Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books we're super excited to read this fall

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Hosted by The Broke and Bookish.  

C.J. here! It may not feel like fall (at least where I am; 90 degrees, yuck), but there's still football, Halloween, and the stacks of delicious books finding their way onto my shelf. Today I'll share five of my most favorite TBR picks. Whitley is super busy putting her new fancy adult house together, so I'm just going to guess wildly what she's going to read using my special psychic powers, aka I will select five titles I plan to foist upon her. (Also apparently I suck at adding stuff to Goodreads because I just assume I already did.) 

c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten


Akata Witch - Nnedi Okafor 

Penguin was lovely enough to send me this and its sequel, and how could I resist anything pitched as Nigerian Harry Potter? 


The Knowing - Sharon Cameron 

I liked The Forgetting a lot, and more importantly I've vowed to read everything Sharon Cameron writes since the day I finished the brilliance that is A Dark Unwinding. 

This Mortal Coil - Emily Suvada 

Janine from Simon & Schuster sold me on this with her gushing explication of the plot at BEA. It's sci fi with people hacking brains. Yeah. 


The Hazel Wood - Melissa Albert 

I usually try to read my ARCs in order, but let's be real...I'm going to break down and read this early. Dark fairy tales are my jam. 


Before She Ignites - Jodi Meadows 

The cover should have gone to a black woman first. That said, I still love Jodi and her lush worlds, and I hope she pulls it off. 

whitley's selections                        

An Enchantment of Ravens - Margaret Rogerson 

I know Whitley plans on reading this because she tortured me with a picture of the ARC, so she'd better because I want to borrow it. MAGIC PAINTER FTW. 

City of Lies - Victoria Thompson 

I know Whitley plans to read this because she just added it to goodreads, and I'm a good stalker. It actually sounds pretty cool, an adult Victorian thriller with a swoony-sounding dude and a bamf woman who steals from the rich.  (Also apparently Whitley and I weren't goodreads friends? WTF.) 
The Girl From Everywhere - Heidi Heilig 

This one is also on her TBR, and I'm going to keep poking her until she reads it because it's a fabulous twisty time travel adventure with the most gorgeous snarky love interest. 

The Midnight Dance - Nikki Katz 

Stalking has its perks...I'd actually never heard of this one before. It's a new Swoon title about a girl in a dance school that may be hiding sinister secrets. 

Wild Beauty - Anna-Marie McLemore 

Whitley definitely needs to bump this one up, because for some reason I've been putting it off and I need an accountability partner. I really loved McLemore's last book, but I've just been in such a slump. 

Your turn!  What are some of your favorite backlist books?  


  1. When I read the synopsis on Goodreads, I was really intrigued by Wild Beauty. Let`s hope it`s as good as it sounds.

    Carmen / Carmen`s Reading Corner

  2. I got Before She Ignites from the library. I expected much better, and I'm disappointed by the lack of dragons (when the blurb emphasizes dragons) and by the heroine's superficiality (she worries about her appearance constantly when she's being starved and mistreated in prison).