My Autumn TBR


I’ve had a lot of fun with my Summer TBR, so I decided to do one for Autumn as well. I obviously didn’t read everything from the list but I did read eight out of thirteen of the books (that’s nearly 2/3 of the books!), so that’s pretty good, given that I’m a mood reader and I read several other books that aren’t on this list.

I’m keeping some of the ones I didn’t manage to read (they’re still at the top of my list) and adding some new ones to keep things fresh. There are also a couple of new releases for August/September – and I’m sure to add more once I find out what’s being published this season.

I also have no idea what my reading life will be like in autumn since Baby is supposedly coming on August 25th (I’m scheduling this post ahead). I read a lot when Kiddo was very little, mostly on my Kindle because it was easier to read one-handed while I was nursing him/rocking him to sleep. We’ll see how things go, I’m not putting any pressure on myself, just reminding myself which books I already own and which are on top of my TBR for other reasons.


Here goes!

  1. Half Wild by Sally Green – this is one of those books that would otherwise languish on my bookshelf for a while. I got my copy from a friend and even though I’ve heard that this second part of the series isn’t as good as the first, the third is supposed to be fantastic. (read in October)
  2. Rebel of the Sandsrebel-of-the-sands-hamilton by Alwyn Hamilton – I bought this one on a whim because it had a gorgeous cover (I saw the paperback in a bookstore in Vienna) + Alicia recommended it. It’s been sitting on my shelf for months now and I really need to get to it, even if it means starting a new series instead of continuing an old one. (read in November)
  3. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh – I picked up an e-book of this one when it was a Kindle deal, though I love the cover and it would look great on my shelves. Oh, well, I guess I can’t have everything… I also heard the second (and final) part is very, very good, so I’m intrigued! (read in September)
  4. The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch – there’s been some weirdness with the pub date for this one but now it looks fine. So if all goes well, I’ll be reading this in late September!
  5. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas – this one comes out on September 6, so I really should put in my preorder. I wasn’t too impressed with Queen of Shadows but since I’ve already read 4/6 books in the series, I’ll be continuing it. (read in September)
  6. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge – this is a classic and a re-read for me. It’s one of my favorite books from my childhood and I’ve had the English version for years now, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. I’m sort of scared of reading it. (read in November/December)
  7. A Scot in the Darkscot-in-the-dark-maclean by Sarah MacLean – this is a no-brainer. I have a preorder for it already, it comes out on August 30, so it’ll probably be the first book I’ll cross off this list. :) (read in September)
  8. The Goal by Elle Kennedy – the last installment of a cool NA romance series. I suspect I’ll be craving a lot of easy, fluffy reads, and I can’t wait to read this one. (read in September)
  9. Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare – so many good romances are coming out this season! Tessa Dare is one of my all-time favorite romance authors, so you can bet I’ll be reading this one as soon as it’s out. Plus it’s a Spindle Cove novel, which is a bonus. (read in September)
  10. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria – I got this one as an ARC, so I’ll make a real effort to read it on time. It looks really interesting! (read in September)
  11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – ugh, the classics. I made some resolutions this year about reading more classics, so I’m putting dear old Jane on my list. It’s high time I read this story and the tiny, gorgeous edition with golden leaf edges is staring at me accusingly from my bookshelf (I moved it to a more visible position recently). Okay this one is a transfer from the Summer TBR and I hope I’ll have more luck with it this time around.
  12. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – yeah. I haven’t read this one in years so I think it’s high time for a re-read. I want to know if I’ll look at it differently now that I’m a more “mature” reader. I also want a complete set of reviews of Austen’s books for my blog, which is something of a challenge! (re-read in September)

Let’s keep it at a dozen titles. Even with these, my book budget will suffer severely because almost half of them are new releases! But I’ve known for months I’ll be buying them, so it’s not a shock for me. We’ll see how this goes.


Which new Autumn releases are you excited about? 

Will you be reading any of the books on my list?

I’d love to hear from you! :)

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  • I hope you’re doing well, and that you are enjoying time with baby. I am really excited for Do You Want to Start a Scandal, too. I am definitely reading it this month.

    • We’re doing great so far! :)

      And yeah, I can’t wait for the end of the month. There are so many good books out this month!

  • I thought Thorn of Emberlain was definitely delayed? Something about the issues with Scott Lynch moving house and such.

    • It is. I wrote this post ahead of time and I saw the announcement later. Lynch is also getting married! :)

  • Probably wise to stick with a manageable number. I never learn, of course…I probably have 3-4 dozen titles on my tbr for the next three months! Eeek.

    • I had no idea whether I’ll be reading at all or not when I wrote this post. So far, I’ve crossed three of the list already, so I think I’m doing well! :) And I actually want to read more books than this, it’s just that I’m a mood reader so I never know what will appeal to me next.

  • Congrats again on the baby! I hope you too are doing well. Yay for Rebel of the Sands, I hope you enjoy it. The Wrath and the Dawn is also a really great read, beautifully written. I’ve elected to skip Empire of Storms, but I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it :D

    • Gahhh, I’m a black sheep when it comes to The Wrath and the Dawn. I finished it a couple of days ago and I was so disappointed, especially after EVERYONE recommended it! I’ll try to review it soon…

      And my copy of Empire of Storms is on its way to me, so I’ll definitely be reading it soon! :)

  • Aw congrats on your baby! :)

    I really want to read Jane Eyre this autumn as well as other Gothic classics – October is the perfect month for those kind of books! I’m interested in Iron Cast – did you enjoy it? :)

    • Thank you! :)

      I just discovered that classics that are out of copyright are free for Kindle and I think I’ll be reading more of them – do you have any Gothic recs? :)

      And Iron Cast was very good, I’ll be reviewing it closer to publication date but I liked it, it features a great setting and a wonderful friendship.

