Top 5 books on my TBR list this autumn

This is the last week of summer and the weather is finally starting to change. It’s still very hot out, but the morning hours are chill and foggy. Or maybe that’s smoke from the local wildfires… Either way, it’s slowly starting to feel like fall.

It is a nice rainy day (A rare occurrence in my hometown) and I’m excited to share my TBR list with you today!

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children – Ransom Riggs

I feel like this book is on all my TBR lists… I promise I’ll get to it! This is the season of actually reading this book!

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow they may still be alive. 

Little Women – L.M. Alcott

Next on my TBR list is Little Women. I bought this copy a few years ago and still haven’t read it. Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll actually get around to reading this one this season, but I decided to put it on my list anyway (just in case I get the random burst of motivation to read this book).

This is a classic novel that follows the struggles, joys, mishaps, and relationships of the March sisters as they grow up in New England during the Civil War.

Gallant – V.E. Shwab

I bought this book as soon as I heard about it. I have never read a V.E. Schwab book, but I’m familiar with her reputation so I have high hopes. I wanted to read it this summer but I didn’t get to it.

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

She knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.

Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?

the Lord of the Rings – J.r.R. Tolkien

This is another series/book that I don’t think I’ll get to this season but it’s such a cozy book/series that is perfect for autumn!

If you are not familiar with the lord of the rings, first of all, what are you doing with your life? This trilogy is set 50 years after the events in the hobbit and is about a hobbit, Frodo Baggins who finds himself faced with an immense task after taking possen of a powerful ring belonging to the Dark Lord. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

The Spiderwick Chronicles – Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

The books that I’m most excited about and on the top of my TBR (even though it’s on the bottom of this list…) The Spiderwick Chronicles!!! I have loved this series my entire life. Simon was literally my first fiction crush. I realized that even though I own the entire series, I never made it past book three.

This book series follows the adventures of the Grace children, twins Simon and Jared, and their older sister Mallory after they move into the Spiderwick Estate and discover a world of fairies, goblins, and other creatures that they never knew existed. But when they find Arthur Spiderwick’s field guide, which illustrates all the wonders of this world, they take on the dangerous task of trying to destroy it before the evil ogre, Mulgarath, can get his hands on it.


I am absolutely determined to read at least half of these books! But by now you guys know that I’m not reliable when it comes to TBRs actually finishing books…

What are some books on your TBR?

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