Some of the Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

September 22, 2020

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another TTT! This meme is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and this week's theme explores our Fall/Spring 2020 TBRs. I decided that for this fall, I'd be focusing once again on getting through books already on my to-read list and for today's post, I chose to tackle several books from a few of my lists. And yes, I have many to-read lists because my habit of adding books is a bit lot out of control. Don't even get me started on the heaps of books on my physical bookshelves that I haven't read yet πŸ™ˆ

From my Goodreads recommended list ...

Thank you to everyone who recommended these books to me. I haven't read from any of these authors and I'm hoping I love these reads as much as I'm told I will.


Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia - An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . .
Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee - Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo. And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life.
The Destruction of Sevyn by Ember Michaels - She thought she got away with murder. Now I'm back to remind her that no sin goes unpunished.
Call of Water by Marina Simcoe - I can't trust his words, but his touch and his kisses feel real.
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody - Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…and secrets hide in every shadow.

From my regular Goodreads list ...

These are some of the books that I had to add because a stunning review (or a horrible one) caught my eye


Storm Front by Jim Butcher - HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD — Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.
A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla Vane - A generation past, the western realms were embroiled in endless war. Then the Destroyer came. From the blood and ashes he left behind, a tenuous alliance rose between the barbarian riders of Parsathe and the walled kingdoms of the south. That alliance is all that stands against the return of an ancient evil - until the barbarian king and queen are slain in an act of bloody betrayal.
Dead Pretty by Samantha Towle - I had a stalker. A murderous one. And I had no clue who he was. He never showed me his face. Not even when he carved his final message into me.
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Enter a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret.
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron - It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.

From my wish list ...

These are some of the looks on just ONE of my 'paper' lists


Ripple Effect by Keri Lake - They call me RIP. I’m a killer. A murderer. A psychopath. In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.
Angelfall by Susan Ee - It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Lingus by Mariana Zapata - When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she's both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.
TimeTrap by J.T. Bock - UltraAgent TimeTrap is hiding out. This peace-loving, universe-traveling hero is tired of fighting Aztec gods, sociopathic scientists, and her reality TV–star mother. She needs a vacation from using her superpower. With comfy slippers and streaming movies, she’s taken refuge with her new boyfriend, Max Martin, in his high-tech, gated home.
Testarossa by J.D. Cary - After an arm rolls up on a Santa Monica beach, and the dead body to which the arm was once attached is discovered, John and his partner, Alex Ortiz, enter the world of college sports, athletes, and the illegal drugs that enhance their performance.

From my bookshelves ...

Like I said, don't even get me started on the unread books on my shelves. I really need to do something about this.


Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake - After the grim confrontation with Queen Katharine, the rebellion lies in tatters. Jules’s legion curse has been unbound, and it is up to Arsinoe to find a cure, even as the responsibility of stopping the ravaging mist lies heavy on her shoulders, and her shoulders alone. Mirabella has disappeared.
Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews - Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn't sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.
White Hot by Ilona Andrews - Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.
Wildfire by Ilona Andrews - Nevada Baylor can’t decide which is more frustrating—harnessing her truthseeker abilities or dealing with Connor “Mad” Rogan and their evolving relationship. Yes, the billionaire Prime is helping her navigate the complex magical world in which she’s become a crucial player—and sometimes a pawn—but she also has to deal with his ex-fiancΓ©e, whose husband has disappeared, and whose damsel-in-distress act is wearing very, very thin.
Hellraisers by Alexander Gordon Smith - When a sixteen-year-old asthmatic kid named Marlow Green finds himself trapped in a surreal firefight against nightmarish creatures in the middle of his New York City neighborhood, he discovers a squad of secret soldiers dedicated to battling the legions of the Devil himself.

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I'm really hoping I can get through at least half of these books by the end of November. Have you read any of these? Which one would you recommend the most?

If you've got a TTT, leave a link to it below so I can check out your post too! Happy reading XO


Natalie

58 comments

  1. AHH so many amazing reads! I am obsessed with Ace of Shades and Angelfall. I really hope you enjoy them both :)

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  2. Mexican Gothic is good! I also really loved Angelfall when I read it a few years ago! I hope you'll enjoy it too! I also would like to get to Cinderella is dead before the year is over.

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  3. Ah yes, Cinderella is Dead is also waiting on my tbr pile even though its not on my list!

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    1. I've been saying I'm going to read it, so I'm making sure I keep reminding myself so I can get it done this year.

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  4. Mexican Gothic looks fabulous and I've heard so many good things. And wow. that cover of Forest of Souls is amazing!

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    1. Right?! I added Forest of Souls BECAUSE of the cover lol. And yes, I've heard amazing things for Mexican Gothic so it had to make the list.

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  5. So many book so little time! Happy reading!

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  6. I just picked up Cinderella Is Dead—I'm not very far in yet but it's really interesting so far!

