#TopTenTuesday – Books On My Autumn 2018 TBR

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Do not fear, dear reader.  I haven’t abandoned blogging: I just needed a break from a computer screen.  What better way to get back into the swing of things by participating in Top Ten Tuesday?  This week’s prompt is all about the books we are hoping to read this autumn.   Sorry, but I’m too British to say ‘fall’.

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I desperately wanted to get my hands on an early copy of Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon at YALC, but sadly it wasn’t meant to be.  I do plan on buying a copy soon, but I am trying to make myself write a certain amount of reviews before I treat myself.  Rosie Loves Jack tells the story of Rosie, a girl with Downs Syndrome, who is determined to be reunited with the boy she loves.  I can count on one hand the number of books I have read featuring a protagonist with Downs so I’m genuinely excited to read this.  I can only hope my self-imposed rule motivates me to blog so I can get my hands on a copy as soon as possible! 

Access All Awkward by Beth Garrod is the third book in the Awkward series, and honestly, it’s a crime I haven’t picked it up sooner.   Access All Awkward sees us accompanying Bella to a musical festival, and I am very tempted to re-read the previous two beforehand for maximum lols.

After reading, watching and becoming slightly obsessed with To All The Boys I Have Loved Before, I went online to reserve a copy of the sequel, PS I Love You at my local library.  I can’t wait to be reunited with Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky.  And Josh too, a little bit. 

I’m not sure what was going on with my brain in the summer.  I started reading Purple Hearts by Michael Grant, got to around 70% of the novel, put it down to go out somewhere... and didn’t continue.  I am hoping to squeeze it in a few hours this autumn to finish it, although I may need to re-read some of it… 

A book that I counted down the days to its release is While I Was Sleeping by Dani Atkins.  I have a copy from the library ready for me to read, but before I can start reading, I need to prepare myself for the inevitable heartbreak that waits for me in its pages.

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Even though I didn’t read Almost Love by Louise O’Neill when I originally planned to, I’m hoping to make some time for it in August.  I’m torn between reading it or staring at the autographed page addressed to me.  *clutches book to chest*

A book I have been seeing EVERYWHERE at the moment is Our House by Louise Candlish.  I am very grateful to Past Me for grabbing a copy whilst it was on offer for 99p, so now I can give into the hype with the rest of the blogosphere.  Confession time: I am currently 20% in and I NEED TO KEEP READING. *cancels all life’s commitments*

Reading more thrillers was one of my Reading Resolutions for 2018, and The Surrogate by Louise Jensen is the last book on my list.  I am hoping to power through it soon so I can tick it off.  I should probably also look at the rest of the books I committed to reading…

I dream of reducing my physical TBR, as it is beginning to approach the ceiling at a rapid pace. Considering The War on Women by Sue Lloyd-Roberts is one of the books that has been there the longest, I am going to make it a priority to read in the next few months.

Finally, a book I have been mentioning quite a lot on this blog recently is Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.   As promised, I have a copy from the library ready to read, and you’ll be pleased to hear I have made a start.  Yay me!

What’s on your Autumn TBR?


18th September 2018
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