TCL’s #TopTenTuesday for Sept. 21, 2021 – Autumn TBR List.


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment on her weekly post.

This week – September 21, 2021 – the topic is: Books on my autumn TBR list. 

It has been a while since I did one of these lists, but rather than leave you all in the lurch while I finish a book that’s over 650 pages long (which I’ll finish either today or tomorrow), and finish writing a review for a novel that’s nearly 450 pages, I figure I’d let you know what other books are on my TBR list, but I’m afraid I only have nine – please forgive me! So, without any further ado…

  1. The Invisible Host by Gwen Bristow and Bruce Manning – I got the eARC of this book from Dean Street Press, and the publication date for the re-release of this 1930 novel is October 4.
  2. In the Crypt with a Candlestick: A Mystery by Daisy Waugh – the last time I read Waugh, it was for an historical fiction novel that, unfortunately, was riddled with mistakes about Judaism and Jewish things. But this is a mystery so, I’m hoping this will fare better! Due out on October 4.
  3. I, Gloria Grahame by Sky Gilbert – not sure what to expect from this book which will come out on October 5.
  4. Oh William! By Elizabeth Strout – this is Strout’s third Lucy Barton book, and I’m really looking forward to reading it. Strout fans will have to wait until October 19 to get this book.
  5. Learwife: A Novel by J.R. Thorpe – I don’t know this author, but a story about King Lear’s wife sounds interesting to me. It will be released on November 2.
  6. The Writer’s Cats by Muriel Barbery (Alison Anderson Translator, Maria Guitart Illustrator) – this is actually a short graphic novel, so it will be a quick read. Expected publication date is November 9.
  7. Champagne Widows by Rebecca Rosenberg – this book was actually published in late August, but Ms Rosenberg only recently invited me to download a free copy in return for an honest review.
  8. Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pierce – yes, I know, I should have read this before her “Yours, Cheerfully” but it isn’t my fault that they turned me down for the ARC and I had to wait to buy a print copy!
  9. Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith – I’ve always wanted to read Smith, but every time I asked for an ARC of one of her books, I was denied. I found this print copy, of all places, in one of those free public libraries in my neighborhood. Since I’ve never read Smith before, and I’ve always wanted to, I figured, a good introduction to her work would be through her short stories. I hope I’m right (especially because I just started reading this one already)!

What about you? What books are on your autumn TBR List?


45 thoughts on “TCL’s #TopTenTuesday for Sept. 21, 2021 – Autumn TBR List.

  1. I’m glad you scored a copy of a book by an author you were wanting to read – I love those little free libraries and their sometimes serendipitous discoveries!

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  2. You have a good mix of books here, sounds like you’ll have a nice season of reading. I’ve read Oh William! By Elizabeth Strout and it was pretty good. A bit different, but very good.

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  3. Such an interesting list, Davida.

    I read Gwen Bristow a long, long time ago but I remember enjoying her novels, so I will have to see whether I can get a hold of that copy.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

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      1. Thanks. I can’t borrow any English books from my library here, so I have to buy all the books and I have a huuuuuge TBR list at the moment, I’ll probably wait a little. But it’s on my list.

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      2. I know that would be the solution but I can’t read well from the screen, at least not too much. It would mean having to give up blogging.

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  4. I know I am in the minority, but King Lear is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays, so Learwife really appeals to me. Thanks for putting it on my radar, Davida. I hope you enjoy all these upcoming reads.

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  5. There are ten completely different books on my My TTT list. From yours, I haven’t read any but would be interested in the one by Zadie Smith.

    Happy Reading.


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