Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

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It was difficult to narrow this list down to only ten books. There are so many great stories coming out this autumn that I ultimately decided to give this a Young Adult spin.

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1.The Forest of Ghosts and Bones by Lisa Lueddecke

Publication Date: October 1

Why I Want to Read It: The idea of acid rain freaked me out a little when I was a kid. While I’m not sure if the rain in this world is quite like that, I’m curious to find out.

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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam 

Publication Date: October 6

Why I Want to Read It: Unexpected blackouts are scary but also fascinating.

We Hear Voices by Evie Green book cover. Image on cover is of a silhoutte of a child standing next to a roaring fire that is much taller and bigger than him.

3. We Hear Voices by Evie Green

Publication Date: 

Why I Want to Read It: It’s normal for a child to have an imaginary friend, but generally they aren’t as violent as this one. I have no idea where this blurb is going with this idea and hope it’s a creative one.

Sugar in Milk by Thrity Umrigar book cover. Image on cover is of girl sitting on a stylized shore while looking out to sea at a boat filled with immigrants.

4. Sugar in Milk by Thrity Umrigar,

Publication Date: October 6

Why I Want to Read It: I haven’t read many picture books about immigration before. It will be cool to see how its written.

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey book cover. Image on cover is of two girls sitting on a picnic blanket eating food.

5. A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

Publication Date: October 6

Why I Want to Read It: I’ve often wondered what it would be like to work in, or better yet own, a bakery.

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen book cover. Image on cover is of boy reading a book and of mermaids swimming in the background.

6. The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

Publication Date: October 13

Why I Want to Read It: The protagonist’s love of fairy tales grabbed my attention immediately, and I only wanted to read it more after the blurb mentioned him having a secret.

My Heart Underwater  by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo book cover. Image on cover is of young girl cupping her chin with her hand and looking elsewhere thoughtfully.  

7. My Heart Underwater  by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo  

Publication Date: October 20

Why I Want to Read It: This book covers so many topics I find interesting, from coming out to immigrating. I think it will be a great read.

 

8. Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett

Publication Date: November 17

Why I Want to Read It:

 

Patience & Esther by SW Searle book cover. Image on cover is of two Edwardian women kissing romantically.

9. Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance  by SW Searle

Publication Date: November 17

Why I Want to Read It: I rarely read romances, but this one looks good. It’s always interesting to see examples of how LGBT+ people lived in the past.

This Is Not a Ghost Story by Andrea Portes book cover. Image on cover is of an old house with one window lit up on a foggy day.

10. This Is Not a Ghost Story by Andrea Portes

Publication Date: November 17

Why I Want to Read It: There’s something about late autumn to late winter that makes me even more apt to read ghost stories than usual.

 

136 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

  1. Agreed, this time of year is when I am most likely to pick up a ghost story or spooky book. I have a few on my list this time also!

    And I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who was freaked out by acid rain as a child. I’m glad we seem to have moved past that issue as a society. Hopefully we actually learned something from it.

  2. Neat list. Sugar in Milk, The Magic Fish, Patience & Esther, and This is Not a Ghost Story all caught my eye. I used to read more horror and ghost stories than I do now. Maybe I need to take another look. Perfect time of year for it.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  3. I’ve been hoping I’ll be able to get my hands on A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, but don’t think it’ll be squeezed in until after the new year.

  4. You’ve picked up some really interesting books. We Hear Voices sounds like a horror movie I’ve watched called Z (I’m really into good horror movies). I hope you enjoy all of the books whenever you end up reading them 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my TTT.

  5. You’ve chosen some lovely titles, but a picture book about immigration caught my eye straightaway — I want that for my nephews AND my upcoming new nephew too!

  6. The Cuban Girl’s Guide is on my TBR list as well, just not for the immediate future. Too many other books on my backlist to get to before I read stuff that comes out this year.

  7. Ok, my tbr list just got ALOT longer because all of these sound AMAZING!!! 🤯😍 Also, if you like stories about owning bakeries, you should read Bloom by it’s sooo cute and it will definitely make you hungry with all the talk of pasteries and bread! 😁

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