Top Ten Tuesday: Books on our Fall 2013 TBR Lists


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Ten Books on our Fall 2013 TBR Lists

We can’t wait to read these! 🙂


1. The Living by Matt de la Pena

I love anything by Matt de la Pena, so I can’t wait for this book, due to be released on November 12th. It is set on a cruise ship, which is a really cool idea. I have it pre-ordered, and I just can’t wait to get my hands on it.

2. Just One Year by Gayle Forman

I absolutely adored Just One Day by Gayle Forman, so I am incredibly excited for the sequel to come out on October 10th. It is told from Willem’s perspective, so I am quite excited to fall into his voice.

3. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

This one has actually been released, but I haven’t gotten my hands on it. It seems mysterious and haunting. I know a lot of people are putting it on their mock-Printz lists, so I feel like I need to read it…now.

4. Thrice Told Tales by Catherine Lewis

This was released at the end of August, and I heard from Teri Lesesne that it was very good. The book takes the Three Blind Mice nursery rhyme and uses it to illustrate about a hundred different literary terms. Many people are saying that it is great teaching text.

5. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

I am getting really good at cheating in my top ten list. It says the books are on my Fall 2013 TBR list, and this one will be on my Fall 2013 list, but it won’t be released until February 11th, 2014. Does that count? The kids in the book release an unstoppable army of “horny, hungry, six-foot tall praying mantises.” Seriously? Who wouldn’t want to know more about that book. Once again, I have pre-ordered this gem, which I have heard is excellent.


This list is actually really hard for me. I don’t usually plan that far ahead and I hadn’t looked at Fall books at all. So, this is a list of books that I plan on reading even if their release date isn’t Fall 2013.

1. The Real Boy by Anne Ursu

I loved Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu so this novel of hers is one that I have been waiting for. I have also only heard really great things about it so that makes me even more excited!

2. Doll Bones by Holly Black

I’ve had this one for a while to read, but I decided to save it for the Halloween season as it is a scary book. Holly Black comes up with such unique ideas and is an excellent writer (I LOVED her Curseworkers series), so I am looking forward to this one.

3. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

After Ricki’s review, who wouldn’t want to read this one?!?!

4. Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner

Everything I’ve read by Kate Messner has been amazing, so I am sure this one will be as well!

5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Who isn’t waiting anxiously for this one?!?! I am so excited to read the finale.

Which books are you most looking forward to reading this fall?


6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on our Fall 2013 TBR Lists”

  1. Thanks for the lists! I’m looking forward to reading all of them! The only one I read is on Kellee’s list – Doll Bones – and I loved it!

    • Thanks for stopping by! I am excited to read them all, too. For a few, I have to wait quite some time for them to come out. :oP

  2. I am anxiously awaiting Just One Year (pre-ordered it!) and Grasshopper Jungle (since Winger is one of my favorite reads this year). Thank you for including Thrice Told Tales! I will definitely be checking that out soon. I just finished Rose Under Fire this morning and, while I didn’t love it as much as Code Name Verity, it broke my heart. Wein is incredible and I can’t wait to read more YA from her. Excellent lists, Ricki & Kellee! 🙂

    • I also pre-ordered Just One Year! We will have to compare notes! I have Winger on my wish list, so I am hoping to read it very soon. Thrice Told Tales seems quite fun. I just got my library to order it! 🙂
      I loved Rose Under Fire even more than Code Name Verity, believe it or not, but I know the feelings about it are split between readers. 🙂

  3. I’m into Wake Up Missing right now-looking forward to The Dream Thieves, Allegiant and finding a copy of Salt and Rose Under Fire! So many that I know will be good! Thanks for your lists too!


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