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  7. Ooh I've read Forest Of Souls and Cinderella Is Dead! I thought that Forest Of Souls was good, but slow going. Cinderella Is Dead is a surprisingly fast read, so if you're looking for something quicker I recommend it.

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  8. Oooooh, Timetrap and Ace of shades caught my eye straightaway — Timetrap especially sounds hilarious!

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    1. Timetrap has been on my list for a while. The first two books of the series were amazing! I'm really looking forward to it.

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  9. Storm and Fury sounds interesting.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  10. I hope you like Mexican Gothic!

    My post .

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  11. Great list of books. I love Ilona Andrews and Armentrout. The others are new to me - will check them out. Happy fall reading!

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  12. I love making book lists, so I have a bunch of them, too :) I mean, hey, you never know what you're going to feel like reading at any given time, so it's helpful to have a list for every mood. That's my attitude, anyway!

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Same! For me, it's a little romance here, a little scifi there, a thriller or two over yonder, some YA sprinkled in... mix it all up!

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  13. I've seen Mexican Gothic on several lists today. I should check out its details to see if it is something I might like. THanks.

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  14. Ace of Shades and Cinderella is Dead are both great, I hope you enjoy them :)
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/top-ten-tuesday-282/

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  15. So many fun sounding books this week! Mexican Gothic has been on my TBR pile for a while now, and I really need to get around to it.

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  16. You have lots of creepy looking reads on the first couple of rows. That's perfect for fall! I hope you get to read Lingus soon. That one was fun!

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    1. I've actually never read Mariana Zapata before and I'm a bit scared about the angst and slow burn to come, but I'm also looking forward to it :)

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  17. I own Cinderella is Dead but I'm thinking I'll save it for next year. It will probably be perfect for one of my reading challenge prompts. ;) Happy Reading!

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  18. The only one I've read is Storm Front and it's excellent. One of my goals for next year (after I finish this year's challenges) is to read that whole series. Thanks for the visit.

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    1. I'm looking forward to it. I haven't read from Jim Butcher before but I've heard amazing things :)

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  19. I love The Dresden Files books! There's even a short-lived tv series based on the books that I enjoyed. After seeing Mexican Gothic everywhere recently, I finally caved and placed a hold at the library. Looking at the numbers, I'll be lucky if I get to read it *next* fall! Cinderella is Dead has been catching my eye lately too. I'll be placing a hold on it too, I'm sure.

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    1. I heard about the tv series so I'll looking into it too :) Hopefully you don't have to wait a year to read Mexican Gothic *fingers crossed*

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  20. So many good books on this list! I loved Mexican Gothic. There is a lot of body horror so be prepared for that. Cinderella is Dead has also been on my TBR since summer so hopefully we'll both get to it in the next few months.

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    1. Hopefully. I'm really looking forward to Mexican Gothic and I'll watch out for the gore.

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  21. I know I'm almost alone in this, but I just didn't love Mexican Gothic. I found it really disappointing. *cringes*

    I DID love Five Dark Fates though. That series is definitely one of my all time favourites.

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    1. I have seen mixed reviews for Mexican Gothic and I'm taking all of it with a grain of salt. I hope I'm not disappointed too. As for the Three Dark Crowns series... LOVED IT!! I'm really looking forward to the conclusion in Five Dark Fates even though I don't want it to end :)

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  22. Great list! I really enjoyed Mexican Gothic, and Cinderella is Dead is one I'm hoping to get to soon. Happy reading!

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  23. I've heard excellent things about Mexican Gothic. Might actually have to add it to my TBR

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  24. Oh, The Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews does not disappoint! Enjoy!

    I also enjoyed Lingus, Angel Fall, and Storm Front. Great list, and thanks for visiting my TTT! :)

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  25. I haven't read any of this, but I've heard great things about Mexican Gothic! It sounds really intriguing. Hope you enjoy them :)

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  26. I really liked Cinderella is Dead, and I have Mexican Gothic that I hope to read soon. It sounds great.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Yes, another endorsement for Cinderella is Dead. And Mexican Gothic is something I definitely have to read. Thanks Lauren!

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  27. Your blog is gorgeous, Natalie! Let me make sure I follow you here too. :-)

    I love seeing Lingus on your list - it's a fun book! And like you, I have too many Ilona Andrews books in my TBR. Great list!

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    1. Thank you so very, very much, Lyra!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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  28. Love this! ❤ There are so many on here that are on my tbr! Mexican Gothic, Storm Front, Storm and Fury, and Dead Pretty are all books I'd love to get to this year. I want to try some Ilona Andrew's too! I'm definitely going to look into the rest. 😍 You should totally read Angel Fall! I love it. It feels so cinematic. I could see it all unfolding so clearly as I read it.

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    1. I'm super excited to get to these books. I'm hoping they're as amazing as everyone tells me! 😍😍

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