Tuesday 17 September 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish and each week there's a different topic. As always, even if you can't think of 10, do as many as you can. This weeks topic is books on my fall 2013 TBR list:

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King - On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death. I  have been waiting ages for the follow up to The Shining to come out and finally it's almost here. 
The Troop by Nick Cutter - Everything changes when a haggard stranger in tattered clothing appears out of nowhere and collapses on the campers’ doorstep. Before the night is through, this stranger will end up infecting one of the troop’s own with a bioengineered horror that’s straight out of their worst nightmares. Due for release in January 2014, I've been lucky enough to get an ARC from NetGalley
Trust by David Moody - The most important event in human history takes place in the middle of nowhere. Perspectives are altered. Perceptions are changed. Nothing will ever be the same again. Is this a moment of deliverance for the human race, or the beginning of its end? Tom Winter thinks he knows, but if he's right, then seven billion other people are wrong.  I've recently read and enjoyed the authors Hater series, this one is about aliens who arrive on Earth and claim to be friendly
Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach - Leila has never met Tess, but she now knows more about Tess than anyone in the world. She’s read all of her emails, researched her past and asked Tess for every detail about her friends and family. Tess has never met Leila. But if she wants to slip away from the world unnoticed, she needs to trust Leila with her life.  A psychological thriller that has been getting some great reviews, I managed to get the kindle edition when it was cheap.
Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2) The Troop  Trust Kiss Me First
More Than This by Patrick Ness - A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? I haven't read anything by this author but this one sounds interesting, requested a copy from the library.
Precious Thing by Colette McBeth - Imagine discovering something about your oldest friend that forces you to question everything you've shared together. The truth is always there. But only if you choose to see it. A psychological thriller that I stumbled across on the library website so I've requested a copy.
The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald - He's gone. And telling the truth won't bring him back...
When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world.
Another book I'm waiting for the libary to get in.
A Serpentine Affair by Tina Seskis -  Seven old friends. One annual reunion. Countless feuds. How do friends stay friends for more than 25 years when there is so much to feel aggrieved about? So when their picnic in the park goes horribly wrong and one of them ends up in the Serpentine, who knows what really happened? And just what secrets from the past are about to unfold, changing everyone's lives forever? I read the author's first novel and got this one from NetGalley.
More Than This  Precious Thing The Cry A Serpentine Affair
The Last Winter Of Dani Lancing by P.D. Viner - Twenty years ago, college student Dani Lancing was kidnapped and brutally murdered. The killer was never found, and the case has long gone cold. Her parents, Patty and Jim, were utterly devastated, their marriage destroyed. While Jim fell apart, Patty was consumed by the unsolved case. She abandoned her journalism career and her marriage to spend every waking hour searching and plotting. She keeps contact with Tom, Dani's childhood sweetheart, who has become a detective intent on solving murders like Dani's. When he finds a lead that seems ironclad, he brings Patty in on it. After years of dead ends, her obsession is rekindled, and she will do anything for revenge, even become a killer herself-dragging her whole family into the nightmare once again, as lies and secrets are uncovered. I've got an ARC of this to review.
The Homecoming Of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield - It's 1956 and Samuel Lake, a handsome preacher, is voted out of his ministry by yet another congregation, disappointed by his relentless pleas for them to live more charitable lives. Out of options and out of pocket, Samuel and his family are forced to move in with their Arkansas in-laws, the rambunctious Moses clan.
At first they thrive in the unruly sea of relatives – Willa, Samuel's wife, runs the bar for Grandma Calla, while the boys, Noble and Bienville, run riot through the surrounding countryside. But when Swan, their formidable but loveable 11-year-old tomboy, crosses the path of neighbour Raz Ballenger, things take a turn for the worse. Had this one on my Kindle for a little while and I'm going to try and get it read soon.

The Last Winter of Dani Lancing The Homecoming of Samuel Lake




  1. So many good ones- I love your suggestions. I won't read The Troop because it is too scary/gory/horror-filled for me :) but most of the others are on my wishlist or I will put on my wishlist. i never heard of Kiss Me First or The Cry, but they look great. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have a copy of Troop that I received from NetGalley. I'm hoping to work it into my TBR somewhere.
    Here's my TTT

  3. Nice picks! I have THE TROOP on my Kindle, but I haven't gotten to it yet. I also REALLY want to read MORE THAN THIS. I downloaded a sample and now I really, really, really need to get a full copy of it.

    Happy TTT!

  4. Interesting picks! Here is mine.


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