Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we're listing the books that have made it to the top of our Fall 2014 To-Be-Read piles.
New & Upcoming Fall Releases:
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios — Because I adored Demetrios' debut, Something Real. And because she's apparently a friend of a friend (which is awesome). And because this is about genies and Arabian Nights.
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth — I've wanted to read this one since I first heard about its release in the U.K. (over a year ago). This is a historical fiction retelling of "Rapunzel" and the people whose lives inspired the creation of the tale.
Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay — I've got to support authors like Jay who specialize in fairy-tale retellings. Her upcoming novel is about Sleeping Beauty's warrior daughter and is described as a mix of Game of Thrones and Grimms' fairy tales.
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson —
The Sky is Everywhere is probably my favorite YA contemporary novel ever. I'm hoping for the same levels of weirdness and poignancy in Nelson's sophomore novel.
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters — I loved In the Shadow of Blackbirds and am so excited to read Winters' take on the U.S. suffragette movement of the early 1900s (with a dash of hypnotism thrown in for good measure).
Owned Older Releases:
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison — I like reading heavier, more complex stories in the fall. And Addison's story certainly promises complexity, as well as some fantastic worldbuilding. I can't wait!
Courted by Katherine Longshore — Oh, Tudor fiction, how I've missed you. Historical fiction is another one of my go-to genres as the weather turns cooler and I love that this is actually two stories bound together. More reading time!
Lady of the Glen by Jennifer Roberson — I'm currently re-reading Roberson's Lady of the Forest and loving it. Lady of the Glen is about a forbidden romance between two feuding Scottish clans. And as a bonus: apparently my boyfriend's family is descended from one of those clans.
Mistborn by Brandson Sanderson — This will get read this fall, for real. I now own two Sanderson books from two different series. I will not be the last fantasy fan to read his works, I just will not.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente — As will this. My little sister just started re-reading her copy of this book, and that's kind of embarrassing that I haven't been able to read this one once yet. No longer.
Please let me know which books have made it onto your Fall 2014 TBR list!