Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2022 To-Read List


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Two ripe apples and some apple leaves lying on an opened book that is itself sitting on a wooden bench or table of some sort. Those of you who have followed this blog for a while might remember how short my seasonal to-read lists generally are since I rely so heavily on what the Toronto Public Library has to offer and prefer to be a mood reader instead of sticking to a strict schedule.

Well, this autumn is going to break that trend.

I’ve found nine books I’m excited to read that have either recently been released or are scheduled to be published later on this fall.That may be a record for me for these types of posts. Ha!

If you’ve read any of them or have them on your TBR lists, let’s talk.

 

 

Our Shadows Have Claws by Amparo Ortiz (Editor) and Yamile Saied Méndez book cover. Image on cover shows a cartoon drawing of red lobster claws tearing at a blue sheet of paper (or possibly half-frozen water?)

Our Shadows Have Claws by Amparo Ortiz (Editor) and Yamile Saied Méndez

Why I Want to Read It: Halloween is sneaking up on us quickly, and monster stories are the perfect thing to read in preparation for it if you ask me.

 

Meet Me in Mumbai by Sabina Khan book cover. Image on cover shows drawing of the heads of two Indian women facing away from each other as well as the ghostly face of a woman who is looking at neither of them.

Meet Me in Mumbai by Sabina Khan

Why I Want to Read It: I’m a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and I have several relatives who were transracially adopted. There aren’t a lot of books out there that touch on both of these topics, so I’m pretty curious about this one.

 

Ghost Eaters by Clay McLeod Chapman book cover. Image on cover shows a person with a white sheet wrapped thigh ly around their head like they’re a ghost. There are two vague eyeholes cut out of the sheet, but you can’t see the person’s face.

Ghost Eaters by Clay McLeod Chapman

Publication Date: Today!

Why I Want to Read It: Actually, I’m not sure if I do. The thought of taking a pill that allows you to see ghosts piqued my interest, but I don’t know if this will be too scary of a read for me. I will keep it on my TBR for now as I decide.

 

Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese book cover. Image on cover shows red roses with their green leaves and thorns against a black background.

Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese

Publication Date: October 4

Why I Want to Read It: This is the first retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter I’ve ever seen. (If you’re a fan of retellings and know of other books like this, please speak up!) I am thrilled to finally experience this tale from Hester’s perspective.

 

They Were Here Before Us by Eric Larocca book cover. Image on cover shows a stained glass image of a robin eating a large beetle while standing on a tree branch.

They Were Here Before Us by Eric Larocca

Publication Date: October 25

Why I Want to Read It: The blurb is actually pretty vague at the moment, but the words “horror” and “novella” in it have caught my attention. This could be a fun and spooky Halloween read for sure.

 

The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human by Siddhartha Mukheerjee book cover. Image on cover shows golden and cream cells of various shapes and sizes floating on a navy blue background.

The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human by Siddhartha Mukheerjee

Publication Date: October 25

Why I Want to Read It: I’ve read many books about the history of medicine, but I haven’t read anything in-depth about how we discovered that cells exist. This could be fascinating.

 

To Each This World by Julie E Czerneda book cover. Image on cover shows planets and moons floating through a blue night sky.

To Each This World by Julie E Czerneda

Publication Date: November 1

Why I Want to Read It: I love reading science fiction stories about humans being put into cryosleep and sent off to find new habitable worlds. It’s such a fascinating topic.

 

 

Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering by Margaret Atwood (Editor) book cover. The cover has yet to be revealed, so this is a red placeholder with white text.

Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering by Margaret Atwood (Editor)

Publication Date: November 1

Why I Want to Read It: Each chapter of this novel about a diverse group of neighbours bonding together during a Covid-19 shutdown was written by a different author. Yes, Margaret Atwood wrote one of the chapters. I’m hoping it will capture that moment in history well. Fingers crossed.

 

The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama book cover. Image on cover is a photo of her smiling, crossing her arms in a hug, and wearing a white and tan sweater.

The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

Publication Date: November 15

Why I Want to Read It: I really enjoyed reading her memoir “Becoming.” She’s a good storyteller, so I look forward to hearing what she has to say about hope and perseverance in hard times in this book.

 

100 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2022 To-Read List

  1. I find with horror books, there are only a few that are really “OMG I can’t turn the lights off” scary, and a lot that are quite thoughtful. Though sometimes that’s hard to tell from the start.

  2. Ooh, great list! I haven’t heard of any of these books before but I’m really liking the sound of Meet Me in Mumbai and To Each This World. Will definitely be keeping an eye out for these releases. I hope you enjoy all of these books!

  3. I hear you on TBRs – I almost never stick to any I ever make! So congrats on finding this many for autumn! I hadn’t heard of Fourteen Days, but I’ve now added to my own TBR and am intrigued. I read Alone Together about a year ago, which is also a collection of authors writing about their lockdown experiences, and I loved it. It was exactly what I needed at that time and helped me feel…. well, like I wasn’t quite so alone after all. I’ll definitely be giving this one a try, even though I’m not a huge Atwood fan (I know – Canadian reader blasphemy!). Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  4. Great list! I had to add Meet Me in Mumbai to my TBR, because it look incredible. But I recently read Hester, and it’s so good! I’m glad to see it on your list, and I really hope you enjoy your reading this fall!

  5. Yay! I’m glad your library came through so well for you this time. I can’t usually get what I want from my library systems (I have access to the county and city ones), but it often still involves a long wait…and I’m impatient! LOL.

    I hadn’t heard of HESTER before yesterday when I saw it on a bunch of lists. It sounds excellent! It’s on my TBR list now, too, so hopefully I can get to it soon. I hope we both enjoy it.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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