Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020

Posted September 22, 2020 by Kaity in Bookish Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 19 Comments

Happy Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a Bookish Meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s theme is BOOKS ON MY FALL TBR!

TBR posts are some of my favorites to make, even though I almost never end up sticking to them. I like to think of my tbr as an ever growing list of books I want to read someday, without putting too much pressure on what I read when. That being said, there are some books that are just fall books, and there’s an ACE READATHON happening in October, so there are definitely some books that I’m excited to read this fall!

And now without any further ado, here’s this week’s Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Published on October 6, 2020 by Tor Books
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Queer
Pages: 448
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A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia
Published on October 1, 2019 by Greenwillow Books
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, YA, Aspec, Queer
Pages: 357
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Zora Novak has been framed.
When someone burns down the home of the school janitor and he dies in the blaze, everyone in Addamsville, Indiana, points a finger at Zora. Never mind that Zora has been on the straight and narrow since her father was thrown in jail. With everyone looking for evidence against her, her only choice is to uncover the identity of the real killer. There’s one big problem—Zora has no leads. No one does. Addamsville has a history of tragedy, and thirty years ago a similar string of fires left several townspeople dead. The arsonist was never caught.
Now, Zora must team up with her cousin Artemis—an annoying self-proclaimed Addamsville historian—to clear her name. But with a popular ghost-hunting television show riling up the townspeople, almost no support from her family and friends, and rumors spinning out of control, things aren’t looking good. Zora will have to read between the lines of Addamsville’s ghost stories before she becomes one herself.

Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria
Published on October 9, 2018 by Amulet
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Aspec, Queer
Pages: 480
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In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade.

In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt, and Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her — and the fear that she may be inadequate to shoulder the burden. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city — or themselves.

Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Published on October 2, 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, YA, Aspec, Queer
Pages: 447
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Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.
He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.

Who are the Sawkill Girls?
Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.
Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.
Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.
Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.
Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.

Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria
Published on February 2, 2021 by Inkyard Press
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Aspec, Queer
Pages: 416
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Flee across the sun-and-shadow islands of Eratia, where runes have the power to unleash monsters…
Seven years ago, Karis was forced to become an acolyte for the Scriptorium, the rune scholars who rule Eratia. For centuries, these Scriptmasters have sought the key to reanimating the country’s fearsome automaton army, and anyone they deem unable to help them achieve their goal is sent away…including Karis’s brother, Matthias.
Then Karis discovers a unique human-sized automaton and unintentionally wakes him up. Intelligent, with a conscience of his own, Alix has no idea why he was created. Or why his father—Eratia’s greatest traitor—once tried to destroy the automatons.
Upon learning Matthias is being held by the Scriptorium’s sinister leader, Alix and Karis set out to rescue him and uncover the truth about Alix’s past. But when Karis is faced with an unthinkable choice, betraying everyone she cares about may be her only desperate chance to save their world.

Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020The Diviners by Libba Bray
Series: The Diviners #1
Published on December 3, 2013 by Brown Books for Young Readers, Little
Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, YA
Pages: 578
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Evangeline O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.
When the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfurl in the city that never sleeps. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened....

Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Series: The Diviners #2
Published on August 25, 2015 by Brown Books for Young Readers, Little
Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, YA, Aspec
Pages: 613
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The longing of dreams draws the dead, and this city holds many dreams.
After View Spoiler »As the sickness spreads, can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld to save the city?

Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray
Series: The Diviners #3
Published on October 3, 2017 by Brown Books for Young Readers, Little
Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, YA, Queer, Aspec
Pages: 552
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New York City. 1927. Lights are bright. Jazz is king. Parties are wild. And the dead are coming...
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Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020The King of Crows by Libba Bray
Series: The Diviners #4
Published on February 4, 2020 by Brown Books for Young Readers, Little
Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, YA, Queer, Aspec
Pages: 560
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After View Spoiler »In this sweeping finale, The Diviners will be forced to confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another if they hope to save the nation, and world from catastrophe...

Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
Published on September 3, 2019 by Aladdin
Genres: Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Middle Grade
Pages: 272
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Magic is harder than it looks.
Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she’s about to discover that witches aren’t just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder’s Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth’s family is at the center of it all! When Moth’s new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself.

What are you planning to read this fall? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous week!

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19 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday | September 22, 2020

  1. So many good books here! I really show try that Libba Bray series. I’ve read a few others by her and liked them a lot so I don’t know why I never started this series. I also want to read the Addamsville book.

  2. So many great books on this list! I’m psyched to read the Addie LaRue book next. Sawkill Girls (which I got on sale for Cyber Monday a couple years ago) and Beneath the Citadel look great too.
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