Fall 2020 TBR

I know what you`re all thinking: why the hell is she making another TBR list when she doesn`t stick to them? Well, as I`ve mentioned in previous posts, my reading choices are limited. We`re still struggling financially, which means I had to cancel most of my subscriptions. And since I do most of my reading on my phone whilst Adelina is asleep, I had to go with what I have there. So without any further ado, let`s talk about my Fall TBR, also known as what`s on my Kindle.

Fall TBR


 "Punching The Air" by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
I don`t know why this release wasn`t more hyped up. Or maybe I just didn`t have time to catch up with the latest videos/posts. Anyway, I`m so excited to read this book! Yusef Salaam is one of the Central Park 5 and was wrongly convicted as a teen for assaulting a woman. I`m sure you`re familiar with the story, but if not, watch the powerful "When They See Us" on Netflix. I`m so curious to see how his voice and Zoboi`s voice will blend together.

"And The Stars Were Burning Brightly" by Danielle Jawando
Fall is when I go for heavy emotional stuff, and this book looks just like that. It deals with bullying, suicide and grief. I`m not going to lie, since "13 Reasons Why" I`m apprehensive reading stories like that because it`s such a difficult subject to talk about, but so far the ratings are great and I have high hopes for this book.

"Cinderella Is Dead" by Kalynn Bayron
I`m confused with what`s going on because when it first came up everyone was raving about it. And now most of the reviews I see are negative. I`ll have to read it and see. Normally Sci-Fi isn`t my thing, but I love a good empowering story where they kick patriarchy`s ass.

"The Black Kids" by Christina Hammonds Reed
I don`t know anything about the Rodney King Riots from 1992, and I`m hoping to learn more from this book. That`s the great thing about books, they can open new worlds, and also educate you about the world you`re living in. There are so many impactful stories coming out, we need to do our best to support those books in any way we can.

"The Gilded Wolves" by Roshani Choksi
I`ve started this book when it first came out, but I couldn`t focus on it. Maybe it was a fantasy burnout or I was too stressed about other things, but I stopped reading it after 30 pages. However, some of my favourite bloggers rave about it so much, I want to join in the hype.

"An Ember In The Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir
Here I am, starting another fantasy series. We all have our bad habits, and mine is starting series without finishing them. Will that ever change? Who knows.

"The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey
Historical fiction used to be my go-to genre during the colder months. But pregnancy turned me into a hormonal mess that cried from everything. So being responsible, I took a break from everything that might leave me sobbing on the floor. But now I`m ready to have my heart shattered again. Because if books don`t break you, are you even a bookworm?

"Kids Like Us" by Hilary Reyl
I`ve requested this book on NetGalley a long time ago, and I need to buckle up and read it. My NetGalley ratio is not looking very good, but I want to work on that.

"Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier
That trailer looked so good, I need to read this before watching the movie. Also, this was the year when I was supposed to get back to reading classics, and so far nothing. 

"The Beautiful and Damned" by F.Scott Fitzgerald
I consider Fitzgerald one of my favourite authors, even though I`ve only read "The Great Gatsby" and "Tender Is The Night". Not a lot, but I enjoy his writing. I will add that the trend to shame others for not reading classics is horrible. Not everyone enjoys them and some might refuse to read them because of their problematic authors, which is fair. I will just stop here, maybe I will talk more on a future post.

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17 comments

  1. Are you able to check out e-books from your library? I hadn't really done that before the pandemic, but since it started, I've read a number of books that way. I don't like spending a bunch of money on Kindle books, so it's the perfect way to get a variety of books without having to spend a penny.

    I just read REBECCA for the first time last week. I love its creepy vibe, even if I didn't end up really liking the book. I'll be interested to see what you think of the book. It's an interesting read.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. I need to look into that. I am just not sure how many books they`ll have in English. I moved to Vienna a few months ago and still struggle with German.

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  2. I'm on a long library waitlist for Cinderella Is Dead. I hope it's good! I haven't read any reviews for it yet. :)

    My post .

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    1. Goodreads reviews are mixed but I never go by that. Hopefully it`s worth the pre-releases hype.

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  3. I really enjoyed both Cinderella Is Dead and The Gilded Wolves, I hope you do too.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/top-ten-tuesday-282/

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    1. Good to know. I liked what I`ve read from TGW, I just wasn`t in a fantasy mood at the moment.

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  4. I liked Cinderella is Dead. I had some quibbles, but it was a fun one overall, and I'd call it a fantasy re-telling in terms of genre.

    I really want to read Punching the Air, but you're right, I haven't seen it around much.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Cinderella is Dead does sound like a fun read. I don`t have the highest expectations, so in a weird way it makes the reading experience more relaxing. Sound weird, but I don`t know how else to put it.

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  5. Great list! Rebecca is fantastic, I hope you enjoy it. Cinderella is Dead is one I'd like to cross off my TBR, too!

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    1. Really excited about Rebecca after that trailer.

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  6. I still need to read Rebecca. I've heard such great things about it. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I`m reading it next month, very excited about it.

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  7. I recently got The Black Kids via a subscription books having previously heard nothing about it so I'm looking forward to picking it up soon.
    Good luck with your TBR!
    My Autumn TBR.

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    1. The reviews are amazing, hope you`ll enjoy it.

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  8. Rebecca is so good! I'm planning on rereading it this fall.

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    1. Really excited about it after that gorgeous trailer.

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  9. You introduced me to some books I’d like to read. Thank you.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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