Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is: Top Ten Books On My TBR For Fall 2015

Hahhahah how cheesy is this title? Can we please take a minute to love the sheer dorkiness? Great. Let’s recap summer, shall we?

Of the 10 books on my non-review list: 2 Read. That is pathetic, really. Plus, one of them, Scarlet, you all made me read.

Of the 10 review books: I read 8-9. So I read 8, but then I quasi-DNFed a ninth.

Of the 10 Upcoming Releases: 5 Read. Which seems decent, until I tell you that most of them turned into review books… which is why I am not even bothering with that topic this time.

I really doubt that things will get any better, so why hold our breath? 

Shelf to Shannon Transactions

Should we try for three this time? Lofty goals, I know. 


Red Rising by Pierce Brown: I only put this on here because it’s kind of a running joke at this point, right?

I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: I assume peer pressure will make me cave on this sooner than later, right?

The White Rose by Amy Ewing: Seriously, I should have read this on the bus home from BEA, but I was trying to be good.. and now I need time!

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics: This was a book I was basically going to sell my soul for… so why have I not read it yet!?


Queen of Shadows and The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas: Again, worked with Heir of Fire, so fingers crossed? Though I am scared because half of you loved QoS and the other half have many little voodoo dolls for it.

Asking For It by Louise O’Neill: I don’t know how I have had this in my possession for nearly two weeks and not consumed it. Sadness.

The Next Together by Lauren James: See above.

Cress by Marissa Meyer: Hey, it worked for Scarlet…

 The Review Books (that we needn’t worry about me finishing)


Ummm. All of these. I’d link to them all but… time. I’d also be worried, but I figure since I did 15 books for ARC August, I can do 18 in 2.5 months, right? RIGHT!?

Let’s talk about these books! Any that you’re excited for? Any I should probably pass on? Now you may begin the requisite “Read Queen of Shadows and Six of Crows” yelling. Just please, no tomato throwing. They stain.

Posted September 22, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Top Ten Tuesday / 86 Comments

86 responses to “FALLing Into My TBR

  1. Yes to The White Rose!! We should buddy-read this!! Just say when. I’m trying to read it before release day but I have so many stuff going on so idk. I forgot to add Crown of Midnight to my TBR post!! Completely spaced out. Anyways, I hope you get to enjoy these and read them all.

  2. Okay, so, obviously the Sarah J. Maas books because obviously. And, ooh, you should really read CRESS not only to prepare for WINTER (because we do prepare for winter in the fall, har har), but because it is ridiculously fantastic. RED RISING might be more of a winter read for me since Pierce Brown will be here for a signing in…February? Ooh, and I need to read ICE LIKE FIRE, too! Also, I really, really want to read THE NEXT TOGETHER; I’ve been eyeing it for a while and it looks so good!

  3. READ QUEEN OF SHADOWS!!! Hahahaa. But really, it’s sooo good. I really want to read Six of Crows. I’ve heard so many good things about it. Red Rising and The Assassin’s Blade both made my list, too! And, I just added Asking For It to my Goodread’s TBR a few days ago. Great list overall!

  4. “Young Widows Club” sounds super interesting, so I’m definitely reading that one. Good luck with your TBR; I’m also interested in Amy Ewing’s series, which look amazing! 🙂

  5. Pretty fall graphic you have up there^^!! YES to Cress!! I love that series and am SO excited about Winter FINALLY coming out!! I’m also going to read I Crawl Through It super soon. I love A.S. King. Asking for It and Daughters Unto Devils are definitely on my radar (if I get time!!). And WOAH review books! I’m going to read It’s a Wonderful Death, that one looks really cute.

    • Aw thank you!! I agree, I love A.S. King too, so I cannot wait to read it. And Asking For It, AND Daughters Unto Devils- they’ve been like, super high priority but then I can’t seem to find the time! And ummm.. that is just the tip of the review book iceberg 😉

  6. First off, let me just say that your blog is GORGEOUS!

    Six of Crows was one of my favorites this year, but I pretty much love everything written by Leigh Bardugo. If you haven’t read her Grisha books yet, I would suggest picking those up first before Six of Crows because they are set in the same universe and there are mentions of her characters from those books as well as a few spoilers.

    The Assassin’s Blade is my favorite of the entire series and I wasn’t a lover of Queen of Shadows. Be wary!

    • Aww thank you SO much, that is so sweet! I have read the Grisha series, and am SO excited for Six of Crows. I seriously don’t know how I have not read it yet! I AM wary of Queen of Shadows- it seems like people either gush over it, or are NOT happy. I have this feeling I may be in Camp Not Happy :/

  7. I haven’t even read Scarlet yet. But I’m thinking of waiting until Winter’s release, and then binge read the whole series. And also, Queen of Shadows was amazing..so go, read, now. 😉 I hope you get to read, and enjoy, at least some of these this fall. Great list, and thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • That is really a good idea! And honestly, probably what I will end up doing too- or worse, I will wait until like… never to finish, which I hope I don’t do 😉 And YAY I am glad you liked QoS! Another positive vote makes me feel a little better 😀 Thanks so much!!

