This week’s TTT, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, is Autumn TBR lists. There are a couple of really obvious books which I assume everyone will have on their lists this week (namely Crooked Kingdom and Gemina), both of which I am desperate to read but as I have already mentioned these about a billion times, I’m focusing on some other titles this week.
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thein
I’ve set myself a goal of reading the Man Booker shortlist before the winner is announced in October. This is the one I’m most looking forward to; I don’t know very much about Chinese history and I think this book will be really interesting.
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Another Booker list title; this is, I think, largely about race and is described as a very funny satire, so I’m very intrigued to read it.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
I’ve seen this book discussed a lot in book blogs and I was very excited to secure an e-ARC. It’s about two sisters, one of whom is sold into slavery while the other marries a slave trader. It’s set in Africa and the US; I’m keen to read more novels set in Africa so this one is eagerly anticipated.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I’ve been looking forward to reading this for a while; it’s a YA fantasy about a kingdom where triplets are born to fight against each other for the crown (or something). It sounds cool.
Girl Up by Laura Bates
Laura Bates is my new idol and I’m going to see her speak about this book at a literature festival at the start of October. Her previous book, Everyday Sexism, was excellent.
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
Another sequel I’m looking forward to reading is this one: the follow-up to Wolf by Wolf, a book I loved so much I am currently teaching it to one of my classes as well as bullying my husband into reading it. The ending of Wolf by Wolf has haunted me for months; I can’t wait to see what happens next.
The Graces by Laura Eve
This YA novel about witches has been getting a lot of attention on Twitter, which I’ve tried to avoid so I can make up my own mind. I’m looking forward to reading it as Halloween gets closer.
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
I’ve heard such good things about this and I’m a big fan of Amy Schumer.
Saga Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
My copy of this arrived a few days ago. I’ve really enjoyed the space setting and epic storylines of the previous two in the series. I was hoping for slightly fewer graphic sex scenes in this one but the back cover makes me think that was unrealistic…
Faithful by Alice Hoffman
I’ve been a big fan of Hoffman for ages; in my days of trawling charity shops for cheap books (with uncracked spines, obviously) I used to pick up her novels all the time, but I don’t think I’ve ever read one when it was brand new. I’m saving this one for my holiday.