Books I’m planning to read this Autumn | An attempt to actually read books from my TBR pile!

TBRs are like New Year’s resolutions. They are made to be broken! So why not join the TTT (Top Ten Tuesday) meme this week and make one more list of books I’ll probably only read next summer or in many years from now.* 

*I hope you don’t think that I intentionally don’t follow my TBR! I have all the desire and determination to read these books ASAP. But you know… TBRs…¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This week’s TTT topic is Books on my Fall 2019 TBR, which is a perfect way to begin the Autumn season! Happy 2nd day of Autumn, everyone! The weather is finally changing. We had some much needed rain last weekend. The evenings are finally chilly, and I lit up my first candles of the season. There are three genres I usually gravitate towards during colder months: (1) Fantasy, (2) Thrillers and (3) Historical Fiction.

Yesterday, I talked about my current reads and, of course, those books are also on my TBR, and I will be prioritizing them over everything else. The books below are the ones I’m the most excited to start reading after finishing all of my current reads:


1 – the fountains of silence by ruta sepetys

Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Photography–and fate–introduce him to Ana, whose family’s interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War–as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear… more

«The Fountains of Silence» comes out on October 3rd, and I was very lucky to get the advanced copy! My plan is to pick it up as soon as I finish at least one of the 5 books I’m currently reading. The weather has been PERFECT for some historical fiction. I can already picture myself sitting with the book, wrapped in blankets and with some autumnal candles lit up!

2- a little hatred by joe abercrombie

The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.
On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal’s son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specializes in disappointments… more

Confession time, I’ve never read any of Abercrombie books before! But I’m very excited to try his novels. So I will be doing something that Abercrombie fans will consider the worst act of rule-breaking – I’m planning to read «A Little Hatred» without reading his previous series, The First Law. And I know that this one is set in the same world, and I’ve been warned that there will be some spoilers for the First Law series. But that doesn’t stop me. 

I want to see if I like his writing style and the story that he created. If I fall in love with this book, then I will definitely read the First Law series as well.

3 – deadhouse gates by steven erikson

In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha’ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends… more

I’m currently reading «Gardens of the Moon» by Steven Erikson, the first book in the Malazan the Book of the Fallen fantasy series, and to not lose the momentum, I’d love to continue this epic tale, and maybe read 1 book every month or every other month (depends how this will go). 

The books are humongous, but the writing style is not as bad or confusing as people said it would be. I’m very excited to continue this series.

4 – Recursion by Blake Crouch

Memory makes reality.
That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.
That’s what neuroscientist Helena Smith believes. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious memories… more

Yes! 100 times yes! This book arrived in August and I’ve been staring at it for over a month now. I just really want to read it, I don’t need any other reason, do I? 😀

5 – wicked saints by emily a. duncan

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints… more

I’ve been hunting for this book for months! I’ve ordered it twice and both times it was out of stock. But the third time’s a charm and I finally have my copy of «Wicked Saints»! Now, I just hope that it will live up to my expectations.

That’s it for my Fall TBR! I will definitely read more books, some that I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, some new ones and some ARCs, but these 5 books are the ones I’m the most excited about. 

What genres do you usually read during colder seasons? Share your Fall TBR in the comments below!

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35 thoughts on “Books I’m planning to read this Autumn | An attempt to actually read books from my TBR pile!

        1. Yeah.. I had to turn down an ARC as well recently, even though the book sounded very interesting. But that’s the thing, with limited time (and a bit of a reading slump) I don’t feel like commiting to review books I might not be able to read very soon. 😦

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  1. The season doesn’t really affect my reading. Sure, there are books that fit some months better than others but I have been known to read Christmas books in the scorching summer heat, so…
    I don’t really know any books on your list but “Wicket Saints” looks interesting. 🙂

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  2. I mostly read fantasy in fall (though I mostly read fantasy all year round).
    I’m also really excited about Recursion! It sounds interesting and intriguing, plus I really liked his other book Dark Matter. I’m also curious about Wicked Saints but very very hesitant since I’ve heard terrible things about it, but I hope you like it!

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    1. Yeah, sounds about right 😀 We don’t need weather to dictate to us when we can or cannot read fantasy! 🙂 I liked Dark Matter but not as much as I hoped to, so I really have hopes for Recursion. And oh my! I’ve only heard good things about Wicked Saints so far!!! Noooo 😀

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  3. HAHAHA you’re not alone Alex, I am the WORST at following TBRs too! It’s also why I hardly ever participate in readathons 😛 I love that you only included 5 books – we’re all about realistic goals here 😂

    💛 Ngoc


  4. Recursion was a lot of fun, I hope you enjoy it! And The Fountains of Silence is one I’d like to read too once it’s released. I’ve been wanting to try Gardens of the Moon for so long but it’s always been a little scary!

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    1. Very scary indeed! The only reason I decided to commit to Gardens of the Moon in September was because of the buddy read hosted by Elliott Brooks, otherwise I’d still be scared of it.
      But you know what, it’s not as confusing as people make it sound. Yes, the book does require a little bit more of my brain power and I usually only manage to read 50-60 pages at a time, but I’m actually enjoying it.

      I need to get the rest of the series, otherwise I’ll put it off and never read the rest of the books. Lol

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  5. I really want to read A Little Hatred too, but might work my way up to that one by reading Abercrombie’s other books first.
    I tried Wicked Saints but didn’t like it. DNF’d it, but loads of people love it. Hope it goes well for you.

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    1. The thing about Abercrombie is that I’m kinda scared to invest in the First Law series, what if I don’t like it??? 😀 So I think I’ll give «A Little Hatred» a try and if I love it, I’ll purchase the entire First Law series and start reading that.
      Oh no! I heard so many good things about the Wicked Saints, I really hope yo love it! 😀

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    1. I want to slowly get into horror. Just this weekend I picked up a Stephen King book, but it’s more of a dystopian than horror. I need to work it up slowly so I don’t get too scared 😀
      Since autumn and winter are basically one long season in Portugal, as we don’t get snow or too cold weather I kinda mix them all up – fantasy, thrillers, historical fiction. lol

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      1. Oooh that sounds smart. 😀 Last year I went full in and started with The Woman in Black and half fell asleep while reading it bcs I was tired, and when I flinched from sleep I had a horrifying hallucination. xD I threw the book against the wall and had to sleep with lights on. :S

        Omg! I love that, I need to live there! Also – I didn’t know you were Portuguese! Tenho estudado um pouco de Português em Duolingo. :S I dabble is the better word 😀


  6. Hope you enjoy all these 🙂 I like the sound of Wicked Saints and keep hoping the library will get a copy in but no luck so far.
    Glad I’m not the only one who will be starting A Little Hatred without having read anything by Joe Abercrombie before. It sounds such a great story I can’t wait to read it.

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