Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme for list-loving bloggers that is hosted by the team over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every week, readers compile a list of their favorite books, authors, or other literature-related things that fall under a certain category.
Today we're sharing the books we want to make sure to read this fall. As I've said at length before, I'm a passionate seasonal reader, so my list contains largely atmospheric magic and creepy horror.
1. The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
October is the perfect month for magical realism, a genre I've been craving ever since I read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. I've heard nothing but praise for this one, so I expect the story to be as beautiful as the cover.
2. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Just like my previous selection, this book is sure to satisfy my search for gorgeous writing, stunning covers, and a touch of the surreal.
3. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
The fact that I haven't read any of Schwab's adult books is an absolute crime. Fall is the perfect time to fix that by picking up this sure-to-be thrilling and atmospheric fantasy.
4. The Merciless by Danielle Vega
I missed this book last Halloween season, but I'm not making the same mistake this year. I can't wait to stay up late with the terrifying-sounding plot.
5. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
Bloody, gory, and eerily unusual, this book also needs to satisfy my pre-Halloween horror craving.
6. Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
The fact that I have yet to read this book baffles me. If it's even one tenth as good as Wein's previous novels, it will be a shoo-in for my best of 2015 list.
7. The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
I've become a huge fan of Griffin's writing over the past few years, and I can't wait to see how she tells a story with the help of illustrations and images.
8. Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
I've been counting down the months until this book's release date for quite a while.
9. Drift & Dagger by Kendall Kulper
Salt & Storm absolutely blew my mind with its richly complex plot, and I'm desperately hoping this sequel lives up to the standard.
10. What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi
This book sounds like an original take on a commonly-talked-about topic—teenage pregnancy—and I'm sure Verdi will handle it brilliantly.
What books do you plan on reading this fall?