Tentative Fall TBR & Upcoming Reads

Yes, I sort of have a “TBR” this fall. I know.. I know, I generally avoid sticking to lists and setting a schedule (hence the tentative), but I have a lot of titles I am very excited to explore over the next few months. So deviating a bit, I thought I would share a several of the books (not all inclusive) included in my stack which may very well carry over into winter reading.

Fall TBR

(Links to Goodreads info in titles)

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The Heretic’s Daughter
By Kathleen Kent

Synopsis:

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha’s courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendant of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family’s deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.

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A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings #1)
By Kevin Hearne

Synopsis:

In the start of an enchanting new series, the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles creates an unforgettable fantasy world . . . one that is forever changed when an army of giants invades. The kingdom’s only hope? The discovery of a form of magic that will call the world’s wondrous beasts to fight by the side of humankind.

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The Girl in the Tower (The WInternight Trilogy #2)

By Katherine Arden

Synopsis:

The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingalecontinues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home—but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege.

Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods. When a battle with some bandits who have been terrorizing the countryside earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she must carefully guard the secret of her gender to remain in his good graces—even as she realizes his kingdom is under threat from mysterious forces only she will be able to stop.

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13 Minutes
By Sarah Pinborough

Synopsis:

I was dead for 13 minutes.

I don’t remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this – it wasn’t an accident and I wasn’t suicidal.

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I’m sure of it. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill me. Does it?

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Little Fires EverywhereLittle Fires Everywhere
By Celeste Ng

Synopsis:

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

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The Tethered Mage (Swords and Fire #1)
By Melissa Caruso

Synopsis:

In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled — taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army. 
Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire empire.

Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to be a Falconer. Heiress and scholar, she was born into a treacherous world of political machinations.

But fate has bound the heir and the mage. And as war looms on the horizon, a single spark could turn their city into a pyre.


Have you read any of the books in my pile? I am really looking forward to exploring a few titles in various genres over the next two months. What’s in your Fall or upcoming reading stack?

Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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47 thoughts on “Tentative Fall TBR & Upcoming Reads

  1. A Plague of Giants looks great, and #1 in a new series? Cool, I can get in on the ground floor. Little Fires Everywhere looks good too, I’ve seen several good reviews for that one now.

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  2. Oh goodness! a FAB TBR it is! I read The Heretics Daughter way back when I hadn’t even thought of creating a blog, but I do remember enjoying it. Sucker for anything Witch related, THAT’S ME!” haha! the rest are all on on my TBR as well with the exception of 13 minutes which I hadn’t heard of til now. My efforts at getting a arc copy of The Tethered Mage failed me though, the day Tor approves me I’m poppin bottles Danielle! *giggles*

    Happy reading! ❤

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    1. I landed a copy of Tethered Mage through NetGalley. I am honestly surprised to hear you have not had luck with Tor. I found them easier to work with than most. But I contacted them directly for my first few ARCs. Maybe that makes a difference? Have you tried emailing maybe?

      Umm.. my TBR is dying because of you haha. You are so bad for my shelves 😉 Thank you again for all of the lovely new additions ❤

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  3. I haven’t read any of these books, but ‘The Heretic’s Daughter’ is definitely one I’m going to be trying out. As morbid as it sounds, the witch trials, both in the States and here in the UK, fascinate me. It’s the whole thing of crowd mentality and mass hysteria, how once the seeds of paranoia and suspicion are planted they can grow rapidly out of control. I hope you have a great time reading these books ❤ I've got some spooky horrors on my list seen as it's Halloween month. I don't seem to be having too much time to read at the moment, though! 😦

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    1. Oh the trials completely fascinate me as well. And the concept of hysteria in women. Have you seen Lore on Amazon Prime. It is based off of a podcast series that may be worth looking up 😉 I think you would appreciate it. I am in the same boat. Between health and life, reading is at a slow pace and limited ❤

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  4. Ohwowza– I haven’t read a single book on your TBR! But, that’s probably because I don’t read a ton of new releases (Which seems to be the majority of your list?). Little Fires Everywhere and The Girl in the Tower are both on my TBR. I hope that you manage to get to all these books and that you love them!

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    1. Thank you Jackie 🙂 And yes, surprisingly, I think my list is mainly ARCs this time. The only older title would be Heretic’s Daughter, I think. Do not quote me. I am making a push to finish up commitments and then will probably be very limited on them in the future as my health seems to have other plans 🙂

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      1. Oh yeah, I can completely relate to that. I personally have stopped accepting review requests. I just need them to not be part of my life for my own mental health. It’s too much pressure to take them on when I’m healthy, let alone when I’m not. I cannot even imagine how you might feel.

        Good luck wrapping them all up! I hope you love every single book.

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  5. I swear, those planned TBRs are soooo tantalizing sometimes. I made a shelf of those priority reads after hearing from some of yall of doing the same and maaaaaaan… All those books you just want to read ASAP but know you can’t is killler!!! As for the books you planned on reading, A Plague of Giants was one that I almost picked up an ARC for hahah I’m curious to hear your thoughts on a lot of these titles (some of them have known only good words from fellow readers!).

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    1. I had to commit! I am normally anti TBR, but I have fallen too behind not to formulate a schedule. I am still managing to add in a few not on the list (cannot help myself haha). But I fear some of these titles are massive.. I do not think I will reach this goal, but a dent in the list is a dent 😉

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