Top Ten Tuesday | My Autumn 2019 TBR!


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is all about the books on our autumn TBR! There are some new releases due out this autumn that I am so unbelievably excited for, and there are also some eARCs and some thrillers I’d like to get to. I feel very in the mood for thrillers right now.

I’m currently in Denmark, but I’ll be catching up on comments when I’m back in the UK later this week!


The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black: I need this book now. I can at least be grateful that it’s being released in November of this year rather than January 2020, but it still seems like such a long wait. I loved The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King, so I can’t wait to see how this series ends!

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: I’m so, so excited for Bardugo’s adult debut and to see her write something outside of the Grishaverse!

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin: YA fantasy with witches? Yes. Always yes.

The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman: Tracy Borman is a well-known Tudor and Stuart historian here in the UK and this is her debut novel which I requested from NetGalley and still haven’t read. Autumn seems like the perfect time to rectify that!

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt: So this October my friend Marisa and I are starting our own Horror Book Club because it’s a genre we both want to read more of and we’ve picked this book for our first read!


Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng: Historical fantasy with fae? Yes please. I really want to cross this debut novel off my TBR.

The Cursed Wife by Pamela Hartshorne:Β This is a historical thriller set in the Elizabethan era, and honestly that’s all I needed to know about this novel to request a review copy. Still haven’t read it, though, because I’m garbage.

The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware: I’ve yet to read any Ruth Ware but I’ve heard good things, and I couldn’t resist picking up a copy of this novel when I discovered the main character is a con artist. It has a spooky house in Cornwall, so naturally I want to read it this autumn.

The Diviners by Libba Bray: I haven’t read any Libba Bray and that’s ridiculous. I’ve heard such good things about her work, and particularly this series, and it sounds like the perfect series to reach for during the spooky season.

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant: This is the November pick for the Horror Book Club my friend and I are starting, so I’m planning to read and review it for this year’s Sci Fi Month!

Which books made your list this week?

51 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | My Autumn 2019 TBR!

  1. Rissi says:

    “The Cursed Wife” has a really unique / pretty cover, but I’ve not seen it or heard of it prior to seeing it on your list. I have seen “Serpent & Dove” getting lots of bookworm hype. Hope you enjoy all of these, Jess – and thanks for the visit to Finding Wonderland.

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  2. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight says:

    Serpent & Dove I liked a lot! I am interested in Ninth House for the same reason really! I need to read Wicked King, because I have found people who didn’t love Cruel Prince but DID love Wicked King so guess I ought to try! And I also need to read Into the Drowning Deep, too- seems good for this time of year, I hope I get to it! Hope you love these!

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  3. Jaime says:

    I have yet to read anything by Libba Bray either. I want to read The Diviners at some point, but it’s so long and I’m worried it’ll be too scary for me. (I’m a wimp!)

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  4. acquadimore says:

    Same about Ninth House – I might have been hearing mixed things lately but I’m mostly curious about how her style looks outside of her usual fantasy setting? I can’t wait.
    And Under the Pendulum Sun! I read that one just for the cover and it’s still one of the weirdest fantasy novels I know. So messed up; I’m not even sure that I liked it but was it memorable. Great list!

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    1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it! Oh no! I think a few primarily YA readers might not be a fan of Ninth House because it’s quite a bit darker, kind of like HP fans who read The Casual Vacancy because J.K. Rowling wrote it without taking into account that it probably wouldn’t be for them. That might be an unpopular opinion, though. πŸ˜‰


  5. imyril says:

    Ahhh Under the Pendulum Sun (so creepy, honestly I think you can count it as a spooky read for atmosphere alone) – I hope you enjoy it. I was thoroughly entertained by Into The Drowning Deep too, so I look forward to your SciFiMonth thoughts on that πŸ™‚

    …and I’ll admit to curiosity about The Ninth House. I’ve not read any Bardugo, but this one may tempt me!

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