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Top 10 Tuesday: Books on my Fall TBR list

Most weeks I'm joining Jana on That Artsy Reader Girl to combine two things I love, making lists and reading. She has published a list of topics/themes for each week and my job is to find books to fit the theme. This week it's all about what I plan on reading the next few focus is clear. I'm working on satisfying as many reading challenge categories as I can and I'm working mostly from books I already own and haven't read yet. (You can see my Challenge progress in the menu tab at the top of the page) Topping the list are these:

Ghostland by Duncan Ralston

Genre: Horror

Finding a book to fit the challenge "horror book published by an indie press" was difficult. But, when I discovered this one, it actually satisfies something in four of the five challenges I'm working on! Winner!

A story of an amusement park where the ghosts want to get out worse than the guests want to get in.

**ED: Review here

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Genre: Nonfiction

A man and his dying mom form a "book club" so they can discuss books together as she goes through chemo - a gift from my SIL, this book also fulfills several categories.

**ED: Review here

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Genre: Historical Fiction

Reese picked this for her book club read a few months back and it's been on my TBR (and bookshelves) for months. Luckily I found a couple of challenge categories it would fulfill, so it's back on top of the list.

It's a historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers. Sounds like a little magical realism?

**ED: Review here

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Genre: Fiction

A little lighter fare, this promises to be a quick but hopefully entertaining read that will satisfy a PopSugar challenge category.

A bookshop owner whose bookshop is on a barge on the Seine (romantic sounding, right?) prides himself on matching the right book to the right customer. Can he fix his own broken heart?

**ED: Review here

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Genre: General Fiction

A hyberbaric chamber that seems to cure a variety of ailments suddenly explodes killing two and everyone is left trying to figure out who blew it up and why. A debut novel that received lots of attention and an Edgar award nomination seems like a good candidate for PopSugar's category of a "medical thriller".

**ED: Review here

A Darker Shade of Magic #1 by V. E. Schwab

Genre: Fantasy

The description makes this sound like my kind of book and I hope I like it enough to dive into the series. A magician with the rare ability to travel between parallel Londons finds himself in trouble and has to save himself and all the Londons.

**ED: Review here

How the Light Gets In #9 by Louse Penny

Genre: Cozy Mystery

I'm a fan of her Inspector Gamache series so this has been on my shelves for a while. I'm reading it for the Bookworm challenge of a title with "light" in it. Set around Christmas time, reading it in the fall seems perfect!

**ED: Review here

Career of Evil #3 by Robert Galbraith

Genre: Mystery

The third installment of the Coroman Strike series, this book will satisfy the category "author using a pseudonym". This mystery centers around soldiers returning from war as Strike and his assistant get drawn into a dark and twisted world.

**ED: Review here

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Genre: General Fiction

Touted as a "life-affirming novel about a loving man who creates for himself and others, second chances at happiness", this book may be just what I need to lift my spirits during this divisive political season!

**ED: Review here

The Night Bird #1 by Brian Freeman

Genre: Mystery / Thriller

I needed a book with birds on the cover and found this oldie on my Kindle, so it's time to read it. A mystery where a detective and a psychiatrist with controversial methods try to figure out why her patients are having breakdowns and then being killed.

**ED: Review here

And there you have a glimpse of my upcoming reading. Be sure and check back here to see the full reviews and see if any of these live up to my interest or if any fall way short. Are you a reading challenge participant? Is that something you enjoy? I usually join a couple a year to help pull me out of my standard reading path and always appreciate the new books I discover. However, this year I joined FIVE and may have bitten off more than I can chew! I better get reading! Take a moment to say hi in the comments when you visit. I'll be sure to return the favor.

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