Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2019 TBR

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I decided to narrow this week’s topic down by only discussing books that have been or will be published in the autumn of 2019. When I actually read them depends on how long the wait lists are at my local library, but I’m hoping at least a few of these titles will become available soon.

Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid book cover. An eye with a native american symbol for a pupil and spruce trees for eyelashes is crying a single tear on it.

1. Title and Author: Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid
Why I Want to Read It: The murders and disappearances of Indigenous women is a serious issue here in Canada. Our mainstream media isn’t giving this topic the attention it needs, so I’m glad to see there’s a book about it.
Publication Date: Today

Alex McKenna & the Geranium Deaths by Vicki-Ann Bush book cover. Image is of sprayprainted outiline of man's head with an X over where his eyes should be.

2. Title and Author: Alex McKenna & the Geranium Deaths by Vicki-Ann Bush
Why I Want to Read It: A witch who can speak to ghosts? Sign me up! I’ve also been trying to read more novels about characters who are trans in general, so that addition to the plot is icing on the cake.
Publication Date: Today

How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones book cover. Image on the cover is of a red, abstract swirly object.

3. Title and Author: How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones
Why I Want to Read It: 2019 has not been a year of reading many memoirs or autobiographies for me. I’m trying to change that before the year ends for good.
Publication Date: October 8

:The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson book cover. Images on the front are drawings of a man and woman. Their organs are showing for illustrative purposes.

4. Title and Author:The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
Why I Want to Read It: I never grow tired of reading books about all of the unusual things the human body can be capable of doing.
Publication Date: October 15

Small Hearts by Bryan W. Dull book cover. Image on front is of yearbook photos. Some faces are crossed out.

5. Title and Author: Small Hearts by Bryan W. Dull
Why I Want to Read It: I’m still deciding if this is the right book for me, to be honest, but I do like the idea of reading about the aftermath of a school shooting rather than the crime itself.
Publication Date: October 15

Supernova Era by Liu Cixin book cover. Image on cover is of bright ray of light hitting Earth.

6. Title and Author: Supernova Era by Liu Cixin
Why I Want to Read It: There aren’t many books out there about supernovas. I get excited every time I find another one.
Publication Date: October 22

When They Come for You: How Police and Governments are Trampling our Liberties - And How to Take Them Back by David Kirby book cover. Image on cover show three houses. One of them has been targeted by a red dot from a missile launcher.

7. Title and Author: When They Come for You: How Police and Governments are Trampling our Liberties – And How to Take Them Back by David Kirby
Why I Want to Read It: Civil liberties are important. It’s crucial for everyone to know what their rights are and how they should respond if their rights or the rights of someone close to them are violated.
Publication Date: October 29

The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown book cover. Image on cover is of a young girl staring straight ahead.

8. Title and Author: The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown
Why I Want to Read It: So many of the books on my list this week are serious. A fun, middle-grade horror novel might be just the thing to help me relax after them.
Publication Date: November 5

The Deep by Rivers Solomon book cover. Image on cover is of a mermaid swimming in the ocean with a whale.

9. Title and Author: The Deep by Rivers Solomon
Why I Want to Read It: I love the origin story of these characters’ ancestors. The thought that pregnant slaves who were thrown overboard ships hundreds of years ago somehow managed to thrive on the ocean floor is fascinating.
Publication Date: November 5

Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs by Keena Roberts book cover. Image on cover is of young girl sitting on an inner tube in a lake. She is surrounded by hippos.

10. Title and Author: Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs by Keena Roberts
Why I Want to Read It: The author of this memoir spent part of her adolescence in a remote part of Botswana thanks to her parents’ field work with baboons. This sounds like such a cool way to grow up that I’d love to know more about it!
Publication Date: November 12

167 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2019 TBR

  1. I’ve seen The Deep on quite a few lists today. I’m getting even more curious about it now! I also read the blurb for Wild Life the other week and it sounds so interesting. Hope you manage to get to all these reads 🙂 Great TTT, Lydia!

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  2. I just got to read the beginning of Supernova Era yesterday, and it was pretty good. A very smart book. I got to read the beginning of The Deep a couple weeks ago, and unfortunately, it was just okay for me. They were both on Bookish First. I hope you like all of these!

  3. I’m sensing a theme on this list of creepy horror / mystery / deaths and I love it! I hadn’t heard of Small Hearts until now, but it sounds so interesting (I’m trying to say that without sounding psychotic and failing). I totally agree with you; I think it would be really interesting to read about the aftermath of a school shooting rather than the crime itself, because it’s never focused on it literature. Anyway, nerdy moment over, I love this list and the fact it focuses on new releases (rather than backlist books).

    • Heh, absolutely. This is the perfect time of year for those kinds of reads, don’t you think?

      And thanks for your kind words. I hope you enjoy Small Hearts, and I totally get what you were saying there.

  4. Oooh, a witch that speaks with ghosts sounds fabulous to me, too! Gonna have to check that one out. The Deep is on my list, too, and yes, that concept is just so fascinating to me! I read an excerpt of the beginning, and it was a little slow, so I think that’s a book that I’ll have to go in expecting not a ton of hook/action, but I’m ready for it!

  5. I want to read Highway Of Tears too – it is such a troubling subject which I think should be getting way more attention. Great list! 🙂

  6. Ooh so many of these sound super interesting? Admittedly, I don’t read a lot of non-fiction even though I’m ALWAYS meaning to. I might have to check some of these out and add them to my TBR! I’m hoping to read The Forgotten Girl and The Deep soon too!

  7. You have such wonderfully interesting titles on this list, but highway of tears is one that stands out for me. Those are stories that need to be told and need more attention so desperately (in Australia too)

  8. The Geranium Deaths is definitely being added to my TBR. Small Hearts looks interesting and I’m just not sure I’d be able to get myself to read it- I’ll look forward to your review of you get through it.

  9. I don’t read enough nonfiction but a lot of these caught my eye. Not going to lie, Alex McKenna and Supernova caught me with those covers 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my TTT

  10. Such an interesting list. Honestly, I haven’t heard of any of these books, but I will definitely need to look into them and add a few to my TBR. Good luck reading all of these!

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