Holcomb said...


I think so too! :) And I've heard good things about The Night Circus! I'm hoping I can be patient and enjoy the pace. :) Hope you have a great reading season!


Amber Holcomb said...


So glad I'm not alone! ;) These lists really are fun to make, aren't they?

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed The Night Circus! Excited to have a copy on my TBR, for sure. :) I hope you enjoy The Mayflower Bride series if you end up reading it! It's a neat concept for a series (plus, those covers are lovely!). The first book didn't completely win me over, but since the books are by different authors, a lot probably depends on particular styles and tastes. :)

Your list for fall looks intriguing! Squint sounds especially interesting to me. (Is that one from Shadow Mountain Press?)

Thank you for stopping by!


Amber Holcomb said...


Yay! Thank you!! :)

So fun to hear we have some of the same books/authors we want to read soon! I'm certain Burning Sky will be a great read, and I SO need to finish Jessica Dotta's series ASAP. :D

I agree that fall is a great time of year for historicals. :) It's a season for slowing down and stepping back in time...


Amber Holcomb said...


That's awesome! Glad I could introduce you to some new titles. :D Doesn't Beauty & the Clockwork Beast sound and look so good?? I really enjoyed the Sleeping Beauty retelling (book 2), so I have high hopes for this one!

And thank you so much for the compliment! That pic was from a hike Josh and I did last fall in Glacier National Park. Such a beautiful scene. ♥