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This week’s theme is all about the books on our autumn TBR! As always, I love compiling seasonal TBRs, but over the summer I returned to work after being furloughed for three months and that’s definitely led me to reading less. I’m working from home for the foreseeable, and I used to do most of my reading on my commute.
I love reading spooky things in the autumn, and it’s a time of year that I’m always more inclined to pick up my second fictional love, historical fiction, but this autumn I’m just going to pick books that I’m in the mood for after feeling a bit slumpy in August.
Want to see how I did with my summer TBR? Check out my wrap-up here!
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron: This African-inspired YA fantasy involves witchdoctors and a demon king. Perfect reading for the spooky season!
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson: I love YA thrillers and I’ve read and enjoyed Jackson’s work before, so I’m very excited for her new novel.
The King of Crows by Libba Bray: I adore this series and I’m so nervous to see how it all wraps up! I read The Diviners last October, so it seems fitting to come full circle and bring the series to an end this October.
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas: What could possibly be a better read for the spooky season than a story about a boy who summons a ghost?
Tempting the Scoundrel by Katrina Kendrick: Kendrick is the romance pseudonym of SFF writer Elizabeth May and I enjoyed the first two books in this historical romance series. Considering this novel features a romantic hero who’s involved in the criminal underworld, it feels like another ideal book to read as the darker nights roll in.
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe: I really enjoyed The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and my parents very kindly got me this sequel for Christmas, so I’d like to cross it off my TBR.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: Bardugo’s adult debut sounds perfect for the spooky season. I meant to get to it last year and didn’t, so I’d like to have it under my belt by the end of this year.
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong: I’ve been lucky enough to receive an eARC of this Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, so I’d like to get it read and reviewed ahead of the pub date in November.