Top Ten Tuesdays: Books on my Fall list

September 17, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 38 Comments

Top Ten Tuesdays: Books on my Fall list

Top Ten Tuesday is an original meme created by The Broke and the Bookish for list addicts. This week’s list is…

Top Ten Books on my Fall list

This is the point I should probably point out that I am Australian so not only is this ‘fall’ thing unfamiliar to me, I’m actually in the middle of spring now. I am by nature a contrary beast so I have two lists for you today. The first one is seriously addressing books I’m hanging out for during the period known as ‘fall’ in America and Canada (September, October & November) 2013. The second list is me just being silly and is dedicated to people in the Southern Hemisphere. Neither list is in any particular order.

Serious Top Ten Books on My Fall List

Fairies in my Fireplace1.  Fairies in My Fireplace by R.L. Naquin (my review)
I really enjoyed catching up with Zoey and her personal closet monster Maurice

Delia's Shadow2.  Delia’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer (my review)
Spooky paranormal mystery wrapped up in a police procedural

Tempt the Stars3.  Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance
Last time Cassandra had to fight to be named Pythia. I hope this one is good

Take Me Home for Christmas4.  Take Me Home for Christmas by Brenda Novak
I’ve really warmed up to this series now the friends have stopped being so interfering

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished5.  No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean
It is about time that Temple got his tale

One Lucky Vampire6.  One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Would you like a side order of cheese? The series isn’t exactly brain food but the books are fun

Rumor Has It7.  Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis
I’m hanging out for the Lucky Harbor series too but the photoshopped dogs look cute

A Study in Silks8.  A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway
An interesting steampunk featuring Sherlock Holmes’ niece and steam barons

Cursed9.  Cursed by S.J. Harper
The blurb looked interesting – a siren and a werewolf working missing persons cases for the FBI

The Way Home10. The Way Home by Cindy Gerard
Second in the One-Eyed Jack series. I really enjoy Gerard’s romantic suspense novels.


Silly Top Ten Books (incl. One Play) on My Fall List

1.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (fall in love with this classic romance)

2.  Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (fall in lust with Bones and his feats of endurance :P)

3.  Hot Zone by Catherine Mann (dealing with the fall out of an earthquake)

4.  The Crucible by Arthur Miller (fall foul of society and be accused of witchcraft)

5.  Dracula by Bram Stoker (becoming ‘fallen’ and then having your beloved fiancé stab you through the heart with a stake and his buddy cut your head off – noice!)

6.  Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch (fall on the ground laughing with Armani-wearing aliens saving the world)

7.  When Summer Comes by Brenda Novak (fall sick and expect to die unless a liver transplant can be found)

8.  The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (fall for a wise-cracking, fedora wearing private dick’s questioning techniques)

9.  To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (fall back in time to the Victorian era in a comedy of manners novel that features pen-wipers strangely enough)

10. O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King (have your jaw fall open at the rich, evocative setting of Jerusalem at the close of WWI)


38 responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays: Books on my Fall list

  1. Oh, I have Jill Shalvis’ Rumor Has It on my TBR list as well. I am just not sure when I will get to it 🙂 Btw, Bulgaria (where I am) and Australia are at the exact opposite points on the globe, so we have complete reversal of the seasons. Autumn starts here next week on 22 Sept 🙂

    • Shalvis has been pretty busy lately with a couple of books and a short all coming out really soon. I’m going to try to spread them all out. Lucky you with the weather. It got up to 32 degrees last week – bleh!

    • I just wish the cover model wasn’t in such an awkward position – I should be concentrating on the blurb not her chiropractic needs.

    • If you want to give Sands a try, just dive in. You definitely don’t need to begin at the start of the series because she always does a recap of sorts explaining the origins of the vamps. FYI it involves Atlantis and nanobots (really hard to type that with a straight face).

    • Lucky you for getting the Gerard ARC. She rocks romantic suspense. I think this is the 2nd one she has written about soldiers who served in Afghanistan.

    • One Goodreads author reckoned they have read the sequel to Delia’s Shadow – A Barricade in Hell. I hope there are more in the series as I like the attention to detail with the era.

  2. A Study in Silk sounds really interesting. I’ve seen a review for it by another blogger and I love the cover for it too. I haven’t read a lot of steampunk novels, but this one sounds like one that I’d like to pick up sometime.

    I hope you enjoy all of your books :).
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    • If you want a bit of steampunk with some fantasy thrown in but not too heavy, you might like the Gail Carriger Parasol Protectorate series.

  3. LOL. Loved your silly list. Made me smile. All the books on your lists look like tons of fun! 😀

    My TTT

    BTW, I’m having a virtual launch party for the release of new book Quantum Entanglement on the Interchron Series FB page today ( It will be going on between 2pm and 7pm MST. There will be fun pics, goofy quizzes, and lots of prizes. So if you have the time, stop by. You might win a free copy of the book or an Amazon Giftcard!
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    • Thank you. I spent more time on that list funnily enough than the serious one. There is a limit to the different ways you can fall.

    • I’d definitely start with the first Karen Chance novel as there is a lot of foundation world building that takes place in the first couple of books.

    • Zoey is a bit different from your average UF heroine – she’s sweet and caring rather than kick-ass. I read Naquin when I get burnt out from the usual.

    • I agree. You shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover or title but if either make me smile, I’m predisposed to like something in it.

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