Tuesday Topics: Eight Books On My To Be Read List

I'm linking up with Jenn, sharing eight books on my TBR list. I currently have 281 of them in a Goodreads shelf and know I should be getting around to some classics, but for now, I'm just going to talk about upcoming releases that I can't wait to dive into this fall. Here they are in no particular order.

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates Some essays in this book have already been published, but there are eight new ones that revisit each year of the Obama administration. He also tackles the election. This is my most anticipated fall read.

Artemis by Andy Weir Artemis is a tourist city on the moon, populated by a handful of working­-class and ultrarich residents, and a criminal named Jazz Bashara, who gets embroiled in a high-stakes heist. It doesn't sound like something I'd read, but I loved The Martian, so I'll give it a shot.

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green Turtles tells the story of two teenage girls who decide to investigate the mystery of a fugitive billionaire and how their amateur sleuthing tests the limits of their friendship. I mean, it's new John Green. Finally!

Unqualified by Anna Faris Following the success of her podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the actress puts some of her best lessons learned down on paper. I love her and am eager to read this comedic memoir. I hope I can get the audiobook!

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman Comedian John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts; the painful beaches of Maine; and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them. I've never read one of his books, but I think he's hilarious, so I'll start with this one.

Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner The creator of Mad Men offers up a brief but chilling debut novel about a privileged family who arrange themselves around their beautiful, compassionate, entrancing daughter, who happens to attract a young man who poses a threat to their urban bliss. Sign me up!

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks Yes, that Tom Hanks. I'm so curious about this collection of short stories!

You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump by Alec Baldwin Baldwin's Trump impression was a bright spot of the election and I can't wait to read this parody.

I'm also looking forward to these...

What are you excited to read this fall?
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Audrey Louise said...

I think Uncommon Type by Hanks looks really good! Lady Killers is new on my radar but I'd definitely try that one out! Renegades by Marissa Meyer is being released in Nov. and I'm all over that one :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I already have Turtles All the Way Down pre-ordered because I'm going to a John Green event and I can't wait!! I'm really curious about Tom Hanks and Anna Farris' book. Oh, and In The Fall, They Come Back sounds great!


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Heather, the Totality and the new John Green are both on my list.

Marie said...

Oh I didn't even know Tom Hanks had a book out. That looks like a good read. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Peterson said...

Tom Hanks wrote things? Sign me up!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love Karin Slaughter! After Pretty Girls I listed to her Grant County series on audiobooks. Somehow I read out of order and spoiled the series so I never finished.

I've been DVRing Lacy Peterson but only watched the first two. It drives me nuts how people have witch hunt mentalities and convict people in their minds without facts. Also, not saying he didn't do it but so far I see reasonable doubt lol. That being said, I need to watch the rest of the series.