  • I am pretty certain you will manage to successfully read all of these books. I mean, you’ve got lots of light romance reads which I’m sure you’ll be wanting to read soon. I still need to read the last MacLean book but I need to get my hands on the newest one too. And I forgot that there was another Elle Kennedy book coming out, I will definitely be reading that soon. I love the idea of rereading Pride and Prejudice. It’s been a good long while since me last reread too, maybe I’ll treat myself to a new copy of that and get reading.

    I wish I knew what I plan to read, I’ve got some review copies I definitely need to read but I just want to read books really.

    • Thank you for the optimism! :) I’m doing fairly okay – I’ve already read some of these. And some aren’t even out yet so I can’t get to them, though I’d kill for Dare’s book right now. :)

      I’m currently re-reading P&P – I found out (perhaps a bit late) that classics (at least some of them) are free for Kindle – I think it has to do with the expired copyright? Anyway, I’m reading on my Kindle a lot these days because it’s easier to hold one-handed while nursing, so this is perfect. I also downloaded Jane Eyre and I may finally get to it.

      • I’m glad it’s going well! Did you only just learn of the free kindle editions? I have a whole collection of classics on my kindle for that very reason. Not that I’ve read any of them, but it’s nice to know I can. I can imagine a Kindle would be a lifesaver for you right now, no fiddling about turning pages. If you do manage to get to Jane Eyre let me know. I’ve still not read it and I own a Kindle edition and a physical copy!

        • YES, I had no idea that Kindle classics were for free. I mean, it makes sense but I’ve never been tempted to buy one, oops. I tend to buy classics in hardback form – probably so I can display them on our shelves and look smart. ;)

          And yeah, I also own J.E. in both formats and I still haven’t read it. I have high hopes for the Kindle edition, though – I seem to be going through those ebooks faster than normal now. My Kindle was a lifesaver even with the first baby, I can just prop it on my knee or pillow and click through with one finger, no holding up a heavy book (the Empire of Storms paperback is HEAVY and FAT).

          • The need to show off fancy editions of classic books is strong. I, thankfully, have always had cheap editions of classics gifted to me so no two of my classic books match so I didn’t mind only having some classics on my Kindle. It is crazy convenient though for times I get a craving for some Jane Austen.

            And I always find I read ebooks so much faster than physical copies of books and I wish I knew why. And that is going to be a dilemma finding time to read Empire of Storms then. I sometimes wish if I got a physical copy of a book I could get the ebook as well to take with me on the move.

          • Yeah, that would make sense, wouldn’t it? If you buy a physical copy, you get the ebook for free. Sometimes it’s just easier to take your Kindle instead of carrying around that fat book (even if it’s a paperback), but you want to have the physical copies as well. I debated ordering Empire of Storms in ebook form but I already had the first four paperbacks, so I decided to go with the physical copy in the end.

          • I completely understand got to keep your set matching which is why cover redesigns leave me despairing.

  • MissBookiverse

    I’m sorry to say but whoever told you Half Wild wasn’t as good as Half Bad lied to you ;) Seriously, it’s my favourite book out of all 3. I enjoyed book 1 but it wasn’t until Half Wild that I fell head over heals for the characters. It was so insanely amazing. I hope you enjoy it just as much!

    • Oh! Well, that’s great news! I’ve been putting it off for a while now just for this reason, so it’s nice to see a different opinion. I hope I’ll get to it soon. I liked the first book a lot but to be honest, I have to refresh my memory of the plot a bit…

      • MissBookiverse

        The Recaptains have you covered with this :D I hope this motivates you to read it asap :D

        • Thank you! :D And yes. I will read it asap, it has actually gathered a layer of dust, which is horrible. And I need to finish more series! :)

  • I hope you and the new baby are getting in a little reading time. It looks like you have some fun books on this list! Except Jane Eyre. I really disliked that book. :) And if you don’t feel up to re-reading Pride & Prejudice, the wonderful, super long BBC adaptation with Colin Firth is nearly word for word from the book.

    • I’ve been reading a lot, actually! :) Nursing takes time and I can read then, so it’s been a surprisingly good two weeks, reading-wise.

      Jane Eyre seems to be one of those books that people either love or hate. I hope I’ll enjoy it at least a bit!

      And I’m currently re-reading P&P – and yeah, I should watch the Colin Firth adaptation again, it’s been a while! :)

  • Tessa Dare and Elle Kennedy! Swoon town, guaranteed. I’ve already heard very good things about Do You Want to Start a Scandal, too!

    Jane Eyre is one of my favourite classics. There are some extremely problematic things going on in that book (imo, anyway) but it’s seriously an English major’s dream. So much to think about, so much to discuss! You’re definitely going to enjoy it, even if it’s just for the writing! :)

    • Ohhh I can’t wait for these to be published. I’m craving lots of fluffy, swoony romance these days and these ladies always deliver. Btw, a new favourite: Act Like It by Lucy Parker (if you’re in the mood for a nice contemporary).

      And I hope I’ll enjoy Jane Eyre, too – I’ve been spoiled horribly but I still intend to read it.