Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Top 10 books on our TBR list this fall

Question:  Top 10 books on our TBR list this fall

Answer: This week we’re being asked to look into our crystal balls and forecast our fall reading endeavors.  Tricky business to say with certainty, but we (Evan) do have more than a few titles we’re looking forward to...

1.      The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis) - It’s been far too long since we went through this series.  We started The Magician’s Nephew this week and hope to finish the series before winter.

2.      Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks) – Don’t have a clue what this novel is about, but at number 13, it’s the highest ranked unread novel for us on the BBC list.  Hope it’s good.

3.      Night Watch (Terry Pratchett) – The changing seasons just wouldn’t feel right without a Discworld novel to get excited about.

4.      A Game of Thrones (George R. R. Martin) – It’s finally time to check out this series and make sure it lives up to all the hype.  We hope so! 

5.      Wolves of the Calla (Stephen King) – We took a nice long sabbatical after Wizard and Glass, but this fall will be the perfect time to get back to the Dark Tower series.

6.      Schindler’s List (Thomas Keneally) – A little apprehensive to take on such a weighty read, but it’s already on the schedule for the Books to Movies Challenge!

7.      Thank You, Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse) – Need to schedule a good laugh to offset the sad fact that summer is gone... Jeeves and Wooster are the perfect solution.

8.      Gormenghast (Mervyn Peake) – We felt very underwhelmed by book 1 in this series, but we’re hopeful redemption lies somewhere within book 2.

9.      The Kalahari Typing School for Men (Alexander McCall Smith) – Love The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and can’t wait to continue on to book 4.

10.  Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand) – Need to throw something uplifting into the mix and this book has come highly recommended from several reliable sources.

Have a great week and head on over to The Broke and the Bookish to join the fun!


  1. Game of Thrones is a great read, I'm sure you'll love the series...it's rather addictive!

    Other than that, and the Narnia series, I haven't read any of the books on your list so I'll be looking forward to your reviews when they eventually get read.

    Good luck with your (rather huge!) Autumn reading list!

  2. Great list! I forgot to add Game of Thrones to my top 10. I hope we both get to it this fall and that it lives up to the hype!

  3. Yes to The Dark Tower! I had to read the last three books basically without coming up for air, so I hope you enjoy Wolves of the Calla! Narnia is also clearly awesome :)

  4. Lots of people are picking up the Game of Thrones series. I'm still working up the courage.

    You'll love Schlinder's List! It's an excellent, excellent book. Just thinking about it (and the film adaptation) makes me get goosebumps and tear up a bit.

  5. I just discovered Pratchett and Martin; of the two Pratchett is a lot more fun! I also like Alexander McCall Smith's Scotland series, I haven't read any of the Detective series. I enjoyed visiting your blog!

  6. Narnia sounds like fun. I haven't read those books since I was a kid, but sometimes they call to be from my shelf, like Roald Dahl books.

    Come check out my list for the week here.

  7. I really want to read the Game of Thrones series. I love the TV series, so I'm hoping the books will be just as great!

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