Aaaah, so I finally have my banner thanks to the lovely Jessfox who is also one of my dearest friends 🙂 Thanks Jess so much. And thanks again to Britt for drawing me 🙂
Tuesday is when I usually do a meme called Top Ten Tuesday.
What is Top Ten Tuesday?
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
The theme this week is Books On My Fall 2019 TBR
I’ve said before that I love fall but I haven’t thought that much about my fall TBR lol. Like I have some ideas especially for October but I haven’t thought too deeply about it honestly. So, maybe this will be my chance to really see how it goes. I do have a few ideas though!
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.
I’ve never read Frankenstein and I’ve always wanted to so this is the perfect time to do just that. I was just reminded to too by the lovely Emer. Thank you dollface!!
The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring….
In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.
The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.
Only it’s different.
At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
I loved the movie and I love a lot of Neil Gaiman’s other books. This is the perfect book for autumn. I’ve also been meaning to watch this for forever but have never had the time but this year is MY year and I’m going to stick to it. I wonder if it’s going to creep me throughly out like the movie did.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
I need my hands on this like NOW. I’ve heard fantastic things about it and tbh after my current read this might be my next 🙂
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .
The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives–presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave
This synopsis…Sign me the FUCK up. I’m so ready for it. So ready for cold weather and creepy reads as the sun sets. Aaaah, I love it all so much.
And last but not least I’m currently reading this right now but apples always remind me of the fall
All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
When Deena’s wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears – presumed dead – her family are heartbroken. But Mandy has always been troubled. It’s just another bad thing to happen to Deena’s family. Only Deena refuses to believe it’s true.
And then the letters start arriving. Letters from Mandy, claiming that their family’s blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions – but a curse, handed down through the generations. Mandy has gone in search of the curse’s roots, and now Deena must find her. What they find will heal their family’s rotten past – or rip it apart forever.
I just started but so far it’s very beautiful and well written and I’m enjoying it. I can’t wait to have a review up soon!
I hope we all have a healthy, beautiful, and fruitful fall! What’s your Top Ten Tuesday? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below.