This week, Top Ten Tuesday is the ten books you have on your autumn TBR. I could pick just generic books that I need to read - there's enough of them! - but I'm going to try to pick some spooky reads for Halloween, and some books that are really to just curl up under a blanket with on a cold day.
10) 'Ashes to Ashes' by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
This is kind of cheating, because I actually started 'Ashes to Ashes' this morning - the ash is reminiscent of bonfire night, so it links in that way, but it's also the perfect blend of contemporary and paranormal.
9) 'Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between' by Jennifer E. Smith
I received Jennifer E. Smith's latest novel from her publisher last month, so I need to get round to it for review anyway. When I read 'The Geography of You and Me' it was very close to Christmas, so I do think her novels are perfect for those early nights.
8) 'Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda' by Becky Albertalli
'Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda' has been on my TBR for a while, but I'm bumping it right up in autumn - it seems like a book I'm going to adore.
7) 'Autumn' by David Moody
I've recently been recommended David Moody's Autumn series by a colleague. I'm pretty sure I read the first book a few years back, but never got around to progressing through the rest of the series, meaning this will be great to re-read. I mean, it ticks all the boxes. Autumnal? Check! Creepy synopsis? Check! Zombies? Check check check! With 'Fear The Walking Dead' and 'The Walking Dead' both being on TV this autumn, I can never get a big enough zombie fix.
6) 'Shadow and Bone' by Leigh Bardugo
I promised myself I wasn't going to include any series starters, but I couldn't help myself. I mean, the atmospheric, grey, creepy cover is enough reason to pick this book up, but with "shadow" and "bone" both mentioned in the title - perfect for Halloween.
5) 'Lips Touch: Three Times' by Laini Taylor
I've been meaning to read this selection of three short stories for a very long time, so I'm excited to finally get around to it. From what I can gather, 'Lips Touch' has nothing to do with the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which means I won't be getting spoilers from the series by picking up this book, but I will still get to enjoy Laini's writing.
4) 'Landline' by Rainbow Rowell
Rainbow's writing is very feel good, meaning when it's dreary outside it's the perfect thing to brighten up your day.
3) 'A Game of Thrones' by George R. R. Martin
The likelihood of me getting around to this one is pretty low, but what better time of year to read it! "Winter is coming" - get it, guys?!
2) 'The Coldest Girl In Coldtown' by Holly Black
I love Holly Black's writing (well, all that I've read so far) and this standalone novel looks delightfully spooky. I feel the cold, so whenever the temperature starts to drop I feel like the coldest girl in Coldtown, so this will work well for me.
1) 'Trigger Warning' by Neil Gaiman
I was recommended this collection of short stories by a friend, and she made it sound like the damn creepiest thing ever. I love terrifying stories and I love short stories - this sounds like the perfect combination for me. Combine that with the creepy trees on the front cover... Perfect for Halloween. I'm probably just going to read a lot of Neil Gaiman in the next few months, but 'Trigger Warning' especially.