Did I read my autumn TBR?

Back in September (I can’t believe it was that long ago!) I shared the ten books on my autumn TBR for Top Ten Tuesday. Just like I did with my summer TBR, I’ve decided to keep up with these wrap-up posts to see how many of the books on my seasonal TBRs I actually read!

Technically the last day of autumn is 22nd December (even though autumn, to me, is September, October and November) but as I’ll be sharing my winter TBR for TTT tomorrow, it made sense to do my autumn wrap-up today. So, how many books did I cross off my TBR?

The books on my Autumn TBR:


The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman

HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt; translated by Nancy Forest-Flier

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

The Cursed Wife by Pamela Hartshorne

The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

I must admit that while I’m a little disappointed I haven’t read more, I have read more than I thought!

I was hoping to read lots of spooky and spoopy books in October – including Ninth House and Serpent & Dove – but I ended up feeling a bit slumpy near the end of the month, which was a bummer. I also didn’t get my hands on my copy of Ninth House until the 28th October when I went to see Leigh Bardugo in Oxford during her UK tour. She was amazing! She’s so witty and honest and funny, and when I got my book and my copy of Six of Crows signed, I thanked her for Nina on behalf of us plus size girls everywhere.

Because I didn’t get my copy until right at the end of the month, though, I had some trouble fitting it in – particularly as I do most of my reading on the bus to and from work, and lugging a chunky hardback around in my bag isn’t ideal. I do still really want to read it, though, and I’ve heard great things!

I don’t know if I’ll fit it in before the end of the year, but I like reading dark and gloomy books in the new year, when it’s cold and wintry without Christmas to look forward to anymore, so I’m thinking of reaching for it in January instead.

I thought I might read some more of the books on my TBR in November, but November was an unexpectedly strong sci-fi month for me! While I try and take part in Sci Fi Month every year I’m usually much more of a fantasy girl than a sci-fi girl, but I ended up reading and reviewing a lot of sci-fi which meant the books on my autumn TBR took a backseat.

I am pleased I read a few of the books from my TBR, though, and particularly that two of the books I read were books I received from NetGalley – especially as someone who used to completely fail at seasonal TBRs! I think I’ve finally got better at picking books I’m going to be in the mood to read.

How was your autumn reading?

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