  8. I haven’t even started Throne of Glass, so I’m avoiding everyone’s thoughts on Queen of Shadows, haha! Same with The Lunar Chronicles! I’ve got A Thousand Nights on my TBR this time around too, I know a lot of people have loved it so I’m hopeful I will as well.

  9. I definitely recommend reading Cress, but considering I’m a huge fan of The Lunar Chronicles I suppose I would, wouldn’t I? 😉 I got myself a copy of Asking For It recently – it sounds very, very interesting, but I think I need to be in the right kind of mood to read it because it’s not exactly going to be a pleasant read. Great list, Shannon!

  10. I am like you and hardly read any of my non review books from last time. Read Cress for sure – it was pretty awesome. You have so many great review books!!! I can’t wait to see your thoughts on Rules for 50/50 Chances – Great lists!!

  11. omg //read// Cress. It is sheer fabulousness. YOU WON’T REGRET IT. Also because Winter is so close (or is it here yet? I’ve been so bad at recapping all the books I need to read) AND CRESS WON’T DISAPPOINT. The ships are amazing. Thorne x Cress is beautiful.

  12. A Thousand Nights! Can’t wait for that one.

    Never heard of “Daughters Unto Devils” but that cover alone is enough to make my fingers itch! Seems like the -long black hair covering face- thing is popular on the covers these days, but hey, creepy books? *fist pump* Yes!

    Lovely lists, awesome books. Best of luck on your TBR this fall.

  13. Haha!! You totally crack me up. Also, I’m kicking myself… I can’t believe I forgot The Lies About Truth!!! I think it’s because I hope to start it soon, so I wasn’t thinking about it on my TBR. But what the heck?! No excuse!! I can’t believe I didn’t add it to my list. 🙁 Yup, I’m pouting.

    P.S. I really need an ARC October. I kicked butt with ARCs in August, and I feel like I need that pressure again. Let’s see if I can kick my ARCs butts again this fall!! Good luck to you too! 🙂

    • I did that too this week! Saw books on other lists and was like “aw, CRAP”. Oops! We can just feature them on other lists, right? I do hope you love it!

      We should do an ARC October! I would like that- the challenge REALLY helped me. Good luck to you too 😀

  14. Red Rising is one of my favourite new series. Everything about the book is epic, intense and emotionally draining haha. Cress is another must read, I adore the Lunar Chronicles so I’m excited to see how everything works out. I’m really excited to read Six of Crows, The Next Together and The Lies About Truth. Good luck

  15. I will not yell at you about any of these except The Assassin’s Blade because I loved that book 😉 I can’t wait to read Six of Crows next week though! I think I’m going to like that one better since it’s not a “chosen one” storyline like her first series. Oh and I did love Cress, but Scarlet was my absolute fave <3

  16. I always am going to read Melissa Meyer but you know these other books creep on to my shelf and it just keeps getting dropped back. It needs to be read. My goal is to read as many as I can whether they are review books or books I have brought. I just need to clear my shelves. *runs and hides*

  17. I see a few books in common here. I can’t wait for The Book of Ivy, I Crawl Through It, Six of Crows (I can’t wait to meet Leigh Bardugo at Boston Teen Author Festival this week, too bad I won’t have my copy until Tuesday for her to sign, sigh), and Instructions for the End of the World.
    I want a whole bunch on your TBR starting with A Thousand Nights, Hardwired and It’s a Wonderful Death. Good luck on getting all that read in one season *snorts* I have the same problem with my TBR. May the odds be ever in your favor.
    p.s. please start with Queen of Shadows, just do it!

    • AWW that is so amazing! I am only entirely jealous 😉 Hahah my TBR is a mess. It’s a Wonderful Death is on Edelweiss! And it’s not even one you have to request, it’s a “read now” situation! A Thousand Nights was decent. It started off really not great, but got better.

      And I know, I know. I may start Queen of Shadows and just like, read it slowly, while still reading review books? It’s the only option at this point I think!

  18. I’m so excited for Six of Crows! I LOVED The Assassin’s Blade and Cress and am currently reading Queen of Shadows! I hope you read most of the books you listed! 🙂

  19. Ahhh . . . these TBR lists put so much pressure. I tried to put books on my list that I would actually read soon, but eh . . . you know how it goes. Red Rising has been on my Kindle for so long. I am beginning to think I will never read it either. I am looking forward to Ice Like Fire so much. My ARC request was denied, but I have it on preorder.

