Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Fall Reads for Birdie

This is a bit of a TTT tradition, the one where we post the books we’re looking forward to reading in the upcoming season.  This time it’s about Fall releases.

These are usually harder for me.  I struggle coming up with 10 books I already want.  This year I had 10 books, easy.  I didn’t even need to think!  Even more exciting than that is how it’s also a great week for discovering other upcoming releases to add!
I can’t wait to go blog hopping!


Runebinder1. Runebinder
by Alex R. Kahler

Magic is risen.

When magic returned to the world, it could have saved humanity, but greed and thirst for power caused mankind’s downfall instead. Now once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, their hunger guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin. Only Hunters have the power to fight back in the unending war, using the same magic that ended civilization in the first place.

But they are losing.

Tenn is a Hunter, resigned to fight even though hope is nearly lost. When he is singled out by a seductive Kin named Tomás and the enigmatic Hunter Jarrett, Tenn realizes he’s become a pawn in a bigger game. One that could turn the tides of war. But if his mutinous magic and wayward heart get in the way, his power might not be used in favor of mankind.

If Tenn fails to play his part, it could cost him his friends, his life…and the entire world.

I found Runebinder on Netgally and I’m still waiting on pins and needles for an approval.  Everything about this one sounds awesome!  It’s Fantasy, and it looks like it’s got a M/M romance.  The cover looks awesome.  If I don’t get approved I’ll be buying this one.  For sure.

Other Words murder.jpg2. In Other Words… Murder
by Josh Lanyon

Anonymous threatening letters and a challenging new project based on a century-old cold case are nothing compared to the stress of a surprise visit from Kit’s ex.
The only thing missing now is… oh yeah.

Seriously, it’s Josh Lanyon and it’s my favorite Josh Lanyon series.  I love Holmes and Moriarity, and I feel like I’ve been waiting on this one for years!  Plus, this one brings on Kit’s ex!  I can’t wait to see how JX handles that one!

There's Someone in House3. There’s Someone Inside Your House
by Stephanie Perkins

Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

I feel like I’ve been waiting YEARS to read There’s Someone Inside Your House.  I remember when Perkins announced she was writing a slasher book, similar to the old style Christopher Pike books from my childhood.  I was so excited.  I don’t even care it’s not getting great reviews.  I can’t wait to read this book!

Turtles All the Way Down4. Turtles All the Way Down
by John Green

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

John Green!!  Readers either love him or they don’t, and I love him!  I’ve read everything he’s written so far.  All of his fans have been waiting for something new, and I have a feeling this is going to be awesome!  I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Crooked Saints5. All the Crooked Saints
by Maggie Stiefvater

Here is a thing everyone wants: 
A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

I talked about this book in a recent Waiting on Wednesday, but I’ll reiterate it again.  I love Maggie Stiefvater’s writing.  I loved her Raven Cycle series, and I loved Scorpio Races.  I know there’s some negativity about her new release, but I’m going to give it a read before I pass any judgements.  

Ghost Early Check Out.jpg6. The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out
by Josh Lanyon

Now living in Los Angeles with former navy SEAL Nick Reno, artist Perry Foster comes to the rescue of elderly and eccentric Horace Daly, the legendary film star of such horror classics as Why Won’t You Die, My Darling?

Horace owns the famous, but now run-down, Hollywood hotel Angels Rest, rumored to be haunted. But as far as Perry can tell, the scariest thing about Angels Rest is the cast of crazy tenants–one of whom seems determined to bring down the final curtain on Horace–and anyone else who gets in the way.

I wasn’t really over the moon impressed with the first book in this series.  It was okay.  There are two reasons this book is on the list.  First, it’s Josh Lanyon and I’m always waiting for her new releases.  Second, I have a fall release for TJ Klune and Charlie Cochet but neither of them have had cover releases.  Showing off the covers is what makes this fun!

Gummy Bears Grenades7. Gummy Bears & Grenades
by Charlie Cochet

THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley can’t wait to marry his fiancé, Team Leader Sloane Brodie, but first he’s looking forward to celebrating his bachelor party—which he intends to be a shenanigans-free evening of getting his groove on with family and friends.

Of course events don’t work out as planned, but for Dex that’s nothing new. One thing is for sure, dodging drug dealers and hired thugs amid booze, dancing—and even a bear costume—will guarantee it’s a night Dex will never forget. Now he just needs to survive all the fun.

