Top Ten Tuesday – September 27, 2016

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[Top 10 Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish because who doesn’t love top 10 lists!]

It’s time for another Top Ten! This week’s topic is Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List.

The leaves will change colours soon, the temperature is dropping, and all my favourite coffee shops are selling their version of Pumpkin Spice lattes. For me, that means reading season is starting up once again. Don’t get me wrong — I got my hands on plenty of good books throughout the summer but between my marketing internship and summer activities, I just didn’t have as much time to devote to reading as I do now 🙂 There are too many books on my TBR list to name them all, but here are a couple I can’t wait to get my hands on! (You’ll notice that some of them have been mentioned in previous TTT; that’s how excited I am to read them):

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Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Hag-Seed is the fourth novel to be published in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, which was  launched last year by Penguin Random House to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Each novel is a modern day retelling of one of Shakespeare’s famous plays. In Atwood’s take on “The Tempest”, Felix, the Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Festival has big plans for his production that year. Unfortunately, before he’s able to see them through, he is unceremoniously ousted from his position and lives in exile. Twelve years later, he gets his revenge by taking a position teaching theatre in a prison. His cast finds themselves on an illusion-based adventure.

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Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

I’m sure Two by Two will be another emotional ride from Sparks. Thirty-two year old Russell Green has a lot going for him: he has a great job as ad exec, beautiful wife, cute daughter, and expensive home. But within months, his entire life is turned upside down. He is jobless, wifeless, struggling to adapt to single fatherhood and his new reality.

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Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner

Weiner’s first foray into non-fiction of personal essays about a variety subjects: sex, weight, money, her mom’s newfound lesbianism, and her father’s death. I hope this is just as good as her novels!

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Bloom by Estée Lalonde

Last year I became obsessed with a beauty vlogger. That’s right, it’s Estée! Sometimes vloggers have an over-the-top personality, but she is just super chill and I’ve never been steered wrong with her recommendations. In this book, she will share life lessons and tips  on finding yourself.

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Girl Positive by Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel

Diversity has been a huge topic in both the literary and entertainment world in the last year or so and is a change for the better. In Girl Positive, takes a cultural, social, and political view about issues that girls from around the world deal with today. They examine topics like social media, sexual violence, hypersexuality, and cyberspace identities. Experts in many different fields give their opinions and each chapter features a “survival kit” which offers tips and discussion questions.

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Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

The anticipation is killing me. Lauren Graham writes personal essays about life, love, and Gilmore Girls (both times).

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Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

In my opinion, Anna Kendrick is the spokesperson for the millennial generation. Scrappy Little Nobody is a collection of autobiographical essays about her life in Hollywood from her unique view.

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Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson

Former child star shares honest personal essays about her childhood in the spotlight, not making it in Hollywood, and finding satisfaction living in relative obscurity.

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The Mothers by Brit Bennett

In her last year of high school, Nadia Turner is dealing with her mother’s suicide when she becomes involved with Luke Sheppard. He is the pastor’s son and former football star. Their relationship results in a pregnancy, but is covered up and impacts their lives into adulthood.

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No Virgin by Anne Cassidy

Similar to Louise O’Neil’s Asking For ItNo Virgin is about Stacey Woods who is a victim of sexual violence. The only person she confides in is her best friend, Patrice who tries to convince her to talk to the police unsuccessfully. When that doesn’t work, Patrice encourages her to write what happened.

What are your most anticipated Fall TBR books? 

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