Top 10 Tuesday: Books on My Fall TBR List

I’ve just recently reached my goal of reading 50 books for the year, so for the next couple of months I’m going to be reading a lot of stuff that will help me decide what to read next. That means I intend to read the first book, maybe the first two books if I’m feeling excitable, in a whole bunch of different series’ that I have been putting off for a long time. I figure if I can get one book under my belt with them then I’ll know for sure if I really want to read all the rest of them or not and can go from there moving forward.

So, here are the books I’m going to tackle this Fall:

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Barsoom series is made up of a bunch of books that really aren’t all that long, but after watching the John Carter movie not that long ago I became enamored with the story of a man traveling to Mars and becoming a sort of hero to the people there. Even better is that all of these books are free, so I can save a little money while reading some good books. I’ve heard that A Princess of Mars is a little bit different from the movie but that the main plot points remain pretty stable between the two.

Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
My brother-in-law recommended the Alvin Maker books to me a long time ago, at least a few years back and I’ve never had the chance to start them. Orson Scott Card is a good author and there are several books that follow this one. I’ve read up a little on the concept behind the stories and I think they’ll be pretty cool.

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
The Malazan Book of the Fallen series is one I really, really need to read. As a fan of epic fantasy it’s probably one of the biggest holes in my reading experience. I have a feeling I’m going to devour this book when I get to it and I hope I can get through some other material before I pick up the second one. My biggest worry is that I’ll like Gardens of the Moon so much I won’t be able to read anything else until I finish the series up to where it stands now.

Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune is another one of the classics in science fiction that I just haven’t read yet. I need to read it to fill that gap in my reading experience but also so I can decide if I want to pick up the rest of the books that follow as well.

Our Sacred Honor by Ron Carter
I read this book years ago and liked it quite a bit. The trouble is I can’t remember anything about it other than I liked it and historical fiction is a genre I don’t have a lot of experience with. I figure a re-read is in order to see if I want to finish the series because at the time of my first reading I remember thinking I wanted to read the others but then got caught up in other things.

The Dark Tower: Gunslinger by Stephen King
King is an author I’ve never read and people tell me that The Dark Tower is an excellent series. A co-worker recently lent me a copy of the first couple books so I figure now is as good a time as any to give it a try to see if I like it.

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
I’ve found a bit of a secret love for hard science fiction lately and Red Mars is the first in a fairly well acclaimed trilogy in that genre.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
I told myself I would read a biography at least once before the year was done and I think this is the one I want to tackle. I’m a fan of Apple products and always thought Steve Jobs was a pretty interesting/intense individual.

The Stormlight Archive: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Finishing this book for the second time is integral to keeping my BRICK series running smoothly so it’s on the list so I make sure I don’t get behind on it. Of course, it’s a great book, so I don’t mind needing to finish it again in a timely manner.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
I’ve read the first four books, and this one just recently became available. I would like to keep up with the series so I might as well get this one knocked out before the end of the year as well.

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3 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Books on My Fall TBR List

  1. Oooh, you’ve got some great selections there! Burroughs is excellent, although you have to go in realizing that you’re going to get adventures rather than deep themes. “Dune” is the book that’s responsible for getting me into sci-fi to begin with. Happy reading!

  2. Great list with some old favorites and exciting new possibilities. I recently reread both Dune and Ender’s Game and look forward to trying more by Card and perhaps some by Robinson. If you like Isaacson’s style I would recommend his earlier bio of Benjamin Franklin.

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