This isn’t the Charlie Cochet I was talking about.  This is actually a Novella.  It’s book 9.5 in the THIRDS series.  Despite the fact that it’s not a full length book I’m still so crazy excited for it.  This is going to be light and crazy Dex goodness, all about the antics at his bachelor party!  Sounds like all kinds of fun!

My New Crush Gave to Me8. My New Crush Gave to Me
by Shani Petroff

Charlotte “Charlie” Donovan knows what she wants for Christmas: Teo Ortiz. He’s a star athlete, in the National Honor Society, invited to every party, and contributes to the school paper (where Charlie is co-editor). Basically, he’s exactly the type of guy Charlie’s looking for. The only problem—he barely knows she exists.

But Charlie has a plan: Rig the paper’s Secret Santa and win his heart with five perfect gifts. Enter J.D. Ortiz—Teo’s cousin, and possibly the most annoying person on the planet. He’s easy going, laid back, unorganized, and spontaneous—the exact opposite of Charlie (and Teo). But he knows what Teo wants, so she’s stuck with him.

Yet the more time Charlie spends with J.D. the more she starts to wonder: Does she really know what, or rather who, she wants for Christmas?

This is another NetGalley find.  I know I’m probably the only one who thinks so, but I love this cover.  It’s an Ugly Christmas Sweater!  Isn’t that adorable?!  The book itself isn’t getting great ratings, but the synopsis and cover are enough to suck me in.  I hope it doesn’t let me down.

Monster9. Monster
by Michael Grant

In the stunning follow-up to the globally bestselling Gone series, Michael Grant continues the story of the teens who morph into superheroes—and supermonsters—when they ingest an alien virus.

Four years after the events of the FAYZ, new meteorites are hitting Earth, and the whole world is exposed to a strange alien virus that gives humans unique superpowers. 

As some teens become heroes and others become dangerously out of control with their new powers, the world will become more terrifying than the FAYZ—and only a monstrous battle between good and evil can save them.

I didn’t even know Monster was a thing!  How did I not know Michael Grant was putting out a spin off of the Gone series!  As soon as I saw this on Edelweiss I knew I had to read it.  Both my husband and I read the Gone series, and I think we’re both going to read Monster too.  I’m so excited!

The Unsuitable Heir10. An Unsuitable Heir
by KJ Charles

On the trail of an aristocrat’s secret son, enquiry agent Mark Braglewicz finds his quarry in a music hall, performing as a trapeze artist with his twin sister. Graceful, beautiful, elusive, and strong, Pen Starling is like nobody Mark’s ever met—and everything he’s ever wanted. But the long-haired acrobat has an earldom and a fortune to claim.

Pen doesn’t want to live as any sort of man, least of all a nobleman. The thought of being wealthy, titled, and always in the public eye is horrifying. He likes his life now—his days on the trapeze, his nights with Mark. And he won’t be pushed into taking a title that would destroy his soul.

But there’s a killer stalking London’s foggy streets, and more lives than just Pen’s are at risk. Mark decides he must force the reluctant heir from music hall to manor house, to save Pen’s neck. Betrayed by the one man he thought he could trust, Pen never wants to see his lover again. But when the killer comes after him, Pen must find a way to forgive—or he might not live long enough for Mark to make amends.

K.J. Charles is another go-to author for me.  I love how she writes historical romance.  I’m particularly looking forward to this one because Pen already seems so different than the authors other characters.  Plus, it’s the last book in this series.  I already have this ARC and I’ll be reading it very soon.  😀

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About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

26 Responses

  1. Today is the day I give Turtles All The Way Down the stink-eye constantly. I keep being reminded of the fact that I still haven’t pre-ordered it and it’s driving me nuts, haha. This book is on so many TTT’s.. Talk about being confronted with your own lack of decent memory – oops.

    Nice list!


  2. There’s going to be another Gone book?!?!?!?! It’s really funny in a tag I just wrote up ( and will be posted Thursday) I mentioned I would like to see a spin-off of that series… that’s so funny. I’ll have to update it! I can’t wait to read this now! 🙂


  3. ‘There’s someone inside your house’ looks awesome, but I don’t think I’ll be picking it up anytime soon. I’m moving to a new neighborhood soon and I’m paranoid as it is about people breaking in, I think that book would only make me feel worse 😛
    ‘The Ghost Had an Early Checkout’ looks intriguing, though! I hope you enjoy reading these books 😀


  4. Great list! Turtles All the Way Down and There’s Someone inside Your House are two that I’m really looking forward to reading. I just finally started reading All the Crooked Saints. I haven’t gotten too far in yet, but so far, I’m enjoying it.


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