Monday, September 26, 2016

Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

I'm linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for another Top Ten Tuesday.

As I look toward the last quarter of the year, I'm thinking about how to finish strong on my reading goals for the year. Here are ten books I hope to get to before 2017.

1. Adoption Parenting ed. by Sheena Macrae and Jean MacLeod
This is one of the books that I got via PaperBackSwap and haven't cleared off my physical to-read shelf yet. We're looking at starting the adoption process again going into the new year, so it's a good time to brush up on the process as well as think about the related parenting areas with our son.

2. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
This is a book I hadn't even heard of before looking through the highest rated / most voted books on Goodreads. I've checked it out for Kindle already so I should start reading it soon.

3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
One of my goals was to catch up on the 2014 and 2015 releases that keep showing up on book blogs, and I still haven't gotten to this one. I heard the audiobook was good, so I'm planning to read it that way.

4. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
This is another highly rated book I wasn't previously aware of, but it's not too long (174 pages) so I should definitely be able to get to it by the end of the year.

5. Friendship at the Margins by Christopher Heuertz and Christine D. Pohl
This is a book that requires putting in an ILL request to get a copy, and one of my goals for the year was to read more books that require waiting for hard copies (rather than just downloading the ebook on OverDrive). This is also, not coincidentally, one of the books that's been on my TBR list the longest.

6. Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
I'm working my way through The Guns of August now, and this was the other WWI book I wanted to read this year.

7. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
This is another book published in 2015, and a good friend gave me an emphatic recommendation for it, so I bumped it to the top of my list!

8. Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie
I've been reading my way through all the Hercule Poirot books in publication order, and this one is up next, followed by Murder on the Orient Express.

9. Translation is a Love Affair (La traduction est une histoire d'amour) by Jacques Poulin
One of my goals was to read this book in the original French, and time is ticking, so I've put in the ILL request to get a copy in French. Wish me bonne chance!

10. Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan
This is a carryover from last year's goal to read books recommended by friends; this recommendation is out of print now (according to Wikipedia), so it falls under this year's goal of having to wait for a hard copy. I don't want another year to go by without reading it!

Which books do you plan to read this fall?

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