Top Ten Tuesday- Setting Myself Up to Fail

I'm pretty sure that every time I create a list dictating what I'm "supposed" to read my inner-teenager wakes up and goes into rebellion mode. I suddenly feel obligated, which hence makes me want to do the exact opposite ("What? You want me to read Kingsolver? No! I want to read Nabokov!"). Nonetheless, I do like having a plan, or at lest the option to have one, so, brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish, are the top ten books I plan on reading this fall:

1. The Women by TC Boyle

2. Home by Toni Morrison

3. Interventions by Richard Russo

4. Solo by Rana Dasgupta

5. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

6. The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

7. Light Boxes by Shane Jones

8. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

9. White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse

10. 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley 

What's in your fall TBR pile?  


  1. I havent heard of any of the books on your list. I'm the opposite, i like to plan what im going to read. As you can tell if you look around my blog lol! You can find my list here:

  2. Jane Smiley's 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel sounds intriguing, will definitely have to check it out! :)

    My TTT

  3. Any list containing Richard Russo is a good list (unless it is something like "10 overrated authors). He's mentioned on my list as well, only in passing though (as he blurbed another author I'm interested in.

  4. I can't figure out if I like TBR lists or not - I just want to go with the flow half the time. Inner teenagers confuse things - I almost didn't participate in today's TTT!

  5. I really want to read Flight Behavior! I don't know why I keep putting it off, I really love some of Kingsolver's other books. And I keep hearing great things about The World's Strongest Librarian.

    Good luck with your list :)

  6. "I suddenly feel obligated, which hence makes me want to do the exact opposite"

    I am exactly the same. Good luck with your list, hopefully it will feel more fun that obligatory :)

    My list is whatever is currently in my NetGalley, which serves me right for getting over excited and requesting too much. I'll probably rebel and slot some non-mandatory reading in here and there.

  7. The Women was really good-you have lots of good books to look forward to this fall-enjoy!!

  8. Ooh I definitely want to read the Kingsolver and the Hanagarne! I read the Hamid earlier this summer and really enjoyed it :) Happy reading!