    • I know, they do. It’s almost just for funsies for me now though, I don’t even look at them (other than like, the review ones of course). Red Rising is kind of funny, because it has been on my list for almost a full year now- and has been on my Kindle since it came out! Oops? We should read it together… one day 😉 Sorry your request was denied, but the book is so pretty it’s probably even better to have a pre order! Hope you love it!

  20. I LOVE RED RISING SO MUCH! I hope you will read it one day despite it ruining your long running joke. TBR piles are the worst, I don’t even want to think about them, I just want to read with NO COMMITMENTS hehe. I love the look of The Next Together though, I need that one in my hands.

    I hope you’ll fall into the camp that enjoy QoS because I adored it heart and soul – did you like Heir of Fire? If you did, you’ll probably enjoy this one!

    • I definitely will read it! And then I will just use it on a different list for the running joke 😉 I have had it for SO long now, I just need to do it already! Actually- I am hoping that Golden Son will be on sale before Morning Song comes out so maybe I will wait for that. TBRs are a struggle, no question.

      See, I LIKED Heir of Fire, but I found it a bit slow? Like, I liked it, but not as much as Crown of Midnight. I still have some optimism that I will like QoS. But I am scared.

  21. I think I’m experiencing cover envy in a major way. So. Many. Gorgeous. Books. Naturally, it’s the contemporaries that call to me (can’t help it… I’m a contemporary girl!). The Lies About Truth and Young Widows Club in particular. And The Next Together… wow. Kind of reminds me of The Time Travelers Wife… sorta. I’ll definitely be looking into that one.

  22. Holy review books, Shannon!

    For my fall TBR, I’m going to try to catch up on back list books because I’m running low on ARCs and no one is sending them to me anymore. 🙁 I’m also going to try to get some Halloween reads in with City of Savages and Shutter.

    • Hahah right? That doesn’t even count the REST of fall- just 2 months’ worth. Oopsie? As usual haha. I am sorry! That makes me sad 🙁 Definitely get some Halloween reads in- and things will probably pick up again soon. I notice it comes in waves. I’ll get some, and then NOTHING for a long time. So it’ll happen again, I am certain of it!

  23. GIRL, we have so many books we can buddy read this fall it’s not even funny! How soon are you reading QOS? Have you read HOF yet? We need to get this poppin Shan Ban!

  24. That cheesy title is BRILLIANCE. And omg, QoS is seriously freaking me out. I adored the first three in the series… so I should like this one too, right? I really have no idea what I’ll think of it; there are SO MANY people who don’t like it. =/ I plan on devouring Six of Crows soon too. I keep hearing epic things about it.

    • Aww thank you! I am SO SCARED about QoS. Like… half the people I know LOOOOVED it… and half tried to drown it in a lake. So.. who knows. I have heard ALL good things about Six of Crows though, thank goodness! Fingers crossed that neither of us tries to kill QoS 😉

    • YESSSSSSS! THIS MADE MY DAY! I am trying to wait for my physical copy but… I don’t know if I can! They said “soon” so… I hope so! I think I will just squeal and then drop whatever I am doing and read it 😀 And thanks, I think I will enjoy Cress, people seem to- I haven’t heard anything bad about it, really!

  25. I am currently reading Six of Crows and loving it!!!! You should read it soon!
    I have to read Cress too! It’s been some time since I read Cinder and Scarlet, so I am worried that I have already forgotten half of the story! The struggle of reading a series!

    • Oh yay!!! I need to read it soon, I kind of don’t know how I haven’t read it yet! Honestly, if I had been able to access any of my books, I probably would have read it on the bus home from BEA but… they were packed extra tight 😉 I think you’ll be okay with Cress- I felt the same about Scarlet (that I’d forget Cinder), but it was really no problem. Series ARE struggles though, that is for sure 😀 Hope you love it!

  26. JJ

    I had Queen of Shadows and Assassin’s Blade on my list this week too! Good luck with all those review books, seems like you have a lot of reading to do in the next 2.5 months!

  27. Shannon, this list is ridiculous. But also please read Six of Crows (why do I have to keep yelling at you about it), Cress, and The Next Together (so you can tell me how it is because I want to read it also). Also very surprised you haven’t read The White Rose yet. I’m hoping to read The Sister Pact too, but well, we’ll see how it goes.

  28. Even if it isn’t always working, you should always continue to make TBR’s and set goals. I always do even though I have trouble reaching them all the time xD Still fun! Yay for reading Scarlet! Just Cress to go and then you are all caught up for the time being :3 As for the review copies, I am sure you can do it! I so want to read It’s a Wonderful Death and also Lies about Truth, so I hope I can get through those ones soon.

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